A luxurious treat for the skin, this all in one radiant skin serum will brighten and soften your skin. It can be used to cleanse, moisturise, repair and pamper your skin.
Commercial skin serums and oils and can cost anywhere from $40 to $200 for a small bottle. Many contain preservatives and other additives that are not beneficial to your skin or well being. The good news is that serums are ridiculously simple to make at home. Save yourself a lot of money and nourish your body with luxurious, all natural ingredients that you can trust.
All in one Radiant Skin Serum Solution
Skin serums are effective for mature, combination and even oily skin. They balance your skin and nourish it. If you want to read more about the theory and reasons behind oils for skincare you might enjoy this article: Oils – Why They Are So Beneficial For All Skin Types from Mochni.
Apply 5-6 drops of serum your skin and gently massage it in. Using a soft damp cloth gently remove the excess oil. To exfoliate, rub slightly harder in a circular motion avoiding the eye area.
Gently massage 3 drops of the elixir into your face and neck using gentle upward strokes. When applying to the eyes swipe from other outside inward being careful to not get any in your eye. You will need to wait five minutes for the oil to absorb before you can apply your make-up.
Make up remover
Apply 3 drops of serum to a cotton pad and gently wipe away your make-up.
Rub 5 drops of oil on your face, being sure to gently dab it in around eyes and other trouble areas you might have. Heat a wash cloth and wring it out. Place the very warm wash cloth on your face, and breathe in and out relaxing as the cloth cools. Gently wipe away excess oil.
Radiant Skin Serum Recipe
This radiant skin serum uses a mixture of oils that hydrate and balance the skin.It is suitable for all skin types including: dry, mature and combination.
Makes 1 – 30ML bottle
- 2 Tbsp Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis)
- 2 Tsp Rose Hip Seed Oil (Rosa Canina)
- 1 Tsp Almond Seed Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis)
- 8 drops Seabuckthorn essential oil (Hippophae rhamnoides)
- 5 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 3 drops Frankincense essential oil(Boswellia sacra)
- Sterilize your bottle. Wash well with hot soapy water and let dry completely before using
- Using a funnel measure the carrier oils and pour them into your bottle. Add the essential oils, cap the bottle and gently shake to combine.
For best results the serum should be stored in a dark place (out of direct sunlight). If your bottle is slightly larger that this recipe calls for, simply increase the amount of jojoba oil.
The Ingredients Explained
Jojoba Seed Oil – High in antioxidants and vitamin E. Excellent skin conditioner and balancer. Good for all skin types.
Rose Hip Seed Oil –High in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, beta carotene and the powerful anti-aging antioxidant lycopene to assist in skin renewal and repair.
Almond Seed Oil –A wonderful source of skin nourishing fatty acids and lipids.
Lavender – Restorative and healing with its anti-inflammatory properties, lavender can be used to fade scars, even out skin tone, heal acne, and balance the skin.
Frankincense -Promotes and maintains healthy cells and tissues. Improves dry skin, reduces the appearance of fine line, balances the skin.
Sea Buckthorn – Packed with nourishing and healing properties it contains antioxidants & macro nutrients: proteins, lipids , vitamins & minerals. Its properties are both rejuvenating and reparative to skin.
You can obtain small bottles of all of the oils used in this recipe at most health food stores. You can also sometimes find them at a discount at Homesense (although this is hit and miss). If you plan on making your own beauty products on a regular basis to get the best overall pricing consider looking on-line for bulk suppliers. Pooling together with friends for a bulk purchase is also a wonderful way to get the best pricing. Coop Coco (Canada) and Bulk Apothecary (US) are just a few options you can explore.
You can also make your own herbal infused oils at home, including the rose hip oil used in this recipe. Learn how here: Herbal Infused Oils For Natural Skincare.