Serums are in vogue these days for their nourishing and rejuvenating properties, though how much can you rely on cosmetic labels or shell out a fortune for skin care products? Here’s a quick and easy Eye Serum Recipe that works to rejuvenate and nourish the sensitive and tired skin around your eyes. Ready for the recipe?
Let’s take a look at the recipe first, before we go into more details on the ingredients and their benefits.
Jojoba Oil – 20 ml
Olive Oil – 10 ml
Argan Oil – 20 ml
Gingseng Extract – 10 ml
Vitamin E Oil – 6 ml
Cera Bellina Wax – 6 ml
Sterilize a heat safe container – you can use glass cookware or stainless steel for preparing.
Do you know how to sterilize it? The simplest way to wash it and then, bring water to a boil for a few minutes and let it air dry. There are other ways to sterilize though using boiled water is by far the easiest and cheapest.
Melt cera bellina wax and when it begins to melt, add olive, jojoba and argan oils.
When combined add gingseng extract and vitamin E oil and stir till all the ingredients combine.
Remove from heat and transfer contents to lip balm tins and let it cool down.
Why These Ingredients?
Cera Bellina Wax
The serum gets a gel like consistency with the addition of cera bellina wax and makes it easy to spread. Cera Bellina Wax is derived from beeswax and popular for its ability to gel oils. It is used in lotion bars, lip balms, or other products that calls for emulsification or a smooth consistency. It inhibits crystallization and used as a thickener or emulsifier in lotions or serum formulations. For gelling, 1 – 29% is required, depending on your preferred consistency. If you are using in your lip balm, it is 1 – 20% and for emulsions it is 1 – 2%.
Gingseng extract is rich in phytonutrients that activate and stimulate skin metabolism. It eliminates free radicals and promotes collagen secretion, making your skin firmer. It also tones your skin and improves skin elasticity, reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, it improves over all skin health and hydrates your skin. It improves skin complexion and gives you radiant skin. It leaves your face looking fresh and also reduces age spots and blemishes when used as a mask. Another advantage is the ability of Gingseng to bring down dark circles around your eyes and lighten darkened skin around the eyes.
A lot is written and said by Argan Oil, which is considered as a natural elixir with powerful rejuvenation and anti-aging properties. It promotes skin hydration, aids with skin repair and rejuvenation and gently nourishes the delicate skin under your eyes. An ideal addition if you have mature, oily or dry skin.
Jojoba Oil resembles skin sebum closely and hence considered ideal and suited for most skin types. It is also light and non-greasy.
Olive oil nourishes and moisturizes your skin and has anti-aging properties that ensure you have a youthful skin. Those with acne-prone skin can substitute Olive Oil with Argan Oil.
Vitamin E Oil has numerous skin benefits, including reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Tips to Tweak The Recipe?
Cera Bellina Wax is not considered organic or natural, since it is a derivative from beeswax. If you want to keep our recipe natural, go with beeswax or carnauba wax.
You can add a few drops of essential oils for added fragrance and anti-aging benefits. You can essential oils with anti-aging properties like Lavender Essential Oil, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Rose Essential Oil, etc.
How to Use it?
Run your index finger in the lip balm tin and gently apply the serum under your eyes. It is a good idea to apply this at night.
The Eye Serum will last a good six months.
This is a simple recipe that doesn’t call for emulsification. Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? I use Aya Naturals Skin Care Range when I don’t have time for DIY. You can try their products – they’re all-natural and only high quality raw materials are used.