Say goodbye to shiny skin with Mattify Me
While shiny hair and shining eyes are divine, a shiny face is decidedly less nice! Of course you want your complexion to be radiant, just not coated in an oily sheen. So to keep your skin from looking greasy as the day wears on, we came up with a mattifying cream recipe.
To make our mattifying cream, we gathered together some of the best ingredients for oily and combination skin. Our recipe includes oils that help regulate sebum production, purifying actives, and a light, fine mattifying powder that won’t feel caked on. We’re in love with the result! Thanks to this homemade matte moisturizer, there’ll be no more unexpected mid-day face glare… just healthy, glowing skin!
So, put those sunglasses away—Mattify Me is all you need to block the shine!
How to make mattifying cream
- 0.75 g (1.5%) elderberry extract
- 0.75 g (1.5%) willow bark extract
- 0.25 g (0.5%) ho wood essential oil
- 0.25 g (0.5%) palmarosa essential oil
- 0.5 g (1%) vitamin E
- 5 g (10%) arrowroot starch
- 2 small stainless steel bowls
- Components to make two double boilers
- 1 basin full of water to make a cold water bath
- 2 small silicone spatulas
- 1 scale, accurate to 0.01 g
- A few pipettes
- A few spoons
- 2 ramekins
- 1 mini-mixer with frothing attachment (the small wheel)
- 1 thermometer
- 1 funnel
- 1 “airless” pump bottle, 30 ml
Good to know!
To create this homemade face cream for oily and combination skin, we selected ingredients that are ideally suited to these skin types and their specific needs:
- Hazelnut and grapeseed oils are dry oils that help regulate sebum production.
- Arrowroot starch adds a matte, powdery effect that masks shine and helps prevent it from forming.
- The essential oils were chosen for their cleansing and purifying properties.
- Rich in salicylic acid, willow bark extract is an active that helps purify and revitalize your skin.
Steps to follow
- Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
- Weigh the aqueous phase ingredients in the first bowl and heat on the first double boiler.
- Weigh the oil phase ingredients in the second bowl and heat on the second double boiler.
- Weigh the cooling phase ingredients in the first ramekin and mix together. The mixture will separate into two phases. But don’t worry, that’s normal and won’t affect the rest of the recipe. Set the ramekin aside.
- Weigh the arrowroot starch in the second ramekin. Set aside.
- When the aqueous and oil phases have both reached 70–75°C, remove them from the heat.
- Pour the oil phase over the aqueous phase and emulsify with the mini-mixer. When the mixture is homogeneous, place the bowl in a cold water bath and continue to mix with the mini-mixer.
- When the mixture has cooled to 45°C, remove the bowl from the cold water bath and add the cooling phase. Mix well with the mini-mixer until homogeneous.
- Add the arrowroot starch bit by bit. After each addition, mix with the small spatula first, then continue to mix with the mini-mixer to get rid of any clumps.
- When the mixture is homogeneous, use a funnel to pour it into the bottle. Your DIY matte moisturizer is ready to use!
Use and conservation
This homemade face cream is formulated for both oily and combination skin, but it’s not suitable for dry skin or dry areas. It will help reduce shine and smooth skin, and it can also be used as a make-up base.
When made in optimal sanitary conditions, it will keep for at least three months.