Facial Cream 2

Apparently, one face cream formulation wasn’t enough for me. I’ve happily formulated another face cream and I think you will enjoy it! This face cream is actually thicker than the previous face cream, and this would be more of a nightly face cream than a daily cream. 

This time I chose Sesame Oil for the smooth and creamy feel that it contributes to lotions and creams. Sesame also is very rich in nutrients that our skin loves.

I chose Avocado Oil because it is the one oil that is loved by all skin types. This choice allows the face cream to be truly versatile and pamper all skin types.

I added just a little bit of High Melt Point Shea Butter to help give the cream body without using too much Stearic Acid that would make the cream waxy.

I also chose the Green Tea and Orchid Extracts because both extracts are well known for their skin soothing and protecting properties. As my goal was to make a night face cream, these extracts are perfect for such a use.

Ingredients
Water
Hydrovance
Emulsifying Wax
Stearic Acid
Sesame Oil
Avocado Oil
High Melt Point Shea Butter
Green Tea Extract
Orchid Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Vitamin E Natural
Esme Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Jars for Lotion

Recipe: 400 grams or 14.11 ounces

Recipe in Grams 
240 grams Water
12 grams Hydrovance
16 grams Emulsifying Wax
8 grams Stearic Acid
60 grams Sesame Oil
40 grams Avocado Oil
10 grams High Melt Point Shea Butter
4 grams Green Tea Extract
4 grams Orchid Extract
2 grams Liquid Germall Plus
2 grams Vitamin E Natural
2 grams Esme Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
8.47 ounces Water
0.42 ounces Hydrovance
0.56 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.28 ounces Stearic Acid
2.12 ounces Sesame Oil
1.41 ounces Avocado Oil
0.35 ounces High Melt Point Shea Butter
0.14 ounces Green Tea Extract
0.14 ounces Orchid Extract
0.07 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.07 ounces Vitamin E Natural
0.07 ounces Esme Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
60% Water
3% Hydrovance
4% Emulsifying Wax
2% Stearic Acid
15% Sesame Oil
10% Avocado Oil
2.5% High Melt Point Shea Butter
1% Green Tea Extract
1% Orchid Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Vitamin E Natural
0.5% Esme Fragrance Oil

 

Weigh all ingredients except the additives (extracts, Liquid Germall Plus, Vitamin E Natural, and Esme Fragrance) into the microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add additives once the temperature drops to 120 F in the mixing bucket. Blend until completely mixed. Pour into jars and allow to cool completely before capping.

Yield: This recipe will make 16 ounces.

Finished Lotion
Weighing Oils
Weighing Water

Mixing Lotion
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6 thoughts on “Facial Cream 2”

  1. Hi, Andee, How long do these creams last? I notice you don’t put preservatives in them. Do they stay safe and effective forever? Thanks, Carolyn

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    1. Carolyn,
      I actually do put a preservative in all of my blog recipes that require them. The preservative for this particular cream is Liquid Germall Plus. It is an effective preservative that has a low usage rate and a low risk of being neutralized by one of the ingredients.

      The shelf life for a cream or lotion without a preservative would be only 1-3 days. Bacteria, yeast and/or mold grow that quickly. You may not see any visible problems, but it is there. With a preservative, the shelf life of a lotion or cream would be as short as the oil with the shortest shelf life typically about 9 months. You can use an antioxidant to extend the shelf life up to 3 more months, but we should plan on replacing our lotions and creams every 9-12 months.

      I hope this helps!
      Andee

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  2. I really like orchid extract for face creams, and green tea would be excellent too. Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. I was wondering if you could do a very light facial lotion for those of us that do live in the moister part of the country, and if it was possible to make an oil free version for some people that insist that the oils are messing with their skin. I keep telling people it is not always the oils but the chemicals in the lotions or soaps that break people out.

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  4. Thanks, Andee. I didn’t know about the Germall, or about the shelf life with it. Thanks for such an inter-active blog, and for providing so much information, not just “fluff.” Even a newbie like me can get the courage – and help – to try some different things. Blessings to all! Carolyn

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  5. This looks so good, I’ve never tried hydrovance (will have to order some!) Thank you so much for sharing these recipes on the blog. When I was first starting out I learned so much by examining and trying out the formulas. My very first soap was your valentines for him formula. :)

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