This homemade wrinkle cream recipe is fantastic, it’s one of the first overnight creams I ever made. Aside from being considerably cheaper than commercial store-bought creams, you’ll find it much gentler on your skin and often far more effective.
Over the years I’ve built a great deal of knowledge on making face creams and even created a course that teaches you how to formulate moisturizers at home. The recipe I’m sharing today is specifically formulated as a great homemade face moisturizer for aging skin.
I’ve recently made some changes to my original recipe which helps prevent any separation issues that some of you were experiencing with it. I think the old recipe was great but this is even better, I just love it!
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Why Make Homemade Wrinkle Cream?
Before I get to the specific wrinkle cream recipes below I want to give you a few reasons why I make my own, and some important info!
Here’s The Deal
- The night cream recipe is fantastic, it’s one of the first overnight creams I ever made, it’s a great homemade face moisturizer for aging skin and the reason this post gets so many views.
- Many commercial anti-aging home remedies contain harmful ingredients in small quantities. While they might look like tiny amounts, rubbing them into your skin on a daily basis can often compound the issue, rather than getting rid of wrinkles they can sometimes make them worse. There are no harsh or drying chemicals when you make your own wrinkle creams and other DIY skin care recipes, so your skin will look and feel softer right away.
- Aging skin develops fine lines and wrinkles, but there are other signs of aging that you should be aware of. As we age, our pores appear larger and the skin beneath our eyes can also darken and appear saggy or even puffy. The key to keeping your skin looking and feeling youthful and wrinkle-free is hydration. Drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin from the inside, then use some non-drying wrinkle creams to add to the hydration levels on the outside.
- The ingredients in my moisturizers also contain natural antioxidants that play a role in protecting your skin from damage caused by UV rays and in aiding with the rejuvenation of your skin cells. On top of these benefits, they also help to reduce the appearance of dark circles beneath your eyes.
- The first night cream recipe is a combination of beneficial oils along with a nourishing herbal infusion. This makes a perfect anti-wrinkle cream that’s great for tackling any aging effects on the skin… and it’s very easy to make.
- The second is my diy honey wrinkle cream, it’s a natural homemade anti-wrinkle cream that’s great for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles in your skin, but you can also get some great results when using this cream on your hands.
- I want to make it clear that I use these recipes as overnight treatments, they both contain citrus essential oils that are best avoided in sunlight. If you want to use one of these recipes as a daytime cream I would substitute the essential oils for non-citrus alternatives, or switch to my diy face cream recipe.
- Please remember to measure your ingredients using a digital scale, its important to be accurate when working oils and butters. For more info check out how to measure your ingredients.
- Please also note that the recipes contain water and oils, so it best used with a preservative at 1%. You can, however, make it without but please be aware that this will bring your shelf life down from 12 months to just a few days. For more info see this post on using preservatives.
- Having said that if you’re not giving it as a homemade gift and it’s just for you (and I’m not sure why anyone would give this away!) then there’s no problem. Simply halve or quarter the recipe so that you are making just enough to use in a week.
- If you are looking for other recipes that do not need a preservative you can create a moisturizer that is oil based which could give you a 12 month shelf life depending on the oils you use.
About The Ingredients In This Recipe
The oils in this recipe have been selected to promote quick and total absorption, preventing that lingering greasiness.
- Avocado oil is excellent for all skin types and is most commonly known for its ability to soften, soothe, and recondition the skin. It’s wonderful as a carrier oil and is just as fantastic in skin care creams.
- Argan oil is great for dry and maturing skin, it is rich in vitamin E, very protective and helps keep skin supple.
- Calendula is a very effective flower that makes for an excellent base for creams, salves, and facial recipes. It is cooling and gentle on the skin which also makes it fantastic for baby oil recipes. The infusion gives a soothing effect to the homemade wrinkle cream and is very useful for any dry or flakiness within the skin.
- Frankincense essential oil will help to slow down the appearance of wrinkles and maybe even help to reduce the extent of the wrinkles you already have.
- Lemon essential oil helps to banish facial wrinkles, clears the skin and helps to boost circulation. Lemon has a brightening effect on shallow skin, and a mild bleaching effect on age spots that can restore the tone back to your skin, giving it a more youthful look and feel.
Oil Substitutes: Evening Primrose Oil and Wheat Germ are two more fantastic skincare oils, as are Peach Kernel and Sweet Almond oil. I would be happy to substitute the Argan and or Avocado for any of these four, although the latter two will make the cream take a little longer to absorb.
Homemade Wrinkle Cream Recipe
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- 15 grams Avocado Oil
- 10 grams Argan Oil
- 15 grams Emulsifying Wax NF
- 300 grams Boiled water (or 60 grams ready-made hydrosol )
- 1 handful Dried Calendula Flowers (not required if using the ready-made hydrosol )
- 1 grams Preservative (optional)
- 15 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 1 Cosmetic Jar
- Gather all of the ingredients and tools listed above
- With a handful of Calendula flowers and 10 fl oz (300 grams) boiling water, make an herbal infusion. A herbal infusion is made by placing the flowers into a jug, pouring boiling water over them and then leaving it covered to cool. For this recipe, we will only need 60 grams of the infusion, so store the remaining mixture in your fridge for next time.Optionally, you can skip making the infusion and use a ready-made floral hydrosol.1 handful Dried Calendula Flowers, 300 grams Boiled water
- Weigh out your oils and wax into one of the heatproof containers.15 grams Avocado Oil, 10 grams Argan Oil, 15 grams Emulsifying Wax NF
- Now, pour 60 grams of the infused calendula water into the second heatproof container.
- Place both contains into a pan of simmering water, once the oils have melted heat them through but do not allow them to boil.
- Once the oils have melted and they are both warmed, remove them from the heat and combine the water with the oils.
- Now mix steadily with a spoon or whisk, if using a whisk try to keep it down to prevent air bubbles.
- As the cream starts to cool and thicken this would be a good time to add your preservative if you are using one (please check the instructions on your product for more guidance on this).1 grams Preservative
- Once the cream has reached room temperature add the frankincense and lemon essential oils and give it another good stir after each oil. To stop the oil and water separating you need to stir until the cream has completely cooled.15 drops Frankincense Essential Oil, 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- Spoon into airtight jars to ensure the essential oils are well preserved, clear jars need to be kept in a cool, dark place.1 Cosmetic Jar
Shelf Life:The homemade wrinkle cream is truly great, it can be made fresh without any preservatives. But remember if you don’t add the preservative it should be kept in the fridge and used within a few days. If you would like something that will last longer try my favorite homemade anti-aging serum which contains a natural preservative to make it last up to one year! And don’t forget to take a look at my homemade face creams, homemade face masks, and other diy skin care recipes from scratch.
Oil Substitutes:Evening Primrose Oil and Wheat Germ Oil are two more fantastic skincare oils, as are Peach Kernel and Sweet Almond oil. I would be happy to substitute the Argan and or Avocado for any of these four, although the latter two will make the cream take a little longer to absorb.
How To Use The Wrinkle Cream:
Before you go to bed, cleanse your face then gently rub in the cream going from jaw to cheekbones, around your eyes and over your forehead. Massage the cream into your neck from the base to chin.
Did you know that natural homemade face cream is often better for your skin, or that it’s actually very simple to make at home, and comes at a fraction of the price? Here I start by showing you a basic anti-aging cream for mature skin, then 8 more excellent face cream recipes, I loved them all! Read More