Make your own natural skin cream with home remedies: basic recipe and ideas without coconut oil

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A skin cream is a mixture (emulsion) of water and oil. These two liquids are usually immiscible. An emulsifier has the binding function and ensures that they mix into a permanent emulsion. The basic difference between a cream and a lotion is their consistency. Creams are thicker than lotions and often contain several different oils, depending on the desired effect on the skin. The percentage breakdown of the main substances looks like this: 60 to 75% water, about 20 to 30% oil, 10% emulsifier. So making a skin cream yourself is not difficult at all. In the following, we will give you a few tips on how to properly prepare creams and explain which oils are non-comedogenic. Take our basic recipes as an inspiration to experiment!

There are roughly two types of creams (emulsions)

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One generally thinks of creams like a night cream, a day cream, a baby cream, a foot cream, a face cream, etc., but basically there are two types of skin creams that are independent of age, gender or skin type.

1. Water-in-oil emulsion for rich face creams

The first type of cream binds the moisture in the skin for a period of time and should be rinsed off afterwards so that the skin can breathe again. This group includes, for example, protective creams, healing creams, night creams and sun protection creams.

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2. Oil-in-water emulsion for light moisturizers

The second type of cream acts as a daily moisturizer for your skin and is quickly absorbed into the epidermis. This cream lets the skin breathe and helps it stay hydrated during the day. This cream works as a good foundation under makeup, a daily post-bath moisturizer, a day cream, or a cream for dry skin areas.

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Choose your ingredients carefully:

Knowing the properties of various oils, butter, and other cream ingredients can help you decide what types of ingredients and in what percentages you want to incorporate them into the cream. It is important to study the properties of oils, vitamins, additives and herbs and to adapt the cream to your skin type. For a natural skin cream, beeswax can be used as an emulsifier to bind the water and oil components together. Vegans can use soy wax instead of beeswax.

Which oils are non-comedogenic?

which face oils are non-comedogenic

If you have oily and blemished skin, you should definitely avoid cosmetic products that can clog your pores. But that doesn’t mean that you have to go without all oils. Natural oils provide fatty acids and nutrients to your skin, and people with acne are often deficient in linoleic acid. Face oils are moisturizing and even people with oily skin can benefit from them. Using oils on oily skin can help regulate sebum production.

Face cream itself does not make argan oil comedogenic

But you should make sure that the oils you use won’t clog your pores. Below is a list of facial oils that are classified as non-comedogenic.

Degree of comedogeneity:

0 – Will not clog pores

1 – Low

2 – Moderately low

3 – Moderate

4 – Quite high

5 – high

To make a non-comedogenic skin cream yourself, you should use an oil with comedogenicity grade 2 or lower.

Argan oil Calendula oil almond oil
Hemp oil castor oil Avocado oil
Shea butter Emu oil Sandalwood seed oil
Sunflower oil Neem oil Evening primrose oil
Safflower oil Pomegranate oil Grapeseed oil
Babassu oil Rose hip seed oil Jojoba oil
Camellia oil Sea buckthorn oil olive oil
Poppy seed oil Black seed oil Peach kernel oil
Raspberry seed oil

Pumpkin seed oil

In any case, avoid oils with comedogenicity grade 4 or 5. These include cocoa butter, coconut butter, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, palm oil, and wheat germ oil.

Make a daily moisturizer yourself / for face and body

Make face cream yourself without coconut oil with beeswax

Part A

Water content = 70%

Jasmine tea / rose water / herbal water 60%

Aloe vera gel 5%

Vegetable glycerin 5%

part B

Oil content = 20%

Avocado oil 10%

Castor oil 4%

Argan oil 2%

Shea butter 4%

Part C.

Beeswax as an emulsifier = 10% – this amount makes a thick cream

Note: only use 7% beeswax if the cream is too thick and increase the water percentage by 1%.

Make skin cream yourself – preparation method

Prepare face cream yourself beeswax water oil

Melt the beeswax and shea butter in a water bath until they liquefy completely. Then add the essential oils. Put the mixture in a blender and let it cool. After a few minutes, the consistency will become thicker. Now turn the mixer on a low speed and start pouring the water slowly. The skin cream should look like this at the end:

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Then pour the finished mixture into glasses. There are no preservatives in this recipe, but if you want the skin cream to last longer than a month, you will need to add them. It would also be advisable to keep the homemade cream in the refrigerator. So only prepare small amounts.

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Recipe for nourishing body cream / lotion

Water content = 75%

Rose water 60%  

Aloe juice 5%

Vegetable glycerin 5%

Oil content = 18%

Grape seed oil 8%

Jojoba oil 4%

Rose hip oil 3%

Shea butter 3%

Beeswax as an emulsifier = 7%

Notes: A “lighter” oil that is quickly absorbed by the skin should be used for a body cream. The recipe therefore contains a higher proportion of water and a lower proportion of emulsifier. This creates a light, thin cream that is easy to spread and quickly absorbed.

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Before making a skin cream yourself at home, it is best to make a checklist for yourself by asking the following questions:

1. Who will use this cream? Skin type (dry, oily or combination skin), age, gender?

2. What should be the effect of this cream? Should it be a daily moisturizer or a nourishing night cream, etc..?

3. Which face oils are recommended?

4. Which additives would you like to use – vitamins, minerals, colorings, etc..?

5. Do you want to use a preservative or you will only use the cream for a short time?

6. What type of container should you use?

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Finally, we’ve listed the best oils for every skin type:

Hemp oil helps against acne. Hemp oil is an amazing moisturizer for acne-prone skin because it has a comedogenicity rating of 0 – this means it won’t clog your pores or cause breakouts. Hemp oil is rich in linoleic acid. It is best to keep hemp oil in the refrigerator as it can go rancid quickly.

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Grapeseed oil for oily skin. It fights free radicals and helps restore collagen, which makes it an excellent antiaging oil too.

Argan oil with anti-aging effect. Argan oil has been hugely popular in recent years, and for good reason. It’s high in vitamin E and other antioxidants. Polyphenols in argan oil actually stimulate new cell growth and increase cell turnover, which smooths and refines pores.

Rose hip seed oil for acne scarring and pigmentation. This oil contains vitamin C and vitamin A (retinol) and reduces the appearance of scars, stretch marks, age spots and hyperpigmentation like no other oil.

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Sea buckthorn oil for sensitive skin. Sea buckthorn oil contains omega-7 fatty acids, which promote the healing processes in the skin. It is excellent for dryness, redness, eczema and rosacea. It has a moisturizing and calming effect. It soothes inflammation and promotes skin elasticity.

Raspberry seed oil for irritated skin. This oil has exceptional anti-inflammatory properties and works well on eczema and other skin breakouts. It moisturizes the skin and contains an abundance of antioxidants. Raspberry seed oil has been proven to provide some UVB and UVC protection (its SPF is between 28 and 50). Further tests also showed that ellagic acid, which is contained in raspberry seed oil, inhibits skin cancer in animals.

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