Some of my clients have been asking for a cream for mature skin. After doing some research on some of the properties of sea buckthorn, I developed this recipe.
This is an excellent face cream for dry, aging or damaged skin. Be mindful that sea buckthorn has natural oils which could stain clothing.
I gave out samples of this face cream at work yesterday. I will let you know the feedback I receive, as it’s a new recipe.
Combine the oils, butter and beeswax in a saucepan over very low heat until everything is melted together
Pour into a measuring cup or container and let cool until the mixture is somewhat firm, thick and creamy
Scrape the oil mixture into a blender.
In a separate bowl. Combine the hydrosol, gel and essential oil
Turn the blender on full speed and slowly drizzle the the water mixture into the vortex created by the blender
Continue blending until all the water mixture has been absorbed by the oil.
The blender should “choke” as the mixture thickens and becomes creamy
After turning off the blender, scoop the cream into small jars.
Store the cream in a cool dark place.
Sea buckthorn: repairs damaged skin, anti-inflammatory, heals rosacea, moisturizes dry skin, high concentration of linoleic acid for skin regeneration, high in vitamin E and powerful anti-aging properties, remedies eczema and psoriasis, high in beta carotene
Poppy seed: high concentration of linoleic acid to repair damaged and aging skin, moisturising
Shea butter: moisturising, anti-inflammatory, aids in skin’s natural collagen production
Balm of Gilead: antioxidant, heals scars, clears up eczema and psoriasis, anti-inflammatory
Geranium: anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, skin healing, reduces discolouration and dark spots, heals scarring, beneficial during menopause
Caution: sea buckthorn, due to its high concentration of beta carotene, can stain skin orange if too much is used. A little goes a long way!