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Natural Anti Ageing Skincare

Natural Anti Ageing Skincare

What are you prepared to put on your face to look younger and what price do you put on your health?

If these two questions seem unrelated it’s worth remembering that what you put on your skin will be absorbed and can have big effects on your health. This, after all, is how hormone patches and nicotine patches work.

So it’s worth thinking about the knock-on effects of any anti ageing skincare products that we use on a regular basis which contain a lot of parabens, SLS’s and petrochemially based ingredients. 

Although some people argue that the quantities in each product are so small, the fact is that toxicity is defined not only by the amount but by frequency as well (ie how often a product is used) and I don’t believe our enzyme systems (which break down foods, chemicals etc) were ‘designed’ to deal with 21st century toxic ingredients. 

There are at least 20-30 different toxic chemical ingredients that are routinely used by some of the big cosmetic companies.  Hopefully this will change as more and more people switch to natural, organic, vegan products. 

When you’re looking for Natural Anti Ageing Skincare, look for labels that say Free From or Vegan Skincare, avoid anything with any of the Parabens family, anything that starts TEA or DEA, Alcohol, isopropyl (SD-40), and of course sodium lauryl sulfates.

Here are some easy to make natural skincare products that will save you money, be fun to make and will be great for your skin.

Eye make up remover:

50ml sweet almond oil
48 ml Castor oil
2ml Vitamin E oil
Simply blend them all together.


Using the same ingredients but changing the quantities

Skin Cleansing Oil

65ml Sweet Almond Oil
30 ml Castor oil
5ml Vitamin E oil

Whipped Coconut body butter

1 cup organic, unbleached coconut oil
1 tsp of Vitamin E oil [optional]
Few drops of your favourite essential oils [optional]

Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. [do not melt the coconut oil]
Whisk at a high speed until it’s light and airy
Spoon it into a glass jar and seal
[Tip: don’t use a blender or food processor, it heats the oil too much]

This is amazing to use as a body butter, it literally melts when you put it on your skin.
If you want to vary the recipe use less coconut and make up the difference with equal amounts of aloe vera gel and an oil like rosehip seed oil or olive oil.