Happy October! Last month, we explored some of the dangers and concerns surrounding blue light and how it hurts your skin. As autumn soldiers on, many of us will spend more time indoors and less time outdoors, which means we’ll need a blue light blocker oil serum. In our technological age, blue light is a fact of life but it can certainly take a toll on us and our skin. Discover how you can make a blue light blocker oil serum to help naturally protect your skin this autumn.
To make this blue light blocker oil serum, you’ll need:
- 20g of Olive Squalene
- 10g Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 5g Blueberry Oil
- 3g Cherry Oil
- 3g Elderberry Oil
- 3g Cranberry Oil
- 3g Argan Oil
- 0.5g Chia Seed CO2 Extract
- 0.5g Pomegranate Seed CO2 Extract
- 0.5g Tocopheryl Acetate
Properties of the Ingredients
Here we’ll take a look at the natural properties of the main ingredients.
This natural emollient made from olives soothes and moisturises without leaving behind any oily residue. Olive squalene is a cruelty-free, plant-based ingredient that you can find in a variety of natural cosmetic products. Furthermore, it is cherished for its ability to lock in moisture, as well as leave complexions looking and feeling more radiant and healthy.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
We’ve all heard of the natural benefits of coconut oil, but what about fractionated coconut oil? Simply put, this oil has all the same benefits; however, it’s had its long-chain fatty acids removed and so it constantly remains in a liquid state. As a result, this allows the coconut oil to penetrate the skin more deeply and provide more UV ray protection.
Blueberries are known for their antioxidant properties and their oil is no exception. This natural oil can help combat premature ageing, boost collagen production, promote wound healing, and can boost overall skin health. Blueberries are also known for improving circulation, which is crucial for providing oxygen and nutrients to the body and can help heal any damage caused by blue lights.
This fruit kernel oil provides plenty of Vitamin A, which helps speed up healing, prevent breakouts, as well as promotes overall skin health. Although it is similar to Sweet Almond oil, this oil has less fatty acids which make it better for cosmetics. Cherry oil offers lots of antioxidants, oleic acid, and works as a natural emollient to moisturise and protect the skin.
Elderberry oil is another wonderful natural emollient that helps the skin feel more silky smooth without being greasy. This natural oil leaves the skin feeling softer, improves elasticity while it moisturises and provides a natural barrier. Elderberries are also known for their antioxidant properties, which help reverse the damage from oxidative stress to the body.
This fruit seed oil contains tocopherols and tocotrienols, which are two very potent forms of Vitamin E. Not only does this oil help moisturise and soothe the skin, but it also helps combat free radicals such as stress, UV rays, and pollution. Cranberry oil can also soothe irritated skin, offer quick delivery of nutrients, as well as treat age spots and pigmentation.
Argan oil is rich in fatty acids, Vitamin E, and antioxidants. This famous oil helps moisturize and can protect the skin from harsh UV rays. Argan oil also has anti-ageing properties, boosts wound healing, and helps treat a variety of skin conditions.
- Chia Seed CO2 Extract – This natural extract helps increase the shelf life of a product, as well as slow down oxidant. The plant-based fatty acids in chia seeds also help both skin and hair retain their moisture.
- Pomegranate Seed CO2 Extract – This fruity extract works like a charm for anti-ageing formulations, as well as for moisturising products. It can help with skin regeneration, stimulate cell growth, increase the skin’s elasticity, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
- Tocopheryl Acetate – This ingredient is a specific form of Vitamin E commonly used in cosmetic products and dietary supplements. Tocopheryl acetate helps provide antioxidants and helps protect against free radicals like UV light and environmental stressors.
Crafting Your Blue Light Blocker Oil Serum
To make 50g of this blue light blocker oil serum, mix the ingredients above at room temperature. Then, pour the serum into a dark glass bottle with a pipette. Always store your blue light blocker oil serum in a cool, dry and dark place to prevent oxidation.
Tips for Use
The blue light blocker oil serum is great to use before applying sunscreen. However, oil serum should always be applied after moisturiser cream. This allows you to create a protective skin barrier. Apply 1-2 drops to your skin and enjoy the blue light blocker oil serum!
While blue light is a fact of modern life, you can still naturally protect yourself from its effects. Please, let us know in the comments how the blue light blocker oil serum worked for you! For anyone looking to craft safe and natural skincare at home, check out WapoBeauty’s Traditional Soapmaking eBook. Those searching for guided learning should visit WapoBeauty’s Complete Facial Skincare Online Course for Beginners and discover how to make professional, safe, and stable natural beauty products. Join the ranks of students who found this class valuable and rewarding!
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Ashuni Pérez is an American writer based in Valencia, Spain. She has a passion for natural beauty and the environment. Ashuni loves to cycle and drink smoothies in the sun. Follow her on Instagram at @ashuuuuni.