This DIY aloe vera and jojoba oil face cream is the perfect homemade aloe vera moisturizer for oily skin.
This easy to make DIY face cream with aloe vera and jojoba oil is hydrating yet light enough for oily skin. To make an antiaging face cream, you can mix aloe with an oil that is good for mature and dry skin.
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I think it is safe to say that all of us want to age gracefully. I know I do, which is why I love natural, non-toxic yet effective skincare and learned how to make face cream with aloe vera and jojoba.
This DIY face cream is made with four simple ingredients that include:
- aloe vera gel
- Jojoba seed oil
- xanthan gum
- Nutra Organics Collagen Powder
This homemade aloe vera and jojoba oil moisturizer are great for oily skin as the consistency is not too heavy and is a fantastic daily moisturizer.
During my studies of becoming an advanced dermal skincare specialist, I was exposed to many skincare lines. I came to realize that while there are some great skincare lines out there, so many skincare products are overpriced and filled with a lot of garbage (toxic ingredients).
Many natural skincare products are not effective, due to lacking active ingredients.
While there is no magic ingredient that will stop the aging process, there are some very nourishing ingredients that we can use on our skin to slow down the process.
The skin is also a reflection of your internal health as the skin is the largest organ and the one that we visually see. Radiant and glowing skin is a result of good health and nourishing skincare with active ingredients to target your concerns topically.
Here are some examples of what your skin may be telling you.
Inflammation and redness in the skin can be due to food sensitivities, excess sugar, and overreactive immune system, and anything irritating to the body.
Acne or congested skin can be due to:
- poor digestive function
- a sluggish detoxification system
- hormone imbalances connected to puberty, stress and excess sugar
- sluggish gallbladder and poor fat digestion
Salicylic acid is the best active ingredient for oily and acne-prone skin.
Wrinkles are a combination of a breakdown of collagen (protein) and dehydration, so I would always ask the question, how is your hydration? Are you drinking enough water and getting your electrolytes?
Also, are you eating sufficient protein, and do you have optimal stomach acid levels to help digest protein? Amino acid from protein is needed to make collagen.
Consuming collagen powder is a great way to get easy to absorb amino acids into the body for healthy skin. I like to put collagen powder into my morning coffee or smoothie!
Vitamin C is required to help the body build collagen in the skin and prevent wrinkles. This DIY liposomal vitamin C serum complements this aloe vera and jojoba oil moisturizer recipe.
Keep in mind as well that your skin will be one of the last places that your body sends nutrients as it has more important internal organs that it must nourish first.
Beauty that shines from the inside out is a result of internal health and happiness. And hey, we are all going to age. There is nothing wrong with lines of wisdom that tell a story.
Tips for making the DIY jojoba oil and aloe face cream.
Below is my super simple four-ingredient, DIY face cream made with aloe, jojoba oil, Nutra organics collagen, and xanthan gum.
This recipe makes approximately 125 ml. This homemade face cream does not have any preservatives, so be sure to use it up within a month or two.
Before adding in xanthan gum to the recipe, I found that while I still loved this DIY face cream, it would often separate. Once I added in the xanthan gum, it no longer separated and moisturizes much better.
You also want to make sure that both the aloe and jojoba oil are at room temperature and the same temperature to ensure that they emulsify together.
DIY Aloe vera and jojoba oil face cream
- 5 tbsp jojoba oil
- 5tbsp aloe vera gel
- 1 tsp Nutra Organics Collagen Powder (optional)
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
How to make a face cream at home
*To mix the aloe vera gel with jojoba oil, start by ensuring that the aloe and jojoba are at equal room temperature.
*In one mason jar, measure the jojoba, xanthan gum, and Nutra organics collagen powder.
*In another sterile mason jar or measuring cup, place the aloe.
*Place a handheld immersion blender at the bottom of the mason jar with the jojoba and start to blend. At the same and with your other hand, SLOWLY pour the aloe in with the jojoba oil.
*Blend for approximately one minute or until you notice that the oil and aloe are fully emulsified and has turned a creamy white color. The jojoba and aloe vera moisturizer should have the consistency of mayo.
I let my lotion sit for 5 minutes, then give it another quick blend if I notice that it has started to separate at all.
With the help of xanthan gum, you should have a luxurious, moisturizing creamy DIY jojoba and aloe vera face and body cream that you have just made!
Pour into a skincare bottle and give your skin some love!
This homemade aloe vera moisturizer is fantastic for oily skin. I have oily skin, so I use jojoba seed oil, which is the closest oil to our body’s natural sebum and is moisturizing for anyone with an oily skin complexion.
If you have mature or dry skin, you can substitute the jojoba oil with another oil to better suit your skin.
Argon oil can be more nourishing and great for someone with mature, dry skin.
Other oils that I love to use in homemade skin care include:
- rosehip seed oil
- hemp seed oil
- sea buckthorn oil
- avocado oil
Be sure to look for cold-pressed oils and store in a dark bottle away from sunlight.
While this DIY face cream with aloe vera and jojoba oil is simple, the fun part starts with adding in your active ingredients suited to your skin concerns.
Here are some of my favorite active skincare ingredients that work.
Vitamin C – helps to make collagen and fill in those wrinkles. You want this in a 10% concentration.
Hyaluronic Acid – This is a sugar molecule that our body produces but starts to diminish as we age. It holds approximately 1000 times its weight in water and is fantastic for hydrating the skin. Wrinkles are both a breakdown of collagen and dehydration.
Astaxanthin – This is a powerful antioxidant that is needed by the body to combat free radical damage from UV rays, stress, and exposure to environmental toxins.
I also make my own DIY vitamin C serum and love it underneath the aloe vera and jojoba oil moisturizer recipe.