I whipped up my first batch of facial & body cream today! A few weeks earlier I was having dinner with some of my friends and they were talking about all the special facial creams they had. I have no experience in those kinds of products because of my allergies so I've always had to use just the basic unscented creams from the pharmacy. I decided that it was time for me to have one of those lovely scented miracle creams that turns you 20 years younger over one night :-)
I did several tests and the final recipe still needs some tweaking, but below are the ingredients I used:
Castor Oil: stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, softens and hydrates skin, rejuvenates, natural treatment for wrinkles, gives skin a youthful appearance.
Coconut Oil: anti-oxidant, slows down aging, smoothens irregularities and moisturises efficiently.
Horse Chestnut Oil: anti-inflammatory, prevents capillary fragility, balances circulation, promotes clear skin and even complexion.
Mango Butter: emollient, moisturizing, anti-oxidant, regenerative.
Rose Hip Oil: reduces wrinkles and fine lines, repares damaged skin cells, rehydrates dry skin, rich source of Vitamin A, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids.
Wheatgerm Oil: rich source of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and protein, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, regenerative, improves circulation, reduces scarring.
Lemongrass essential oil: revitalizes body and mind, reduces cellulite.
Palmarosa essential oil: helps with scar tissue and wrinkles.
Rosewood essentail oil: cell stimulant, rejuvenates skin, reduces wrinkles.