I have made this diy eye cream with ingredients that are effective in keeping the eye area firm and free of wrinkles.
Since the skin around the eyes is thinner and more fragile than the rest of the face, it makes sense to take good care of it since an early age.
External factors and genetics play a role in how fast the skin ages. There is not much we can do about genetics but it is possible to delay aging skin by using an effective anti-aging skin care routine.
When shopping for anti aging skin care creams go for ingredients that boost moisture and increase the production of collagen. Vitamins C and E, hyaluronic acid, ceramides and retinol are great choices.
DIY Firming Under Eye Cream
First, we are going to make the base for this homemade eye cream. Once you have the base, we need to add the active ingredients. Active ingredients are optional, but they are added to maximize the properties of the eye cream.
Shea butter and green tea are the star ingredients on this recipe. Shea butter for its moisturizing properties and green tea for its antioxidant benefits.
If you don’t like the thought of using a preservative on your eye cream I have an easier and preservative-free alternative below this recipe.
Other preservative free homemade moisturizers:
Ingredients for the base
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2 gr Shea butter
40 gr green tea infusion
2 gr rosehip oil + 3 gr wheatgerm oil
6 gr emulsifying wax
1 gr gum Arabic
0.60 gr broad spectrum preservative (this is the amount of preservative I need for the particular brand I’m using. Read the guidelines of your preservative to make sure you are adding the right amount).
Gum Arabic, also known as Acacia gum, is used as a thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier in homemade creams improving its texture. It also has a mild lifting action helping to improve skin firmness.
Active Ingredients (optional)
I’m using the hyaluronic acid serum from this recipe. It is made from hyaluronic acid powder and glycerin. If you don’t want to make it yourself, just use any hyaluronic acid serum.
Let us begin!
How to make it
Get all the ingredients ready and measured. We are going to start by making the base.
The first step is to place Shea butter and emulsifying wax in a heat resistant container inside another container with water. Simmer until it melts.
Add the rosehip and wheatgerm oils and stir.
Make a green tea infusion and let it cool down. Once it has cooled, pour it over the Shea butter and oils while using a hand mixer to blend the ingredients. Keep mixing until the two phases are perfectly blended.
Add the gum Arabic and mix with the hand blender.
The last thing to complete the cream base is to add the preservative and stir.
If you are using active ingredients this is the time to add them.
In a small bowl combine hyaluronic acid serum, vitamin E and rose essential oil. Stir and add it to the emulsified cream. At this point I use again the hand mixer to make sure that all ingredients are well incorporated.
Transfer to an sterilized container with lid. You can use rubbing alcohol to disinfect it.
I have used a container of 100 gr to keep the cream. I take part of the cream and keep it in a small container for when I need it, and store the rest in the fridge.
The texture of the eye cream is light and fast absorbing.
How To Use It
Take a small amount with your index finger and lightly pat all around the eye area until is well absorbed. Don’t put your fingers inside the container, instead use a clean spatula to take out the cream. Use morning and night.
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DIY Eye Cream Recipe (no preservative)
Like I said earlier, here is a different recipe for those who don’t like to use a preservative in their eye cream.
This recipe is similar to the one above but using only butters and oils. We don’t need to add a preservative because the recipe doesn’t incorporate water.
After melting the Shea butter, add the rosehip oil, wheatgerm oil, vitamin e and the essential oil of your choice. Give it a good stir and transfer to a container that has been sterilized with rubbing alcohol. Once it sets is ready to use.
And that’s all! Very easy and simple. Use morning and/or night.
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