I want to save money and learn how to make my own skin creams. I particularly want to make skin care products with pure ingredients. I’d like to start with an eye cream, since I have some crow’s feet wrinkles that are beginning. Do you have a recipe?
Eye creams are designed to be rich and emollient to help reduce wrinkles. The skin right around the eyes doesn’t have oil glands and can thus be prone to dehydration, especially as we age. The oils in this recipe are emollient and the aloe vera gel is very hydrating.
Experiment to find out which oil—avocado, apricot kernel, grapeseed, or sesame—feels best on your skin! My (fiftysomething) skin absolutely resonates with avocado oil, especially when used around my eyes. Grapeseed often works wonders for those with younger, oily skin, as it is a less greasy oil.
1/4 cup avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, grapeseed, or sesame oil (or a mixture of these)
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
Combine the ingredients in a glass jar. Shake to blend. Dab a little on your fingers and massage around your eyes, being careful not to get any in your eyes.
Makes 1/2 cup. Lasts about four months; keep refrigerated in a glass jar with a screw top.