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Hydrating Face Serums

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Homemade Hydrating Face Serum
Hydrating Face Serums

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons jojoba oil

1-tablespoon wheat germ oil

1-tablespoon rosehip seed oil

15 drops rose essential oil

Fill a dark colored glass dropper bottle with half of the carrier oils (jojoba, wheat germ and rose hip oil) then add the essential oil. Fill the bottle with the remainder of the carrier oils and shake for 1-2 minutes. Apply with fingertips to your face and neck.

Store in a cool, dark place—away from heat and light. The serum should last up to six months.

About the ingredients

Jojoba Oil. Jojoba (ho-ho-bah) oil resembles skin’s own sebum. It’s a non-greasy oil that absorbs easily. As a natural sunscreen, containing vitamin E, it protects the layers of the skin and fights fine lines and skin imperfections.

Wheat Germ Oil. Wheat germ oil is high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It helps promote the formation of new cells, improves skin circulation and repairs and protects the skin from sun damage and the loss of elasticity. Wheat germ also helps moisturize dry, dehydrated and mature skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance. An additional benefit is that it is an antioxidant and also preserves shelf life. You can substitute wheat germ oil with vitamin E oil.

Rosehip Seed Oil. Rosehip seed oil contains vitamin A, and like retinol helps delay the effects of skin aging by helping to fight wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and mouth, assisting in skin cell regeneration and collagen and elastin production. It also softens and hydrates the skin.

Rose Oil. Rose oil is a great emollient for dry, mature and sensitive skin. It tones and tightens the skin and promotes a smooth and clear complexion.

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