How many times have you read the ingredients in your beauty products without being able to pronounce any of them? Have you ever stopped to google what dibutyl phthalate,  sodium laureth sulfate or triclosan are? (To be honest, neither had we.)

Tara Foley on the other hand, did her research. She was shocked at how many disgusting chemicals were in the beauty products that she was using everyday. Her solution? Follain (Gaelic for healthy, wholesome and sound), a project that she created while getting her MBA at Babson College. With four locations in Boston, Washington D.C. and Nantucket, the healthy beauty store is Tara’s answer to toxic products — and one that she hopes will be a catalyst for a mass movement towards natural, healthy beauty.

Although we could spend hours investigating all the amazing products in Follain’s online store, we’ve rounded up our go-tos below.

One lucky reader will receive a $200 giftcard to shop their favorite products! To enter:

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We will announce the winner in 24 hours, so hurry!


  • Julia August 19, 2015

    I remember watching this one commercial on TV for the Proactive+ Skin Care stuff. My sister laughs and shakes her head. I look back at her, wondering "What?" She turns to me and says, "This stuff is SO not good for your skin at all. The funniest thing is doctors recommend it!"
    I totally understand where you’re coming from, it is disgusting what is in your skin care. Thanks for all of the tips!

  • Meredith August 20, 2015

    I love this store! Just checked out the online site and there is so much I want to buy starting with products from La Bella Figura and May Lindstrom. Just entered and excited about the contest. Thank you Hannah and Follain!

  • Susan August 20, 2015

    Follain is a jewel. After moving back to the Boston area after living abroad for ten years I was searching for a place that stocked high quality green products for the face and body and I’ve never looked back. I always always leave Follain as a satisfied customer and Tara is lovely! So happy Follain is being recognized more!

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