Ever since I’ve known Tara, I’ve longed for her glowing, clear skin. Any time I’d visit her apartment during the summer we both lived in NYC, I’d check out her lotions and potions and take mental notes of what to purchase next. Well, who knew that one day she would open her very own beauty retail shop featuring organic and clean skincare products?
Tara, who writes The Naturalchemyst, was fed up with her quest of trying to find truly healthy, effective and environmentally-friendly skincare products in one location. After working on a lavender farm in France and receiving her MBA , she opened Follain. This darling shop is located in Boston’s South End which I was able to visit before my flight to SFO. Tara’s on a mission to spread organic skincare and it was so awesome seeing her in her element. Every single aspect of her shop is so well thought out. There’s a sample sink where you can test all the products and a liquid soap refill system. Simply pay a single deposit on a Follain refill container and fill it up with one of three soaps whenever you run out.
I have to be honest: before my trip to Follain, I rarely used organic skincare products (evidenced here, here and here). Tara put it quite simply, “What’s the point of eating organic and exercising if you aren’t using natural skincare products?” Point taken. After all, skin is your body’s largest organ. I purchased a facial cleanser, toner, night cream and body lotion. I’ve been using the products for almost two months now and I’m hooked on every single product (so is John). Below are the products I purchased:
Shamanuti Activated Charcoal Cleanser. I love the tagline: “Simple skincare for complicated creatures.”
Herbivore Botanicals Balance Facial Toner. Toner is important!
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Night Cream. Tara talked about the importance of incorporating a night cream with healthy and effective ingredients because it deeply penetrates your skin while you sleep.
And lastly, I told Tara I needed a new body lotion that wouldn’t break the bank. She had me covered with Everyday Shea Body Lotion. EveryDay Shea is an extension of Alaffia Sustainable Skin Care and you can learn more about it here.
53 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
* Or call to order products: (857) 284- 7078