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When I was in Milan back in May, I took a DIY skincare workshop by the knowledgeable Beatrice Ambra on how to make your own face cream and scrub using ONLY natural ingredients. I am such an avid fan of natural and non-toxic skincare and it was a blessing that Milan just happens to be at the forefront of the natural and vegan beauty industry!

I sometimes opt to make my own skincare products over buying products in-store or online because not only is it fun and affordable to make them but I also know EXACTLY what is going into my products since, well…since I’m the one handmaking them!

If you’d like to make your own moisturizing vegan face cream at home, try out my easy DIY recipe . This is a multi-purpose face cream; I also use it as a hand salve, cuticle moisturizer and make-up primer!


Beatrice Ambra’s DIY natural skincare workshop

“I like my products like I like my people. Non-toxic.” – Unknown



Step 1. Combine shea butter, glycerin, emulsifying wax, cacao chips, olive, almond and walnut oil in a double boiler over low heat.

Step 2. Stir ingredients until emulsifying wax and cacao chips have dissolved and all ingredients have just melted.

Step 3. Place mixture in fridge for 1-2 hours.

Step 4. Remove mixture from fridge and whip mixture until you reach your desired consistency.

Step 5. Add all other oils. Add lavender and rosehip oil for fragrance at your discretion.

Step 6. Place your cream in a clean glass jar. Keep refrigerated to prolong shelf life.

How to use:

Using clean fingertips, apply cream to skin. Massage into skin until cream is absorbed.

Author: Rose Duran

Clean beauty addict and content creator living her best life in San Francisco! Rose graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences. She has a fervent passion for all things beauty-related, especially vegan hair and skincare products. When she's not researching the latest and greatest beauty trends, she enjoys hikes, dancing and spending time with her beloved german shepherd Casper.

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