Now that I am in my 30′s I am thinking about wrinkles. AHHH! Wrinkles. Wrinkles. Wrinkles. I don’t have that many, but they emerge from time to time, especially around my eyes. I know I need to nourish my skin more. What to buy? Lately I have no clue, even organic skincare can have ingredients that are sketchy and hard to pronounce (bad sign). Hence, my search began for a homemade anti-wrinkle cream. I started researching and experimenting. The first thing I had to order was beeswax, everything else I could buy at my local health food store. And then, finally….
My beeswax arrived! I have been waiting for 2 weeks for this important part of the recipe.
The secret ingredient in this face cream? Rosehip seed oil.
Rosehip seed oil is the best oil available for anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation.
“Through testing, rosehip seed oil has been shown to regenerate the skin, reduce scars and wrinkles, prevent the advancement of wrinkles and aging, and help skin to regain its natural color and tone. After four months of applying rosehip seed oil daily, their wrinkles and sun spots had almost completely disappeared, and the skin had a fresher and healthier look. Today, rosehip seed oil is exported around the world, and is used by the medical community, as well as in fine facial and cosmetic care products.
Rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin A, which helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase. This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity. Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which further promotes healthy skin. Rosehip seed oil has been used successfully to treat the following skin problems: Stretch marks, UV damage from overexposure to the sun, Scars from surgery, burns, and acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Wrinkles and premature skin aging, Hyper-pigmentation, Dermatitis, Burns, including those from radiation and sunburns, and Age spots.” Source
Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream
2 tsp jojoba oil
1 tsp coconut oil
3 tsp apricot kernel oil
3 tsp Rosehip seed oil
1.5 tsp beeswax pastilles
8-10 tsp rose-water
Place beeswax, jojoba, coconut, rosehip and essential oils (basically everything besides the rose water!) in a double boiler or right in a stainless steel pan (I have one just for making homemade skin care). Heat on low very gently to melt wax about 5-8 minutes.
Remove from heat. Slowly stir in rose water. Place in fridge until set. Makes a small 2.5 oz jar. Use under eyes in the morning and evening.
Also bought these from Mountain Rose Herbs
After you you remove the ingredients from the stove (I let mine cool for a few minutes because it can be really hot.)
Place in blender (be careful bc this can be very tough to clean out after).
Add in the rose water a little bit at a time (through the top of the blender).
Pulse the blender a few times and you will have a nice fluffy cream. Remember the cleanup can be MESSY! Still worth it though.
My suggestion is to double or triple the batch (if you are doing the cream version)… place in refrigerator until ready to use. Enjoy!
Addition: If you have super oily skin, I would also double the rose water amount. I have yet to try this (very soon and will update), but a reader suggested this and it makes perfect sense. It will be lighter w/ more rose water… this applies to the cream version!! HTH!
Recipe adapted from: A Real Food Lover.
She has an amazing blog and I just found out she is blogging again!! Great news for everyone. Check out her site.
If you are just looking for a Rosehip Serum, and do not have time to make the cream…. I have found this organic one and I LOVE it for when I am in a hurry and don’t have time to make a new batch for awhile:
You can find it HERE. Or at your local health food store.
Another brand that is another great option: Organic Beauty Essence Restorative Serum