Proven Anti Aging Ingredients:
Rosehip Seed Oil penetrates deeply into the lower layers of the skin where it regenerates cells and increases collagen production. It is rich in vitamin C, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and retinoic acid. Studies have shown rosehip seed brightens and tightens skin! It has also been known to fade age spots and reduce the appearance of broken capillaries.
Green Tea contains caffeine. It is full of antioxidants and has anti inflammatory properties to help soothe and calm skin. Caffeine will actually tighten skin, too! I’m sure you’ve heard of cellulite treatments containing caffeine, that’s because caffeine is a diuretic. It will dehydrate fatty cells so that water will disappear from the surface of your skin. Caffeine is a vasodilator, which means it tightens skin.
Carrot Seed essential oil contains a HUGE amount of antioxidants, vitamin C and Vitamin K. It has been found to enhance the body’s immune response to UV rays, which can decrease skin damage from UV exposure. My favorite benefit of carrot seed oil is that it is so healing and it rejuvenates skin cells. In fact, carrot seed has the ability to stimulate cell growth and repair damaged skin. It is a common ingredient in eye treatments.
Lavender essential oil is healing and moisturizing as well as anti fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic! Why I add it in this cream is for the smell. It has a fresh smell that cuts the scent of carrot!
Sweet almond oil is full of vitamins D, E, B1, B2 and B6, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Almond Oil is light and absorbs easily. Using sweet almond oil daily can greatly reduce dark circles under the eyes. It is helpful at nourishing dehydrated skin. Almond Oil is said to be the closest to the oil found in a babies skin!
Vitamin E helps fight wrinkles and has a firming effect on the skin.
DIY Firming Eye Cream
- Brew a cup of green tea.
- Fill two medium sauce pans about half way full of water.
- Place a glass bowl with a spout in each pot and turn on stove to medium heat.
- Add wax, rosehip seed oil, vitamin E oil and sweet almond oil to one pot.
- Add green tea and NeoDefend to the other pot.
- Heat both mixtures until the emulsifying wax has totally melted.
- Check temperatures of both pots with a thermometer. **BOTH mixtures must be the same temp before you combine them or your cream won’t set.**
- When both your oil mixture and water mixture reach around 130 degrees, pour your water mixture into your oil mixture.
- Use a hand held blender and mix your cream.
- Continue to mix periodically (every 10 minutes or so) until you notice that water is no longer separating on the bottom. This tends to take about 30 minutes to an hour.
- Once fully mixed, add essential oils then pour into containers.
Your cream will continue to thicken in the next 24-48 hours so be sure to pour it into a container soon after it is thoroughly mixes, especially if you’re going to pour it into a pump bottle.
This recipe makes 4 ounces. This cream is light and can be used morning and night. It works great under make up.
When it comes to making highly effective anti aging DIY products, it is imperative to source high quality ingredients. I always us Mountain Rose Herbs due to the quality, sourcing and pricing of all their products. Plus, when making a lotion/cream, I can only guarantee that it will turn out right if you use their emulsifying wax. Not all emulsifiers are made the same.
Making creams can be tricky, but they are so worth it! This DIY Firming Eye Cream is rich and fluffy and will absorb quickly and penetrate into the deeper levels of your skin. Taking care of the delicate skin around the eye is vital in preventing wrinkles and fading lines that have already appeared. Always be very gentle around your eyes. Dab a small amount of cream around the eye being careful not to push or pull on the skin. Feel free to apply this cream where you need it most.
For a much more in-depth tutorial on lotion making go HERE.
I don’t sell creams in my Etsy shop but I do offer THIS Anti Wrinkle Eye Stick Roll On that contains some of these ingredients and then some. It is an incredible product and since it does not contain water, it is POTENT. Shop it HERE.