Anti-aging creams is used extensively for its ability to help regenerate skincare. The ingredients for this anti-aging cream are often used to tone and reduce fines due to its anti-aging and healing properties.
There is a need to combine butters/oils and water into a silky potion called an emulsion. As oil and water do not mix well, so you need an emulsifier to bond them together in a stable form. For this formula, we will be using Olivem1000.
Olivem1000 is a PEG-free, a naturally derived oil-in-water emulsifier. It is compatible with a wide variety of cosmetic and active ingredients which will create a lovely, creamy mixture with good absorption ability. Safe and suitable to make emulsions for all types of skins, an excellent spreadability with no soapy effect. Olivem1000 requires heating, so you need to add Olivem1000 to the oil phase and heat it with butters and oils to the required temperature.
To discover a more effective moisturizer, 1% of hyaluronic acid is also incorporated. 1% of Hyaluronic Acid is such an excellent water reservoir, and ideal lubricant, that when incorporated into cosmetics, it leads to a perceptible and visible improvement in skin condition, perfect for anti-aging and fixes the moisture on the surface of the skin.
Other ingredients I used in this cream
Ylang Ylang hydrosol is deal to restore the balance and nurture your skin, often used as a potent hydrating, balancing and cleansing solution for skin irritations.
Almond Oil is very lubricating, making it suitable for massage and protecting the surface of the skin. It keeps skin soft and supple, is also great for regenerating skin cells because it penetrates damaged cells and softens them, allowing for better hydration.
Green Tea Extract is known to help diminish the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines and often used in skincare products to calm irritation, even out skin discoloration. It is especially beneficial for skin conditions that are similarly characterized by dryness, itchiness, inflammation, and irritation.
Lemon Essential Oil benefits your skin by nourishing damaged skin and hydrating the skin. Lab studies show that lemon oil can reduce cell and tissue damage in the skin that is caused by free radicals. This is due to lemon oil’s strong antioxidant activity and anti-aging effects.
Lavender Essential Oil is the No. 1 oil that helps heal skin conditions, and it is also great for fighting signs of aging! It also helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines when applied to the skin.
Frankincense Essential Oil is often used to reduce the appearance of sunspots and age spots. Frankincense essential oil can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores and wrinkles. Frankincense is also one of the best essential oils for skin tightening.
Lemon Ylang Ylang Anti-Aging Cream
Water Phase Phase
- 13.60 g Distilled water | 27.2%
- 10 g Ylang Ylang Hydrosol | 20%
- 10 g 1% of Hyaluronic Acid | 20%
- 1 g glycerin | 2%
- 0.15 g Xanthan Gum | 0.3%
Oil Phase Phase
Cool Down Phase
- 0.25 g vitamin E | 0.5%
- 0.50 g Green Tea Extract | 1%
- 0.2 g Lemon Essential Oil | 0.4%
- 0.1 g frankincense essential oil | 0.2%
- 0.2 g lavender essential oil | 0.4%
- 0.50 g Preservative | 1%
pH Modifier (if needed)
- Weigh and place all oil phase ingredients into a heat resistant beaker.
- In another beaker, weigh and place all water phase ingredients
- Prepare all the cool down phase ingredients into another beaker
- Prepare a water bath by bringing about 3cm/1″ of water to a bare simmer over low to medium-low heat in a saucepan.
- Heat the two beakers in a bain-marie (70-75 ° C) until the oil phase is completely melted and the water phase is thoroughly dissolved.
- Remove the water bath from the heat
- Pour the water phase into the oil phase
- For small batch like this, use an electric mini whisk to stir continuously for about 5 minutes. If you don’t have a smaller high-speed mixer, you can try making a 100g batch instead of 50g, so you have enough product for your immersion blender like this one to work with
- Allow the cream to cool. When the mix is under 40C, add cool down phase ingredients and mix well after each addition using a flexible silicone spatula
- Check that the pH using a pH strip or pH meter, check that the cream has a pH range that is compatible with your chosen preservative. This range is normally indicated by the supplier of the preservative. If your pH isn’t in a suitable range, you can lower it by adding an acid or raise it by adding sodium hydroxide or sodium bicarbonate.
- Finally, blend in the preservative
- Once the cream is cool, transfer the cream into the jar. Allow the cream to stand for a while, not closing the jar straight away to avoid humidity building up inside the lid.
- Because this cream contains water, you MUST include a broad-spectrum preservative to ward off microbial growth. In the event, you notice any change in colour, scent, or texture, chuck it out and make a fresh batch.
- A formula should be written in the percentage of ingredients as well as grams. Our popular formulation calculator can be used to convert from percentages to weight easily. It also gives you warning alert if any of the category ingredients are out of recommended range to make sure the ratios between the ingredients are as desired.
- If you may want to use a different hydrosol or use more distilled water if you don’t have any hydrosol.
- People with allergies should avoid using sweet almond oil. You can replace almond oil with other carrier oils.
- Same for hyaluronic acid, if you don’t have any, replace it with more distilled water
- You can use a different liquid botanical extract in place of the green tea extract.
- You can always exclude or use a different essential oil blend as you wish