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How to Create Your Own Custom Moisturiser

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How to Create Your Own Custom Moisturiser which is perfect for sensitive skin!

Having sensitive skin can be a challenge. Whether it’s flaky or irritated, tight or dry, red or swollen, taking good care of your skin requires knowledge and patience.

In this blog we’re going to help you to create your own products to help bring relief and maintain healthy skin. Not only that but by creating your own products, you are saving yourself some of your hard-earned cash. And who doesn’t love that!?

Here, we will learn step-by-step, how to create a moisturiser using ingredients that are soothing and gentle on even the most sensitive and delicate skin.

Whether you are creating your own cosmetics line or just want to try at-home formulating, learning how to make your own emulsions is a great and fun place to start. With the right ingredients and techniques, it’s easy to craft your own custom cosmetic formulas with added soothing ingredients.


Phase Ingredient %w/w (approx)
A Distilled water 68.5
A Glycerin 1
B Organic golden Jojoba oil 7
B Organic Calendula oil 10
B Organic Shea Butter 6
B Olive M 1000 emulsifier 3
C Preservative e.g, phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin 1
C Organic chamomile CO2 extract 1
C Green tea extract 1
C Panthenol 1
C Fragrance oil 0.5


Start with two separate beakers and add phase A ingredients to the main beaker and phase B ingredients into your other beaker.

Heat up both beakers with stirring until they reach 70oC. Then, carefully, add phase B to phase A and blend them together. You will see the emulsion form as a white glossy liquid which indicates that this has worked!

Once your emulsion has cooled to around 30oC, add the phase C ingredients so that they don’t lose their properties in the heat of the emulsion making process.

Finally, blend everything together with a blender until you have an even and glossy cream texture. Check the pH and adjust it to around pH 5.5.

Tips and tricks for caring for sensitive skin

Selecting the right products is one of the most important things you can do to take care of your sensitive skin. Opt for mild, gentle formulations specifically designed for sensitive skin types. When in doubt, carry out a patch test.

Firstly, choose a gentle, non-foaming cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Gently massage the cleanser into damp skin and avoid scrubbing too hard. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat it dry with a soft towel

Apply a light layer of your moisturiser twice daily to help repair your skin’s barrier function, which will help protect it from further irritation. If needed, you can add in an oil too, such as avocado or jojoba oil to lock in moisture and restore the balance of the skin.

If your feeling excited about how easy it is to make your own skincare, then we’d love to hear from you!

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