Aloe Vera Barrier Cream

Background

Since I’m out of Hyaluronic Acid, I had to come up with a new idea for a cream for my boyfriend and his dry cracked fingers. I found a basic formula for barrier cream and adjusted it a little. It’s a pretty straightforward formula that both moisturizing the skin (aloe vera, glycerin, water) and prevents loss of water (macadamia oil, squalane, shea butter, candelilla wax).

Trial & Error

It it a very basic formula with materials that I’ve used often in the past so no much surprises. It just works well! An easy win.

Formulation

Makes 100g cream

Phase Ingredient Percentage grams
Phase A: Water Distilled Water 60.2 60.2
  Aloe Vera Gel 4 4
  Glycerin 3 3
  olivem 1000 (Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate ) 3 3
Phase B: oils and butters Sqalane 5 5
  Macadamia oil 10 10
  Shea Butter 5 5
  Candelilla Wax 5 5
  gmcy (Glyceryl Caprylate) 0.3 0.3
Phase C: cooling down vitamin E 0.5 0.5
  eco 1388 (Glycerin; Aqua; Sodium Levulinate; Sodium Anisate) 3 3
  EO lemongras 0.5 0.5
  EO tea tree 0.5 0.5
  TOTAL 100 100

Preparation:

  • Mix and heat the water phase ingredients, until 70ºC.
  • Mix and heat the oil phase ingredients, until everything has melted completely (candelilla wax melts last, at around 65ºC).
  • Remove from heat and pour the oil mix to the water mix. Using a hand blender mix it for a few minutes.
  • Add materials of phase c and continue mixing until combined.
  • Place the mix bowl in a cold bath (optional) and continue slow stirring using spatula. The mixture will start thickening slowly.
  • Continue slow stirring the mix, and transfer to the jar/box when it’s pretty much in room temperature.