Chemical Reactionary: Follain Offers Healthy, Wholesome Skincare Products
The new South End apothecary trades on toxin-free beauty.
When eco-conscious entrepreneur Tara Foley began researching the ingredients in cleansers and cosmetics, she was horrified by the toxins she uncovered. So she embarked on a five-year natural-skin-care journeyâ€”including a stint at a French lavender farm and business schoolâ€”that led to the July opening of her South End store, (which, in Gaelic, means healthy, wholesome, and sound). Now customers can browse Prospector Co. candles, essential-oil soaps, RMS makeup, and a range of aromatic offerings in Foleyâ€™s beautifully outfitted shop. Of the 30 lines Foley carries, 21 are locally exclusive to the boutique. â€śPeople wander in just to check it out, and then there are those whoâ€™ve read about these labels online and are so excited to touch them,” Foley says. Coming soon: a Nantucket outpost of Follain, opening next month.
53 Dartmouth St., Boston, 857-284-7078, shopfollain.com.
Herbivore Botanicals â€śRenewâ€ť Dead Sea salts
The uplifting blend of rose geranium, black lava salt, and clary sage relaxes muscles while increasing skin elasticity.
Amber Blue advanced formula anti-aging serum
This ultra-rejuvenating elixir seeps into the skinâ€™s deepest layer for maximum impact.
Prospector Co. â€śGwenda Hawkesâ€ť leg toner
Named after the famed 1920s racecar driver, this aftershave spray rehydrates and soothes with witch hazel, aloe vera, and grapefruit-seed extract.
Beridan Naturals â€śSimple Butterâ€ť all-over moisturizer
Swap out that tub of Vaseline for this pocket-size balm: It’s great for dry lips, cracked hands, and all-around protection against the elements.
Ilia â€śCrimson & Cloverâ€ť tinted lip conditioner
This creamy salve goes on smooth, providing moisture and a vibrant, flirty tint, sans harmful chemicals.
Farmaesthetics â€śMidnight Honeyâ€ť bath and beauty oil
Slather on a few pumps of this honey-rich moisturizer post-shower for soft and supple skin that lasts all day.
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