Disclaimer: This recipe is not mine. It is taken from the book Hello Glow by Stephanie Gerber. Here is the link to the Hello Glow blog.
Lately I have developed an unhealthy obsession with eye cream, and my favourite one is the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado which I reviewed HERE..
So when I came across a recipe in the book Hello Glow where an eye cream was created using the main natural ingredients in the Kiehl’s version, I knew I had to try it.
The Eye Cream 👀
1 tablespoon shea butter
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
30 ml lidded glass jar
- Boil 2 inches of water in a small saucepan and reduce the heat, to create a water bath. Place the shea butter into the glass jar, and put this glass jar in your water bath.
- Wait for the shea butter to melt, stirring occasionally.
- Once the shea butter melts, remove the jar from the water bath and let it cool for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Add in the vitamin E and avocado oils, and stir to mix. Continue stirring as the mixture cools to create a smooth, creamy texture.
- Let the mixture cool (I placed it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours), screw on the lid. To use, dab a little around the eyes; do not tug at the skin.
This cream is to be used daily, it is for all skin types, and should be used within 6 months.
This cream is quite luxuriant and emollient, so I try to use it at night only, before bed time. I wake up in the morning with firmer, plumper skin around my eyes. The ingredients in this are amazing for keeping the delicate skin around the eyes fresh and youthful-looking.
Sometimes I like to apply this on a bare face for about half an hour or so and then rinse it off for a quick treatment. I also like to apply it on a bare face in the shower. I like to think the steam mixes with the cream and it is magically absorbed into my skin for increased fabulousness.
I also like to use it around my lips for the same benefits it gives the skin around my eyes.
A little goes a long way with this!
I recommend using a 30 ml glass jar for this as the recipe states. I used three 10 ml ones, and that was a slight pain. (But OMG they looked so cute!) Everything you need for this recipe can be found on Amazon.
I like to keep my jars in the fridge, as shea butter melts quickly with the heat of the body, so it is easy to keep the cream in the fridge without fear of it becoming frozen.
Note: This does smell very much like shea butter and that may not be to some people’s liking.
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