DIY Gel Facial Moisturizer With Essential Oils

by Bella Martinez July 11, 2018

Gel Moisturizer DIY

Summer can wreak havoc on all skin types. Without optimal skin care, dry skin types become deserts under the sun, and oily skin can become overly dewy. Gel moisturizers are sweeping the market this summer because of their ability to complement both skin types.

Our experts got to work in creating a gel facial moisturizer using EG’s very own Soothe & Smooth blend; a nourishing and soothing blend made for all skin types, that’s even safe enough to use on children and sensitive skin.

Gel moisturizers are hydrating and moisturizing to dry skin, and because they’re water-based, they don’t contribute to the overproduction of sebum in oily skin types. With the addition of aloe vera, an emollient, and glycerin, a natural humectant, this DIY gel moisturizer just might save your skin this summer.

What you need

60 g Distilled Water

20 g 190-proof alcohol

15 g Aloe Vera Gel

3 g Glycerin

1 g Soothe & Smooth

1 g Xantham Gum

How to

Yield = 3.5 oz (100 g)

Weigh your ingredients. Sprinkle xantham gum onto water and use a stick blender to combine. In a separate bowl, combine 190-proof alcohol and Soothe & Smooth. Then, add in aloe vera and glycerin. Combine this mixture with the water and xantham gum. Pour the gel into an airtight jar. To use, scoop out a dime size amount of gel and press onto your face evenly, avoiding the eyes and mouth. Follow-up with a moisturizer. Enjoy smoother, softer, more radiant skin.

Pro tips

  • To ensure the maximum shelf life of your gel moisturizer, avoid contamination by using a scoop to remove gel and store in the fridge
  • We recommend pressing the gel into your face as this provides an even distribution and absorption of product, as opposed to wiping the product over your face
  • This recipe creates a thinner gel. To make a thicker gel, add an extra .5- 1 g of xantham gum

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Edens Garden

June 8, 2021 at 11:36 am

Hi Angela! The instructions in this post said to use a moisturizer afterwards, but “moisturizer” could be better described as an “occlusive” – a product that helps to lock in the moisture. Carrier oils, such as Shea Nut and Kukui Nut, are great occlusives.

Angela Harvotich

June 8, 2021 at 9:14 am

Hi! I was reading the description and it says that after using this product I should follow up with a moisturizer. Is this not intended to be moisturizer? Just want to clarify as I’m trying to make something that will replace my daily moisturizer. Thanks!