Today I’m coming at you with a highly requestion post — my vegan skincare routine aka “Hey Candice what cruelty-free products do you use?”
I’ve been making Vegan recipes on my website and YouTube channel for over 6+ years now, and have been getting many messages recently asking about my skincare routine and what vegan skincare products I use.
As many of you know, I live a vegan lifestyle. However, I don’t really share much about my vegan clothes, skincare and other products that I use daily. I only really show you guys my vegan recipes and what I eat regularly. I’ve begun creating more content around my eco-conscious vegan lifestyle to help you guys adopt a similar eco-friendly and/or vegan lifestyle. And so far, you all seem to really like it.
So I figured I’d create a blog post about my Vegan Skincare Routine for Evening and the Cruelty-Free Products I use at night time! Keep in mine, my vegan skincare routine is for acne-prone skin, but there are many products I use that could be used on any skin type, just check the labels based on your specific skin type.
Vegan Skincare Routine for Evening
First things first, I always put my hair up in a ponytail and use a headband to make sure no skincare products are going into my hair. Here are my next steps in my skincare routine:
1. Vegan Makeup Remover: Coconut Oil
For a vegan makeup remover, I used a variety of things. For a more natural (and cheap) makeup remover, I often used coconut oil, mostly on eyes and lips though, since I tend to break out if I use it all over my face to remove makeup. For other vegan products that I’ve used as a makeup remover is Pacifica Cactus Water Cleansing Tonic as well as NYX Eye & Lip Makeup Remover. These products are vegan and aren’t tested on animals, which makes them both great cruelty-free makeup remover! When I have lash extensions in, I don’t use makeup remover.
When it comes to removing your makeup, whatever makeup remover you use, I highly recommend re-usable makeup pads. If you’re eco-conscious like me, these re-useable cotton pads are a great way to cut down on waste for the environment. Instead of traditional cotton pads, you can just throw these in your washing machine with your normal wash and reuse them again.
Shop for Vegan Makeup Removers here:
- Pacifica Cactus Water Cleansing Tonic: https://amzn.to/2YTyuqU
- NYX- Eye & Lip Makeup Remover: https://amzn.to/
- Coconut Oil: https://amzn.to/2QvXUI7
2. Vegan Cleanser: Environ Cleansing Lotion
For a vegan face cleanser, my dermatologist recommended Environ’s Skin EssentiA Cleansing Lotion. It’s a mild cleansing lotion that’s moisturizing and gently lifts surface impurities while maintaining the effects of the skin’s natural moisture balance. It’s also a medical grade product line, which is great for my acne-prone skin and really helps me have clear skin. I’m loving that Environ is cruelty-free and offers many vegan skincare products.
For my Toronto & GTA Readers: I buy my Environ EssentiA products at Skin Health Clinic on King West and Bay street in Toronto. They are offering 20% off your first visit for treatments, all ENVIRON products, cosmetic procedures– or all three! All you have to do is mention EDGY VEG! I do not get a commission from this clinic, I just love them! Book here: https://www.skinhealthclinic.
3. Vegan Toner: The Ordinary Squalene Toner
For a vegan toner, one of my favourites is The Ordinary’s Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. This toner contains a variety of plant extracts and leaves the skin feeling smooth after removing dead skin cells. I also like to alternate and use Derma-E’s Firming toner (which is vegan!), especially if I don’t feel like exfoliating my skin certain evenings.
4. Vegan Peptide Serum: The Ordinary’s Argireline
For a vegan peptide serum, I use The Ordinary’s Argireline Solution 10%. I love The Ordinary since they do not test on animals and are all, if not mostly, vegan! This vegan product is known as the “liquid Botox” because it improves the appearance of facial areas prone to developing dynamic folds, including around the eyes and in the forehead area.
Shop for Vegan Peptide Serum here:
- The Ordinary’s Argireline: https://amzn.to/2W7sC0d
5. Vegan Eye Treatment: The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution
For a vegan eye treatment, I use The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG. Basically, this treatment helps reduce the appearance of eye puffiness, pigmentation, and dark circles. I alternate and also use The Orinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%!
Shop for Vegan Eye Treatment here:
- The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution: https://amzn.to/
6. Vegan Eye Cream: Environ’s Eye Gel
For a vegan eye cream, my dermatologist recommended Environ’s Skin EssentiA Antioxidant & peptide Eye Gel. This eye cream is super moisturizing and rich in antioxidant vitamins A, C, and A. It helps soften the appearance of fine lines and gives a firmer, lifted appearance to the skin immediately around the eyes. Suitable for all skin types.
For my Toronto & GTA Readers: For my Toronto & GTA Readers: Get 20% off all ENVIRON EssentiA products at Skin Health Clinic on King West and Bay street in Toronto. All you have to do is mention EDGY VEG! I do not get a commission from this clinic, I just love them! Book here: https://www.skinhealthclinic.
7. Vegan Hyaluronic Acid: Hylamide Hyaluronic Acid
For a vegan hyaluronic acid, I use The Ordinary’s sister brand: Hylamide’s Low-Molecular HA with 5 hyaluronic complexes. This is a plant-based HA and also a cruelty-free brand. This product is basically a rehydration serum with 5 forms of hyaluronic compounds, which is supposedly better than other hyaluronic acids.
Shop for Vegan Hyaluronic Acid here:
- Hylamide Hyaluronic Acid: https://amzn.to/2WooWGR
8. Vegan Face Moisturizer: DERMA-E Firming DMAE Moisturizer
For a vegan face moisturizer, I use the Firming DMAE Moisturizer from DERMA-E. This light moisturizing cream contains a variety of nutrients and antioxidants as well as assists in the skin’s firmness and elasticity. It is also suitable for young or sensitive skin.
Shop for Vegan Face Moisturizer here:
- DERMA-E Firming DMAE Moisturizer: https://dermae.com/products/firming-dmae-moisturizer
9. Vegan Spot Treatment: Environ’s Sebu-Spot Blemish Gel
For a vegan spot treatment, my dermatologist recommended Environ’s Botanical Infused Sebu-Spot Blemish Gel. This is a spot treatment that is specifically formulated to assist in improving the appearance of visible spots and blemishes. I use this at night because it literally eats away at my spots and causes my skin to flake; aka it works amazing, I just don’t want flakey skin during the day.
For my Toronto & GTA Readers: Get 20% off all ENVIRON EssentiA products at Skin Health Clinic on King West and Bay street in Toronto. All you have to do is mention EDGY VEG! I do not get a commission from this clinic, I just love them! Book here: https://www.skinhealthclinic.
10. Vegan Lip Balm: Deciem’s Petrowhat? Lip Balm
For a vegan lip balm, I use Deciem’s Petrowhat? lip balm. Many lip balms have petrolatum-based formulations, but this one is filled with skin-identical Amino Acids in a Plant-derived Squalane and Baobab Oil base. It protects, hydrates and repairs dry skin and it’s great for wearing it at night. I don’t really like the smell/taste, but my best friend Ryan gave it to me and it hydrates my lips overnight without any harsh chemicals.
Shop for Vegan Lip Balm here:
- Deciem’s Petrowhat? Lip Balm: https://deciem.com/
So that’s it! My vegan skincare routine for evening & all the cruelty-free products I use before bed! What vegan products do you use in your nighttime skincare routine? Leave me a comment! I’m always open to trying new products to better my skincare routine!
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