Wednesday, 1 August 2012

oily skin - formulating an oily skin lotion

How to make a moisturiser for an oily or combination skin? I understand the reluctance to put more oil on the skin and the confusion as to what ingredients to include when making your own creams and lotions

When creating product for oilier skin types it is important to choose your ingredients carefully, sticking to oils with a light non greasy texture for their emollient properties and light emulsifiers which will not clog the pores. Don’t forget to include some humectants for their hydrating properties as oily skins get dehydrated too.

Ingredients such as oils and butters used for their moisturising and skin smoothing properties.
Avoid Cocoa Butter & Coconut Oil in moisturisers if you have oily skin as they are too heavy and can block pores. Instead choose jojoba oil which is a good all round facial skincare oil.

These ingredients attract water to the skin and can help hydrate, they include glycerine.

If you want to make a lotion or cream then you will need an emulsifier. Emulsifying wax is the easiest to use.


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