Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Vegan and Cruelty Free Nighttime Skincare Routine

I have been slowly switching over to vegan and cruelty free beauty products. I thought I would share my nighttime skincare routine with you!

I did a bit of research and read a lot of Facebook group conversations, like the Organic Bunnies Facebook page. Then I decided to e-mail the lovely Alexandra at Organic Bunny who helped me pick out the FitGlow Calm Cleansing Milk and the Kypris Clearing Serum.

My skin issues include: wrinkles, cystic acne (especially while PMSing), dryness in the winter, and some pigmentation from acne scars.
Pictured from left to right:
  • Derma-E Makeup remover - I purchased this at Whole Foods and I love it. I would totally repurchase. The price is right and the formula is great. It also removes waterproof mascara. 
  • Fitglow Calm Cleansing Milk - Alexandra from Organic Bunny recommended this for my adult acne. This is the second bottle I have purchased. I don't mind the scent, but I know some have said they don't like how powerful it is.
  • Kypris Clearing Serum - This is the other item I purchased from Organic Bunny. It also works really well when I use it consistently. It is quite drying in the winter, so I have eased up on the frequency of use. My chin has broken out pretty badly since I stopped using it as consistently. It is quite pricey too. 
  • MyChelle Remarkable Retinal Night Cream - I apply this on my deeper wrinkles, mainly on my forehead. I started using this cream in winter since retinal can increase sun sensitivity. 
  • Acure Rosehip Oil - I recently purchased this at Whole Foods because I was in desperate need of a face oil. My skin was feeling quite dry! I kept hearing good things about rosehip oil in general and this Acure brand one was under $10. It seems to be leaving my skin moisturized so far. Rosehip is also good for fading dark spots and hydrating dry, itchy skin. It can reduce scars and fine lines. 
  • evenhealy Wild Carrot Nourishing Eye Balm - I have been trying to use this product up lately. It is great for my dry eyelids in particular. It was included in a Whole Foods beauty bag I purchased last spring and I honestly forgot I had it until recently! I am in need of a new eye cream, so if you have a vegan and cruelty free one you love, please leave a comment below. 
After listening to a few podcasts about skin chemistry and skincare, I am a little concerned about mixing products by different brands. I may get a facial and see what an esthetician recommends. Skincare can be so mystifying to me sometimes!