This homemade wrinkle cream has many benefits. Aside from being considerably cheaper than commercial store-bought wrinkle creams, youll find it much gentler on your skin and often far more effective.
The recipe below is part of my homemade skin care recipes series, its a combination of beneficial oils along with a nourishing herbal infusion, this makes a perfect anti-wrinkle cream thats great for tackling any ageing effects on the skin and its very easy to make.
Before I get to the specific wrinkle cream recipes below I want to give you a few reasons why I make my own!
4 Reasons To Make This Homemade Wrinkle Cream
Heres the deal:
Many commercial anti-wrinkle creams contain harmful ingredients in small quantities. While they might look like tiny amounts, rubbing them into your skin on a daily basis can often compound the cause of wrinkles rather than reduce them. There are no harsh or drying chemicals when you make your own wrinkle creams and other skin care recipes, so your skin will look and feel softer right away.
Aging skin develops fine lines and wrinkles, but there are other signs of ageing that you should be aware of. As we age, our pores appear larger and the skin beneath our eyes can also darken and appear saggy or even puffy. The key to keeping your skin looking and feeling youthful and wrinkle-free is hydration. Drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin from the inside, then use some non-drying homemade wrinkle creams to add to the hydration levels on the outside.
Increased exfoliation, or renewal of the skin cells, also gives your skin a younger, fresher look and feel. However, exfoliation can cause skin irritation in some people. Honey contains natural moisturizing ability, can contain some Alpha Hydroxy Acids and also helps to gently exfoliate your skin all at the same time. Honey also has significant natural antioxidant properties.
Other ingredients in my effective omemade moisturizers also contain natural antioxidants which play a role in protecting your skin from damage caused by UV rays and in aiding with rejuvenation of your skin cells. On top of these benefits they also help to reduce the appearance of dark circles beneath your eyes.
How To Make Your Anti Wrinkle Night Cream
This homemade wrinkle cream recipe is fantastic, its one of the first creams I ever made and the reason this post gets so many views. Its perfect for tackling any ageing effects on the skin and its very easy to make.
Please note that this recipe contains water and has zero preservatives, so remember to use it within 3 weeks. Alternatively adding a preservative at 0.5 gram will increase the shelf life to around four months.
If you are looking for other recipes that last longer you can create a moisturizer that is oil based or contains a preservative which will give you an 18 month shelf life. Having said that if your not giving it as a gift and its just for you.. and Im not sure why anyone would give this away ?? then theres no problem.
Top Tip: I also have some great moisturizers, serums and face oils for you to try. Each method produces a moisturiser that lasts 18 months, so they are great for giving as gifts. Each method also contains variations for each skin type (Mature, Dry, Oily, Problem, Sensitive, Combination). I hope you have as much fun making them as I did!
For best results, use this cream within 2-3 weeks (or adding a preservative at 0.5 gram will increase the shelf life to around four months)
1 1/2 fl oz (40ml) Sweet Almond Oil (Amazon)
1 fl oz (20ml) Calendula Oil (Amazon)
3/4 oz (20g) Beeswax (Amazon)
A handful of Dried Calendula Flowers (Amazon) for infusion method below.
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) Frankincense essential oil
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) Lemon essential oil
The sweet almond oil in this recipe is excellent for all skin types and is most commonly known for its ability to soften, soothe, and recondition the skin. Its genuinely wonderful as a carrier oil and is just as fantastic in skin care creams.
Calendula is a very effective oil that makes for an excellent base for creams, salves and facial recipes. Its cooling and gentle on the skin which also makes it fantastic for baby oil recipes. The infusion gives a soothing effect to the cream and is very useful for any dry or flakiness within the skin.
Frankincense essential oil will help to slow down the appearance of wrinkles and maybe even help to reduce the extent of the wrinkles you already have.
The lemon essential oil helps to banish facial wrinkles, clears the skin and helps to boost circulation. Lemon has a brightening effect on shallow skin, and a mild bleaching effect on age spots that can restore the tone back to your skin, giving it a more youthful look and feel.
Large, heavy based Stainless steel saucepan
Either dark or clear glass jars with lids (Amazon)
Step 1. With a handful of Calendula flowers and 10 fl oz (300ml) boiling water, make an herbal infusion. A herbal infusion is made by placing the flowers into a jug, pouring boiling water over them and then leaving it covered to cool. The mixture then needs to be strained and kept in the fridge.
Step 2. In a large heavy based stainless steel saucepan, melt the beeswax. Add the calendula and sweet almond oils, beating steadily with a wooden spoon or whisk, and then add 2 tablespoons (30ml) of the herbal infusion in a slow trickle.
Melt the beeswax. Add the calendula and sweet almond oils
Step 3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and keep stirring until the cream has cooled to almost body temperature. Add the frankincense and lemon essential oils and then give it another good stir (If using preservative add it here when the cream reaches around 45C).
Remove the saucepan from the heat and keep stirring until the cream has cooled. Add the frankincense and lemon essential oils.
Step 4. To stop the oil and water separating stir until the cream has completely cooled.
Step 5. Spoon into airtight jars to ensure the essential oils are well preserved, clear jars need to be kept in a dark place.
Step 6. Before you go to bed, cleanse your face and gently rub in the cream going from jaw to cheekbones, around your eyes and over your forehead. Massage the cream into your neck from the base to chin.
I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did, but please remember to use this cream within 2 weeks! Or for something that lasts longer try this anti-wrinkle serum that contains a natural preservative.