Treat your skin with this nourishing face balm. It will moisturise and tone pores while treating and preventing wrinkles too. The base in this recipe is more expensive than my coconut oil moisturizer, but the results are worth it. Of course, you may rather choose to substitute the more affordable coconut oil as your base, but this cream is different. It’s luxurious, rejuvenating and makes a fantastic night cream.
Cost & Shelf Life
Cost Price: R54.77 per 100ml.
Lasted me about: 2 months (using every night).
Estimated shelf life: 6 months (if stored away from direct sunlight).
*Costs accurate at the time of writing this blog post.
Leaves an oily residue, which is another reason I have suggested using it as a night cream.
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- You only need to use a pea-size amount to cover your entire face. In other words, this moisturizer goes far!
- Cheaper to make than buying retail anti-ageing creams.
- Jojoba oil: Has a similar structure to that of sebum, which allows it to absorb easily and readily into your skin. This makes it a gentle moisturizer for all skin types. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which helps keep breakouts at bay. (buy here).
- Sweet almond oil: Has high vitamin E content, helps treat and prevent sun damage, evens out skin tone, improves complexion, helps lighten scars and age spots. (buy here)
- Unrefined raw shea butter: Contains vitamins A and E as well as essential fatty acids, which help maintain skin’s elasticity and suppleness. It also helps rebuild and rejuvenate collagen. (buy here)
- Vitamin E oil: Blocks free radical damage, boosts collagen production, speeds up cell regeneration. (buy here)
- Anti-ageing essential oils: Neroli, Lavender, Rose, Geranium, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Lemon, Carrot Seed. If you can only afford to buy one, I would recommend Neroli. (buy essential oils here)
I’d love to know what you think of this balm recipe – Please share your feedback in the comments below.