LuAnn’s Face Cream 8

The best kept secret just might be in your cupboard!

The best kept secret just might be in your cupboard!

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, a light, dry feeling oil. It also imparts a silky feeling to the skin. Isn’t that wonderful?! I think so!

The second oil I used was Sunflower Oil. Its high oleic acid content 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 to help 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, which 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. Products made without a preservative 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 to keep the cream from separating. There is nothing more frustrating than to mix up a cream or lotion then have it separate on you.

Rose Hip Oil is perfect for skin that 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, 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.



Coconut Oil Fractions
Sunflower Oil
Rosemary Oleoresin
Liquid Germall Plus
Emulsifying Wax
Rose Hip Oil
Stearic Acid


Microwave Safe Container


Recipe in Percentages

5% Coconut Oil Fractions
15% Sunflower Oil
5% Hydrovance
0.5% Rosemary Oleoresin
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
5% Emulsifying Wax
7% Rose Hip Oil
2% Stearic Acid
60% Water

100 Grams

5 grams Coconut Oil Fractions
15 grams Sunflower Oil
5 grams Hydrovance
0.5 grams Rosemary Oleoresin
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
5 grams Emulsifying Wax
7 grams Rose Hip Oil
2 grams Stearic Acid
60 grams Water

4 Ounces

0.2 oz Coconut Oil Fractions
0.6 oz Sunflower Oil
0.2 oz Hydrovance
0.02 oz Rosemary Oleoresin
0.02 oz Liquid Germall Plus
0.2 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.28 oz Rose Hip Oil
0.08 oz Stearic Acid
2.4 oz Water


Weigh all of the ingredients except for the preservative into a 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. Allow the mixture to cool to approximately 120 degrees F, then add the Liquid Germall Plus. Stir gently until completely mixed.

Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before labeling. Enjoy!


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I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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8 thoughts on “LuAnn’s Face Cream

  • Janet Schreiner

    I love making your face lotions…especially the ones for mature skin. I will be making this one tomorrow and I know I will just love it. I am thankful for the great recipes from you guys. I have seriously learned so much from all of you.

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  • LuAnn

    Thanks for creating this! My mother in law has been begging for a non greasy face cream, and I never would have thought to use fractionated coconut oil!! Such a great idea, and I have chamomile and calendula infused sunflower oil that I just strained out! Would one be better than the other? Thanks again, I’ll be making this next week! 🙂

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    • Taylor Post author

      I think it depends entirely on personal taste in this case. Have a great time and I hope your mother-in-law loves it!

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  • birdies

    I’ve always heated the water and oils seperate for lotions, then mixed….like cold process soap.
    I’ll try this way, sounds easier!

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  • Rebecca

    I was looking up Hydrovance and I was wondering if I could use honey instead? It looks like there are problems with the ph rising over time with Hydrovance. I have been scouring the web looking for a good lotion for mature skin. I love Rosehip oil and this is the best recipe I have found. I really want to make this one! Thank you for this wonderful website. I have learned so much from you!!

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    • Taylor Post author

      The thing about making a cream like this is being able to make it fresh every month. If you want to make this for your face, why make 12 to 18 months of supply in one day? Just make it more frequently and the pH issue is never a problem.

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