B Team cream
This moisturiser is packed full of skin nourishing actives. For this cream we wanted to combine the three Bs, bakuchiol - to help increase skin cell turn over and combat hyperpigmentation, vitamin B3 (niacinamide) - to brighten the complexion and vitamin B5 (d-panthenol) - to hydrate and smooth skin. Here's some more info about these actives:
is a natural alternative to retinol but without any of the associated negative side effects, particularly for sensitive skin. A potent antioxidant, it has been clinically demonstrated to reduce hyperpigmentation and address multiple signs of ageing. It is said to increase skin cell turnover, helping to remove dead skin cells and replace them with new, fresh cells, giving skin an overall smoother and more even skin tone.
is said to help regulate sebum production, improve the appearance of enlarged pores, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fade age spots and hyperpigmentation and generally brighten the complexion.
can help with skin hydration and reducing itching and inflammation. It is easily absorbed into the skin and can help to improve skin texture by retaining moisture under the surface of the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
B Team Cream Recipe
Makes 200g - use our Batch Size Calculator
and the percentages provided here to easily adjust the volume of your batch.
87.6g | 43.80% Water
40g | 20% Lavender hydrosol
10g | 5% Glycerin, certified organic
10g | 5% Emulsifier O
8g | 4% Cococaprylate
8g | 4% Camellia oil, certified organic
8g | 4% Squalane - olive
4g | 2% Stearic acid
10g | 5% Niacinamide
8g | 4% D-panthenol
2.4g | 1.20% Vitamin E, certified organic
2g | 1% Bakuchiol
2g | 1% Geogard 221
Tip: Pre-measure your Last Phase ingredients into a beaker or dish so that it's ready to go.
- In separate pots heat both Water Phase and Oil Phase to 65°C. (Make sure the emulsifier in the Oil Phase is completely melted, Oil Phase may heat faster and need to be taken off the heat to cool to 65°C while Water Phase catches up.)
- When both are at 65°C, pour Oil Phase into Water Phase and blend with stick blender until thick.
- Let cool to 40°C then add Last Phase and blend again.
- Tare an empty jug or pot on scales and put your finished cream into it. It will have lost water weigh, add more water to bring it up to final weight. In this case 200g. Then blend again.
- Spoon into jar/jars.
- Apply as the last phase of your skincare routine (before sunscreen for daytime use).
- Massage into skin and allow a minute or so to absorb.
- You can substitute the lavender hydrosol for more water.
- You can substitute the camellia oil and/or squalane for more of one or for other carrier oils, though this can change the final colour and/or feel of the finished product.
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