My AM + PM Skincare Routines and Current Fave Products! (cruelty-free)

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on October 5, 2020

Hey everyone! I hope you’re doing well and staying safe out there. This post is a shift from my usual recipe-related content, but it’s one I’ve been asked to do for ages now and I’m happy to finally have this post put together. It’s a bit of a beast! Be sure to see the bottom of this blog post because I’m announcing a fun live event in celebration of Oh She Glows for Dinner (which launches next week!). I hope you’ll join us on Oct 14th at 7pm EST!!

Skin care is such a personal journey, and I certainly don’t expect that what I do will work for you or that you should follow my routines because we all have vastly different skin care needs. That said, I personally love seeing skin care routines that other people follow (it’s a bit of an obsession in recent years). I hope you enjoy this post too!

As a teenager, I remember using strong acne cleansers and ointments that would strip my skin. And super coarse scrubs. I suffered from tons of bad breakouts in my teen years and just felt so insecure most of the time. I wish I could give that girl a big hug. Needless to say, my skin care has evolved over the years as I’ve learned more about my changing skin and which products and ingredients are effective for me. I actually didn’t get into a formal skin care routine until the past couple of years. When Adriana and Arlo were younger, I was lucky if I washed my face and threw on moisturizer before bed because I was so tired. I was also trying to solve ongoing allergic reactions so I was super careful about introducing new products and rarely ever did. If you are in a similar phase of life, be kind to yourself and don’t worry about having the perfect routine, or heck, a routine at all. Do what makes you happy and works for you, whatever stage you are in. Now that my kids are a bit older (and I seem to have figured out, at least in part, what was causing my allergic reactions), I’ve been loving getting back into skin care again because it helps me slow down and take some time for self-care. It’s a favourite part of my day!!  

Without further ado, here are the cruelty-free products I’m using lately. I’ve also shared my AM and PM routines below. Keep in mind I am in no way claiming to be a skin care expert by any stretch of the imagination; I just love learning about it and consider this an evolving personal journey!

As always, this post is not sponsored. As you may know, I don’t do any sponsored content…this was a decision I made many years ago, but I like to mention it once in a while for new readers. :) I also purchased all of the products myself (nothing was gifted). There are affiliate links for some of the products below, however, so if you click an affiliate link and make a purchase I may earn a small percentage. I’m always grateful for your support! 

First, a bit of info on my skin type to provide context:

  • Combination skin (mixture of dry areas and normal/oily areas)
  • Reactive (flushes easily)
  • Prone to hyperpigmentation
  • I’m still working on reducing melasma from my 2 previous pregnancies, and have made slow progress!

Thanks to Eric for taking this photo of me (this photo cracks me up…I’m looking all super creepy at myself while applying a mask).


In the evening, I use the double cleanse method because it’s really helpful to break down sunscreen and makeup. I start with a rich cleansing balm, then move on to the jelly cleanser as my second cleanse. In the morning, I only use the jelly cleanser since my skin doesn’t need much cleansing.

The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm (150 mL: $12.99 CAD/$9.76 USD; this product contains no animal derivatives, however they are not yet vegan certified)

This ultra-thick and rich cleansing balm is often sold out and for good reason. It’s so luxurious to use (I love to give myself a little facial massage when I use it). It has a fantastic price point for a cleansing balm, and I find that it calms my skin down and makes it softer! I do have one complaint about this balm – the balm is very hard to squeeze out of the tube..I’m talking major arm workout. I hope the brand improves the packaging for this in the future. 

Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser (100 mL: $32 CAD/$24 USD, vegan)

I like that this cleanser doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry! It’s gentle and moisturizing, and one small pump is all you need for a full face lather! 


The Ordinary Niacinimide 10% + Zinc 1% (30 mL: $5.90 CAD/USD, vegan)

Targets: balances oil production, reduces appearance of acne, brightens skin tone

The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalane (30 mL: $6.70 CAD/USD, vegan)

Targets: fine lines, photo damage, texture (note: I’m going to move on from this retinol as it doesn’t sink in as well as I would like. I plan to try out The Inkey List 1% retinol as soon as it’s back in stock!)

NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 (15 mL: $60 CAD/USD, vegan)

Targets: textural damage, uneven tone, enlarged pores, lack of radiance

NIOD Re:pigment (15 mL: $39 CAD/USD, vegan)

Targets: hyperpigmentation

NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate (15 mL: $68 CAD/USD, vegan)

Targets: dynamic lines, static lines, fine superficial under-eye lines, loss of elasticity (especially upper-eyelids), dark circles, puffiness and textural unevenness. 

Vitamin C Serum

Timeless Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum (1 oz/30 mL: $34.55 CAD/$25.95 USD, vegan)

This is a lovely, L-ascorbic acid serum that helps brighten and smooth my skin! In the past, I’ve had problems with sticky or oily vitamin c serums, but this one has a watery texture. I keep it in the refrigerator when storing.

Moisturizer with SPF

EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 Moisturizing Physical Sunscreen (Tinted) (2 oz/60 mL: $45.33 CAD/$35.50 USD)

mixed with…

Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 (original tint, 1.8 oz/53 mL: $49.52 CAD/$39 USD)

There is rarely a day I don’t wear sunscreen. I also wear hats religiously when outdoors…you’ll almost never find me outside without a hat on. When I’m outside in the summer during peak UV hours, I wear a goofy-looking wide brim hat, add a fresh layer of facial SPF, and mineral-based sunscreen on my body. Even though I can’t take away all those years I used to tan when I was younger (whyyyy, Ange, whyyy?), I’ve vowed to protect my skin now and in the future.  

After finding out that my previous Paula’s Choice go-to sunscreen was not completely mineral-based like I thought it was (huge thanks for a couple OSG readers for mentioning this!), I set out on a quest to find my perfect physical sunscreen. I really like the tinted one linked above by EltaMD because it doesn’t leave a white cast. Unfortunately, the tint is a bit too dark for my skin tone. I now mix the EltaMD one with Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 (also linked above) and I’m OBSESSED. I can create the perfect custom shade to match my skin. The finish when mixing these two sunscreens is also more matte compared to the EltaMD sunscreen used alone. When used together, they also make my complexion look more even toned. 

Night Cream  

A thick moisturizer is the final step in my evening skin care routine and locks in my serums. I’m actually between night creams at the moment as a cream I love (Herbivore Pink Cloud Moisture Cream, vegan and pictured in this post) may have been discontinued (although I’ve seen that you can still find it at some physical Sephora locations). I also love Drunk Elephant’s Protini Polypeptide Cream (vegan), but I’m not a fan of the packaging. 


The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil (30 mL: $9.80 CAD/USD, vegan)

I don’t use many oils, but this is a go-to of mine which I use some evenings. It gives the skin a nice glow! When my skin is looking extra thirsty, I’ll add a couple drops of this into my evening moisturizer or layer it underneath my moisturizer.


Tatcha Violet-C Radiance mask (50 mL: $117 CAD/$88 USD)

This new-to-me mask contains vitamin C as well as AHA’s from 7 different fruits (shown in mirror photo above). The biggest benefit I’ve noticed with this mask is that it makes the skin feel very smooth and is moisturizing. It’s a great one to use before makeup for a smooth application. I’ve noticed subtle brightening, but not as much brightening as I was hoping. Because of this and the high price point, I’m not sure whether I will repurchase it. I do like it overall, so I’ll have to see if something better comes along..I always like trying new things out! 

Chemical & enzyme exfoliants 

Since I don’t use any chemical exfoliants in my current daily AM or PM skincare routines, I like to get in one of these peels once a week. I always patch test new products, but this is especially important with peels. The Ordinary has a handy guide to patch testing here

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA (30 mL: $6.80 CAD/USD, vegan)

I primarily use this lactic acid for KP (Keratosis Pilaris), which I’ve struggled with on the back of my arms. Its gentle chemical exfoliation really helps smooth and soften bumpy skin with regular use and it keeps the skin hydrated at the same time. I tend to forget about applying it, but when I’ve used it regularly (every other day), it has really helped smooth my arms! Of course, you can also use this on your face, too, and it comes in an even more gentle 5% concentration, if need be. 

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (30 mL: $7.20 USD, vegan)

This is a really effective chemical exfoliation for my skin, but you have to be careful with it as it’s not for everyone. Before using, I patch tested this peel on my inner forearm for 10 minutes (the max recommended time). Then I waited 24 hours to see if a reaction formed. When my skin didn’t react, I applied it to my face for just 1 minute for the first use. For the second use, a week or two later, I left it on for 2 to 3 minutes, and I worked my way up from there, very slowly. I’ve used at home chemical exfoliants in the past without issue and my skin has no problems with this mask at the recommended ‘up to 10 minute’ time, but I wouldn’t recommend it for sensitive skin types. The Ordinary says, “It is only suitable for experienced users of acid exfoliation.” It’s also important to make sure your skin is dry before application – there should be no water on the skin. Anyway, this mask makes my skin absolutely glowing and smooth…it’s truly a ride or die for me. I find that I only need to keep it on for 5 to 8 minutes max for great results…less is more. 

AlumierMD Enzymatic Peel 

This lovely enzyme peel mask contains 10% lactic acid with fruit enzymes for a gentle but effective exfoliation. I purchased it from my sister Kristi who is a trained skin care specialist with AlumierMD and is so knowledgeable about skincare! I find you only need to leave this enzyme mask on for a few minutes, so it’s nice when you find yourself short on time. If you want to find out more about this product or AlumierMD products in general, drop Kristi a line at [email protected] and say hello or follow her on Instagram :) 

Moisturizing Lip Balm

Summer Fridays Vegan Lip Butter Balm, Vanilla (15g: $29 CAD, $22 USD)

Oh boy, do I love this balm! Summer Fridays says it’s a “silky vegan lip mask that hydrates and soothes parched lips while sealing in moisture.” I would have to agree. I’ve tried quite a few vegan balms and this one is my favourite so far. I use it morning and night…and before going outside in chilly weather! 

Light-emitting diodes (LED) low-level light therapy

Project E Beauty Photon Face Rejuvenation Face & Neck Mask ($260 CAD/$195 USD)

It’s getting CREEPY up in here! I’ll start with what I don’t love about this LED mask and I’ll end with what I do love. Don’t love: the mask is heavy on the face (particularly on the bridge of the nose). I use the LED mask while lying down in bed and I hold the mask slightly lifted off the bridge of my nose. I’ve found that if I keep my upper arm resting on the bed (rather than suspended in the air) my arm doesn’t get that tired, but it’s still a bit of an annoyance. 

Okay, now onto what I love about it and what has made me stick with it—I’ve seen results. And I mean, my expectations were low. I use this diligently for 20 minutes, 5 to 6 times a week, and I’ve noticed that it has slightly plumped and firmed my skin over the past few months. My skin also feels smoother and softer to the touch. I love that this mask comes with a neck attachment. My neck used to be quite rough in texture and now it feels softer and is visibly smoother.

At first, I thought I was imagining the results and wondered if the results were actually from my skincare products, so I decided to try a little experiment. I tried this LED light on my thigh/knee area where I don’t use any serums. Lo and behold it had the same effect – skin softening and slight plumping. So, I’m pretty sure that the red LED light is doing some good things for my skin (consistent use is key). While this LED mask has a lot of wavelength options, I only use the red light which can help boost collagen production and it’s the one I have seen the most research backing (such as herehere, and here). The added benefit of using this device is that it has forced me to relax for 20 mins at a time – something I never used to make time for. Now I look forward to relaxing on my bed, closing my peepers, and kicking back while listening to various Youtube channels (about as close to meditation as I will likely get, but I’ll take it!). Anyway, I’m not totally happy with this product since it is uncomfortable on the bridge of my nose, so my advice would be to look into various brands. 

UPDATE: I recently purchased this flexible Aduro 7+1 LED Face Mask after a blog reader highly recommended it and I’m loving it. It’s so much more comfortable than the Project E Beauty mask that I have been using for the past 6 months. The downside? It’s pricey and the import/duty fee set me back $100 CAD. The upside? The product arrived in only 3 days from the time I hit submit on my order. 

My AM + PM skin care routines

Lately, I rotate between the following morning and evening routines. In other words, from the lists below, I pick only one morning routine and only one evening routine per day. I try to rotate them fairly evenly. The products in each routine are listed in order of use/application, too. For example, if I list NIOD Re:pigment before The Ordinary’s niacinamide, it means I apply Re:pigment first, let it soak in for about 30 to 60 seconds, then apply niacinamide afterwards. 

I created these routines by chatting with DECIEM consultants to determine which products can be combined (and in what order to layer them), and which ones should not be combined. I also love to refer to The Ordinary’s Regime Guide and this handy conflict chart over at DECIEM Chat Room as starting off points.

Morning routine #1

Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser

NIOD Re:pigment 

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate 

Paula’s Choice Resist Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50

Morning routine #2:

Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser

The Ordinary Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate 

Paula’s Choice Resist Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50


Morning routine #3: (photo coming soon!)

Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser

Timeless Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum 

NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate 

Paula’s Choice Resist Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50

Evening routine #1:

Double cleanse with The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm, then cleanse with Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser

NIOD Re:pigment 

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate

Night cream

Evening routine #2:

Double cleanse with The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm, then cleanse with Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser

The Ordinary 1% retinol serum 

NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate

Night cream

Evening routine #3:

Double cleanse with The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm, then Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser

NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate

Night cream


Evening routine #4: (photo coming soon!)

Double cleanse with The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm, then Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser

Timeless Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum

NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate

Night cream

Tips I follow:

  • Always patch test new skin products. If using any The Ordinary or NIOD products, see their guide on patch testing.
  • Follow product instructions carefully. 
  • I like to use a slow, gradual approach when introducing new products.  
  • Some of the products/ingredients above are not recommend for pregnancy or breastfeeding, so be sure to consult with your doctor before use.
  • I try to do my evening routine 30 to 60 minutes before I go to bed, so the products have plenty of time to soak in and are less likely to rub off on my pillow. 

Whew, was this a beast or what? It was so much fun to put together. :) Drop me a line and let me know about your favourite skin care products…I love hearing what you guys use and love!

I’m excited to announce that Indigo and Chatelaine are hosting a free online event on October 14th at 7pm EST in celebration of Oh She Glows for Dinner! I’ll be chatting with the lovely Maureen Halushak and really hope you will join us! There will also be signed copies of my new book for sale if you’d like to treat yourself or that special someone. =) I’ll be donating 100% of my personal proceeds on the book sales for this event to Building Roots! Be sure to reserve your spot here if you’d like to join us. :)

Only a week to go until Oh She Glows for Dinner launches into the world! This week is the last week to take advantage of my OSG for Dinner Bonus Bundle, so if you preorder, please make sure you download the free bundle. I am so grateful for your support and can’t wait for you to start cooking! xo

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Anne October 5, 2020 at 11:47 am

Wow that is quite the routine. It’s a quick wash and a layer of coconut oil for me. That LED mask is very interesting, I’m curious what the other light wavelengths do.

Your new book, what percentage of the meals are 30 mins total or less would you say? Thanks!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 5, 2020 at 1:51 pm

lol it sure is ;) Thanks for your question – just doing a tally now on the recipes. I will circle back shortly! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 7, 2020 at 9:56 am

Hi Anne,

I’m sorry for the delay! We tallied the recipes the other day and then I forgot to reply right after. Here’s what we counted in Oh She Glows for Dinner…I hope I got this right!

Total recipes in book with 30 minutes or less TOTAL TIME: 54 recipes (plus 7 recipes coming in at 35 minutes each). Note: this count includes 27 sauces, dressings, spices.

Total recipes in book with 30 minutes or less PREP TIME: 101 out of 105 recipes. Note: This count includes 30 sauces, dressings, spice mixes.

I hope this helps :)


anne October 20, 2020 at 9:41 am

Thank you! :)

(30 sauces!?!)


Lillian McTernan October 5, 2020 at 12:46 pm

Yay! This is awesome — thank you for sharing it! I love posts like this, especially with the product recommendations. (And yo, The Ordinary is amazing and I want to give them all hugs for both their brilliance and price point.)


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 5, 2020 at 1:52 pm

Thanks Lillian! It was a fun change of pace for me to put this together. :)


Steph October 5, 2020 at 3:47 pm

I use the Herbivore Pink Cloud Moisture Cream as well and have been noticing Sephora doesn’t carry it online. BUT I did see on one of Herbivore’s Instagram posts that they mentioned in the comments they are revamping it and will have it back soon!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 5, 2020 at 4:22 pm

Great news!! I love that stuff. :) I also noticed my local Sephora still carries it, but it’s not online.


Jessica Lefebvre October 5, 2020 at 4:25 pm

Thank you for sharing! I’m using expensive products now but when they run out I want to check out different products because I feel like there has been an explosion in amazing skincare in recent years! Cruelty free is so important to me so I appreciate that someone did the homework. I also suffer from KP on my arms and the cream I’m using works very well but is much more expensive! Appreciate the non-sponsored content!
Can’t wait to receive your new book and get cooking!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 6, 2020 at 7:33 am

Hey Jessica, thanks for your kind words! You are so right…there has been a skin care explosion in recent years. I’m not wearing much makeup this year so it’s been fun to focus on taking care of my skin. Thank you for ordering the new book, by the way, I really appreciate your support and hope you love the new recipes! :) Only a week to go…eek!


Amanda October 5, 2020 at 4:57 pm

Hey Ange! Loved this article :) I started getting interested in starting a clean skincare routine last fall, but have become addicted to really expensive products so I was excited to see you feature well-priced items that have the same active ingredients.

I also suffer with the bumps on my arms, and will check out that chemical exfoliant from the ordinary!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 6, 2020 at 7:19 am

Thanks Amanda! So glad you enjoyed the post. :)


rose-ann lynn liberty October 5, 2020 at 5:49 pm

I have had your cook book reserved for month. I can hardly wait to get it also is there any package deals for the face creams


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 6, 2020 at 7:23 am

Hi Rose-Ann,
That’s so exciting you’ve had the book reserved for a month! I hope you love it :)
I’m sorry I don’t know of any package deals for the skin care products off hand. I do believe DECIEM does a big yearly sale in November so I would keep an eye out for that if you are looking for any of their products. I hope this helps!


Nessie October 5, 2020 at 8:32 pm

Keratosis Pilaris can be a sign of vitamin A deficiency (some say vitamin D3 as well). Have you checked whether you’re a good converter of betacarotene to retinol? This is especially important for vegans since plants do not contain retinol.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 6, 2020 at 7:27 am

That’s interesting Nessie, thank you for sharing! I get my vit D levels checked regularly, but I’ll have to dig through my testing to see about the betacarotene conversion. I think my genetic testing report touched on this a while back so will dig it up.


France October 6, 2020 at 6:56 am

Wow, what a routine; I see you have a new passion!! I clicked on the link to The Ordinary AHA and BHA product, and it says it doesn’t ship to my country (Canada – I’m in Ontario). Where do you purchase it? Thanks 😊


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 6, 2020 at 7:25 am

Hi France, Yep it’s def a new passion! ;) A friend shipped mine to me so I’m not sure about where to buy it. I have heard many people use a shipping redirection service though.


Oksana October 26, 2020 at 4:37 pm

I order my Ordinary products from


Christina MacDonald October 6, 2020 at 10:29 am

The Ordinary is the best! I started using it in April and that pesky worry line between my eyes disappeared! I’m 42, so whatever helps LOL


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 6, 2020 at 3:34 pm

I love their products too. I remember when I first found them a few yrs ago, I couldn’t believe I didn’t know about them sooner.


Claudia October 6, 2020 at 12:27 pm

Wow!! That’s an impressive routine! As long as you have fun with it and feel great, that’s awesome!
I use Weleda products, they work for me, no masks or anything else (I just never think of them), usually just some moisturizer and that’s it ;) Haven’t worn any makeup since the pandemic started, thus barely use any cleanser at all. I’m sure some would be horrified considering I’m in the second half of my 50s… haha.. but no wrinkles so far so good… :D


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 7, 2020 at 9:52 am

I say do whatever makes you happy and you can’t go wrong! :)
I hear you on not wearing makeup much this year…I might wear a bit of makeup once a week lately. It’s been nice!


Marjorie Smales October 6, 2020 at 2:10 pm

OH, I’m so glad you did this! Very informative. I also use many of the products you mentioned. Thank you for sharing. Much success to you with your new book.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 6, 2020 at 3:32 pm

Thanks Marjorie! I’m glad you enjoyed it :) Thanks so much for your kind words about my new book!


Julia Butler October 6, 2020 at 6:02 pm

Thank you for this! I still use Routine deodorant based on your recommendation.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 7, 2020 at 9:50 am

So glad you enjoy Routine Julia :)


Lara October 7, 2020 at 3:56 am

Thank you! Great post and beauty tips :) I’ve also shifted from PC products to use more of TO, although I am constant with PC’s sunscreen. Please update us if you find a better LED mask. This is on my wish list, although I’ll wait until Mercury retrograde is over :-D


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 7, 2020 at 9:48 am

haha love your comment about mercury retrograde! You’d probably get a faulty device if you bought soon ;p
So glad you enjoyed the post :) I will update if I ever replace this mask in the future!


Stephanie DeBoice October 7, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Just an FYI as the tile is misleading for the sunscreen. The Paula’s sunscreen you linked is not a mineral sunscreen, the sunscreen in it is chemical based.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 9, 2020 at 10:03 am

Hi Stephanie, Yikes I’m so sorry for this oversight! Thank you so much for pointing this out – I’m going to switch sunscreens. I really appreciate your help in pointing this out. I have removed mineral-based from the post too. I guess this is the push I need to finally try out a mineral-based brand I have had my eye on. ;) will update the post if I do make a switch!


Lindsay October 7, 2020 at 7:03 pm

Thanks for this, I’m always looking for good cruelty-free skincare products! One concern though: I’ve been using Paula’s Choice for years, and the sunscreen you’ve pictured and linked to isn’t mineral-based, it contains oxybenzone and octinoxate, among other chemical filters. The only mineral sunscreens they carry are SPF 30.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 9, 2020 at 10:02 am

Hi Lindsay, Oh thank you so much for pointing this out – I’m going to switch sunscreens. I really appreciate your help in pointing out my oversight (gah!). I have removed mineral-based from the post too. I guess this is the push I need to finally try out a mineral-based brand I have had my eye on. ;)


Danielle October 9, 2020 at 4:49 am

Thank you I found this really helpful. I was always confused how to biuld the ordinarys products into a routine.


J. October 9, 2020 at 10:54 pm

Thanks for sharing your routine, Angela! i’m always interested to learn about other people’s vegan skincare routines. I’m so on the fence about the Ordinary 30%… over the past few months I’ve had it in my “cart” several times, but keep removing it out of fear of skin reactions… I’ve done so much research on it too, but keep shying away, haha. My interest is once again piqued reading this post!

P.S. I preordered your book a couple of weeks ago and look forward to seeing the recipes and hopefully getting some dinner inspiration. Congratuations on all of your success! i’ve been reading along over the years (and have your other two books) and you seem like such a lovely spirit (speaking of, great that you’ll be donating to Building Roots). Take care!


Kim October 13, 2020 at 5:46 am

Hi Angela,

Thanks for sharing your skin care faves. I’ve been using Paula’s Choice daily moisturizing lotion (spf 50) (red tube) as a daily moisturizer for years and love it. It’s mineral based and sinks in fully (no white marks), nice creamy feel too but not oily. It can also go under eyes and under eyebrows!


Rita C Silva October 13, 2020 at 5:07 pm

Wow How many things !!!
Here in Brazil I have a little difficulty finding some products but I have already managed to make some of these masks. It really helped me a lot. Here, although the climate is subtropical in winter, it is very dry and my skin suffers a lot and with some of these components I have already noticed a great improvement.
I love your recipes


Sarah October 14, 2020 at 10:53 am

Thank you so much, Angela. I really liked the post (aswell as your recipe posts : ) Sarah


Jenn October 15, 2020 at 3:49 pm

Hi Angela! Interesting to see your use of an LED mask. I have an Aduro which I ordered after doing my research. It’s very lightweight and has 11 settings for various skin conditions. It is a bit expensive but WELL worth the cost as I am recovering from a skin condition known as TSW (topical steroid withdrawal) and had extensive skin damage which I thought would be permanent. The Aduro has been a game changer for me and I see improvement continually. Might be worth considering? Love your Cookbooks and look forward to getting your new one!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2021 at 11:36 am

hey Jenn, Thanks for the rec! I just looked it up and it looks amazing – I have been interested in these lighter weight/flexible masks. I’m so happy to hear that it has helped your skin so much. Do you use different colours? I too have been so encouraged by the results I’ve had from red LED light (I think it’s been about 6 months of regular use for me now!). Going to put this one on my wishlist ;) I hope 2021 is off to a great start for you!


Anna Gerard October 19, 2020 at 11:36 am

I love posts like this and appreciate your honest reviews and that it’s not sponsored. Have you tried any of the ordinary vitamin c products? I hadn’t heard of them and am excited to try some of their products.


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2021 at 11:26 am

Hey Anna, Thank you! Along with the Timeless Vit C serum, I have started to use The Ordinary’s L-Ascorbic Acid Powder and I like it. I find it challenging to know how much to use (I tend to use 1/3 of the tiny scoop they provide which seems like a good amount). I often mix it into hyaluronic acid serum (I like Glow Recipe Plum Plum Hyaluronic Acid Serum lately). I have used other Vitamin C derivatives from The Ordinary and NIOD but I didn’t find they were that brightening on my skin for some reason compared to l-ascorbic acid. Hope this helps :)


Sara October 19, 2020 at 1:12 pm

Hi Angela, I like the Aloe line at the Body Shop. I mainly just use the aloe calming cream cleanser at night. Sometimes I use the aloe calming toner. When it’s really cold outside, I use the Aloe soothing day cream. And in the summer I sometimes use an organic plain aloe vera gel from the health food store. All about the aloe :D


Blake October 19, 2020 at 5:16 pm

Hi Angela!

I have been making your recipes for years and was so excited to buy your new cookbook. I have really enjoyed flagging recipes I wish to make and appreciate the design touches added to the third book!

I was about to make the chewy double chocolate sunflower cookies on page 249 from Oh She Glows For Dinner but there seems to be a missing step in the instructions. At step 2, it says to make a flax egg but then in the next steps it doesn’t say when to add the flax egg to the rest of the ingredients. I thought it might be with the rest of the wet ingredients (sunflower seed butter, vanilla and maple syrup) but am not sure.

Thank you so much for your help!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2021 at 11:22 am

Hey Blake, I’m so sorry for the delay in reply! I got behind with some of my comments and I’m playing catch up :)
Thank you for your question! I hope that you caught my update on this recipe in my Insta Stories in the fall but if not, I will share the link to the correction again here:
you can find this link on my book page :)

I hope this helps and that you enjoy the cookies!!


Sara October 19, 2020 at 11:48 pm

p.s. Hi Angela, just got your book and tried the chick pea crepes. They were great! Love the parsley, tomato and fresh garlic among the other add ins to the chick pea flour. Love the whole book, it’s been a delightful distraction this afternoon and evening. I look forward to trying many more of the recipes ! Best wishes to you and your family!

and p.s. to my skin care comments: the aloe vera gel I buy from the health food store is called Lily of the Desert 99% aloe vera gelly.


Sara October 20, 2020 at 9:13 am

Meant to say chickpea pancakes! instead of crepes! feel free to correct my text.


Jack Mills November 6, 2020 at 12:24 am

Hey all, I was wondering if anyone has heard of this keratosis treatment before? It looks like it might be a great help to people with this condition. I was just looking for some opinions before I made my decision. Thank you!


Jill November 17, 2020 at 4:47 am

Hi, are these products available in the UK?


Susan Dubose December 8, 2020 at 1:58 am

Thank you very much for sharing. I think I’ll treat my skin better in the Winter.


Terry December 31, 2020 at 3:11 pm

Happy New Year, Angela! I started my day with your Chocolate Cake Smoothie—yum! Been reading your blog almost from the beginning. I wish you and yours every good thing in the new year! Hugs!


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