Antiwrinkle Cream for a Smoother Complexion

Your face does a lot of work during the day and could use a little love at night. Try caring for your complexion with an all-natural, antiwrinkle cream! This cream is formulated to benefit a mature face with wrinkles, but it can help any skin look younger longer.

Though an optional ingredient, bentonite clay is important for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals. It can do all this because it carries a strong negative charge that bonds to the positive charge in these damaging substances. As bentonite clays draws toxins, it releases minerals for the skin to absorb. Bentonite clay also pulls excess hydrogen from skin cells, allowing them to admit oxygen. Bentonite clay can be found at your local health food store or online. If you do use bentonite clay, be careful to not let it touch anything metallic, or it will lose its effectiveness.

[recipe title=”Antiwrinkle Cream” servings=”4 oz.” time=”15 minutes active; 10 minutes inactive” difficulty=”Moderate”]



  1. In a double boiler (or a heat-proof glass measuring cup placed in a saucepan of water), heat the beeswax pellets and shea butter together.
  2. Once melted, add honey and coconut oil until melted again. Then add almond oil and vitamin E oil. Remove from heat and stir until all combined.
  3. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Add aloe vera gel and whisk for 2 minutes to combine. Add bentonite clay and essential oils and stir in with a plastic spoon or fork.
  5. Note: Do not use metal utensils after adding the bentonite clay, as they will decrease the clay’s effectiveness.
  6. Pour into lotion bottles or salve jars.
  7. To use, rub antiwrinkle cream on face after removing makeup.

*Shea butter contains latex (a natural rubber). If you are allergic or sensitive to latex, do a skin patch test before making this recipe with shea butter.


5 thoughts on “Antiwrinkle Cream for a Smoother Complexion

  1. Texture was a bit weird. Admittedly it hasn’t completely cooled yet though. I also didn’t have any sweet almond oil so I subbed fractionated coconut instead (still used virgin coco oil too). Does feel great on the skin! Makes my skin look nice even immediately after applying. May switch some things or the method next time.

  2. This recipe sounds very nice. How long will this cream keep since there is no preservative? Also will it keep longer in a pump bottle opposed to a jar?

    • The Vitamin E oil contains antioxidants which serve as a natural preservative, extending the life of this cream. However, due to the instability of natural oils and butters, this cream should keep for 1-2 months at a minimum without going rancid. I would also suggest paying attention to the individual expiration dates on the products that you use. These dates will give an indication of when the cream will expire if stored properly. There is not a difference in shelf life when using a pump bottle versus a jar; they are simply for preference.

    • Spikenard has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is beneficial for aging skin and according to Victoria Edwards, “The oil redresses the skin’s physiological balance and causes permanent regeneration.” It also helps with insomnia and has a harmonizing scent. You can learn more about spikenard essential oil here: If you don’t have spikenard, and don’t wish to purchase that oil, you could leave it out or replace it with frankincense.

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