DIY projects may look intimidating for some people but when you commit into it, is really not that hard. If you can make a cup of tea and fry the basic egg recipe, you can actually formulate any skincare product.

The chemical related product needs more understanding and have to be formulated in a detailed procedure.

The simple rules of this interesting and creative project are

  • We have to disinfect our work area and our equipment
  • Buy our ingredient from a reliable source
  • Use protective tools when working on chemicals

 

Making your own skincare product gives you the luxury of whipping luxurious body butter, formulating different treatment mask with ingredients from your pantry.

 

                              Basic Skincare Ingredients

 

Butters:

They are moisturizing product designed to keep moisture in our skin by providing a protective barrier. They are solid fats that are filled with vitamins, including the protective antioxidant vitamins A, C, E.

  • Shea butter
  • Mango butter
  • Cocoa butter
  •                                       Kokum butter

                                             Oils:

Unlike butters, skincare oils are essentially liquid fats. Similar to butters, they moisturize and nourish skin while providing crucial vitamins and protective antioxidants.

 

        Oily skin

  • Rosehip
  • Jojoba oil
  • Grape seed

    Blemish-prone skin

  • Hemp seed oil
  • Grape seed oil
  • Pumpkin seed oil
  • Tamanu oil

    Aging/Mature 

  • Argan oil
  • Apricot kernel oil
  • Rosehip oil

    Dry skin

  • Avocado oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Apricot kernel oil

 

 

 

  Clays:

Absorbent carbon materials which absorbs excess oil and impurities used mostly in acne treatment, cream formulation and deep cleansing.

  • Kaolin clay
  • Bentonite clay
  • Fullers earth clay
  • Light magnesium carbonate
  • French clay

       Essential oils:

These are concentrated oils and extremely potent. A little goes a long way. They provide different benefits to the skin ranging from preservative, skin brightening, antibacterial, reducing inflammation to improving cellular turnover.

                                    My personal favourite:

  • Lavender
  • Tea tree
  • Pepper mint
  • Frankincense
  • Carrot seed oil
  • Lemon oil
  • Rosemary

 Aloe Vera:

Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, humectant properties. It is extracted from the aloe vera plants.

 

 

 

 

 Charcoal:

Mostly used in treatment mask, tooth whitening, deep cleansing and acne treatment. It helps to absorb excess oil and impurities.

 

Honey:

Antimicrobial, antioxidant, rich humectant ingredients with emollient properties. Is a natural skincare staple.

 

Yogurt:

Am a huge fan of fermented product. Yogurt contains lactic acid and zinc beneficial for skin brightening, aids in healing acne, provides moisture.

 

Herbs:      

Provides the body with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits; in skincare product, they provide same benefits.

  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Lavender
  • Calendula
  • Chamomile

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