Seabuckthorn Cream

Have you ever wondered about the amazing benefits of seabuckthorn for your skin? If you haven’t tried skincare products with seabuckthorn yet, you are in for a treat! Today, I am excited to share with you a simple and effective recipe for making your very own seabuckthorn cream at home.

Seabuckthorn, also known as the “wonder berry,” is a powerhouse ingredient when it comes to skincare. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and omega fatty acids, seabuckthorn can help rejuvenate and nourish your skin like never before. From fighting signs of aging to promoting a radiant complexion, this magical berry does it all.

Now, let’s dive into the fun part – making your own seabuckthorn cream! Contrary to popular belief, it’s not as complicated as it may seem. You can easily incorporate different parts of the seabuckthorn plant into this formula for maximum benefits.

I also added shea butter into my cream. Shea butter is a versatile ingredient that offers numerous skincare benefits. Its moisturizing properties help to smooth out dry skin, while its protective qualities shield the skin from harsh environmental factors. Used for centuries, shea butter is renowned for its nourishing properties, making it a valuable addition to any skincare product.

To add an extra hydrating properties, I added squalane oil. It leaves skin moisturise without feeling sticky to touch. I added silicone as well, of course, you are free to leave silicone out from this formula. I tend to love silicone products so much. 

I suggest substituting xanthan gum with carbomer if you wish to use silicone.  Depending on your preferences, Xanthan Gum may have a slight hint of stickiness. I’ve discovered that most people can cope with a sticky feeling if you only use it for 0.4%. 

Adding essential oils to skincare products can provide a refreshing scent. However, some individuals, like myself, prefer face creams without essential oils. 

Category Moisturiser
Difficulty Medium


Phase I

  • 4 % Propanediol
  • 0.3 % Xanthan Gum

Phase II

  • 75.1 % Water

Phase III

  • 2 % Glyceryl Stearate SE
  • 4 % Glyceryl Stearate + PEG100
  • 5 % Shea Butter
  • 2 % Isoamyl Laurate
  • 5 % Squalane

Phase IV

  • 1 % Panthenol optional
  • 1 % Preservatives Plantaserv M
  • 0.5 % Tocopherol
  • 0.1 % Seabuckthorn Pulp CO2


Phase I

  • Combine all ingredients in phase I
  • Combine them with water
  • Heat them to 75°

Phase II

  • Combine all ingredients in phase II
  • Heat them until all materials melted

Phase III

  • Combine heated phase I and II
  • Stir them with high speed or using your stick blender or homogeniser
  • Let it cool down until below 40°
  • Add all materials in phase IV
  • Combine them
  • Adjust pH

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