I’ve been using this homemade anti aging cream with Uccuba butter, argan oil, shea butter and camelia seed oil for two months now and have noticed a difference in the appearance of my skin: less fine lines, more even tone, and it’s also helping to keep my acne at bay.
The best part of this DIY anti-wrinkle recipe is that there is no beeswax! I’ve also used a blend of essential oils that helps fight the signs of aging on your face.
It seems like there’s always a new lotion, serum or beauty product being touted for its anti-aging properties. Of course, we all want to keep our skin healthy, glowing and in great condition – but there’s no shame in aging! And no matter what you are putting on your skin, we’re all going to show some signs of aging. I say let’s try to age well while staying healthy.
For me, the trick is to use a skincare routine that nourishes and protects the skin naturally. The better you take care of your skin, the more gracefully you will age – and you don’t need harsh chemicals or expensive products to do it! In my opinion, a homemade anti-aging cream and a healthy diet with yoga is all you need.
Due to its inherently nourishing ingredients, it’s also great for mature and sun-damaged skin, which is why I call it an anti-aging cream. Due to its richness, I prefer to use this as a night cream.
Superstar anti-aging ingredients
Ucuuba butter is made from the seeds of the ucuuba plant, which is native to South America. It’s very high in Vitamin C, which helps to reverse DNA damage, and also in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is commonly known as retinol in the beauty industry, and is often used in top-of-the-line skincare products to treat acne, fine lines, and other signs of aging – which is why it’s a superstar ingredient in this anti-aging cream.
Argan oil is made from the kernels of the argan tree, native to Morocco. Its incredibly moisturizing, which is why you often see it advertised in commercial, hydrating hair products. But, it’s also high in Vitamin E, Vitamin A and antioxidants, which help it to both hydrate and tone the skin.
I discovered argan oil while on a trip in Morroco 10 years ago. If I had known how popular it would become I would have bought shares of the oils and could have been a millionaire!
Shea butter is made from the nut of the African shea tree. It is a rich nut butter that is naturally soothing to the skin, and high in anti-aging Vitamin E. A high fatty acid content enables it to nourish the skin and fight signs of aging as well.
Camelila seed oil is an edible plant oil, originally from China. It is rich in omega-6 fatty acids and antioxidants, making it an anti-aging superstar to complete this homemade anti-aging cream.
Both ucuuba butter and argan oil have a strong smell. This is why I suggest using a blend of essential oils to mask the natural odor of these anti-aging superstars. Furthermore, essential oils pack their own hydrating and anti-aging benefits. Essential oils like frankincense and rose geranium oils, smell incredible and also boost the skin clarifying and anti-aging potency of your homemade anti-aging cream.
Frankincense oil is made from the resin of the Boswellia sacra tree, native to Somalia and the Middle East. It is potent with antioxidants and has been using to boost skin health for hundreds of years.
Rose geranium essential oil is distilled from a rose-scented geranium flower, and has a soothing effect on the skin. It has natural antiseptic properties which make it ideal for treating inflammatory conditions like eczema and acne – and it smells great!
Melt cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter and carnauba wax in a double boiler.
Once melted, add the sunflower oil.
Put the recipient in the freezer for 15-20 mins, until the ingredients have hardened but are not completely frozen.
Take it out of the freezer and start mixing with a hand blender until it is nice and creamy.
Add the essential oils if you wish.
Homemade Anti Aging Cream Recipe
- Melt the uccuba butter and shea butter in a double boiler.
- Once melted, add the argan and camelia seed oil.
- Mix well.
- Put the recipient in the freezer for 15-20 mins, until the ingredients have hardened but are not completely frozen.
- Take it out of the freezer and start mixing with a hand blender until it is nice and creamy.
- Add the essential oils if you wish.
- Pour into nice containers.
- Voila, you have made your own homemade anti-aging cream recipe!
For best results, massage a thin layer of your homemade anti-aging cream nightly before bed, and after cleansing your face. Remember that a little goes a long way! Tried it already? Let me know what you think in the comments below!