Homemade Face Moisturizer for Aging Skin: 14 Anti-Aging Recipes to Try

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While there are some fantastic anti-aging skincare products out there, the majority of commercial store-bought creams are filled with cheap fillers that don’t justify their high price tags. Even worse, some products contain ingredients that are downright harmful to the skin, not to mention the environment.

Fortunately, you don’t have to depend on commercial products to keep your skin healthy. Natural remedies have been used for beautifying purposes for centuries, and the wider assortment of ingredients available to us today means that homemade anti-aging products can be more effective than ever.

Never made your own skincare products before? It can seem intimidating at first, but we’re here to guide you through those initial steps. Read on to learn more about the different products that you could make, along with step-by-step guides for each one.


How to Make Your Own Face Creams: Things to Know Before Whipping Up a DIY Anti-Aging Cream

Just like when shopping for commercial skincare products, you need to keep your skin type in mind when making homemade anti-aging products. Some of the recipes that we’ve shared work better for dry skin, while others are better suited to oily skin.

Even once you’ve progressed past following recipes and are ready to experiment with your own concoctions, it’s important to understand how different ingredients affect the skin, so that you can craft formulas that are 100% tailored to your skin’s needs.

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One area where you’ll need some knowledge is when it comes to carrier oils. These are oils that “dilute” essential oils and other potent ingredients, before “carrying” them to your skin cells. Any of the carrier oils in the recipes below can be substituted for another carrier oil of your choice. Simply pick a carrier oil that suits your skin best, but keep in mind that this could affect the texture or color of the finished product that you create.

Some of the best carrier oils to use when you’re making a homemade face moisturizer for aging skin are:

  • Jojoba oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Apricot oil
  • Hemp seed oil
  • Rosehip oil
  • Olive oil
  • Argan oil

14 Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care Recipes

Ready to get started? Here are 14 homemade anti-aging face cream recipes for you to try out:

A DIY Shea Butter Face Moisturizer with Lavender & Jojoba Oil for Fine Lines & Wrinkles

You’ll find that shea butter is used in several homemade face cream recipes, and this is because it deeply moisturizes the skin while delivering an array of antioxidants and barrier-fortifying compounds [R]. This recipe calls for shea butter to be mixed with lavender oil, a botanical that fights wrinkles and promotes tissue growth. Jojoba oil is present too for its hydrating effects.

To make this homemade anti-aging face cream, mash 1/4 cup shea butter in a bowl (or use a food processor for more of a whipped finish). Once it’s soft and creamy, mix in 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil and 15 drops of lavender essential oil. Make sure that everything has been combined well before transferring your cream to a glass container.

A Homemade Face Cream with Shea Butter and Beeswax for Maximum Hydration

This homemade face cream recipe expands on the recipe above with the addition of a few extra moisturizing and soothing ingredients. Beeswax is one, which is a must-try if you suffer from dry or sensitive skin. This cream also makes use of sweet almond oil, an emollient that has been proven to help with dry skin, scarring, and uneven skin tone [R].

testing diy lotion

To make this DIY anti-aging moisturizer, you’ll need to add the following ingredients to a double boiler: 1/4 cup organic shea butter, 1 tablespoon jojoba oil, 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil, and 2 teaspoons beeswax. Once all of those ingredients have melted, add in 5 drops of lavender oil and 10 drops of rosehip oil, before mixing everything thoroughly.

Pour your concoction into a glass bowl and leave it to cool for 20-30 minutes. Then, use a hand mixer to mix the cream again – this gives it a soft, whipped consistency. Transfer your cream into a glass container, use it daily, and enjoy how it makes your skin softer and smoother.

A DIY Collagen Cream for Anti-Aging Benefits

If you want to reduce wrinkles and promote healthy skin, then supplementing your skin’s declining collagen content is a must. One way to do this is by applying collagen topically, which is what this DIY anti-aging face cream is all about. In addition to collagen, it also contains nut oils, which are loaded with fatty acids that moisturize the skin and boost natural collagen production. It’s made with aloe vera too, a powerful hydrator.

applying lotion on shoulder

Making this cream is easy. Simply mix together the following ingredients: 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel, 1/2 teaspoon collagen powder, 5 drops of essential oils of your choice, 2 drops of rose or lavender oil to give the cream a pleasant aroma, and 3 drops of vitamin E oil. Whisk the mixture until it turns into a thick cream, before placing it into a glass container.

Store it somewhere cool and dry and it’ll be good to use for the next month.

A DIY Creatine Face Cream for Sagging Skin

A popular sports supplement, creatine is an ingredient that works wonders on aging skin. It boosts cell turnover and cell repair, which helps to reverse fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin. This recipe combines creatine with several other ingredients that power up cell function, including vitamin E and sweet almond oil.

To make this anti-aging face cream, you’ll need to add the following ingredients to a double boiler: 1/4 cup almond oil, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 2 tablespoons beeswax, 1 tablespoon of shea butter, and a few drops of an essential oil of your choice. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of creatine powder. Pour the mixture into a glass container and leave it at room temperature to naturally cool down.

A Hibiscus and Honey Firming Face Cream Recipe

With only three ingredients, this DIY anti-aging face cream may seem simple, but its content really packs a punch. Hibiscus takes center stage, with this flower proven to encourage the skin’s natural healing process [R]. It’s joined by honey, one of the most popular natural ingredients out there because of how it brightens, tightens, and rejuvenates skin, bringing out your natural beauty.

happy mid age lady

You’ll need some hibiscus tea to make this facial skin cream – measure out 2 tablespoons and crush this up until it turns into a powder. Then, heat 1 cup of coconut oil in a double boiler and stir in the hibiscus powder. Leave the mixture to simmer gently for an hour, before straining it to remove any large clumps of powder. Then, add in 1 teaspoon of raw organic honey and use a mixer to whip it for 3-5 minutes, until you’re left with a beautiful pink cream.

Place your new cream into a glass container and store it somewhere cool and dry. It should have a shelf life of about 6 months.

A Customized Healing Oil Treatment Made with Organic Ingredients

Whether you suffer from dryness and sensitivities or you have easily irritated, acne-prone skin, a healing oil could be just what your skin needs to really glow. This recipe brings together a variety of plant oils but don’t be afraid to get creative – if you have oily skin, only use oils with anti-inflammatory properties that won’t clog pores. Likewise, if you have severely dry skin, look for oils proven to treat psoriasis and flaking.

diy oil for skin care

Here are a few recipes to get you started – simply mix the following ingredients together to form your own healing oil treatment:

  • For Dry Skin Types: 5 drops of lavender oil, 5 drops of neroli oil, 5 drops of Jasmine oil, 6 teaspoons of apricot kernel oil, and 6 teaspoons of meadowfoam oil
  • For Sensitive Skin Types: 8 drops of chamomile essential oil, 4 drops of lavender oil, 5 drops of neroli oil, 6 teaspoons of avocado oil, and 6 teaspoons of sunflower oil
  • For Oily Skin (or to be used as a spot treatment on an oily forehead if you have combination skin): 10 drops of grapefruit essential oil, 5 drops each of lemon and bergamot essential oils, and 12 teaspoons of jojoba oil
  • For Mature Skin: 8 drops of Frankincense essential oil, 8 drops of myrrh essential oil, 4 drops of orange essential oil, 6 teaspoons of pomegranate oil, and 6 teaspoons of almond oil
  • For Stretch Marks: 6 drops of Frankincense oil, 3 drops each of lavender and lemon essential oils, and 6 teaspoons of rosehip seed oil

A DIY Anti-Wrinkle Face Mask with Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, and Antioxidants

Avocados are hailed for being a superfood, and in addition to doing wonders for the body, they’re amazing for the skin too. They’re loaded with skin-soothing anti-inflammatory compounds, and also bring with them antioxidant power to combat skin aging. Even better, they hydrate, moisturize, and protect aging skin, which is why this recipe is all about the humble avocado.

lady with facemask and towel

To make this DIY anti-aging face mask, you’ll need a ripe avocado. Cut this into cubes and mash it up, before mixing in enough avocado oil to enable you to form a paste. Then, add in a few drops of vitamin E oil, as well as some essential oils if you desire.

Apply the mask to your face and relax for 15 minutes. Once the mask is set, wash it off with warm water. You can then follow up with one of the DIY moisturizers on this page!

A Vegan Face Butter Recipe with Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter

Many of the homemade face cream recipes out there make use of animal-derived ingredients, such as honey and beeswax. If you want to make a vegan homemade face moisturizer for aging skin, we have just the recipe for you. It features a blend of antioxidant-rich, nourishing plant oils, giving you a creamy formula that works well as both a face cream and body butter.

coconut ingredients

To make this cream, melt the following ingredients in a double boiler: 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, and 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa butter. Once melted, give it a few minutes to cool before pouring it into a glass container. Give it a good shake to whip it up, leave it to rest for a few minutes, and then shake it once more.

Once it has cooled down a little more, you can go ahead and apply your new butter to your skin.

A Homemade Face Moisturizer for Dry Skin With Bee Propolis

While the ingredients in this homemade face moisturizer for aging skin aren’t quite as common as those in the other creams on this list, they’re worth the trouble. From bee propolis, which supports collagen production, to royal jelly, which is an anti-inflammatory, this moisturizer focuses on soothing, smoothing, and deeply hydrating the skin.

bee on hive

Begin by melting beeswax pastilles, around 1-2 tablespoons, with 1/2 cup olive oil in a double boiler. Remove from the heat and stir continuously, until your mixture turns into a creamy white solution. Leave it to cool before adding in 1 tablespoon raw honey, 1/2 tablespoon bee propolis, 1/2 tablespoon royal jelly, and 1 teaspoon bee pollen powder. Don’t be tempted to add these in too quickly, as the heat will deactivate their anti-aging enzymes.

Mix well – it will take a fair bit of mixing to properly blend these ingredients, so use a mixer if you have access to one. Then, spoon your cream into a glass container.

An Essential Oil Wrinkle Cream Recipe with Calendula Flower Extract & Sweet Almond Oil

Essential oils provide the skin with a wide range of benefits. This homemade face cream makes the most of that by bringing together a cocktail of essential oils that target skin aging.

natural calendula beauty product

To make this homemade anti-aging face cream, mix together the following ingredients: 15 drops avocado oil, 15 drops argan oil, 3 tablespoons shea butter, 15 drops calendula oil, and 10 drops lemon oil. Blend well and then transfer into a glass container.

A Homemade Face Cream for Wrinkles with Grass-Fed Tallow & Olive Oil

This DIY anti-aging moisturizer makes use of a very unusual ingredient; grass-fed beef tallow. It’s basically rendered beef fat, which may sound a little unusual at first, but it’s actually bursting with vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants that help to rejuvenate the skin. Even better, it’s absorbed quickly by the skin, making this DIY anti-aging moisturizer highly effective for an aging complexion.

To start with, you’ll need to melt 1 cup of grass-fed beef tallow in a pan. Then, remove it from the heat and let it cool for about an hour. Mix in 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, along with 50 drops of essential oils.

You can then either blend your mixture by hand to form a thick balm or use a mixer to give it more of a whipped texture. Transfer your finished product into a glass container and store it at room temperature.

A DIY Neck Cream With Wheat Germ Oil as the Carrier Oil

The skin on the neck is thin and delicate, which is why neck lines and loose skin are such common problems in this area. One ingredient that’s fantastic for treating the neck is wheat germ oil – it’s brimming with vitamin E, is highly moisturizing, and can really transform skin texture and tightness.

happy woman applying lotion to neck

To make this neck cream, add the following ingredients to a double boiler and gently simmer them until they have melted and combined: 1/2 cup wheat germ oil, and 2 teaspoons each of cocoa butter, shea butter, and coconut oil. Once melted, give everything a mix before taking it off the heat and pouring it into a glass container.

A Homemade Face Lotion for Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can be tricky to deal with, but this face lotion will ensure that your easily reactive skin remains calm, soothed, and happy. This recipe makes the most of the anti-inflammatory and protective properties offered by oats [R]. It also contains milk, a natural source of lactic acid, which hydrates the skin and softens rough patches, as well as honey, an ingredient with powerful antimicrobial effects.

applying beauty product

You’ll need to do some advanced planning to cook up this recipe, as your oats will need to be soaked overnight. Place half a cup into a bowl of water, and then blend this in a food processor for 2 minutes the next day.

In a double boiler, melt together 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter, 1/3 cup of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 tablespoons of emulsifying wax. At the same time, in a separate pan, gently heat 1/4 cup of whole milk until warm. Then, pour both mixtures into a glass container and stir well, before adding in your oats and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Continuously mix it as you do so, stopping once everything has been combined.

Leave your cream to rest for 15 minutes before giving it a stir. Repeat this every 15 minutes until your cream has thickened and is at room temperature – this usually takes about an hour. Your cream should then be stored in the fridge and used within 6 weeks.

A Homemade Face Lifting Cream with Anti-Aging Skincare Ingredients

If you’re looking for a way to lift and tone your face, then this antioxidant-rich face cream will work wonders. It can also be used as a DIY eye cream – it’s really just as effective as the expensive store-bought cream formulas out there, thanks to its infusion of moisturizing beeswax and potent plant oils.

woman making lotion

Begin by melting 5 teaspoons of sweet almond oil and 3 teaspoons of beeswax in a double boiler. Then, stir in 1 tablespoon of passionfruit seed oil and 5 teaspoons of avocado oil. Wait until your mixture cools and thickens before adding it to a blender and whipping it on your machine’s highest setting. As you do so, slowly pour 5 teaspoons of aloe vera into the blender in a thin stream. Once your cream has formed the right consistency (creamy but not too thick), add in 5 drops each of cedarwood, Cypress, and rose essential oils. Give your cream one final mix before transferring it into a glass jar.


Q: Can you make your own anti-aging cream?

Yes, you can definitely make your own anti-aging cream at home. You’ll find some great recipes to get you started right here on this page!

Q: What is best moisturizer for face homemade?

We’ve shared some of the best homemade face moisturizers on this page – some only require a few ingredients and don’t take long to whip up, while others require a bit more time and attention.

Q: How can I make a natural facial moisturizer?

Making a natural facial moisturizer is easy. Simply mix together the right ratio of ingredients in a double boiler and make sure that everything has been well combined before allowing it to cool and set.

Q: How can I make anti-aging serum at home?

Making an anti-aging serum at home is as simple as mixing together the right combination of plant oils – check out this page for some ideas!

Q: How do you make anti-aging products?

Making your own skincare products is easy. First, decide whether you want to make a serum, a cream, an oil, or a mask. Then, look up some recipes and pick one that best suits your skin – you’ll find some great recipes for every skin type shared on this page.

Q: How can I get younger-looking skin fast?

To get younger-looking skin as quickly as possible, make sure that you’re following a good anti-aging skincare routine. Natural skincare products work well – you should be using a cleanser, a serum, a moisturizer, and an SPF. It’s also important that you follow a healthier lifestyle – eat well, drink plenty of water, get enough beauty sleep, and keep stress to a minimum.

Q: What is the best natural serum?

The best natural serum will be one that’s packed with a potent selection of plant oils and extracts.

Q: What home remedies can I use on my face to look younger?

There are plenty of natural remedies out there to make the face look younger. Try making skin care products with ingredients that tackle aging skin, such as shea butter, argan oil, tea tree oil, vitamin C, mango butter, and essential oils. You’ll find some great recipes on this page.

Q: What is the best natural moisturizer for mature skin?

The best natural moisturizer for mature skin will be a formula that brings together richly hydrating ingredients with antioxidant-rich oils and extracts.

Q: What is the best moisturizer for aging skin over 60?

For aging skin over 60, look for a moisturizer that deeply hydrates and plumps up your skin.

Conclusion: Ready to Make Your Own Anti-Aging Creams?

Hopefully, you now know exactly how to get started when it comes to making your own skincare products. Remember – these recipes don’t have to be strictly followed. Instead, once you’ve experimented with a couple of them, feel free to get creative, mixing and matching different ingredients until you’ve created a formula that’s perfectly tailored to your skin’s specific needs.

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Megan has been a freelance writer and editor since 2016. In that time, she’s penned a diverse collection of articles for online publication, with a focus on skincare and beauty. From in-depth product reviews to concise marketing content, Megan is passionate about developing content that informs, entertains, and inspires.