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Cheap and healthy cream to use as a moisturizer on face?

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#1 illerrre

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 10:03 AM

Hey guys,


I was thinking of making my own face cream using a basis and adding salicylic acid (if it's not already in it) and astaxanthin. 


I'm new to this area, but I heard the cream that I recently bought is bad because it contains parabens. So now I'm asking for advice here hoping someone could steer me in the right direction. 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 08:00 PM

I've just started experimenting with moisturisers / creams myself, mostly due to my daughter's eczema. This is what I have mixed yesterday:

- 60g extra virgin olive oil
- 60g Shea butter
- 60g linseed (flaxseed) oil (important to have it fresh and after opening to store it in the fridge, as unstable; this is in fact the main, most important ingredient)

- 10g beeswax

- a few drops of vit E to extend shelf life


Warmed up just so beeswax can melt (~65C), so ingredients can mix properly.

Quite greasy just after application, but 'dries' out quite quickly or excess can be wiped out; moisturises skin and forms a protective film on the skin against elements; most importantly enhances regenerative abilities of the skin.

Storage: Without using vitamine E best kept in the fridge and used within 2-4 weeks. Best to make small batches and properly store the cream and ingredients, as especially oils (particularly flaxseed oil) are fragile in contact with oxygen.
Cost: I think ingredients worth ~£20 will be enough for 1 year, and will be too much for just face. ~£20 will be enough for a 1 year family pack ;)

Edited by hotbit, 02 July 2020 - 08:11 PM.

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