• How to make oleogel
    Beginner,  Face,  Tutorials and recipes

    This recipe has us crying out Olé for Oleogel!

    This homemade oleogel brightens dull complexions If you’re not yet familiar with oleogels, get ready to fall in love. A light, versatile skincare product, they can be used as a face serum year-round, or even replace your face cream or lotion in the summer months. When we finally perfected our very first oleogel recipe, COCOÉCO headquarters erupted in cheers: Hooray! Bravo! Olé for Oleogel!  But what exactly is in an oleogel, you ask? Oleogels are composed of aloe gel (to hydrate, comfort, and revitalize your complexion), vegetable oil (to nourish and soften your skin), preservatives (to preserve your precious product, of course), and active ingredients (for that extra oomph!). We…

  • homemade face mask
    Face,  Tutorials and recipes

    This homemade face mask has real Orange Appeal

    This easy face mask recipe has a very appealing ingredient We don’t often associate the colour orange with beautiful skin. But the fruit is another matter! Did you know that bitter orange powder, made from the peel of bitter oranges, has a wealth of skin benefits? It cleanses and tones your complexion, leaving it with a healthy glow. So, we’ve come up with an ultra-easy face mask recipe to introduce you to the Orange Appeal! To make this face mask, you need just four ingredients. Bitter orange powder tones and exfoliates your complexion, while also adding radiance. Colloidal oatmeal softens and hydrates your skin, pink clay purifies and brightens it,…

  • how to make make-up remover
    Face,  Intermediate,  Level of difficulty,  Make-up,  Tutorials and recipes

    Turn the LimeLights-Out before you go

    This DIY make-up remover gets your skin out of the glare When the spotlight’s shining on you, it’s fun to have a ruby lip, a dramatic cat eye, or subtly flushed cheeks. But when it’s lights-out, it feels so good to have bare skin again—free of make-up and all the dust, sweat, and pollution that accumulate over the day. That’s why we came up with LimeLights-Out, a homemade make-up remover with a special “limey” ingredient that leaves your skin clean and soft so you can glow again tomorrow. This make-up remover recipe is rather unique. It’s composed mainly of limewater and vegetable oil, which provoke a saponification reaction, creating a…

  • how to make lotion for combination skin
    Face,  Facial cream,  Intermediate

    This DIY lotion gives combination skin Simple Symmetry

    This lotion is a poem for your complexion Oily mien shining too bright / your dryness is also a blight / what immortal hand or eye / could revive thy Simple Symmetry?  With all our apologies to William Blake… Combination skin is not always easy for us mere mortals to manage! People with a combination complexion often have an oily T-zone—that is, forehead, nose, and chin—but dry or normal skin elsewhere on their face. For proper skin care, you need a product that controls oily skin without drying out dry areas. Happily, there’s Simple Symmetry! This balancing homemade face lotion is specially formulated for combination skin.  One of its key…

  • How to make a face mask
    Advanced,  Face,  Tutorials and recipes

    Tell the world you’ll be Back in 10

    This creamy DIY face mask is a treat for your complexion We can’t say it often enough: it’s important to take time for yourself. In a world where everything moves so quickly and you always have 1001 things to think about, it’s easy to forget about what’s essential: you. That’s why we came up with Back in 10: a creamy homemade face mask that leaves your skin soft and happy—and the perfect excuse to take ten minutes just for you. In creating this beautifying face mask recipe, we thought of everything that makes skin happy: a light and non-greasy texture, hydration, softness, and radiance. Just put on your favourite tunes,…