Put your best face forward
Roses are red; violets are blue; time has its effects on me and you! And we believe that’s a beautiful thing: years of smiles, winks, and pensive furrows traced on our faces, along with all the seasons and all our experiences. Truly, aging skin is magic! So, today we’re honouring it with Bloom on the Rose, a homemade face cream for mature skin. It specifically cares for aging skin and helps it glow.
To make it, we selected ingredients with revitalizing, toning, and soothing properties that help improve your skin’s elasticity. Not by accident, this face cream recipe is also full of roses, with rose hydrosol, rosehip oil, and rosewood essential oil… so you see, it’s truly set to keep the Bloom on the Rose! This rich but quickly penetrating cream won’t leave a greasy film on your face, but it will certainly make your skin soft as a petal.
Read on to learn how to make a face cream that will keep you in bloom!
How to make face cream for mature skin
- 6.5 g (6.5%) emulsifying wax NF
- 1.5 g (1.5%) sea buckthorn oil
- 13.9 g (13.9%) argan oil
- 2.1 g (2.1%) deodorized shea butter
- 1.4 g (1.4%) rosewood essential oil
- 6.9 g (6.9%) rosehip oil
- 0.5 g (0.5%) elderberry extract
- 0.5 g (0.5%) rosemary oleoresin
- Two small stainless steel bowls
- Components to make two double boilers
- Components to make a cold water bath
- Small silicone spatula
- Scale, accurate to 0.1 g
- A few pipettes
- A few ramekins
- Mini-mixer with frothing attachment (the small wheel)
- Amber jar (100 ml)
Good to know!
- We strongly advise against substituting any ingredients in this face cream recipe, as this may affect the texture, stability, or colour of the final product. However, you can replace the rose hydrosol with another hydrosol, or the rosewood essential oil with another essential oil, in the same quantities.
- Rosewood essential oil has revitalizing properties. It can be replaced by ho wood essential oil, which is similar but less costly. If you’d like to use another essential oil, keep in mind that some essential oils are dermocaustic or photosensitizing. Dermocaustic essential oils should make up no more than 0.5% of your recipe; if you use photosensitizing essential oils, you will need to avoid sun exposure after applying your cream.
- We chose Damascus rose hydrosol for its wonderful toning and soothing properties.
- Gum arabic has a skin-firming effect.
- Sea buckthorn oil is rich in antioxidants and has revitalizing properties. It also contains lots of beta-carotene, which gives the oil its lovely orange colour and gives you a healthy glow!
- Argan oil improves your skin’s elasticity and helps fight the effects of time.
- Shea butter has revitalizing, nourishing, and softening properties.
- Rosehip oil is restorative and revitalizing, making it a great choice for mature skin. Because it’s heat-sensitive, we add it to the cooling phase in this recipe.
Steps to follow
- Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
- Weigh the hydrosol in a small bowl and heat it on the first double boiler. It needs to reach a temperature of 70–80°C.
- Weigh the oil phase ingredients in the second small bowl. Heat it on the second double boiler until the butter has melted and the mixture has reached 70–80°C.
- Weigh the glycerin and gum arabic in a ramekin, mix with the mini-mixer, and set aside.
- Weigh the cooling phase ingredients in a second ramekin.
- When the hydrosol has reached 70–80°C, add the glycerin-gum mixture. Mix well, leaving the bowl on the heat.
- Remove the two phases from the heat and pour the oil phase into the aqueous phase. Mix with the mini-mixer for about one minute, then place the bowl in a cold water bath and continue to mix.
- When the emulsion has cooled to 45°C or below, add the cooling phase. Mix using the mini-mixer until the emulsion is fully homogeneous.
- Transfer to the jar.
Use and conservation
This homemade face cream is formulated for mature skin, but it’s also suitable for sensitive and dry skin. It can be used as a day cream and a night cream.
When made in optimal sanitary conditions, it will keep for at least three months.