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Hyaluronic Acid Anti Aging Cream

Hyaluronic acid lotion DIY

This DIY has been a LONG TIME COMING.  I’ve had so many requests for a Hyaluronic Acid Cream that I couldn’t refuse.  This DIY, while is made in 2 parts-turned out to be less complicated then I thought it would be.  This cream turned out light, fluffy and absorbs into the skin quickly.  Why would you want to make an HA cream, you ask?  Well, Hyaluronic acid is a substance that gives the skin hydration.  It plumps the skin leaving it looking youthful and smooth.  Because I use a high molecular HA, it does not penetrate to deeper levels so the HA results are more immediate then long lasting.  By adding anti aging oils like rosehip seed, avocado and shea butter, we’re encouraging deeper repair and hydration which makes this cream the best of both worlds!

What You’ll Need:

Part 1: Making Hyaluronic Acid Serum

You need to make an HA serum before you start the cream.  This is very easy to do, but it needs to sit in the fridge overnight to fully dissolve.   Go HERE for the full post on how to make an HA serum but I will briefly explain here.

  1. Using a condiment bottle, fill it with 1 cup of rose water hydrosol.
  2. Add 1/2 tsp. leucidal liquid (preservative).
  3. Add 1/2 tsp. hyaluronic acid powder.
  4. Shake and leave in the fridge for at least 12 hours.

Part 2: Making a Cream

  1. Add your HA mixture to a glass pyrex cup.
  2. Fill a medium sized pot 1/2 way full with water and place the glass cup in the water.
  3. Place your “double boiler” on the stove top and turn stove to medium heat.
  4. Add 1/2 tsp. of NeoDefend to HA mixture.
  5. In another medium sized pot, fill 1/2 way full with water and place another glass pyrex cup in the water.
  6. Add rosehip seed oil, avocado oil, shea butter and emulsifying wax.
  7. Turn stove top to medium heat.
  8. Monitor your 2 pots with a food thermometer like THIS.
  9. Both mixtures need to reach around 160F.
  10. Once both mixtures are around 160F at the same time, remove from heat.
  11. Add your HA mixture into your Oil mixture.
  12. Using a stick blender, blend for about a minute.
  13. Periodically blend mixture for the next 30 minutes-1 hour to ensure they emulsify.
  14. Once your cream has cooled, add essential oils and vitamin E oil.
  15. Transfer to a jar or using a condiment bottle, transfer to a pump bottle.

DIY Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

Hyaluronic Acid Cream DIYYour cream will thicken over the next day.  If you prefer a thicker consistency then a thin cream, you can do this by adding more then 1 tbsp. of emulsifying wax.  Adding 2 tbsp. will make your cream thicker, but remember, emulsifying wax has no benefit to the skin and will make your cream less effective.

This recipe makes about 12 ounces of cream.  You could easily divide it and share with friends and family.  I suggest bottling 4 oz. at a time and storing the rest in the fridge until needed.  Find 4 oz. jars HERE and pumps HERE.

If you are confused on the process of making a cream see THIS post where I explain it in more detail and provide lots of pictures.

This seems like a lot of equipment and directions but if you’re somewhat familiar with making a cream, this is really no different except that instead of water, you’re using hyaluronic acid.  The main difference in outcome when it comes to using HA in a cream is that your cream will be thinner then if you were using water.  Strange but that’s what happened in my case.

I have been using my cream on and off in the morning.  It smells so good and makes my skin look smooth and ready for makeup.  In my opinion, this DIY is worth making.  It takes about an hour from start to finish but the results are so rewarding.  There’s something so exciting about creating a lotion!

Any other DIYs you all would like to see?

xx, Jenni

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  1. Will it be okay to use the Helichrysum Hydrosol? Not smell as nice I am sure but I only have that at the moment and excited to try! Also I am going to make a smaller bath and skip preservatives and keep in fridge. Any timeline on that you can guess for me. SO EXCITED!!!

  2. Jenni,
    Great post! I personally will not be making this…I’m only into the super simple DIYs. But love how well you explain everything. And HA is some crazy amazing stuff! I love your HA serum…such a great base for makeup and skin looks instantly plumped. I have made it myself several times but most recently purchased from your Etsy store. There are not too many products that give instant gratification like that.

  3. Jenni, this looks like a great cream and I am anxious to make it. Regarding the preservatives, leucidal liquid and Neodefend… can I use Phenonip in the place of both of them? I don’t make a lot of products at this time that require preservatives, so I hate to have too many different ones, and I already have Phenonip. Thank you!

  4. Hi Jenni,
    I’ve been following you for awhile now and have made many lotions based off of your recipes. In the course of my experimentation I’ve come up with a face cream that works beautifully for me and I’d like to try and incorporate HA into it. My lotion uses 4oz of oils and it looks as though your using approximately 3oz. Do you think I’ll be ok using my recipe substituting the HA serum for the water?
    Thank you for so many great ideas!

  5. I just want this information.I will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Just out of curiosity do you experiment to find these recipes? or do you get them from somewhere else? I have been reading your posts for a while and I have been considering purchasing a mask-makers books from Amazon.

    Will this mask stain your skin temporarily?

  7. Can I use Optiphen as a preservative instead. And can I substitute the Emulsifying was with Pure Bees Wax?

  8. Hi, Jenni!! I saw somewhere that I could purchase your products on Etsy. Is that correct, and if so, how do I go about making a purchase??

    Thank you in advance!!!

  9. Hi Jenni!

    This cream looks amazing! Kindly consider selling it on your Etsy shop 🙂

  10. pamela ap says:

    I’ve been using Hyaluronic Acid for a while. So far I am very pleased with the Lady Soma Renewal Serum (which contains hyaluronic acid) with it. No funky smell or stickiness. I have a combination skin type: dry and oily in t-zone area. My trick is to apply when my face is still wet when it feels really dry cause of the dry weather in California or apply right before.

    It helps my skin hydrated better this way without breaking-outs.

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Hello Jenny I made it and it separated, feeling so sad😯 I used optiphen instead of the Neodefend.

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Hello Jenny i didnt if you see my last comment about my cream been separated, i did every step except that I used optiphen instead of the Neodefend. Can you please reply? I want to make it again. Thanks

    • Elizabeth-If your cream separated I would think you could still blend it and hopefully it will emulsify. Did you use the emulsifying wax from Mountain Rose Herbs? So sorry it’s not working!!

  13. This looks fantastic – thank you! I want to make a lotion bar using coconut oil and shea butter. Do you think I can incorporate HA?

  14. Can i use beeswax instead of emulisfying wax?

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