Moisture & Protection facial day cream

Make your own facial day cream!! In this amazing recipe, we combine tea seed, argan and rosehip seed oils for intensive moisture and protection of dry and ageing skins. We have chosen these oils, and especially tea seed, for its extraordinary antioxidant properties that will help to prevent, and stop, skin cells damage.

This cream also promotes a tighter skin with improved elasticity thanks to the restructuring properties of argan oil. The revitalizing benefits of rosehip seed oil will fight age spots, hyper-pigmentation and alleviate redness and inflammation. The combination of shea butter and beeswax will moisturise while strengthening the skin’s protection barrier.

We suggest you to combine this facial day cream with our wonderful Nourish & Repair facial night cream. Together, both day and night creams will provide the natural active benefits of 7 organic vegetable oils and 5 essential oils in your daily facial routine!

Ingredients for 250 gr recipe

% Weight in gr Ingredient name Phase
50,5 126,25 Water A
3 7,5 Glycerin A
3,5 8,75 Skincare Crafters ECO A
0,5 1,25 Xanthun gum A
10 25 Tea seed oil B
7,5 18,75 Argan oil B
7,5 18,75 Rosehip seed oil B
10 25 Shea Butter B
2 5 Beeswax (White) or Beeswax (Yellow) B
5 12,5 Skincare Crafters MULS B
0,5 1,25 Vitamin E B
Citric Acid or Lactic Acid C
0,5 (Approx. 10 - 15 drops / 100gr) Approx. 25 - 37 drops in total Divide the total amount of drops between one or more of following essential oils:
Chamomile German , Geranium, Neroli
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Equipment needed

  • Measuring spoon 1 ml
  • One small and one larger bowl- for measuring and mixing the ingredients
  • Digital scale– with 0,1 gram precision
  • Double boiler– for warming and melting oils, butters and oil-soluble ingredients. You can also use a heatproof glass beaker or jar resting in a saucepan with boiling water
  • Stick blender– for mixing lotions and creams.
  • Thermometer
  • Spatula
  • pH stripes
  • Recommended packing for this recipe: PET jar or glass jar

Instructions

  1. If you are using Lactic acid as pH ajuster, you can skip this step. If you are using Citric acid, follow these instructions: before you start, make a 20% citric acid solution by dissolving 1 ml citric acid in 4 ml of water. This solution will be used at the end to adjust the pH of the emulsion. Reserve it for now.
  2. Using the small bowl, and the digital scale, measure all the ingredients from Phase B, and add them, one by one, to the double boiler.
  3. On the larger bowl, dissolve the xanthan gum into the glycerin until fully dissolved.
  4. Measure and add the Skincare Crafters ECO preservative to the glycerin and xanthan gum mixture.
  5. Heat the Phase B ingredients in the double boiler until approximately 75°C to 80°C
  6. In the meantime, while the Phase B ingredients are being heated, measure and heat the water using a saucepan or kettle, until approximately 75°C to 80°C.
  7. When both Phase B ingredients and the water have reached the same temperature of 75°C to 80°C, add first the water to the larger bowl containing the glycerin mixture, and then add the Phase B ingredients to the same bowl.
  8. Mix the blend using the stick blender, for about 1 minute.
  9. Continue to blend using the spatula until the mixture start to thicken. You can rest the bowl in cold water to speed up the process.
  10. When the mixture has cooled under 30°C, add the essential oils and mix it thoroughly.
  11. Check the pH using the pH stripes. The pH of the formulation should be between 4 and 5,5. If it is above 5,5, add few drops of lactic acid or the 20% citric acid solution made on step 1 and measure the pH value again. Repeat if needed.
  12. Pour the cream into the jar and let to cool down completely to room temperature before setting the cap.

How to use

Apply to face after cleansing.