I am excited today to share with you a recipe that I’ve made and I am quite surprised with the results*1,2. I am not going to talk about a sushi or pasta recipe that I’ve made but for an Eye Cream! I might love buying and testing beauty products from the market but I also believe in the natural and DIY beauty. I am literally obsessed with DIY because I like the feeling that those projects giving me when I get them right, besides our grandmas didn’t have chemical creams, just natural products and they seem that they managed them, for their beauty, pretty well!
Have in mind that is better to applying any cream a little before your skin needs it in order to prevent the worst, otherwise, you will need a lot of time to see dramatic results.
You don’t need to spend a large amount to have a quite nice eye cream. But before telling you the recipe, we need to talk about the benefits of each ingredient.
NeoDefendTM is an alternative traditional preservative. NeoDefend’s potentiators help to manage product spoilage by utilizing less aggressive “Hurdle Technology”. NeoDefend’s ingredients are accepted by ECOCERT as preservatives in certified organic cosmetics (no animal testing). This product is suitable for all skin types. By itself, it improves skin moisture content, its broad compatibility with cosmetic ingredients and is a non-sensitizing and non-irritating product.
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A Geisha’s best friend. We can talks for hours about Green Tea, but let’s keep it short. It helps treat dark circles, puffy eyes, it has anti-aging benefits, treat acne and protects skin against sunburn.
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Almond Oil (the sweet version), has high anti-aging properties, helps to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and dark circles, removes dead skin cells, cure eczema and psoriasis.
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Mayas and Ancient Egyptians loved to use Rosehip Oil. It is a lightweight oil with high in vitamin A and C, in antioxidant properties, it stimulates collagen production. Those benefits along with the fatty acids help for fighting against the skin by reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It helps improve skin tone, texture, and pigmentation or in general to manage the age spots. Rosehip Oil can treat Eczema and acne’s scars.
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Another oil that you may never hear of. This oil is very powerful astringent, which means it helps protect skin cells. It reduces blemishes, acne, wrinkles and large pores. The frankincense oil has the ability to improve skin tone and elasticity, strengthen skin and fight against bacteria. Studies have shown that it reduces the appearance of acne, stretch marks, surgery scars, generally scars and heals wounds.
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It fights radical damage because it is oil full of antioxidants and antimicrobial. According to studies, lavender essential oil helps us to produce – naturally – three of our bodies most powerful glutathione, catalase, antioxidants and superoxide dismutase.
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Emulsifying wax is a cosmetic emulsifying ingredient. The properties that this wax has, not only helps to be an effective thickener but also helps form stable emulsions.
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I’ve left Carrot Seed Oil the last to talk about. I am always honest with you. I had no idea that this oil exist! I am feeling too bad because I wish I knew about it much earlier. It rejuvenates skin, high in antioxidants, super anti-aging properties, soothes sun damaged skin, balances skin sebum, brightness, and firming skin.
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Make a ben-Marie (place two medium-sized pyrex pans in two larger saucepans that are filled – up to the half with water) and turn to medium heat. In the one pyrex pan add wax, rosehip oil, sweet almond oil, and emulsifying wax. In the other pyrex pan add green tea and NeoDefend. Stir gently both mixtures until the emulsifying wax will be completely melted. Be sure that both mixtures have the same temperature (with a thermometer) and place both of them in a low power blender. Blend it every 5 minutes for app. 30-60 seconds until both mixtures are no longer separate from each other (this took me app. 40 minutes). Add the carrot, lavender and frankincense oil and blend for another 40 seconds and place your eye cream in a jar. Store in a dark cool place.
*1 Remember always do a patch test first and consult your doctor/dermatologist before trying anything new to you.
*2 Most of the times natural remedies took more time to see results but person to person the results may vary.