I’ve been making face cream for my mother for a while now, but my “experiments” are never moisturizing enough for her skin. She gets dry patches on her cheeks and getting a cream that addresses that issue has not been easy. I have made over 10 different formulations trying to get something that works for her! I finally did it-I found a concoction that is nourishing and thick enough but not greasy! With winter coming, we all get a little drier. With heaters in our homes and cars skin is bound to get dehydrated! In order to keep your skin from premature aging we must always thoroughly moisturize our skin. One quick and easy way to do this is by drinking A LOT of water! Of course, the other way is to have a simple, pure, nourishing face cream!
I used Jojoba oil which has a high amount of ceramides. Ceramides cover skin cells and are responsible for regulating their hydration. Jojoba oil quickly gets absorbed into the skin and does not leave behind any oil residue and creates a powerful barrier against moisture loss. It softens dry and pesky patches and restores the skin to a healthy condition. Jojoba oil is also very beneficial to those suffering from eczema. It has anti-inflammatory properties which help in reducing redness caused by dryness and other skin condition like rosacea.
Shea butter reduces fine lines, contains antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory, helps cell turn over, and stimulates collagen production.
Frankincense essential oil has amazing skin regenerating properties. It helps to improve skin tone and condition. It is an astringent which means it balances the skins pH.
Lavender essential oil is soothing to the skin. It reduces inflammation and redness. It is anti fungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial.
Vitamin E oil is excellent for nourishing the skin as well as prolonging the life of your cream. It can be found in any health food store and even grocery stores. You can even get the capsules and break them open to put in your cream!
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 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.
This cream is easy to make and you will not find anything this pure and nourishing for your skin that you won’t pay an arm and a leg for. I have linked all my products to the exact products I use and love. As always, using quality ingredients makes a big difference in the results and when working with essential oils you must always use PURE high quality oils.
So, let’s get ready for colder weather and make a super nourishing and luxurious face cream!
Dry Skin Moisturizer
1 cup distilled water
- Fill a medium pot half way full with water.
- Place a glass pyrex measuring cup in the pot.
- Heat wax and oils.
- Heat water and neodefend in another double boiler.
- Once the emulsifying wax is melted and once neodefend has dissolved you must get the two mixtures temps around 160 before mixing them together. This takes a lot of attention!
- Once both mixtures are the same temp-pour the water into the oil.
- 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.
- Once your mixture is no longer hot, add your essential oils then pour into containers.
- Let containers set for 24 hours. Your cream will thicken in this time.