Rich facial cleansing cream with cornflower, honey and rosehip - how to make a homemade make-up remover?

Rich facial cleansing cream with cornflower, honey and rosehip - how to make a homemade make-up remover?
The make-up remover and cleansing cream is a real treat – it's perfectly rich and pleasantly thick, yet soft and gentle. It smells softly of honey and cornflower, leaving the skin clean, yet soft, nourished, and not at all dry or tight.More information
Ingredients for this recipe26g of flower water10g of glycerin26g of sunflower oil4g of rosehip oil10g of emulsifying wax NF5g of stearic acid0.5g of Cosgard preservative100ml aluminum bowl
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It is mixed with golden sunflower oil, clean-smelling cornflower hydrolate and healing honey. Thanks to rosehip oil, it acquires a warm yellow color reminiscent of the warm sun, and its texture is so perfect (to the point of decadence) that you will want to spread it on your skin in one piece. Indeed, you will delight all your senses with this velvety soft cleanser. In addition, it is more than universal - you can use it as a gentle skin cleanser in the morning, remove make-up with it in the evening, but you can also apply it to dry areas on the body, lips, hands or the whole body and nourish and cream the skin beautifully - because that's exactly what this miracle is - a very dense and nourishing cream. As? And why do we use it as a cleanser and makeup remover?

Cleanser, make-up remover, cream - all in one!

In stores we can find a lot of cosmetic aids and gadgets. For example, gentle facial cleansers or make-up removers, which have different names and all kinds of functions. When you look at the list of ingredients, you may realize that it is a fairly simple matter. Which works great! And which is also easy to mix at home, folks!

This also brings us to our cleanser, the production of which was inspired by the composition of the finished cleanser, which after examination appeared to be... a thick cream with a high content of the oil phase. What follows from this? Differences between preparations are not necessarily made by changes in formulations, but by creating great marketing names and interesting names. :)

Back to childhood

Actually, we all know it! When we were little and played with our mothers' or grandmothers' make-up, grown-ups did not wash off our lipsticks and shadows from our happy faces with micellar waters or make-up removing balms, but with classic Nivea or another thick cream - and it always worked great! It makes sense. The emulsifier in the cream "emulsifies" not only the cream itself, but after mixing with additional water when washing the skin, it will also significantly help with cleansing if we decide to use the product as a cleanser. (What kind of emulsification are we talking about? Take a look here!)

What is there and why is it there?

However, there are some differences in the composition of the regular cream and the cream that will be rinsed off. If we were making a classic cream, maybe we would reduce the amount of glycerin and oils, which make up almost half of the composition and which will create that wonderful richness and pleasant thickness. Such a cream might feel heavy and slow-absorbing when left on the skin, but when rinsed off, it is precisely this delicate texture that makes it such a joy to use. And when you need to properly nourish your skin in winter or suffer from thick night creams, you might leave this miracle on your skin. I personally like it for washing off the skin when removing make-up, as well as for providing rich care and dense love to dry and irritated areas of the body. Well, try it yourself! :)

Reasonably, meaningfully, individually

The fact that the product is designed to be washed off is also evidenced by the simplicity and lower purchase price of the selected raw materials, which belong to the more basic ones, which won't make us and our wallets feel so sorry that they only stay on the skin for a while.

We conjure up the scent here with flower water - we used cornflower. It follows that by exchanging cornflower water for another, you simply conjure up a different scent or, if you use only distilled water, you can mix a product without a scent. If, on the other hand, you want stronger scents, play around with essential oils.

For beginners and advanced mixers

The production of the cleanser is very simple and you can do it without any previous experience without wrinkles on your forehead. If you are already mixing creams, you will find that this cleanser thickens and hardens faster and more thanks to the high content of oils. When it's done, you'll want to transfer the product to a container with a wide mouth so that it's convenient for you to scoop. It will look luxurious, for example, in two dark glasses or in luxurious cream packaging, which we reached for. All manufactured products fit into 100ml perfect paper packaging or into a beautiful aluminum bowl with a transparent lid. Now let's enjoy mixing, sniffing and testing. :)

What does it take?

Water phase - heat

- 26 grams of flower water or hydrolate

- 15.5 grams of distilled water

- 10 grams of glycerin

- 3 grams of honey

Oil phase - heat

- 26 grams of sunflower oil

- 4 grams of rosehip oil

- 10 grams of emulsifying wax NF

- 5 grams of stearic acid

Preservative - after cooling

- 0.5 grams of Cosgard preservative

How to do it?

Prepare the water phase (pour about 3 cm of water into a larger saucepan and heat it on the stove).

Weigh the distilled water, hydrosol, glycerin and honey into a smaller heatproof container (jars work great) - this is our water phase. Then weigh the whole container with the aqueous phase once more and record the weight for possible evaporation, we will check it in the next steps. Into another, larger and ideally higher container, weigh out the oil phase, which consists of both oils, emulsifying wax and stearic acid. Place both containers in a water bath and keep the temperature rather low.

After about a quarter to half an hour, everything should be dissolved in the oil phase, if not, wait until everything is pretty liquid. Then remove both phases from the water bath and dry them. Reweigh the container with the water phase and if the number has changed due to water evaporation, top up with distilled water so that the weight is the same as before heating.

Add the water phase to the oil phase and mix well with a silicone spatula. Grab a hand mixer and mix carefully. At first, use rather short pulse mixing, we don't want the warm and still liquid ingredients to fly out of the container like a tornado and splatter everything, including you. :) Blend for about a minute, then let it stand and cool for a few minutes, mix again and repeat this process until the glass ( and therefore also the product in it) cools down and the cream is wonderfully dense and quite stiff.

When the product is beautifully creamy and thick, mix in the Cosgard preservative. Then transfer the cream to the chosen container - it will look good in glass, paper and aluminum.

TIP: There is a small amount of preservative, so more accurate scales are needed, which can only be used for low weights. If you have one that cannot handle the full amount of the product just made, take about a tablespoon of the finished cream into a small container that the scale can handle, add the desired amount of Cosgard, mix well first this small amount of cream with the preservative, and only then mix with the large and main "rest" manufactured product.

The cream contains water, so definitely use Cosgard or another broad spectrum preservative. The shelf life of the product depends on many factors, especially on how clean the environment is and how well you will work with the utensils (disinfect everything well beforehand :)). But since our kitchen is not a sterile laboratory, check the product and as soon as you notice any change in the color, smell or texture of the cream, say goodbye to it without mercy. If you decide to give the cream as a gift, for example for Christmas or other occasions, we recommend making it at least a month in advance so that the lucky recipient can enjoy it. :)

How to use it?


As a "foam" cleanser: mix a little cream in your hands with water, massage your face and wash it with water or wipe with a damp cloth.

As a make-up remover balm: massage the cream into all the places on the dry face that you want to remove make-up (love how the make-up starts to dissolve) and clean everything beautifully with a damp make-up remover pad or cloth.

Like a thick cream: apply what you need, massage in and let the cream do what it can.

I want to make it but I don't have all the ingredients!

Changes to the ingredient list will of course affect the final product, but if you want to work with other ingredients, try this!

You can replace cornflower water with any other hydrolate or distilled water. If you use distilled water, the cream will be perfume-free.

If you want a vegan product, replace the honey with more glycerin.

NF emulsifying wax can be replaced by another complete emulsifier, for example Olivem 1000 or BTMS.

Instead of stearic acid, you can try using cetyl alcohol or cetearyl alcohol.

Sunflower oil will be replaced by another fast-absorbing liquid oil, such as apricot, safflower, macadamia, hazelnut, almond, grape, or a combination thereof.

Rosehip oil replaces carrot, sea buckthorn or karanja oil with its color. If you want a white product, use more sunflower oil.

If you are going to add essential oils, due to the use of the cream on sensitive areas, keep them to a maximum of 1% of the entire final weight of the product and subtract the amount of essential oils from the weight of distilled water (eg: you want to use 0.5 grams of EO - you use 0.5 gram of water than indicated in the basic recipe).

Raw materials
10g of glycerin
26g of sunflower oil
4g of rosehip oil
10g of emulsifying wax NF
5g of stearic acid
0.5g of Cosgard preservative
Cosgard, 10 ml

Cosgard, 10 ml

2,64 EUR
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