Your skin will love this adorable DIY day cream!
We are SO pleased to introduce you to Cutie Cream. This face cream recipe is cute, to be sure, but also much, much more! It’s easy to make and can be tailored to your skin’s specific needs and to your tastes. On top of that, its soft, fluid texture makes application a pleasure. No wonder we’re calling it Cutie Cream!
Here, we provide instructions for a homemade day cream for normal skin that can be customized easily. It’s the perfect base to make the cream of your dreams, one that will make your complexion happy and radiant! Pretty impressive, hey?
Now it’s time to introduce Cutie Cream to your skin. Your face will thank you!
How to make a homemade day cream
Before you begin
This natural face cream recipe is formulated for normal skin. To make a cream that’s best suited for a different skin type, you’ll have to swap some ingredients. See our article on skincare routines and ingredients for different skin types for further info. It’s important to note that you can only replace the hydrosol, oil, vegetable butter, and essential oil in this recipe. The other ingredients (the emulsifier and preservatives) cannot be changed. Further, you can only replace the oil with other oils, the vegetable butter with other vegetable butters, and the hydrosol with other hydrosols. The essential oil can be replaced with other essential oils, with aromatic essences, or with a mixture of the two.
- 36.5 g (73%) orange blossom hydrosol
- 2 small stainless steel bowls
- Components to make two double boilers
- 1 basin full of water to make a cold water bath
- 1 small silicone spatula
- 1 scale, accurate to 0.1 g
- 1 pipette
- A few ramekins
- 1 mini-mixer with frothing attachment (the small wheel)
- 1 thermometer
- 1 amber glass jar (50 ml)
Good to know!
- The composition of jojoba oil is very close to that of your skin’s sebum. This makes it a choice ingredient for homemade face creams!
- Mango butter was selected for its nourishing properties and because it won’t leave a greasy film on your skin. It’s also rich in antioxidants, which help reduce the visible signs of aging.
- Orange blossom hydrosol will give your skin a healthy glow.
- If you have dry skin, we recommend increasing the quantity of vegetable butter by 2.5 g (5%) and reducing the quantity of hydrosol by 2.5 g (5%). Your DIY day cream will then be better suited to your skin’s specific needs!
- In choosing your essential oils, it’s important to check whether they are dermocaustic (for example: clove, cinnamon, and ginger, among others). If they are, all your dermocaustic essential oils combined should not make up more than 0.5% of your recipe.
Video of the recipe
Steps to follow
- Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
- Weigh the hydrosol in a bowl. Place on the double boiler and heat until it reaches a temperature of 70–80°C.
- Weigh the oil phase ingredients in a second bowl. Place on the second double boiler and heat until the mixture reaches a temperature of 70–80°C.
- While the aqueous and oil phases are heating, weigh the elderberry extract, vitamin E, and essential oil in a ramekin. Set aside.
- When the aqueous and oil phases have reached a temperature of 70–80°C, remove them from the heat and pour the oil phase over the aqueous phase.
- Place the bowl containing the two phases in a cold water bath. Emulsify using the mini-mixer until the emulsion cools to 45°C.
- Remove the bowl from the cold water bath and add the cooling phase. Mix with the spatula or the mini-mixer until it’s homogeneous.
- Pour your cream into the jar. Your homemade day cream is ready!
Use and conservation
This homemade face cream is formulated for normal skin. While it is specifically formulated for day use, it can be used both morning and evening.
When made in optimal sanitary conditions, it will keep for at least three months.