Firming Wild Rose Undereye Cream
Roses are luxurious. So are eye creams. Can you imagine a more luxurious treat for the delicate skin around your eyes?
This heavenly formula is an absolute olfactory treat, and it’s an incredibly rich and nourishing cream for the skin around the eyes. This cream promotes firm, soft skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and puffiness. Since this cream is not chemically preserved, it must be refrigerated between uses and discarded after 2 weeks.
YIELD: 2 ounces (60 ml)
- 1 tbsp (15 g) coconut oil or oil of your choice
- 1 tbsp (15 g) cocoa butter
- 1 tbsp (1 g) dried wild rose petals
- 1 tbsp (12 g) emulsifying wax pastilles
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) rose hip seed oil
- 3–5 tbsp (45–75 ml) rose water or distilled water
Using the double boiler method, infuse the coconut oil and cocoa butter with the rose petals. Strain the infused oil through a fine-mesh sieve and return to the double boiler. Add the emulsifying wax and rose hip seed oil, and heat just until the wax is melted. Remove from the heat, and set aside. Meanwhile, gently raise the temperature of the rose water to within about 10 degrees of the oils. In a small blender or with a handheld beater, slowly pour the rose water into the oils to emulsify. Spoon or pipe into a 2-ounce (60-ml) container.
Apply using your ring fingers, taking special care not to tug at the delicate skin around the eyes. Refrigerate between uses. Use within 2 weeks.
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