Cleaning up your skincare? I’m rounding up my favorite clean beauty brands from Follain that have helped me improve the way I care for my skin.

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It’s honestly scary how many beauty products are downright toxic to us. Thankfully, times are changing! Companies like Follain are taking a stand against dirty beauty and demanding transparency in ingredients.

We are aware of the quality of the food we’re eating, the cleaning products we’re using, and we’re quick to ensure our water is filtered – but what standards do we hold for our beauty products? 

Did you know that it’s not uncommon for beauty and personal care products to contain endocrine disruptors, parabens, and harmful phthalates?



If you haven’t already, I highly suggest downloading the Think Dirty iPhone App to see how your current products rate on a dirtiness scale of 1-10.

Did you know that there is no law that requires brands to be completely transparent about what’s in their products? The personal care industry in the United States is very unregulated. This leaves consumers to be misled into thinking they’re making cleaner, safer choices – even if that’s not the case.

That means the “organic” beauty products you’re buying might not actually be organic. How scary is that?!

Clean Beauty Brands

MY FAVORITE CLEAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

The products I’m sharing are in compliance with Follain’s restricted ingredients so you can enjoy truly clean beauty without the worry of harmful chemicals. I personally use the below products in addition to my tried-and-true daily skin care routine.

If you’re not sure where to begin, consider taking Follain’s skincare quiz. Your customized results will guide you to the clean beauty products your skin is craving.

CLEAN MAKEUP PRODUCTS I LOVE

RMS LIVING LUMINZER

This is my I woke up like this beauty secret.

The RMS Living Luminzer is a hydrating highlighter that’s formulated with coconut oil to give you that glowy-goddess vibe. I get questions about what’s giving me that natural glow every single time I wear this!

Use your ring finger to dab a bit in the inside corner of your eye to perk-up your peepers!

RMS “UN” COVER-UP

I have hereditary dark circles and they’re a total pain in my butt. Thankfully, the RMS “Un” Cover-Up has been the perfect addition to combating my raccoon eyes.

What I love about this cover-up is that, like all RMS products, it’s formulated with coconut oil. It’s so hydrating and stays on the entire day which isn’t always the case with natural makeup.

RMS LIP2CHEEK

I personally use the color Smile in the RMS Lip2Cheek. When swiped on the cheeks, the color adds a perfect pop and a warm glow. Add some hydrating balm to make this into an easy and subtle lip color.

It contains three different oils – coconut, cocoa butter, and buriti – to help heal and nourish the skin with wear.

ILIA LIMITLESS LASH MASCARA

Do you know how hard it is to find a junk-free mascara that actually works?

Look no further! I am seriously obsessed with the length and volume that I get from the Ilia Limitless Mascara. It’s honestly better than any other chemical-ridden alternative I’ve used before.

Also, the wand has tiny little bristles to get those hard-to-reach inner lashes, plus the regular large bristles for all-over volume.

ILIA SHEER TINTED MOISTURIZER

This sheer tinted moisturizer looks natural and provides coverage. Plus, it contains SPF 20 so your skin stays as healthy as possible. While applying, the product may feel thicker than expected but it quickly evens out and soaks in nicely.

Power ingredients include:

  • Rosehip oil and aloe vera heal and hydrate
  • Antioxidant-rich rosemary leaf extract combats free radicals
  • Jasmine flower keeps skin elastic

CLEAN SKINCARE PRODUCTS I LOVE

URSA MAJOR ESSENTIAL FACE WIPES

If you need to update your makeup remover, your answer is in this bag!

I love the convenience of the pre-packaged Ursa Major face wipes because I can throw them in my weekend bag or carry-on with no mess. These wipes cleanse, exfoliate, soothe, and moisturize – all in one! Plus, thanks to the fir, orange, and lavender, they smell absolutely divine.

ORGAID ORGANIC GREEK YOGURT NOURISHING MASK

The sheet masks from Orgaid are a travel must-have. Yes, I am that girl that uses a sheet mask on the airplane.

Did you know: Yogurt is one of the single most nutrient-dense ingredients you can put on your skin? Due to this addition, the healthy bacteria in yogurt helps to balance your skin’s microbiome and encourage hydration. I’ve found that my skin is plumper and more hydrated after just a single use!

JOSH ROSEBROOK HYDRATING ACCELERATOR

File this hydrating mist under things you didn’t know you needed until you tried it.

I find myself spraying it at all points during the day – before my makeup application, as a mid-day pick-me-up, and right before bed. It’s also great to help set your makeup!

Its carefully assembled ingredients – evening primrose, marula, sea buckthorn, and calendula – plump skin, infuse pores with nutrients, and kick healing and hydrating into high gear.

A SUPER SPECIAL GIFT FOR YOU!

If you’re feeling inspired to clean up your current beauty products, I’ve got something really exciting to help make that process easier.

I’ve partnered with Follain to bring you a Limited Edition Clean Makeup Starter Kit that contains:

  • a full-size RMS Living Luminzer
  • one single-use Ursa Major face wipe
  • a full-size Ere Perez cheek and lip tint
  • a deluxe sample of W3ll People mascara
  • a reusable pouch

You can get all of the above for just $35, or the cost of a Living Luminzer from RMS.

Shop your starter kit now!

It’s truly such an amazing chance to clean out your chemical-heavy makeup and try out some new products before fully committing!

Clean Beauty Makeup

TELL ME WHAT YOU’RE THINKING!

Are you surprised at how unregulated the beauty industry is?
Are you feeling inspired to take action with your own beauty products?

I’d love to hear from you – comment below!

xo-


CARLEY

CARLEY

Carley is the self-care coach and author of the book and digital course, Boundaries with Soul™.

After years of people-pleasing in the corporate fashion industry in New York City, she finally realized there was more to life than being a chronic yes-woman. By practicing transformational self-care, she gained more confidence and discovered that by making her needs a priority, real happiness would soon follow.

Carley is the host of the You Time™ Podcast, and her work is featured on major media outlets such as MindBodyGreen, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Elite Daily.

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