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DIY Cypress Firming Serum

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If you’re looking for something nice to do for your skin, look no further. This DIY skin firming serum contains a powerful concoction of organic anti aging ingredients that will tighten fine lines and wrinkles, rejuvenate parched skin cells and leave your skin feeling smoother and softer after one use!
DIY Skin Firming Serum

I love using oils on my skin. No matter if it’s in the dead of summer or middle of winter I will probably never go back to a face lotion. Lotions contain and shockingly large amount of water as well as other ingredients that make it possible to combine oil and water. While water is great for your skin and can act as a vehicle to transport oil deeper into your pores, I would rather use a water based serum and/or toner and then apply an oil based serum/face oil to get the maximum benefits of mother nature. There are so many reasons to give up the face cream!

The Difference Between a DIY Serum & a DIY Face Oil

I’m going to bottom line you-there is no difference between an oil based serum and a face oil in the DIY world or even the over the counter world. I called this DIY a serum because it is full of powerful anti-aging ingredients to boost your skin health. I do not recommend using a face oil on top of this serum because it would be redundant. 

DIY Skin Firming Serum Ingredients

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

Camelina Oil is HIGH in fatty acids and Vitamin E making it very effective against psoriasis and eczema.  It has a good reputation in anti aging facial products and an even better reputation for rejuvenating the hair!

Moringa oil contains a plant hormone called cytokinin that helps cellular growth as well as protects skin cells.  This oil also contains a good amount of vitamin C which we know helps boost collagen.  It has a high concentration of behenic acid which has been known to be an anti aging tool due to it’s powerful conditioning properties!  

Squalane is an amazing ingredient. It has many skin benefits! Squalane actually belongs to the oil family and does not mix with water. Squalane has been helpful in balancing oil production. It revs up circulation, softens rough skin and hydrates the skin. What I love about it is that it penetrates the skin deeply and helps regenerate skin cells and has been known to boost collagen.

Cypress Essential Oil is a powerful firming oil.  It improves circulation, strengthens blood capillaries, is antibacterial, anti-infectious, and anti-microbial.  Cypress oil is amazing for varicose veins and broken capillaries. I love it in my rose hydrating spray recipe.

Copaiba Essential Oil has been called the highest anti inflammatory substance known. That’s a huge claim. What that translates is it can reduce puffiness as well as fight free radicals. It also has been known to regenerate collagen and is extremely healing.

Lavender Essential Oil is a simple oil that I’ve added to help calm the skin. Plus, it smells so good with the other oils in this DIY serum.

Geranium Essential Oil is my favorite essential oil for the 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.

DIY Skin Firming Serum

DIY Skin Firming Serum

2 tsp. Rosehip Seed Oil (find it HERE)

2 tsp Squalane (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Moringa Oil (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Camelina Oil (find it HERE)

1/4 tsp. Vitamin E Oil (find it HERE)

4 drops Cypress Essential Oil (find it HERE)

2 Copaiba Essential Oil (find it HERE)

2 Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)

1 drops Geranium Essential Oil (find it HERE)


Combine all ingredients in a 1 ounce dropper bottle.

To Use:

  1. Apply 3-5 drops to the skin after cleansing and toning. 
  2. Can be used morning and night. 

DIY Skin Tightening Serum

I’ve been using this easy to make DIY skin firming serum for a week now. I love that it is full of effective yet completely natural oils that will deliver a large amount of undiluted nutrition to your skin. 

Remember, your DIY serum is only as good as the quality of your ingredients. I always buy my oils and other ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs because I trust their quality. I know it’s tempting to shop on Amazon but time and time again I’ve noticed the quality and consistency is not dependable. 

xx, Jenni


DIY Skin Firming Serum

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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 9 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on how to achieve beautiful skin the natural way.

8 thoughts on “DIY Cypress Firming Serum”

  1. Hi,
    I just bought ingredients to make your skin are products. One of the best products I have used is Skinceutical’s CE Ferulic serum. Do you use Ferulic acid in any of your recipes?


    1. Neha-Hi! It all depends on your skin type but it is a myth that oil causes acne. So much of acne has to do with what you are eating as well as hormones and stress. I don’t experience acne from oils. In fact, my skin is so much clearer after incorporating oils into my regime.

  2. Hi, Jenni,

    I am very new to lotion crafting. In fact, I’m planning on making your firming skin creams and a few others in the next few days! So, I hope this isn’t a stupid question, but can you keep your creams & lotions at room temperature if the ingredients include NeoDefend? How about leucidal liquid?



    1. Lori-Not a stupid question act all!! Yes! I would say if you use Neodefend, you can keep your lotion on the shelf for around 3 months. I’m not sure that leucidal liquid is a good choice for lotions-I typically use that on totally water based products like Hyaluronic Acid Serums. But I believe the shelf life of a serum with leucidal liquid is the same and you could leave a serum out of the fridge for 3 mos. Good luck!!

  3. We always look out for the best products for our skins so that it does not show any side effects. Getting the best products by doing it all by yourself will be the best product available.
    Thank you for listing all this information together and sharing it with us and letting us know more about it. Keep sharing more such articles like this with us in the future also.

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