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Rosehip Cypress Firming Facial Cream

rosehip cypress firming cream f.i.I’m going to be really honest with you at the risk of sounding vain-I’m concerned about wrinkles.  I haven’t quite accepted that I don’t have 20 year old skin anymore.  In the future I plan to settle down about this but for now I’ll just keep coming up with anti aging potions!   Rosehip oil is hugely popular in the “anti aging” skin care world.  I’ve been hearing of it’s benefits for a while now.   I have chosen ingredients for this moisturizer specifically for aging skin.   This cream is not only moisturizing, it also is firming and will help even skin tone!  Get ready, this is the mother of all “anti aging” moisturizers!!!

First off, let’s discuss one reason skin starts to age.  In your late 30s, wrinkles suddenly look deeper because the skin’s natural oils decrease, the moisture barrier breaks down, and the skin dries out.  This is why I focus so much on moisturizing.  If you don’t replenish your skin’s oils, wrinkles will form.  It’s amazing to me how different my skin looks when it is dry and dehydrated.  Using the right emollient can make a massive difference!

Rosehip oil– Rosehip Oil penetrates deeply into the lower layers of the skin.  It regenerates cells and increases collagen production. It is rich in vitamin C, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and retinoic acid, which studies have shown it brightens and tightens skin!   It also helps restore skin’s elasticity, fade age spots, reduce broken capillaries, and balance oil glands.   It is very beneficial to dry, irritated and mature skin.

Cypress Essential Oil– Cypress Oil is an amazing oil-It has been used to treat incontinence because it’s tightening action is so strong it can be applied on the skin over the bladder to help the bladder to tighten.  Wild huh?   Cypress oil also improves circulation, strengthens blood capillaries, is antibacterial, anti-infectious, and anti-microbial.  Wow!   Cypress oil is amazing for varicose veins and broken capillaries.  It’s firming and tightening action is what really excites me!

Clove Essential Oil-Clove seems like an odd choice to put on your skin, I know.  It’s a “hot” oil so we’ll only be using a tiny amount.  The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value is 1,078,700!!  This tells you antioxidant capacity–Uh….. clove’s number is exceptionally high.  Just in case you don’t know-antioxidants are a really good thing.  Especially in the anti aging realm.  Anti oxidants attack free radicals in the skin that are there to harm and age skin.

Geranium Essential Oil-Geranium is one of the top essential oils for skin.  When in doubt-add Geranium.  Geranium is great for regenerating skin and revving up circulation.  It is extremely healing.  It also promotes even distribution of melanin-which helps even out the overall tone of the skin.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil-Meadowfoam Oil is rich in Vitamins C and E.  It has a wonderful ability to moisturize and nourish skin while still feeling light and absorbing quickly into the skin.  It even provides natural sun protection!  It is an up and comer in anti aging products.  The amounts of tocopherol and antioxidants that it contains help reduce damage that the skin experiences due to environmental exposure. It also hydrates the skin locking in moisture.  Because of this, fine lines and wrinkles are visually reduced.

Avocado Oil-Avocado oil should be added to this recipe if your skin is really dry.  It is very low on the comedogenic ratings chart (chart that scores oils on whether they could clog pores or not) but if you are concerned that your skin is oily enough to be sensitive to clogs, i would omit it.  Avocado Oil is a very rich oil that boosts this creams moisturizing ability.  This oil is very high in Vitamin E. It is a powerful antioxidant that strongly fights free radicals. Compared to other fruits, avocado has the highest amount of vitamin E.  Vitamin E not only helps to moisturize but has anti aging qualities as well.

Distilled water must be used in order to keep your cream fresh longer.  I have included a preservative with this recipe.  NeoDefend is considered certified organic and non-GMO.  It is antioxidant and very gentle to the skin.  Those of you weary of using a preservative must remember that it only makes up .75-1% of your product.  You can read more about and purchase NeoDefend HERE.  Your cream should always be stored in glass bottles preferably dark glass.  This will also keep your cream bacteria free longer.  Any container that allows you to pump out your lotion is a good idea-this keeps you from depositing bacteria from your hands into your lotion.

Rosehip Cypress Firming Cream

2 TBSP Rosehip oil (buy it HERE) (or HERE)

1/4 cup Meadowfoam Seed Oil (buy it HERE)

2 TBSP Avocado Oil (optional) (buy it HERE)

1.5 TBSP Emulsifying Wax (buy it HERE)

15 drops Geranium Essential Oil (buy it HERE)

15 drops Cypress Essential Oil (buy it HERE)

5 drops Clove Essential Oil (buy it HERE)

10 drops Lavender (optional, I like it for the smell) (buy it HERE)

1 cup distilled water

1/2 tsp. NeoDefend (buy it HERE)


1. Fill 2 medium pots 1/2 way full with water.

2. Place a glass bowl with a spout in each pot.

3. Heat Wax and oils in 1 pot and water and neodefend in the other pot.

**Remember that oil heats up faster then water.  Your goal is to get both mixtures at the same temp. before you can combine them so take care to not heat your oils to quickly-I raise the heat on my water mixture higher to balance out the difference.**

4. Once the emulsifying wax is melted and the neodefend has dissolved, remove from heat and mix the water into the oil.

**As a rule of thumb, both mixtures need to be about the same temperature when mixed.  This temperature is typically around 160 degrees.**  

5. Take a hand blender and mix your water/oil mixture for about 40 seconds to 1 minute.   Let stand for 15 minutes then mix for about 30 seconds again.  Once you notice that the water isn’t separating at the bottom of your bowl after not mixing for a few minutes, you are done mixing.

6. Once your mixture is no longer hot, add your essential oils then pour into containers.

7. Let containers set for 24 hours.  Your cream will thicken in this time.

Go HERE for a more detailed account of how to make a cream.

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 There you have it-this recipe has strong anti aging potential!  This recipe makes 12 ounces.  I like to store mine in a 4 ounce glass bottle with a pump or cap so I can prolong the shelf life.  I keep the rest in the fridge until I’m ready to use it!  Find 4 ounce bottles HERE.  Always use high quality ingredients in your recipes.  I have linked all the products I personally use.

Use this moisturizer morning and night after cleansing and toning.  If you prefer to apply an oil to your skin rather than a cream you can always omit the emulsifying wax, water and neodefend.  This would be a wonderful facial oil!

 Use coupon code JENNIRAINCLOUD when purchasing essential oils from Spark Naturals for 10% off your entire purchase!

xx, Jenni


  1. Are you planning on making any of the firming cream to sell on etsy? Please e-mail me to let me know – would love to buy some – I’m not much on making my own.
    Thanks Jennifer….Marci Swetmon

    • Hi Marci! I want to use it longer on myself and hopefully hear from people that have made it before I charge people for it. If the results are good I will absolutely sell it. I made a batch of 12 ounces though-since you are my absolute BEST client you are welcome to 4 ounces of it-I would charge $32 for you-the ingredients are much more expensive then the creamy shea moisturizer so if I do end up selling it, I’ll have to charge more. If you are interested, message me on Etsy and we’ll make it a custom order.

    • Rosehip cypress firming cream. I am not good at making things. Do you make this cream and sell it, I sure would love to try it. Is there anyway I can purchase it.

  2. Please sell on etsy!! I need this ASAP.

    • Lisa, Honestly-I have not used this long enough to make sure the results are worth charging people for it. This cream is based on research rather than experience-If I get people making it and having good results and if I have good results I will for sure put it on my Etsy shop!! Thanks for your interest!!

  3. I have rose geranium ESO will that work as well?

  4. Can this be used near the eyes?

  5. I appreciate your recipe and all the explanations of health benefits of the ingredients. But I question the 2 Tablespoons of Rosehip oil. I have never seen Essential oils be required in any measurements other than drop or ML. Also the cost would be extreme. Over $60.00 for just that one ingredient!

    • Hi Leslie, Rosehip oil is not an essential oil. It’s more like a carrier oil. I have linked the rosehip oil I used. It’s about $33 for 1.5 ounces, which is 3 tablespoons. I know the company NOW offers it like an essential oil but it is not. Thanks!

  6. Thanks for another wonderful recipe! I can’t wait to make this. I finally got my Emulsifying Wax for the lotion recipe you posted a couple weeks ago. So, looks like I’ll be “cooking” up some beauty this weekend!

  7. Thanks for all of your amazing recipes, I have made several different ones and always love the finished product! One question, how much does this recipe make and what is the best kind of container to store it in??


  8. Hi, can this be used when pregnant or breast feeding?

    • Cheryl-Many women use rosehip oil on their tummies during pregnancy to prevent stretch marks but I have heard there is a little controversy due to it having a lot of Vitamin A. If it were me I would use it. I have also heard that Cypress oil is a little controversial due to it’s blood circulation benefits. In my opinion if there is a risk at all, it would be small. You’ll have to make the call. Thanks!

  9. Lynn Osborne says:

    Please let us know when you make this to sell !!

  10. Bernadette says:

    I am wondering if I can use just the oils to make a serum rather than a cream. Would i need to change any quantities?

  11. Essential oils need to be first checked for safety. has good info…

    WARNING: Clove oil is a known dermal and mucous membrane irritant and sensitizer. It should not be used on the skin, or, if necessary, used in very weak dilution (less than 1%). It should not ever be applied to broken or irritated skin. Avoid use of any Clove oil if you are on anti-coagulant therapy (blood thinners.)

    WARNING: Cypress oil. Possible reproductive toxicity, avoid during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

    I’m excited to try this blend minus the clove oil

    • Thanks for the info.! I’m not familiar with that website-I’ll check it out! I use a tiny amount of clove-5 drops per 12 ounces. I’m not concerned about it at all. Omitting it will still give you a great cream!! I know Cypress oil is controversial while pregnant but again the small amount used does not concern me. I will add this info.about cypress oil and pregnancy to my post though!

  12. Would this be ok to use on acne prone skin?
    Just found your site and love it!

    • Hi Heather-I have dry, but blackhead prone skin-I have been using this for about 2 weeks and have not had any clogging-Rosehip is so good for your skin but I have heard of cases that it caused people to break out-Bottom line is that everyone’s skin is different. Until you try it you won’t know. The likely hood is low that you’ll have an issue. If you are oily I would omit the avocado oil. Good luck-it’s really worth a try-I’m loving how well my make up goes on and looks on top of it even! Thanks!!

  13. Jennifer – you have out-done yourself on this one – it is the best! It’s perfect under make-up. I like to use the Creamy Shea Facial Moisturizer at night with a touch of the Rosehip Cypress Firming Cream around my eyes. Very impressed with the Rosehip Cypress Firming Cream – it’s a keeper!

  14. Will you please share your creamy Shea facial moisturizer with us?

  15. OK Jenni – I beginning to run low on the fabulous product you have me hooked on! Please let me know when you are going to sell it on – I cannot run out!!

  16. This feels great, thank you! I did modify it a bit. I didn’t have geranium and clove EOs so I used Clary Sage and Carrot Seed. I also have been trying to get away from using EW so I used soy lecithin. I am new to it and it did not emulsify well at all. Any tips for using soy lecithin? I was thinking of adding in some beeswax next time.

    • Hi Carrie-I would like to get around emulsifying wax too but have not found a suitable alternative! I have no experience with soy lecithin, but I know beeswax doesn’t mix water and oil well-I’ve tried that route and ended up with a wasted product. Good luck!

      • Thanks Jenni! I played around with the lecithin (organic liquid form) and did add a bit of beeswax only because I read a few times when used together it can help emulsify. That is very loose though. It worked but I had used more oils/butters than a lotion or cream. What I had was more in between a cream and a butter, about half water half oil. It hasn’t separated and it’s been over a week. In case your interested in trying it, I used chamomile tea for the water phase and shae butter, meadowfoam, and avocado oil for the oil phase. I added the lecithin and beeswax (only about 3% of each) to the oil phase and vit e at the end. I mixed it in my kitchen aid for about 20 mins and it came out really nice. I’m using it for my son and his skin is so soft and silky after I apply.

  17. Hi Jenni,
    Did you decide if you were going to sell this?

    • Nicole-I am not. I have formulated a Firming Serum that is very similar. In fact Primally Inspired posted it today-
      I will be selling this in the next couple of weeks! Thanks!

  18. Colleen says:

    I made this recipe Sunday evening and as if last night when I went to bed it was still a little runnier than I would like it to be? What is the secret to getting it to set up into a nice lotion consistency?

    • Colleen, Usually it can take a couple of days to totally thicken up, but sometimes, depending on the brand of wax I’m using, instead of a tablespoon, I make it a “heaping” tablespoon. The emulsifying wax is what thickens so if it didn’t get to the consistency you were hoping in a couple of days, next time add more wax. Thanks!

  19. Hi jenni,
    I’ve just discovered your wonderful site. I’ve been making natural products for the last year now, not to sell, just for me and my family. I’ve been using a preservative called GFphen PCG that i’ve been quite happy with, until i made a toner, although i used the correct amount i found this very harsh on my skin and i didn’t like the sensation i felt on my face, i had to dilute it quite a bit, i’m now considering moving away from these types of preservatives but unsure of what alternatives to use, i have done some research about this but it’s all a bit overwhelming. I’ve noticed you use Citric Acid in your recipes as your preservative and i’m very much interested… I’d really like to make this cream for my disabled friend, could you tell me how long this cream lasts out of the fridge?

    Many Thanks,

    • Tonje-I love citric acid-It’s a great pH adjuster and way more natural. The lower the pH the less likely bacteria will form. I have since added a preservative called NeoDefend just to ensure this cream stays fresh longer. It is non gmo, certified organic and as natural as preservatives come. The only time I’ve had an issue with something going bad is when I add coffee to it. This cream has lasted me over 6 mos without keeping it in the fridge. Not everyone has the same results but I make creams all the time for my Etsy shop and this site and have never had one go bad before 6 mos. Thanks!

  20. Jessica says:

    Hi Jenni,
    I’d like to know if I can use another emulsifier, I have lanolin, bees wax, mango butter. thanks! Do you any experience using DMAE, Hyaluronic acid, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C ester?
    Love all you recipes, I will be making the firming eye cream and the rosehip cypress facial cream, I’ll let you know.

    • Jessica-I do not know of another emulsifier that would work quite like emulsifying wax. I have tried beeswax with no luck and I know butters aren’t emulsifying enough. I’ve never worked with lanolin, but have never heard of it emulsifying properly with water.
      Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C ester are high on my list to explore! Keep me posted on your cream!

  21. Chrissy says:

    What are your thoughts on adding carrot seed oil to this?? I wasn’t sure if it would be too much or if I’d have to adjust any other measurements. Thanks!

  22. Couldn’t you just use some aloe gel to thicken up the oils so you wouldn’t have to use e.w.? It’s thicker than a serum.

    • Hi Denise-If you used aloe and cut out the water and wax you would have more of a serum. It would be very thin. Plus, aloe is water based so you would need to use some kind of a preservative. If you don’t mind a serum, skip the water and just mix the oils. Thanks!

  23. Littlekatieinlondon says:

    Hello Jenni, I was searching for an facial oil with geranium and came across your recipe. I cannot wait to try it! I started to make my own organic body butter (very simple) and got interested in more. Your recipes are simple so I am up for the challenge. I hope to get all I need here in the UK. I love all your recipes a will be definitely trying more. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  24. Hi Jenni, I am a big fan of your website, and have already tried a lot of recipes 🙂
    I wanted to ask if there is any other option to substitute NeoDefend? I cannot find any near my area (I live outside of the US).

    • Stela-I am trying to find a suitable preservative that is not full of harmful chemicals besides neodefend. I am researching Opriphen and I also am thinking of a combo. of sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate. Preservatives suck but they are so necessary unfortunately! Hope you find something! Keep me posted!

      • Hi,
        Did you come up with an alternative to NeoDefend? It isn’t available in my area either. Optiphen plus is however and if I were to use this would it be the same amount and would I still use the citric acid?

  25. Hi Jenni,

    I’m new to your site….have only made one of your recipes (the cypress Firming/Anti-Aging Serum) and I LOVE it! I have a question….you mention using Citric Acid in this recipe but you don’t say how much to use.

    Thanks, in advance, for your response and for your willingness to share with all of us novices!

  26. Shannon M says:

    You have a beautiful website. When are you adding the Rosehip: at the very end with the essential oils? Many thanks!

  27. Carlene Hudson says:

    Yes I am in YL essential oils just for myself. I am looking g to firm up my gace as soon as possible. I know it’s not that easy. I’m looking to get so e oils and try I have been sick and have disabilities alot in my arms and have let myself go. I am 54 yrs old and my dry skin has taken its tole. I was just looking o e oil and ran across your site. It amazes is wonderful. I don’t know what to do. I just want to put some oils on and wondering on the tightening ones for inch loss on body I know I can’t do.i need to tighten if possible for an occasion and want to take care of my skin from now on. I would love your advise I noticed these posts are kinda old you may have your own line of skin care now.i used to look very young for my age and now I look very old for my age. If you are selling an oil or can recommend what to do I would greatly appreciate it. The talk about the hydraulic acid with vit. C you know you and some were talking about last year is so popular now do you recommend that or the oils. Some of them your opinions or if you are selling some please contact me I am all alone and could use the advise. Thanks so much

    • Carlene-Hi!! Thanks for your kind words! Ok, for tightening I would look into Cypress oil. For aging I love carrot seed oil and geranium essential oil. You should take heart that once you start to take care of your skin by taking your make up off at night and using proper products, your skin can look years younger. Moisturizing thoroughly can really make a huge difference. Sometimes our skin looks older and more wrinkled then it really is because it’s so dehydrated. Once you moisturize it sufficiently, fine lines can disappear! I do have an Etsy shop with a facial oil and an eye treatment that would be great for you!
      Vitamin C is so good for helping even skin tone. I have never worked with hylauronic acid so I don’t know much about this. Good luck and let me know if you need anything else!

  28. Carlene Hudson says:

    I just reread my post. It sounds terrible. I meant my face. I’m trying to tighten my face as soon as possible. I know it’s hard I just want the best stuff to work with.

  29. Since it’s been a while since you first posted this recipe, I wonder how your personal results have been over time using the cream. I’m eager to make it for myself!

    • Daisy-I don’t use this cream since I added Neodefend. I used to not use a preservative and I loved it! It is for sure my favorite cream. For all the effort it takes to make a cream, you just really need to prolong your shelf life past 2 weeks so you really need a preservative. Neodefend is the most natural I could find but I think it smells like a chemical and it’s hard to cover the smell with essential oils. It’s kind of a silly reason to not like homemade creams so take it for what it’s worth. Plus, I started trying out natural skin care lines so I can review them so that is another reason I stopped using this.

  30. hi, Jennifer. I notice that you always add your Neodefend to your Phase A and heat it. Other DIYs that I read say to add your preservative in Phase C. The first few things I made went bad quickly and I thought I was overheating the NeoDefend. I’m questioning that now bc your products are well preserved. I’d much rather add it to the A phase so it dissolves better.

    Do different preservatives work better if added in the cool down phase? Most of the other DIYs I come across either use a parsben or Germal Plus. I also use Leucidal liquid for pure aqueous products. A lot of bloggers don’t use NeoDefend but I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

    I’ll try this lotion with the NeoDefend in the A Phase and keep an eye on it!!! Thank you so much for turning us all onto different and BETTER DIYs. NeoDefend is perfect. Most bloggers I come across don’t even use a preservative. They’re still using Citric Acid and Vitamin E to preserve and that just will not preserve your product. A real preservative is a MUST and NeoDefend is the best one out there for the types of DIYs I enjoy doing!!Jodi

    • Jodi-I add it to phase A because it is not affected by heat and I like to dissolve it more. You could add it at the end but I feel like it would smell even stronger and possibly make a cream gritty. There is a ton of info. HERE about neodefend that explains when to use it.
      Leucidal liquid is added to phase C-All preservatives are different. Some only work in certain pHs and others can not be heated, especially when you are using the more natural ones.
      I used to be one of those bloggers who just used citric acid! A reader scolded me for this and encouraged me to get more education and I’m so glad she did! I continue to pursue as much info. as I can when it comes to DIY skin care because I love it and I don’t want to lead anyone down a harmful path!! There’s a lot to learn but it’s all so rewarding!
      Thank you for your encouragement and kind words!!

  31. I wanted to take the time to say how much I have enjoyed your blog. I’m a DYI girl but not really gotten into face cream products. I made Cypress Firming Cream this week for my husband. (Try it out on his face first) lol. He has capillaries around the nose area and I decided to make a small batch to see how we like it so I made just a quarter of recipe. I have not purchased NeoDefend yet. I did not have clove EO. I decided to add 1 drop of carrot seed EO and 1drop Frankincense EO because I LOVE the serum with those. I had to post just how super easy it was to make following your directions. I have never made facial moisturizer myself….. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how my skin feels. Hubby does as well. Thank You for sharing your recipes as I know this takes you so much trial and error to get them so wonderful! This is the 3rd thing I’ve made and I have loved each one. A serum and Eye stick as well. All super easy & have been using for 6 months so I decided it was time to branch out and try new things.

    • Jeanne-I love hearing this!! Thank you so much! I love to experiment and so want to make quality recipes that are easy for everyone! Always feel free to omit my carrier oil and essential oils and add what your skin needs! Make it your own-that’s the beauty of DIY skin care-you are in control!

  32. I made the Cypress Rosehip firming cream last night and love it!! I’ve been using your firming eye cream since you posted the recipe, Jennifer. However, I did tweak some of the EOs and eventually a few carriers thatcjustcwork better for me. This is my first “new” face cream in a while!!

    I love it. It blended very well, has great slide and the only thing I did differently was substitute 1/2 cup of rose water and 1/2 cup of distilled. I just LOVE rose water. It smells fabulous with the mix of EO’s you suggested.

    I pre-moisturizer with a low molecular weight Hyuralonic serum that Ixalso make with Rose water so I may try to tweak my HA recipe to get another beneficial hydro sol in the mix.

    I have acne prone skin and have had a break out going on. The Cypress forming cream with the clove did not irritate my skin in the least. You cannot go wrong with meadowfoam and Rosehip oils for oily skin. Tho this cream may not treat acne it certainly will not make it worse unless you personally have a reaction to something. If you do, Jojoba is a great choice. As well as a cleanser and pre serum that will treat your acne. I recommend leaving this cream as is!!!! It’s a winner!!!

    • Jodi-Can you tell me more about your HA serum? I have been doing research on this for about a week and am so excited to try it! What does it do for your skin-Is it simply the HA powder mixed with rosewater-and then after a few hours it turns to a gel? So excited to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Hi there, could I substitute the Neodefend for Optiphen plus? I can’t find anywhere online where I can order neodefend in Canada without the shipping costing an outrageous amount. I have, however, been able to find optiphen plus…could I use it as a substitute?

  34. Marianella says:

    I made this face lotion and I LOVE it. have you tried to make one with SPF? that will be great. thanks

  35. Just strictly based on smell, I don’t like clove or lavender;
    Is there anything I can substitute for the same/similar effects?
    specifically High ORAC and skin friendly.


  36. Hi!
    Can I substitute NeoDefend with Leucidal Liquid in the face cream? I bought the Leucidal liquid for the Hyaluronic Acid Serum and was hoping it would work for the face cream as well. If so, would I still use the same amount as if it were NeoDefend?


    • Cynthia-I’m not sure on that. I would contact are so nice and answer all my questions. For some reason, I think they’re going to suggest you not use it for recipes containing oil, but I could be wrong.

  37. Hi Jenni,

    I have been making this Rosehip Cypress Firming Cream for about a year now and I WON’T use anything else. It is AMAZING! My question is this….how can I tweak it to give it a higher SPF? I know that Meadowfoam Seed Oil has some SPF properties…however, I am very fair-skinned and need quite a bit of protection and I don’t think this offers enough. Would love to hear your thoughts on this.

    • Jennifer-I’m so glad you love it!! You can add carrot seed essential oil-it has a very high spf. Also, you could add Red Raspberry Leaf oil-it also has an extremely high SPF. I don’t know how much of each you need to add to achieve a certain SPF but I would keep the oil proportions the same and substitute the raspberry leaf oil for an oil in the recipe. As far as adding carrot seed-You could add about 4 drops-it’s smells strong. I think this would boost the sun protection!

  38. Great article. I will be facing some of these issues as well..

  39. Hi Jenny

    I took a good look at your recipe for Rosehip Cypress Firming Cream ( I and my friend really appreciate your contribution to cosmetic innovation all the time. However I found that you used NeoDefend as a preservative. As I know rosehip contains a lot of Vitamin C and NeoDefend will not be used combination with L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) because it can form Benzene. I still don’t know if rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin C just like rosehip seed. Do you think the oil does not contain Vitamin C?

    This question is just for my intellectual curiosity but not for any other purpose. I just want to hear your opinion because you are the best in this field.


    • Hi Lee-I have never heard that rosehip seed oil and neodefend might not mix well. I believe it’s ok but I will do some research to double check. I believe it’s mainly when you use L.Ascorbic Acid not an oil that contains natural vitamin C. I’ll get back to you if I found anything out! Thanks for telling me!

  40. Missy McManus says:

    Dear jenni, love your recipes! Just wondering if you could up the amount of essential oils in the Roehip Cypress facial cream? Being I’m 50, feel I could use something stronger. Thanks😀

    • Hi Missy-thank you!!! I wouldn’t up it too much. You don’t want to use too much essential oil because you could irritate your skin. If you want something stronger, I would make a facial oil instead of a cream. In fact I have a recipe with many of the same ingredients as this cream. Find it HERE.


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