Prep 1 min
Cook 0 mins
From Delicious Living. Glycerin attracts moisture; that's whay makes it such a great moisturizer - it brings in moisture from the air to the skin - so it can actually increase the moisture in the skin by adding water from the air. This is great for oily skin. It soaks in pretty quickly and feels cool.
- 1⁄2 cup aloe vera gel
- 1⁄8 cup vegetable glycerin
- Combine the ingredients, stirring well, and store in a glass jar with a screw top lid. (I put it in a baby food jar.).
- To use, apply a small dab to clean, damp skin and gently massage inches.
I held off writing a review until I could see how it works. Then I just forgot. lol
This is great stuff. I have been using it for 2 months now and it works as well as the $80 moisturizer I had been using. Its wonderful on hands and DH has taken to using it after shaving. The reason I remembered to review this now is that he just came out of the shower and had shaved. He presented me with an empty jar and said "now what?" 30 seconds later he had his moisturizer. Thanks so much for sharing.
This is a wonderful basic recipe! I like to add a little vitamin E oil and also a little lavender EO; even without the additions, however, the basic recipe is fabulous. I put it in a small dropper bottle, which makes it easy to apply.
I could not find vegetable glycerin so used regular. It seems to work great. I do AVOID EYE AREA as both the aloe and glycerin bottles say to do that. I use this as a night cream and makes my skin feel really soft. I also use it on my hands at night and it is great stuff. Thanks !