Stay conscious. Taking one step at a time.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.


With this post I would like to encourage all of you to remain conscious in every single decision that you take. It is so important to not just follow a process, but to understand the process. Why do you do what you do it’s a question that you need to ask yourself. 

If you chose to stick with your previous regular skincare/beauty routine make sure that you have your reasons figured out well. But if you want to transition towards clean beauty here are some little but important steps that you can take:



Toxic → Nontoxic.

Think of the products that you use most and replace them with clean versions.

For me it was hand soap. As a mom, I change a lot of diapers daily – hehe – so I need to wash my hands often. But even if you’re not a mom – washing your hands it’s or it should be something that you do quite often. So this is a small but significant first step that you can take.


Transitioning from toxic soap to clean soap

As I mentioned in my previous clean beauty posts, simple daily actions like washing our hands can be so harmful in the long run if we don’t pay attention at the products that we’re using (it’s like watching your diet: eating French fries 1 time per week may not make you sick, but eating them daily will cause you problems).

For that, I ditched my toxic soap that I was using before and replaced it with this Follain liquid soap. If you want a more minimalistic version, my recommendation for a clean soap bar would be Juice Beauty – Green Apple Cleansing Bar. It is formulated with a variety of organic ingredients like sunflower seed oil, coconut oil and other botanical juices.







Be patient with yourself.

As in everything else in life, in this important transition you need to be patient. You are learning how to better take care of your skin but you don’t have to rush. Pay close attention to how your skin looks and feels after trying new green products.

Even if you are now feeding your skin products from the green industry, different ingredients and formulas will react different on your complexion. Experiment and test these new products.


You don’t have to splurge.

It’s a big old myth that using clean products is way more expensive than using regular products. I can say this with all the confidence because I was one of those that would like to splurge on high end beauty products before transitioning.

Of course, as in any other industry, the clean beauty industry comes with the high end brands. But, with so many options out there, you need to learn where to look at according to your budget. I wrote an article with some clean beauty brands that I personally recommend. Check it out here.

I recommend to start small when first trying and testing clean products. Do as I did and order travel size products. See how they work and if you really like them, buy the standard version.

Another way that will save you some money when testing out products is to bundle up. You can do that by directly ordering beauty boxes. I tried the beauty box subscription from Petitvour and I really liked it (they are shipping products from some of  the brands that I recommend in my articles).


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Knowledge is power. Know what you apply on your face. Clean, vegan beauty, non-toxic.





Knowledge is power. Know what you apply on your face. Clean, vegan beauty, non-toxic.

I am so excited to talk about Clean Beauty!


How I started?

Since I started decluttering my home, I noticed the huge amount of makeup that was laying around my room, bathroom, closet, etc. It was everywhere! So I thought “I obviously have to many products that I have to get rid off.” But it wasn’t enough!

As important as it is for me to know what I keep in my makeup bag, it is equally important to know what exactly I apply on my face. What goes into my body, mind, and skin are some of the questions that I find myself thinking a lot.

I wanted a makeup that is actually good for me, not a kind of makeup that just makes me look good.

I started reading, researching, asking, and looking online to some people that inspire me and I stumbled across this amazing company – ”Follain”.


What they believe?

Of course, I wanted to read more about this company before buying their products.

I was very impressed to find out that this brand believes that you should not compromise health for beauty. On their site you can also find a list with restricted ingredients. You will never find harmful chemicals in their amazing products!


Where did I get it?

Thanks to one of my favorite YouTuber at the moment, Sarah Therese (click here to see who I’m talking about, if you don’t already know her), I got to order my first Follain Clean Essential Kit. (US only)

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The Clean Essential Kit


I received my package very fast and I was so trilled to try these beauties. You can say it was love at first try, hehe, especially with this bad boy:

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COQ – 10 Toner


Paraben Free, phthalate free, and cruelty free, this one is perfect to spray on your face after your workout. I personally love to apply it after cleansing my face with the ¨Osea¨ Ocean Cleanser.

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Ocean Cleanser by Osea


This one fights the free radicals and works as a shield to protect the collagen from damaging. It has Jojoba Oil and Algae Extract. Vegan, gluten-free, cruelty -free, it’s such a great, gentle exfoliator and makeup remover.

The Essential Clean Kit that I got was also coming with this recovery cream by ”Ursa Major” and this 100% toxin free – everything soap (which has the best citrusy smell ever).

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Golden Hour Recovery Cream
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The Everything Soap by Follain


If you would like to get $15% off your next purchase use code ref_vanessamartinez77. It’s that easy!



Want to read more about CLEAN BEAUTY? Click here.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. As I mentioned before, I got this Clean Essential Kit because of the offer that Sarah Therese was running on her channel. My opinion is honest and it’s based on me trying out these products.