A brand in particular that was new to me was Na Nin. Be Clean carries two perfumes and body oils from the line, one of which, Landslide, is quite manly and woodsy, the other, Cedar Creek, quite reminiscent of incense (and my favorite).
- Na Nin Perfume
- Herbivore Sea Mist Hair Texturizer
- Herbivore Orchid Facial Oil
I’ve been coming to Boston-native Follain’s pop-ups in Union Market for a few years, and it holds a special place in my heart because it was the first time I stepped offline to say hello to green beauty.
The first Follain pop-up I attended was also where I met my first Insta-to-real-life friend, @ecochicstyle_! We had been oohing and aahing over each other’s feeds for months, and to not only finally put a face on the handle but also have a buddy to rave about green beauty in person was a joy. I’ve always enjoyed my conversations with the formidable Tara, the founder of Follain, who is always so kind and helpful. Needless to say, I’m so glad Follain has a home in D.C. and in a great location like Union Market where people can just wander in for a bite or a juice or a walk and just stumble on healthy beauty.
The skincare is organized by category (cleanser, toner, etc.) and skin type (oily, dry, etc.), which is very helpful if you’re a green beauty looking for something new or if you’re completely unfamiliar with green beauty and want to get into it. I took a spritz of my favorite Hydrating Accelerator from Josh Rosebrook; tried some Tammy Fender Rose Toner (Yenny says this one is good), Indie Lee CoQ10 Toner (feels nice), Indie Lee Apple Serum (gel-ish kind of serum), and admired the rms Beauty Oil (loooove that vanilla).
We also ran into another friendly face: Susannah Compton! You may know her from No More Dirty Looks as a contributing writer or from Integrity Botanicals blog, but you may not know that she is also developing her own perfume line which is set to debut at A Night for Green Beauty in Chicago this summer. She gave Yenny and I a sneak peek into some of the scents: one will be rose-y, another citrus-y, and the last (and apparently most controversial among testers) jasmine. I’ve got my eyes on the jasmine.
You look amazing Jade!!! And what a beautiful shop space. Wish there were more green beauty shops in Singapore.
Wow paradise on earth! You look radiant Jade! <3
Aaaa so many goodies!!<3 Love all the photos xx
What beautfiul storefronts and brand offerings! I'm really excited that more brick-and-mortar green beauty shops are opening. That way we can test our products tangibly and really get a sense of colors for makeup.
Wow….so many products!!! It looks amazing!
ALL EYES ON JASMINE! But why is it controversial?!
Susannah said that it was the most polarizing–amongst the people who tested it, there were those are either loved it or hated it. Yenny and I were in the probably-will-super-love-it camp. 😉
I absolutely agree. Seeing all these brands in person for me is like seeing celebrities in person, haha!
Thank you Julie! <3
Too many goodies! Thank you Jana! xx
Thank you lovely! Hopefully more green beauty shops migrate over to Singapore soon 🙂 xx
As amazing as it looks! xx
Living vicariously through your absolutely gorgeous photos, Jade! WOW! What a lovely shop. Wish I lived closer.
This store looks dreamy, seriously, what a great line up of the brans presented! Herbivore botanicals is my true favorite, and I am also happy to spot Aster&Bay products on one of the photos! Just today I finished their jasmine body oil and totally going to re-stock it on my beauty shelf!:) I am really curiosu about Susannah's perfume line, I love jasmine scent and would love to try it!:)
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Thank you Sarita!! I am jealous of your proximity to all the green beauty in NY~