Acne Eraser Face Cream

Many of my best recipes have been inspired by family, friends and clients.

This one was asked for by my friend. She wanted something that would hydrate and moisturise (see here for the difference between hydration and moisturisation) and that would relieve her acne symptoms.

IMG_6737Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) has been shown to reduce acne symptoms as a powerful anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral/anti-bacterial. It is especially effective against cystic acne. It shows up more and more in professional acne skin-care ranges.

We extract our own hemp seed oil and use this for its linoleic acid content and non-comedegenic benefits. It is nutritive to the skin and has such a lively vibrant colour.

Hazelnut caught my husband’s eye as I was researching for this recipe. It is light and non-greasy, offering antibacterial and astringent properties. It is high in oleic acids and helps balance your skin’s sebum levels, keeping pore-clogging sebum overloads at bay.

 

Acne Eraser Face Cream

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) Cold-pressed hemp seed oil
  • 1/2 cup (60 ml) Baikal Skullcap root-infused hemp seed oil
  • 1/8 cup (30 ml) Cold-pressed hazelnut oil
  • 1/8 cup (30 ml) Shea butter
  • 1/8 cup (30 g) beeswax
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) commercially prepared organic aloe vera gel
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) rose, lavender or orange blossom hydrosol
  • 10 drops of Vitamin E oil
  • A few drops of lavender essential oil

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 in 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.

Medicinal Actions:
Hemp seed: soothing, nutritive, high in linoleic acid, affinity for skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis, anti-inflammatory

Hazelnut: moisturising, anti-inflammatory, high in oleic acid, antibacterial, astringent

Baikal Skullcap: antioxidant, clears up eczema and psoriasis, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral/anti-bacterial

Lavender: antibacterial, soothing, anti-inflammatory

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