Mom deserves the best. The perfect gift for every mom. Mother’s Day.

You cannot go wrong when choosing to gift skincare!

And this is not any type of skincare, but products that are clean, nontoxic, and are meant to nurture and take care of your skin.

My favorite clean beauty retailer is Follain. Why? Because they are the best of clean beauty, thoughtfully curated! Because you can rest assured that everything you buy from them is CLEAN, HIGH-PERFORMING & HAND-PICKED.

They have the largest list of restricted ingredients because they don’t like to compromise health for beauty. And this is something I also truly stand firm for (that’s why I became a Follain ambassador).

All the products that I recommend below are products that I personally tried and currently use in my daily skincare routine.

 

1. Indie Lee Duo

COQ-10 Toner & Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil

 

I have been raving about these products for quite a bit now because they really work. You actually get what they promise they’ll do. And there is nothing more satisfying than knowing you invested your money in something that truly works.

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This toner is perfect for every mom that wants to maintain their young skin at any age. The Hyaluronic acid and aloe vera help hydrate, balance, and refresh the skin for an all day healthy look.

Get it HERE.

 

The Squalane Facial Oil diminishes the appearance of age spots, leaving the skin looking flawless and smooth. It also helps the skin’s elasticity.

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Get it HERE.

Use my code ref_vanessamartinez77 and get 15% off on any Follain order. If you hurry, you will also get free shipping (no purchase minimum).

 

2. Osea Cleanser

Ocean Cleansing Milk

 

Designed for sensitive, dry, and mature skin, this cleanser will transform your mom’s skincare routine into a pleasure. After a busy, tired day, removing your makeup can be the last thing you’ll want to do.

With this gentle formula, I guarantee that your mom will look forward to unwind, massaging the creamy cleanser into her skin.

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Get it HERE.

3. Farmaesthetics Mist

Cool Aloe Mist

 

Help your mom detoxify her skin by gifting her this amazing Aloe Mist. This is the mist that you can take with you after a sunny day at the pool/beach or just carry it in your purse for whenever you feel like you need to refresh your skin.

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Get it HERE.

 

4. Raw Elements Moisturizer

Certified Natural Sunscreen Tinted Facial Moisturizer

 

For the moms that like to keep it simple when it comes to their skincare/makeup routine, this product it is a must have. Apply it in the morning and your face will be protected by the sun rays (SPF 30) plus you’ll get a nice sun kissed look without even applying foundation.

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Get it HERE.

You can read more about product 3 & 4 HERE.

 

 

Have fun shopping for the woman you love! My mom deserves the best, that’s why I chose Follain!

 

 

*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All my opinions are honest, based on me trying these products on myself. However, if you decide to purchase using my code, I will earn store credit at Follain.

What’s in my clean beauty travel bag.

Because we are an international/multicultural family: my husband is from Mexico, I am from Romania, and our daughter is born in America (and we are expecting a baby boy -yey, that will be born also here), we get to travel quite a lot.

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Romania, Mexico, United States have been some of our most recent destinations. It can be overwhelming at times (especially when traveling with babies/toddlers). But we love to travel!

Over the years of traveling I noticed that my packing habits have changed a lot. It’s not just the fact that before I used to carry with me so many unnecessary stuff. The biggest difference I saw was with the items in my travel makeup/skincare bag.

 

From lots of makeup (I was always ending up not using all the pile I was traveling with)

to: fewer items (but still toxic for my skin)

to: clean, natural, nontoxic products.

And I am so happy with this change!

 

Without more further ado, here is what I take with me:

*Note: I take with me all the products listed below. I have 2 travel bags:

A. one with travel sized products (that I can take in my carry-on and use when needed -especially if we have connection flights and we need to spend more time in the airports).

B. one with full size products that I will use when we arrive to our destination (this one will go in the plane).

 

 

A. 

Clean Essential Kit by Follain
Clean Essential Kit by Follain

This is a $47 value clean kit but you can get yours with $25 plus 15% off using my code ref_vanessamartinez77. It’s that easy!

or get different sizes here:

 

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Coco-Bronze by Kani Botanicals

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B.

 

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This type of products helps me save space in my luggage (because I take 1 instead of 2).

 

 

  • My favorite customized shampoo that works out wonders: Prose shampoo

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Read my full review for this product HERE.

 

Read my full review for this product HERE.

 

Read my full review for this product HERE.

 

What are your favorite clean beauty products that you take with you when you travel? Let me know in the comment section below.

Hugs!

 

 

Let’s talk CLEAN BEAUTY.

What Is It?

I’ll write it as simple and straightforward as I can:

  • A product (cosmetic, hair, hygiene) that doesn’t contain harmful toxic ingredients/chemicals it’s a clean beauty product.Why?

 

 

Why?

Why transitioning to a nontoxic beauty routine?

Did you know that it’s not enough to exercise and eat healthy in order for you to be healthy?

I see people around me so concerned about their diets, so concerned to remain on track with their physical activity, but they forget about the products that they apply on their body on a daily basis.

Imagine how many times you apply makeup to go somewhere, shower, shave, even the daily act of washing your hands, etc. If you don’t watch what products you’re using, you can do more harm than good to your skin (which fyk our skin is the largest organ in our body).

All these conventional beauty products are full of harmful chemicals. All these awful chemicals end up being absorbed by our skin. Is like feeding your skin junk food every single day! The toxic products you are using are impacting your health and – even if you don’t want to read this – they actually lead to many diseases.

 

“The major sources of toxins entering through the skin are the cosmetics and toiletries we use. Think of everything you rub or spray onto your skin on purpose. Do you read the labels? You should think of cosmetics as food. Ideally, you should only use cosmetics that you feel safe eating, because, just like food, they will end up circulating in your blood.” –Dr. Alejandro Junger, Clean

 

We even have days in which we believe that we pamper ourselves… but we don’t realize that the toxic products we are using are actually doing more harm than good!

IMG_6496How To Start?

There are many things to be discussed but this present article is meant to be an ABC guide for the people that just made a decision to transition from using harmful makeup beauty products to clean beauty. We will discuss more on this subject in my next articles.

That being said, one first important step that you can take is to educate yourself in this matter. The fact that you’re reading my article means that you’re already doing this, ha!

Watch the labels and start learning the names of the ingredients that you should stay away of. Here is a small list that you can start with (15):

Parabens

Sulfates

BHA and BHT

Phthalates

Toluene

Propylene Glycol

Fragrance/Parfume/Aroma

Sunscreen Chemicals

Triclosan

Dimethicone

Heavy Metals

Petro-ingredients

PEG Compounds

Formaldehyde

1,4-Dioxane

 

How I started?

I actually wrote a short article about this, click here to read. (you will find a promo code)

I’m talking about some brands that I like using, like:

Follain

Ursa Major

Osea

Indie Lee

Other brands that I recommend are:

Kjaer Weis

Algenist

Woodlot

 

HuGs!