Homemade face creams for cosmetic jars.
Retinoids, coenzyme Q10, hyaluronic acid – the cosmetics industry seems to create a new term each week for the ingredients contained in face creams. These scientific-sounding terms convince us of the benefits of using these creams and switching from our favourite brand; however, take a closer look at the ingredients listed on a jar of moisturiser and you may find quite an alarming number of chemicals, some of which are linked to quite serious potential health issues. There is little wonder that more and more people are thinking twice about the moisturisers and creams they use on their faces and are looking at making their own, natural alternatives.
Fill your own cosmetic jars
If you would like to try making your own natural face creams, the first thing you will need is suitable jars. From our simple 15ml clear glass cosmetic jars to the elegant and sophisticated 50ml Laurence frosted luxury jars, we are sure to have something suitable for your cosmetic creations. Whether you want to start with just a small amount of face cream to try out a recipe or you want to prepare a larger amount to last a reasonable time, we have plenty of jars to choose from.
Face cream recipes for your cosmetic jars
Whilst the theories expounded by the cosmetic giants are generally true, such as antioxidants helping to slow down the signs of ageing, the chemicals that companies use in their products can be quite surprising. Some of the best antioxidants can be found in simple, natural products; for example, coconut oil is an excellent antioxidant and has been proved to outperform commercial preparations. Try this simple recipe for a natural and effective face cream that will give noticeable results in super-fast time.
60ml almond oil
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp beeswax
2 tbsp shea butter
1 tsp vitamin E oil
essential oils (if required)
Place all the ingredients in a glass jug, then stand the jug in a pan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until all the ingredients have melted completely. Pour into glass cosmetic jars and allow to cool; the cream should become firm. Once cool, put lids on the jars and store in a cool, dark cupboard. Use twice daily after cleansing.
If you have made your own face cream, or any other cosmetics for that matter, we would love to hear from you. Just send us the details, with a photo if possible, to our Twitter or Facebook accounts, and we will be sure to share them with our customers.