Simple Homemade Face Moisturizer for Aging Skin That Works

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This homemade face moisturizer for aging skin recipe is super nourishing, super versatile, and all-natural.

With only 6 ingredients, the homemade face moisturizer and wrinkle cream is great for keeping that youthful look we all long for! It absorbs quickly, is not greasy, and is great for your skin!

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This DIY anti-aging moisturizer recipe is fantastic, it’s one of the first overnight creams I have ever made. Aside from being considerably cheaper than commercial store-bought creams, you’ll find it much gentler on your skin and often far more effective.

Welcome to the most luxurious easy homemade anti-aging face cream recipe on the planet. It looks like clouds from Heaven.

This DIY anti-aging moisturizer not only nourishes your skin during the winter months but is also non-greasy. You can add this DIY anti-aging face cream to your Christmas gift basket.

With dropping temperatures, our skin dries up quicker than in summer. Personally, my skin tends to dry by summer; therefore, a good nourishing body lotion is a must for me. There are many reasons for dry skin. Our skin reflects the state of our health and weather conditions.

homemade face moisturizer for aging skin

Why It’s Time to Make Your Own Face Moisturizer?

I am obsessed with making my own skincare products. But mainly, I’m obsessed with making my own skincare products that work just as well, if not better, than any expensive store-bought cream on the market.

I’m not here to convince you that making your own skincare products is the best choice in your life. I just want to share with you my personal reasons for going all-natural.

First, I know exactly what is in them. Even the most natural companies can throw a few shady ingredients in here and there.

Commercial cosmetics (all those luxury and store-bought fancy skincare products) are usually laden with harmful chemicals and preservatives.

Second, my skin is healthier. Since I started making my own skincare products, I have noticed a huge difference in my complexion. My face is not dry at all, and I went from combination skin (dry cheeks, oily forehead) to completely normal and even skin.

So, if you’ve wanted to make your own homemade anti-aging moisturizer for some time, keep reading.

Another reason was to omit all those plastics and packaging.

The third reason was to cut some costs.

You’ll love this homemade face moisturizer for aging skin because it is:

  • non-greasy
  • easy to make (non-fancy tools – just melt, stir and pour)
  • smells great
  • has flexible ingredients (so you can pretty much use what you have on hand)

How to Make Your Own Face Moisturizer

The whole process of making your own face moisturizer is fairly simple and straightforward. I will share a couple of variations, including several essential oil blends to choose from.

For the base, I am using shea butter; of course, we will need carrier oil, fractionated sweet almond oil, and essential oils. Your skin type will determine which carrier oil and essential oils you will want to use.

To make the lotion, you will need a glass bowl, saucepan, and glass airtight container for storage.

What you will love about this homemade anti-aging face cream is that the recipe is easily customizable. This homemade face moisturizer for aging skin recipe uses already shelf-stable ingredients.

As such, you can store yours for about six months. You won’t believe how easy this is to make! This is a DIY anti-aging face cream with shea butter. I’m a HUGE fan of shea butter. I love slathering it on after a hot bath or shower.

But for this easy homemade wrinkle cream recipe, you will also use sweet almond and jojoba oil and essential oils. You will find this easy face moisturizer recipe below!

If you are just starting your own journey towards a healthier lifestyle and want to ditch the chemicals, making your own facial cream is a great first step.

By choosing the right ingredients and carrier oils, you can create anti-aging cream at home that absorbs quickly and moisturizes your skin without a greasy feeling.

face moisturizer for aging skin DIY

Can I Use Coconut Oil on my face as a Moisturizer?

The truth is that coconut oil can work as a moisturizer.

Personally, I don’t use coconut oil on my face. I find it to clog my pores and cause breakouts. But if you search online, you’ll get several different opinions on this.

If you have dry, flaky skin, using coconut oil instead of your regular moisturizer may soften and hydrate your skin, leaving it looking refreshed and soft upon waking.

Using coconut oil as an overnight treatment may not be right for everyone. Anecdotal evidence is mixed on coconut oil’s benefits for oily or acne-prone skin.

Coconut oil is comedogenic, which means it can clog pores.

While some people find that coconut oil helps clear their breakouts, making skin look brighter and feel softer, others find it too heavy to use as an overnight treatment.

Since coconut oil can clog pores, it may contribute to acne breakouts in some people. If you have oily skin, coconut oil might cause blackheads, pimples, or whiteheads to form on your face if left on overnight.

If you want to make homemade face moisturizer for aging skin at home, you should carefully choose your carrier oils.

This recipe calls for 2 tbsp of oil. You have several options here. I prefer to use a combination of jojoba oil and sweet almond oil. These carrier oils have a mild scent and are very moisturizing for the skin.

Other carrier oil options:

  • Argan oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Hemp seed oil

These oils have been proven to be non-comedogenic and can be used on your face or body.

How to choose essential oils for your face moisturizer recipes

This easy homemade face moisturizer for aging skin recipe uses essential oils. While they aren’t necessary, adding them can turn your butter from simply moisturizing to something that really addresses what is going on with your skin.

Dry or aging skin? Try helichrysum, lavender, and myrrh.

Need to be energized and refreshed? Try lavender, lemon, and grapefruit.

Troubled skin like psoriasis or eczema? Try helichrysum, frankincense, lavender, sandalwood, chamomile, rose, or jasmine.

Want to avoid Stretch Marks? Try helichrysum, lavender, patchouli, neroli, rose, and geranium

For sensitive skin, try rose; it’s also great for fine lines, crowfeet, and wrinkles.

Lemon and Sandalwood are great for all skin types.

Frankincense is great for anti-aging, skin imperfections, and wrinkles.

For essential oils, use whatever you like, with the suggestions above being good for different issues. I used rosehip and lavender, which was really heavenly smelling.

Don’t be scared if you miss some of the ingredients for this easy homemade face moisturizer for aging skin.

DIY anti-aging face moisturizer

Tutorial How to Make Body DIY Anti-Aging Face Cream

1. Melt the shea butter and beeswax in a double boiler container.

2. Once it’s melted, add the oils and mix well.

3. Transfer into a glass bowl and add the essential oils and mix well.

4. Let the mixture cool or put it in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes.

5. Start mixing with a hand mixer like this one for 2-5 minutes until fully combined and with a creamy consistency.

6. Pour in your favorite containers.

Here’s the Full List of Ingredients and Necessary Equipment

Shea Butter is safe for all skin types. She butter is a tree nut product, and it doesn’t contain chemical irritants known to dry out skin, and it doesn’t clog pores. She butter is one of the best moisturizers.

Sweet Almond Oil is an emollient, making the skin softer. It has historically been used to treat psoriasis, eczema, and scarring. It soothes and rejuvenates skin and improves complexion and skin tone.

Jojoba Oil closely mimics the skin’s own sebum, making it an effective natural facial conditioner. (Good news for anyone with a dry or irritated complexion.) Jojoba oil helps moisturize the skin without clogging the pores, allowing for a healthy skin type.

Beeswax holds anti-inflammatory properties, vitamin E boosts antioxidant power, and essential oils provide a pleasant aroma, which may also offer therapeutic benefits.

When it comes to winter, I would suggest experimenting with using some beeswax or candelilla wax (although do not substitute any of the E Wax, it’s just an additional ingredient). This will give your skin an extra layer of protection from the chilly weather. It also shouldn’t be greasy if you get the ratio right.

Homemade Face Moisturizer for Aging Skin Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup organic refined shea butter
  • 1 tbsp sweet almond oil
  • 1 tbsp jojoba oil
  • 2 tsp beeswax
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops of rosehip essential oil

Method:

1. Begin making this homemade face moisturizer in a double boiler by melting beeswax, shea butter, sweet almond oil, and jojoba oil together.

2. Once it’s melted, add the essential oils and mix well.

3. Transfer into a glass bowl.

4. Let the mixture cool or put it in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes.

5. Start mixing with a hand mixer like this one for 2-5 minutes until fully combined and with a creamy consistency.

6. Pour in your favorite containers.

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Anti-Aging Face Moisturizer

face moisturizer for aging skin DIY

With only 6 ingredients, the homemade face moisturizer, and wrinkle cream is great for keeping that youthful look we all long for! It absorbs quickly, is not greasy, and is great for your skin!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Instructions

    1. Melt the shea butter and beeswax in a double boiler container.
    2. Once it’s melted, add the oils and mix well.
    3. Transfer into a glass bowl and add the essential oils and mix well.
    4. Let the mixture cool or put it in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes.
    5. Start mixing with a hand mixer like this one for 2-5 minutes until fully combined and with a creamy consistency.
    6. Pour in your favorite containers.

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9 thoughts on “Simple Homemade Face Moisturizer for Aging Skin That Works

  1. Kristen S Sandoz says:

    I HATE coconut oil on my face. I breakout in tiny irritating pimples & after time it smells soapy. I’m going to try your recipe with Castor oil as my carrier. I LOVE castor oil on my face & never would have thought it was so heavenly. Thanks!

  2. Candice says:

    I followed this recipe exactly. I looked at my jars this morning and the lotion has completely hard. What did I do wrong? Any suggestions? I thought about possible adding some Ale Vera gel to the mixture.

    • Lora says:

      First, let me ask you something – do you keep the jars in a cold place? Because sometimes that could be the reason. Or you put in a bit more beeswax. You can melt the mixture using a double boiler and then you can add in more oils (like jojoba). This time don’t put it in the fridge. Let it cool a bit a room temperature and then you can mix it with a hand mixer. Let me know 🙂

  3. Eliza says:

    Wait I’m confused..is it 1/2 cup of shea butter or 1/4 cup? The recipe is on there twice and they say different measurements for that on both.

  4. Margaret Jones says:

    Lora,

    My name is Margaret.

    I accidently found your recipe and thought is looked good, so decided to give it a shot tonight.

    I did make a few substitutes and I will let you know what they were, however, I will let you know that I have been making melt and pour soap for years and I do use the microwave for this.

    My Substitutions:
    I used Apricot Kernel Oil for Sweet Almond Oil
    I used Argan Nut Oil for Jojoba Oil
    I used white beeswax beads instead of the yellow brown beeswax pellets

    My Shea Butter was solid, so I melted it to make sure I had 1/4 cup. I did use the mic to finish melting the Shea Butter, it was going solid again, the beeswax and the two carrier oils. I later added the lavender and the rosehip essential oils and mixed well. While I was had mixing the oils in, the mixture started to go solid again. I use the small hand-held mixer; the product never got soft and fluffy. It was like soap shaving with lots of small solid pieces in it. I tired heating it again in the mic and added more of the essential oils again. It basically turned out the same as above. I tossed it out!

    I thought I would contact you before I tried it again.
    I do have a question. Why do you make it in one bowl, then transfer it to a glass bowl? Why not do it in one bowl? I will do the double boiler method next time.

  5. Fransien says:

    Hi there, my cream has hardened so that I have to dig in with my nails. Any way to soften it a bit more? Thanks

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