Anti-aging serums have become all the rage as people start are realizing the amazing restorative and transformative properties of oils and other natural botanical ingredients. With a plethora of products on the market at impressive prices, it can be more cost effective to make an anti-wrinkle facial serum at home using a selection of organic carrier oils and essential oils.
Combining jojoba wax, borage oil and carrot oil together with essential oils of frankincense, neroli and rose is an excellent way to reverse the years and leave you with nourished and youthful skin.
Recipe for anti-wrinkle facial serum
Easy and cost effective to prepare at home, try this recipe for an anti-aging serum:
- 15 ml carrier oil
- 3 drops essential oil
- 1 x 15 ml blue cobalt bottle with lid and/or eye dropper
Combine ingredients and, with lid firmly tightened, roll the bottle between your palms for 1 minute to blend. Apply morning and evening after cleansing.
Apply 6-8 drops to your palm and warm the oil between your hands before applying to your face in gentle circular motions. Wait 5-10 minutes before applying makeup.
Which carrier oils are effective in an anti-wrinkle facial serum?
Carrier oils, also known as vegetable oils, are packed full of essential fatty acids which make them excellent ingredients in skin care products and an effective anti-wrinkle facial serum. Jojoba wax, borage oil and carrot oil are excellent carrier oils to use in any home recipe for this purpose.
Carrier Oil #1 – Jojoba Wax,Simmondsia Sinensis
Jojoba, usually thought of as an oil, is actually a golden coloured liquid wax at room temperature. This magic carrier oil is packed full of vitamins and minerals and actually has a molecular structure similar to sebum. It has a protecting and balancing effect on the skin by regulating excessive sebum production for oily skin or nourishing dry skin.
It is excellent for all skin conditions, has an extremely long shelf life and is very easily absorbed into the skin, making it the best possible carrier oil base for any anti-wrinkle facial serum.
Jojoba wax can be used in a 100% dilution.
Carrier oil #2 – Borage Oil, Borago Officinalis
Possibly the best carrier oil for wrinkles, don’t let the slightly fishy smell of borage oil detract from it’s magical prowess in an effective anti-wrinkle facial serum! Used to prevent wrinkling, it helps to maintain skin elasticity and prevent moisture loss.
Borage oil is high in gamma linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid known as GLA. Complex fats called lipids help the skin to regenerate and GLA is one of the best lipids for cellular regeneration. As the richest known (natural) source of GLA available, this is an excellent carrier oil for your daily facial serum.
Borage oil can be used at a 10-50% dilution. For example, in a 15ml blend, the most effective amount of borage oil would be between 1.5ml and 7.5ml.
Carrier Oil #3 – Carrot oil, Daucus Carota
Not to be confused with the essential oil, carrot carrier oil is packed full of beta carotene and vitamins A, B, C, D and F. It is particularly good for aging skin and well known for actually delaying the aging process. It is also extremely effective for an aging neck! It is used in some sun screen preparations because of its beta carotene and vitamin A content.
Carrot oil is an excellent tonic for the skin, aids the healing process by assisting with the formation of scar tissue and excellent for rejuvenation of the skin when used in an anti-wrinkle facial serum.
You can use carrot oil in a 10% dilution. For example, in a 15ml blend, the most effective amount of carrot oil would be 1.5ml.
Which essential oils are effective in an anti-wrinkle facial serum?
Frankincense, neroli and rose make excellent essential oil ingredient for an anti-wrinkle facial serum:
- Frankincense – encourages the growth of skin cells and is an excellent healing oil. Often used in skin care products for mature skin, scars, wounds and wrinkles
- Neroli – has a rejuvenating effect on the skin and is said to aid the growth of healthy skin cells. It is also excellent for dry skin and broken capillaries
- Rose – is excellent for mature skin with its emollient, softening and hydrating properties. It can also be used for broken capillaries and thread veins
Carrier oils and essential oils make excellent ingredients for an anti-wrinkle facial serum
The nourishing and restorative properties of jojoba wax, borage oil and carrot oil combined with essential oils of frankincense, neroli and rose make them effective ingredients in an anti-wrinkle facial serum. Using organic ingredients will maximize the therapeutic properties of the facial serum for superior results. This is an effective and cost-effective way to restore and transform facial skin.
These ingredients are available from any good internet/ mail order supplier of organic essential oils.