Creating moisturizers, creams, peeling or even lipsticks is very similar to cooking. If you like to cook, you will definitely like our easy recipe for your first facial moisturizer. It’s all about mixing, stirring, boiling and cooling it down. And you don’t need a degree in Chemistry to perform it.
But remember, the proportions are important!
Just follow the next steps to create 100ml (to make 50 ml divide by 2) of the softening facial moisturizer:
Prepare small bottle, kitchen scales and a bottle for the moisturizer to cool off in.
BASIC LIGHT FACIAL MOISTURIZER RECIPE – 80% WATER
2-5% humectant of choice( I like organic vegetable glycerine)
0.5% allantoin (0.5% to 2% - it shouldn't have a huge effect in your creations)
8% oils( Red raspberry seed oil has natural 45 SPF against UVB)
4% emulsifier 2% thickener
COOL DOWN PHASE
0.5% to 1% preservative or Rosemary Oil Extract
(Rosemary oil extract acts as a natural antioxidant but can impart aroma of your moisturizer, so keep that in mind when using it. As a preservative, add .15 to .5 % of our undiluted Rosemary oil extract to your products)
2% hydrolyzed protein
0.5% Camomile extract
0.5% Licorice root extract inhibit skin pigmentation
Weigh out your water phase in a heat proof container and put into a double boiler. Weigh the container before you heat it so you can figure out how much water you’ve lost during the heating and holding phase.
Weigh out your oil phase in a heat proof container and put into your double boiler.
When both containers have reached 70 ̊C or 158 ̊F, hold for 20 minutes. Remove your water container and weigh it. Add enough warm water to make the total the amount you found in step 1. Pour the oil phase into the water phase or the water phase into the oil phase, depending upon what your emulsifier suggests.
Blend with a hand mixer or stick blender for at least 3 minutes. Repeat this process as often as you would like until the temperature reaches 45 ̊C or 100 ̊F.
Let cool to 45 ̊C or 100 ̊F. Add the preservative, hydrolyzed protein, panthenol, extract, and essential oils and mix well with the hand mixer or blender. Let cool.
Pour the mixture into a bottle - one with a treatment pump, preferably - and let sit until completely cooled.
What's my rationale for each ingredient?
Water: Well, that's obvious, but why so much? Facial moisturizers should feel light on our skin, so we need to include a lot of water. You can substitute other liquids for the water amount like aloe vera, witch hazel, hydrosols, and so on.
Every moisturizer can be improved by adding some essential oils and scents. The blog about usefulness of different oils for the skin will come soon.
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