After years of trial and error, I’m still chasing that coveted facial skin glow. I’ve spent hundreds of euro on top-of-the-range cosmetics, promising me the skin of a supermodel. I’ve even switched back to all-natural skincare and have spent a fortune on beautifully branded ranges. And while I’ve enjoyed experimenting, my bank balance has been all the poorer for it.
But here’s the thing – a quick glance at the ingredient list in your favourite all-natural product shows it wouldn’t cost the earth to recreate it. With this in mind, today I thought I’d post the recipe for one of my favourite at-home anti-ageing face serums (featuring all the best ingredients of your favourite natural skincare range) and that won’t break the bank. But first, a quick rundown of what I’ve included.
Rose oil has a toning, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating effect. It supports cell and tissue regeneration and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Carrot seed oil
Highly valued in cosmetics, carrot seed essential oil helps nourish, tone and revitalise skin.
This cheerful oil has an uplifting effect on the mood. For skin, it cools and balances and is suitable for all skin types.
A popular ingredient in perfumes and colognes, bergamot helps elevate the mood. Its soothing and cooling properties make it a lovely addition to face serums and creams and it is said to help heal scars.
Rosehip seed oil
Made from the seeds of the rose plant, this oil is a luxurious (and often expensive) skin-nourishing ingredient. It contains essential fatty acids and supports cell and tissue regeneration, prevents scarring and treats acne, fine lines and wrinkles, and spider veins.
Similar in composition to skin sebum, jojoba oil works well on all skin types. It’s readily absorbed, helps prevent moisture loss and improves the suppleness and elasticity of skin.
Anti-Ageing Rose Face Serum
Ingredients (enough for one 30ml dropper bottle)
20ml Jojoba oil
10ml Rosehip oil
2 drops of Rose
2 drops of Geranium
2 drops of Bergamot
2 drops of Carrot Seed oil
Combine all the ingredients in a dark-coloured glass dropper bottle. Gently shake. Apply 2-3 drops after cleansing, morning and night for glowing skin.