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Make Your Own: Anti-Aging Face Cream

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
Reviewed by Copley May 30, 2009 8 Comments
What better way to while away a rainy weekend than to cook up a skincare potion that might turn back the clock? In a matter of minutes, we pulled together some of the best proven anti-agers and combined them in a rich face cream. To do so, we had to cheat just a bit by relying on about one ounce of Skin Actives canvas cream as a base. Though this pre-made skin-nourishing moisturizer incoporates useful emollients like hyaluronic acid and jojoba, avocado, sweet almond, and sesame oils, it is the actives we added that really comprise the secret sauce.

This cream helps counteract the skin's loss of lipids over time, which leads to increased water loss and penetration of harmful compounds. Besides the base emollients, we also used squalane, a natural (and superior) alternative to mineral oil. Once absorbed by the skin, squalane does everything from preventing UV damage and age spot formation to promoting cell growth and warding off bacteria. We upped the formula's antioxidant ante with a double dose of pomegranate and green tea extracts. Coenzyme Q10, or idebenone, was added for its anti-aging benefits such as reducing skin roughness and dryness, minimizing fine lines and photodamage, and boosting skin hydration and overall appearance. Lastly, we tossed in the anti-ager known as syn-tacks, a combination of two synthetic peptides, that has been found to improve skin tonicity, anisotropy, and cellular cohesion. So simple, yet, powerful.

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  • June 17, 2016

    by Gega Saenz

    Will you please email me the recipe to the Anti Aging Cream above with the measurements for all the ingredients. I would like to make it and use it. Thanks

    Thanks

  • February 16, 2016

    by Laney

    What is the actual recipe? Am interested in trying to make it for myself.

  • June 24, 2012

    by Betty

    Where is the actual "recipe" for this face cream, i.e. amounts, etc?

  • May 26, 2010

    by LISA

    You can purchase just about all those ingredients form a co. called Puritans Pride. It is a manufacturer of vitamins, natural rem and more. They are discounted too!

    puritanpride.com

  • December 2, 2009

    by sarasara

    Hallo Marta, tank you for the great recipe!
    One question, though: where do you purchase the LIQUID extracts?
    I seem to remember that Skin Actives has powered Green Tea extract...
    Thank you!
    S

  • June 8, 2009

    by marta

    New Directions Aromatics: http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/
    Lotioncrafter: http://www.lotioncrafter.com/
    Platinum Skincare: http://www.platinumskincare.com/
    Skin Actives: http://www.skinactives.com/

  • June 8, 2009

    by Nhan

    Hi, could you tell us where to buy these ingredients?

  • June 1, 2009

    by J. Kay

    My mad scientist usually comes out late at night... and my source is Lotioncrafters. All the tiny spatulas, measuring things, and even a cool oversize syringe makes me feel quite professional. So far it's just one face *step* (or potion) I'm working on, but I think I'm heading in a good direction with it. ~jk

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