Making your own moisturizer can be simple, creative, and fun. The end product will likely be a lot more natural than what you can buy in the store, and with a little research, it can be made to be much more suited to your skin’s type and individual needs – super-effective, easy homemade moisturizer.
By experimenting with ingredients and ratios, you will ultimately create the most beneficial moisturizer for your needs. It’s tailor-made skincare!
The 4 ingredients needed to make a base for a moisturizer
Oil to your preference – Olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, almond oil, grape seed oil, etc.
Emulsifier – Either oil-in-water or water-in-oil
Flower water – Any other flower, herb, or plant water. This is down to personal preference.
Preservative – combination of Sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate effectively prevents yeast, mold, and bacteria formation in your moisturizer
If you’re making a small amount of moisturizer, you might want to invest in an inexpensive hand mixer.
Moisturizing ingredients to consider adding to your base
It’s a great ingredient to any moisturizer. It aids in skin regeneration by intensive restorative moisturizing properties.
Decreases visibility of wrinkles, increases skin elasticity, youthfulness. It also increases absorption of other beneficial ingredients in moisturizer. This is a must-have for any homemade moisturizer.
For astonishing benefits to sensitive skin, it’s a must-add to any moisturizer. It soothes irritations and aids in lowering allergic reactions, conditions skin, minimizes pores, and enhances skin regeneration.
Aloe vera gel
It increases skin elasticity, protection from UV, enhances skin regeneration. It is naturally moisturizing and soothing so is very helpful to irritated skin like after sunbathing, acne, burns, insect bites, inching skin for various reasons.
Very helpful for oily skin and decreases the visibility of pores. Aloe vera leaves no oily feeling on the skin.
Natural moisturizing ingredient that reduces moisture loss in your skin and makes you skin very soft. Quality plant silk doesn’t cause any unwanted skin reactions even in high percentage (up to 70%) added to moisturizer.
Consider adding electrolytes to your mixture
Similar to hyaluronic acid. Attracts moisture, and as such, keeps your skin perfectly moisturized.
A must-add for dry and sensitive skin moisturizers.
Urea is strongly recommended for dry, sensitive, and atopic skin because it prevents skin dehydration and enhances skin regeneration.
It also helps to control bacteria on the skin and stimulates healing process of damaged skin.
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One of the best ingredients for adult skin. It has nourishing, soothing, moisturizing, softening, and regenerative benefits for the skin. It is easily and deeply absorbed, and leaves no oily feeling on the skin.
Olive squalane effectively decreases the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
Also called “dry oil”. It’s a great add-in for oily and combination skin types. It restores damaged lipid barrier and has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s even suitable for the care of sensitive skin.
It doesn’t clog pores, making it suitable for acne prone skin.
Easily absorbed by your skin and doesn’t leave an oily feeling.