LuAnn’s Face Cream
|LuAnn emailed me asking for help creating a face cream for mature skin. I think we tend to forget that mature skin needs a different style of love. The skin is thinner and more delicate. Let’s go make one that matches the cleanser we made the other day!
First I started with Coconut Oil Fractions. Coconut Oil Fractions is a light, dry feeling oil. So no heavy, greasy feeling here! It also imparts a silky feeling to the skin. Isn’t that wonderful?! I think so!
The second oil I used was Sunflower Oil. Sunflower Oil is high in oleic acids, which means it promotes a longer shelf life. So don’t fear opening a jar of cream to hit by the odor of rancid oil! Sunflower Oil is also light in texture, so it won’t make any of your products feel too heavy.
Next I used Hydrovance. Hydrovance helps moisturize the skin. We have even found that it makes the skin feel smoother. No more dry, scaly skin! Wahoo!
I also used Rosemary Oleoresin. Rosemary Oleoresin is an antioxidant. Just like the Sunflower Oil, it helps slow down the rate of oxidation in your cream. It also adds a mild herbaceous odor. I rather like it. What do you think of the smell of Rosemary Oleoresin?
Next, I used a preservative. A preservative is so very important. Unfortunately, we see a large number of people promoting the lack of preservatives. These products are not safe! If you are hesitating to add a preservative to your products, hesitate no longer! Check out this blog and think of the safety of your family!
Additionally I used Emulsifying Wax. Using Emulsifying Wax is important because it keeps the cream from separating. There is nothing more frustrating than to mix up a cream or lotion then have it separate on you.
Next, I used Rose Hip Oil. Rose Hip Oil is perfect for skin that just needs a little tender love and care. The essential fatty acids in Rose Hip Oil make it ideal for mature skin!
The last product I used today is Stearic Acid. Stearic Acid is used as a thickener for lotions and creams. Because I didn’t want the cream too thick, I kept the Stearic Acid to a lower percentage but you can always increase it if you want a thicker face cream.
Weigh all of the ingredients except for the preservative into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until all of the oils have melted. 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 the Liquid Germall Plus once the temperature drops to approximately 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before labeling. Enjoy!