Formulating my own skincare Part 2

face oils

So here we are with Part 2 of “Formulating My Own Skincare” where I will share with you the ingredients I have used for my Night Cream. If you haven’t read Part 1, you can do so here.

For a night cream, I wanted something a little thicker than for day, and of course to include anti-aging and skin repair properties

.Here are the ingredients I have included:

  • Apricot Oil – a finely textured oil which is easily absorbed making this a great choice for the face. This is the “main” oil in my formulation.
  • Rosehip Oil –
  • Abyssinian Oil – this oil is said to assist skin to recover from daily stresses (wind, pollution etc).
  • Shea Butter – helps nourish and protect skin from both summer weather and the windy cold. It is a wonderful moisturiser.
  • Coffee Extract – anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce redness.
  • Natural Vitamin E – An antioxidant that is said to help smooth wrinkles and fight the signs of aging. It is also meant to be great for irritated skin.
  • Emulsifying Wax – This important ingredient is what keeps the water and oils together (emulsified). It is vegetable derived and quite easy to work with. I am especially keen to try an olive based emulsifying wax that I have recently read about which is certified organic.
  • Optiphen Plus (preservative) – All products that contain water needs a preservative to slow down or prevent fungal and microbial bacterial growth in creams (yuk!). I choose to use a paraben and formaldehyde free preservative. I am actually really keen to try Geogard Ultra which is a more natural preservative but harder to use in a formulation (and I didn’t want to stuff up my batch of all these expensive oils).IMG_5803

The Verdict…

Very happy with this cream. It is thick and feels soothing and nourishing. I will post an update in a few weeks of how both the day and night creams are going 🙂

Coming up next…  Anti-wrinkle eye serum with Seabuckthorn Oil.



Information from my favourite suppliers and

Disclaimer: Please be aware that I am not making any claims regarding the abovementioned ingredients, they are just what I have chosen (from my own research) to include in my skincare for home use.


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