Anti-Aging Oil

How to Make an Anti-Aging Oil-based Serum

Making skin care products is simple, enjoyable, and incredibly rewarding. Creating anti-aging serums may sound like a complicated process, but it can be somewhat easy. Try making your very own anti-aging serum using organic oils. Making a serum using oils means there is no need to blend the mixture; merely pour the oils together and you have an incredible age-defying serum! Oils are packed with age-fighting properties including reducing the look of lines and wrinkles, tightening sagging skin, and providing intense hydration. In only a few minutes you could have a natural serum filled with powerful and effective anti-aging ingredients.

How to Create Your Serum:

We have included a few recipes to help get your skincare making started. For a more personalized serum, mix and match the oils we have listed to create a specialized anti-aging serum. Based on your skin type and your specific skin concerns, you can modify our recipes to create your very own unique serum that works for you. These oils can all typically be found in health food stores, natural grocers, or in the organic sections of supermarkets. Skin Perfection offers four different oils. Tamanu, Rose Hip Seed, Evening Primrose, and Moroccan Argan. You can use these as a base for your serums.

Supplies Needed:  

Airless Bottles
Essential Oils
Funnel
Glass Measuring Cup
Organic Oils
Labels for finishing touches.

Once you have all your oils and supplies, creating the serum is easy. Pour the oils into a bottle (ensure that the container has been properly sterilized) and shake. That’s all! Once the mixture has been combined, your serum is ready for use. Store in the fridge to prolong freshness.

Recipes:

These recipes will make 4 ounces each. To create an anti-aging oil serum for normal to oily, combination or problematic complexions, follow this simple recipe.
  • 2 Ounce Tamanu Oil
  • .5 Ounce Flax Seed Oilmake an anti-aging serum
  • .5 Ounce Evening Primrose Oil
  • .5 Ounce Acai Oil
  • .4 Ounce Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • .1 Ounce Rosemary Oleo Resin
  • 10 drops Tea Tree
  • Five drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Lemongrass
To create an anti-aging oil serum for normal to dry, mature complexions, follow this simple recipe:
  • 1 Ounce Argan Oil
  • .5 Ounce Avocado Oil
  • .5 Ounce Sea Buck Thorn Oil
  • .5 Ounce Cranberry Seed Oil
  • .5 Ounce Jojoba Oil
  • .5 Ounce Rose Hip Seed Oil
  • .4 Ounce Carrot Oil
  • .1 Ounce Rosemary Oleo Resin
  • 4 Drops Lavender
  • 2 Drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 Drops Chamomile

*To make a fragrance-free serum, omit the essential oils.*

Oils to Use, Dry for Mature Skin:
  • Argan Oil
  • Coconut
  • Avocado
  • Almond
  • Apricot Kernel
  • Borage
  • Calendula
  • Camellia
  • Carrot
  • Cranberry Seed
  • Jojoba
  • Marula
  • Raspberry Seed
  • Pomegranate
Oily for Acne-prone Complexions:
  • Camphor
  • Flax Seed
  • Kalahari
  • Tamanu
  • Pumpkin Seed
Oils for Rosacea:
  • Black Currant
  • Borage
  • Evening Primrose
To Tighten and Firm Skin:
  • Tamanu
  • Argan
  • Jojoba
  • Olive
  • Apricot
  • Almond
  • Vitamin E
To Brighten Facial Complexions and Lighten Spots:
  • Avocado
  • Camellia
  • Castor
  • Cucumber
  • Papaya
  • Rosehip
  • Sea Buckthorn
  • Tomato
Glossary of oils and their benefits:

Apricot Kernel (Prunus Armeniaca): Aids in retaining the elasticity and suppleness of the skin. It is pressed for the kernels of apricots, and it is high in Vitamin E. This is a light, non-greasy oil. INCI - Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil.

Blueberry Seed (Vaccinium Corymbose): Has a very high antioxidant content. It helps to regenerate the skin and improve its elasticity. INCI - Vaccinium Corymbose (Blueberry) Seed Oil.

Borage (Borago Officinalis): Also known as Star Flower, this oil is rich in Gamma Linoleic Acid. Borage is super moisturizing, helping to maintain healthy skin. It also can help reduce redness and calm irritated skin, making it especially great for people with sensitive skin. INCI - Borago Officinalis (Borage Seed Oil).

Calendula (Organic Calendula Officinalis): Great for those with sensitive skin, as it calms and nourishes irritated dry, chapped skin. INCI - Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract.

Camellia (Camellia Sasanqua): Also known as linseed oil. Contains a high amount of oleic acid, making it a splendid choice for those with aging or mature skin. INCI - Camelina sativa Seed Oil.

Carrot (Daucus Carota Sativa): Works well for dry and mature skin because of its hydrating properties. This oil is rich in Beta Carotene and Vitamin A—an ingredient recommended by dermatologists, as it has been clinically proven to reduce the look of wrinkles effectively. INCI - Daucus carota (Carrot) Seed Oil.

Castor: Has been used for over 4,000 years and is nick-named Palma Christi or "the hand of Christ." It is a humectant that draws out moisture from the air to hydrate the skin. INCI - Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil.

Coconut: Restores skin’s youthful appearance. This oil assists in regaining elasticity the face has lost to help visibly firm sagging areas, especially the neck and jowls. It contains antioxidants, which reduces the look of wrinkles. It keeps the skin looking and acting healthy, and improves visible signs of aging. Coconut Oil is a natural moisturizer, proving exceptional hydration to the face alone or with other ingredients. INCI - Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride.

Cranberry Seed (Vaccinium Macrocarpon): High in essential fatty acid which helps to keep your skin looking young and firm. Cranberry Seed is a natural, botanical oil containing both Omega 3 and 6. INCI - Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil.

Cucumber Seed: With its high levels of phytosterols, cucumber moisturizes the skin with Vitamins C and E. Improving the skin barrier's function and stimulating blood flow to reduce puffiness. INCI - Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Oil.

Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis): One of the best sources of gamma linoleic acid, an Omega 6 fatty acid needed for the health of the skin. It is a light, non-oily skin conditioner that is great for those with skin troubles. It works excellently for those prone to skin conditions like acne, eczema, or psoriasis.

Flax Seed (Linum Usitatissimum): Obtained from linseed. It is high in Omega 3 and is one of the best emollients from nature.

Grapeseed (Vitis Vinifera): Great anti-aging oil. It is a light, non-greasy that absorbs quickly. Grape Seed oil is high in Vitamin E and Linoleic acid.

Hemp (Cannabis Sativa Oil): natural emollient. It is very moisturizing, providing exceptional hydration to the skin. It is often paired with flax seed.

Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis): One of the highest concentrations of Vitamin E. This oil works great for any skin type. Jojoba oil is non-pore clogging. It provides incredible nourishment to the skin.

Kalahari: High in Omega 6 and 9. Kalahari Oil helps to balance the moisture of the skin and aids in retaining elasticity to aging skin.

Marula: Contains antioxidants to improve the look of wrinkles as it hydrates the skin. Marula Oil is perfect for soothing dry, thirsty skin and helps to increase the skin’s softness as it moisturizes. It also helps improve irritated complexions by calming and reducing redness.

Kukui Nut (Aleurites Molaccana): Absorbs quickly leaving a hydrated, but not greasy, feel. Kukui Nut Oil helps hydrate and provide incredible nourishment for dry skin with potent antioxidants as well as Vitamins A, C, and E.

Macadamia nut (Macadamia Ternifolia): Absorbs easily into the skin for incredible moisture and hydration. Macadamia Oil works especially great on dry and mature complexions.

Meadowfoam Seed (Limnanthes Alba): Helps in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other noticeable signs of aging by increasing the level of hydration of the skin’s moisture barrier. It is light and absorbs quickly for a non-greasy feel.

Olive Oil (Olea Europaea): Provides incredible, deep hydration to enhance the faces softness. It is high in both polyphenols and antioxidants.

Pumpkin Seed (Cucurbita Pepo): One of the most excellent, most nourishing oils available. It improves the health of your skin by replenishing with nutrients like Omega 3, Omega 6, Vitamins A, C, E, and Zinc.

Raspberry (Rubus Idaeus): Loaded with essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. It helps the skin to retain more moisture by conditioning and hydrating throughout.

Rosehip Seed Oil improves skin’s elasticity and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Rose Hip is extremely useful for aging skin because of its high Vitamin C content.

Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis): Obtained from pressed Almond Kernels. Sweet Almond Oil is a super-moisturizing oil. It is high in essential fatty acids that help it to be effective in softening and smoothing the skin.

Tamanu (Calophyllum Inophyllum): Moisturizes dehydrated skin. Tamanu Oil is an excellent hydrating oil for people with oily or acne-prone skin, as it replenishes healthy sebum production. It also helps even out skin tone and lightens the look of acne marks and other dark spots. Tamanu keeps your face looking and acting young, noticeably reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate): High in linoleic acid, making it one of the best oils for anti-aging. It provides moisturizes and improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E is one of the most exceptional, most trusted antioxidants.

Walnut: Helps to hydrate dry and mature skin. It also works to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles.

Wheat Germ Oil (Triticum Vulgare): Nourish the face with essential nutrients. Wheat Germ is rich in Vitamins A, B, D, E and F, essential fatty acids, protein, and minerals. It has incredible antioxidant properties and works great for aging skin.

Oils are nutrient-dense. They are not only moisturizing but also incorporate a high level of nutrients. Below are oils that are separated by their specific properties.

High in Antioxidants:
Carrot Seed
Rosehip
Sea Buckthorn
Tomato

High in Vitamin C:
Black Currant
Blackberry
Blueberry
Kiwi
Rosehip
Sea Buckthorn

High in Phospholipids:
Avocado
Kiwi
Marula
Poppy
Soybean

High in Omega 3 (alpha-linoleic-acid):
Blackberry
Blueberry
Camellia
Chia
Cranberry
Flax
Hemp
Kiwi
Raspberry
Rosehip
Sacha Inchi
Sea Buckthorn
Walnut

High in Omega 6 (gamma-linoleic-acid):
Acai
Blackberry
Cucumber
Evening Primrose
Grapeseed
Hemp
Passionfruit
Poppy
Pumpkin
Raspberry
Safflower
Soybean
Walnut
Wheat Germ

High in Omega 9 (oleic acid):
Acai
Almond
Apricot kernel
Avocado
Camilla
Carrot Seed
Hazelnut
Macadamia Nut
Marula
Olive
Papaya
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