How to Make Vitamin C Face Cream

Vitamin C can be helpful in fighting the signs of aging.

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Vitamin C isn't just something you can ingest for a dose of antioxidants. The same good things for your insides that come from Vitamin C can also help your skin. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties which fight the free radicals that can cause premature aging and the symptoms that come with the aging process. Make your own Vitamin C face cream with all natural ingredients and avoid all those chemical-laden treatments you find at the store.

1.

Mix 16 g of extra virgin olive oil, 4 g of borage oil, 6 g of jojoba oil and 4 g of rose hips seed oil in a heatproof measuring cup.

2.

Place this mixture in a hot water bath until all the waxes are completely melted and then remove it from the heat.

3.

Add 2 g stearic acid and 8 g of vegetable emulsifying wax and stir well.

4.

Combine 60 g of rose water and 1/8 xantham gum in a separate heatproof cup. Place this mixture in a hot bath for about 10 minutes or until warm. Dissolve ½ tsp. of borax, stirring it in along with a ½ tsp. of neroli wax and ½ tsp. of rose concrete.

5.

Stir four drops of beeswax absolute, 1/8 tsp. xanthan gum, two drops of essential orange oil and two drops of rose essential oil.

6.

Stir all ingredients together with an electric mixer. You will see the mixture thicken up as you mix it. Continue mixing until the cream is thick and rich (mixing can take up to 20 minutes).

Things You'll Need

 

1.16 g extra virgin olive oil

3.6 g jojoba oil

5.2 g stearic acid

7.1/2 tsp. rose concrete

9.60 g rose hydrosol (rose water)

11.1/8 tsp. xanthan gum

13.2 drops neroli essential oil

15.2 drops essential orange oil

17.Electric mixer

2.4 g borage oil

4.4 g rose hips seed oil

6.8 g vegetable emulsifying wax

8.1/2 tsp. neroli wax

10.1/2 tsp. borax

12.4 drops beeswax absolute

14.2 drops rose essential oil

16.2 heatproof containers

 

Tips & Tricks

 

Store the cream in the refrigerator to maintain its freshness.

 

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References

 

Make Your Cosmetics: Neroli Face Cream; Donna Maria
"Natural Beauty at Home: More Than 250 Easy-to-Use Recipes for Body, Bath, and Hair"; Janice Cox

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