Light Facial Cream

After using a face mask, it is highly recommended that you moisturize your face. Face creams are a nice addition to your products, whether or not you use a face mask. Light face creams can be also be a source of great bonding time with the family. When I was a little girl, I would lay down with my head in my mom’s lap and we would talk about anything that came to mind. While we talked, Mom would rub a light face cream into my cheeks and then when we were done, she would give me a great big hug. Whether it is with children, grandchildren or even a spouse, this time is special.

Any way you want to use this wonderful Light Facial Cream from our recipes section is up to you. This cream even has Hydrovance instead of Glycerin for its great long term moisturizing properties! What are we waiting for? Let’s get rolling with the cream!

Collect needed items:
Water
Colorless Jojoba Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Evening Primrose Oil
Hydrovance
Stearic Acid
Apricot Kernel Oil
Meadowfoam Oil
MMS Aloe Extract
Squalane
Vitamin E Acetate
Germaben II
Essential or Fragrance Oil of your choice (This is optional. I’m going to use Fruit Slices Fragrance Oil)
Scale
Small Transfer Pipette
Mixing Bucket
Spoon
Immersion Blender (optional)
Containers to fill with finished product

I’m also going to add 1 drop of the Purple Raspberry and 2 drops of the Lemon Yellow liquid colors from the January 12 2009 post.

Recipe:
380 grams Water
45 grams Colorless Jojoba Oil
20 grams Emulsifying Wax
10 grams Evening Primrose Oil
10 grams Hydrovance
7 grams Stearic Acid
5 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
5 grams Meadowfoam Oil
5 grams MMS Aloe Extract
2 grams Squalane
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate

3.75 grams Germaben II
2.5 grams Essential or Fragrance Oil (optional)

Weigh all ingredients except Germaben II and Essential or Fragrance Oil. Microwave using short bursts of time until melted or mostly melted. You can use the immersion blender to completely blend in small chunks of Stearic Acid and Emulsifying Wax. Allow to cool until not overly hot to the touch. Add the Germaben II and Essential or Fragrance Oil. Make sure everything is blended thoroughly. I like to add my color last, to check how well the mixing has progressed.

Yay! We now are finished with the cream and we need to fill our jars.

Guess what? 5 of these samples are going to be pulled aside for the Mother’s Day Gift Baskets! WOW!

Andee
Next week is all about making the home air smell good. We are going to make room sprays and linen sprays! Don’t forget about the Monster Away Sprays for Kids!

Collect needed supplies.
Collect needed supplies.
Weighing oils.
Weighing oils.
Adding water to oils.
Adding water to oils.
Melting the waxes.
Melting the waxes.
Oils before mixing.
Oils before mixing.

Mixing the lotion.
Mixing the lotion.
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16 thoughts on “Light Facial Cream”

  1. This looks like it made a lot. What size jars did you use with it?

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    1. Lauri-
      The reason it looks like it made a lot is because I was having some difficulties weighing this as we were taking pictures. I had to double my recipe! :) Whoops! The recipe makes about 17 ounces, and I filled a 2 ounce jar that I use for blog samples.
      Andee

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  2. I just love all of the pictures on your blog and they are so helpful.
    I have read many recipes but this is the first time I have ever seen how
    many of the products are made.

    Would Optiphen work in this recipe?

    mb

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  3. I’ve always heard that you should heat your liquids to 170 degrees and hold them there for 20 minutes to kill any bacteria. Then let it cool down before proceeding.

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    1. Amy Warden-
      Not needed. If you desire to heat the water before making lotion that is fine, treat your water like you would for making infant formula. Long heating of oils is not suggested.

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  4. Hello Andee ;o)
    It’s so nice to hear happy childhood stories!

    Anyway, I’d like to know if I can sub the Hydrovance with Isopropyl Myristate? I have everything except Hydrovance ;o( oh wait – I don’t have the Aloe Extract either…bummer!

    Thank you!

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    1. jaspersgarden-
      You can make this substitution. It will make a different cream. You might really be on to something so keep good notes.

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  5. Is there anything you can substitude the Squalane with but still get the same results?

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  6. I like isopropyl myristate, cyclomethicone and other light oils for making smooth, velvety creams and lotions.

    There isn’t a single replacement, just other items that offer similar textures on the skin after application.

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  7. I’m not a fan of jojoba oil but I made this up for my sister and I’m LOVING it! Thanks, Andee!

    I did make a few substitutions. Here’s the formula I used:

    66% Water
    12% Aloe Juice
    2% Honeyquat

    4% E-Wax
    1.5% Stearic Acid
    9% Jojoba Oil
    2% Evening Primrose Oil
    1% Macademia Nut Oil
    1% Meadowfoam Oil
    0.5% Olive Oil
    0.5% Vitamin E
    100% TOTAL

    0.5% MMS Liquid Germall Plus
    0.5% EO Blend: Geranium, Palmarosa, Rosewood

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  8. could I use aloe butter instead of aloe extract? I forgot to order any and , of course, I only realized after the package reached me. also, what oil could be a good substitute for meadowfoam oil?

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  9. Canola Oil would be a better replacement. This will result in a more similar lotion than if you use Aloe Butter.

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  10. Excellent! I already did a batch with aloe butter and rosehip oil instead of meadowfoam oil and it turned out nicely. I will give it a try with rapeseed oil.

    I am still wondering if rosehip oil would be a good substitute for meadowfoam oil. I have never used it, I have no idea how it feels on the skin…

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  11. I’m looking to make an anti-aging face cream. Would this be a good choice? Also would alovera gel work in place of the alo extract? Please advise.

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    1. Use ingredients that make your skin feel good.

      You can use aloe gel on your skin with good results.

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