Last Updated on October 22, 2020 by Anselem
In the process of formulating your preferred DIY skincare formulation a base cream is needed to harbour your skincare ingredients, blend them together to make the perfect DIY skincare products. In a scenario whereby you don’t really want to make a base cream or maybe you’re lazy to go through the making process you can simply use any favorable body lotion or cream of your choice as your base. That being said, we’ve decided to make it easy and simple for you guys by outsourcing the best body lotions for base cream.
What Kind Of Lotion Do I Need For A Base Cream?
You need a lotion or cream thick in consistency or texture. This will enable your formulation come out with a creamy consistency and not watery. You wouldn’t want after adding your ingredients into your base cream (lotion) and it turns watery right? I bet no one wants that. Therefore, you have to use a thick moisture-rich moisturizer as your base. But in an invent after adding your skincare ingredients to your base cream and it turns too runny, you can add more base cream to thicken its consistency or texture. But keep in mind to always use the appropriate measurement of skincare ingredients to avoid using too much that will likely cause formulation errors or runny consistency.
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1. NIVEA Essentially Enriched Body.
Now when it comes to thickness in texture and richness in essential and moisture-rich ingredients then you can count on this formula.
This lotion is specifically made for dry to very dry skin type and that said, it contains fatty-rich-hydrating emollients (moisture serum and almond oil) to intensively supple moisture to the skin, which makes it one of the best body lotions for base cream.
And when it comes to using it as your base then you can never go wrong. Just add your preferred skincare ingredients at appropriate measurement and you’re good to go.
2. Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion.
Seeking for a safe spot as your base cream? Then baby moisturizing lotion is one. As they contain no nasties, toxins or harmful chemicals. Aveeno baby lotion also makes the list as one of the best body lotion for base cream. This moisture-rich moisturizing lotion will definitely make a good base as it has smooth creamy-thick texture for proper DIY skincare formulations.
3. Johnson’s Baby Lotion.
After our practical test, we’ve come to find out the Johnson’s baby lotion is worthy to be on this list. As this Hypoallergenic baby lotion contains coconut oil and other rich fatty-rich-hydrating emollients which makes the lotion suitable to be used as a base cream. However, this lotion isn’t richly-thick, that being said, we advice it shouldn’t be used as a base for multiple skincare ingredients as the formula may turn out runny. But nevertheless, if that should occur, adding more lotion to the mixture is advised to thicken it.
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4. Nivea Nourishing Cocoa Body Lotion.
Here’s another badass moisture-rich moisturizer. This formulation is enriched with cocoa butter and Vitamin E to indeed revatilize the skin of moisture and soothe dry skin — making this lotion richly-thick in texture, suitable to be used for a base cream. We best recommended this lotion if you’re preparing a DIY skincare formulation for glowing skin. But all together, it’s suitable for skin care formulations, all you need is add your preferred skincare ingredients on appropriate measurement.
5. Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula.
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula will come in handy when you want to formulate a DIY glowing cream. Not only is this lotion richly-thick but also luxuriously rich in cocoa butter and vitamin E which provides deep hydration all over the skin. This velvety soft formula absorbs quickly, creating a protective barrier that locks in moisture and will definitely make a good base cream for your DIY formulation.
6. Vaseline® Intensive Care Cocoa Glow Lotion.
When compiling the list of best moisture-rich moisturizer for base cream Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Glow Lotion will never be exempted. A nourishing formula with the combination of 100% pure cocoa and shea butter to offer deep moisture and protect the skin barrier and of course make a nice base cream for your DIY skincare formulation.
This comes to the conclusion of our best body lotions for base cream. We’ve been using these lotions in our skincare DIY formulations and pro-mixing, which makes us find them worthy to be used as a base cream. Also as regards to skin safety such as free from toxic chemicals or substances was also one of the reasons why we chose these lotions suitable for base cream.
Now here is the gist. You can possibly use any lotion as your base, (that’s if you don’t really have time to make your base cream or you don’t wanna go through the making process). All you have to consider is your skin safety by ensuring the body lotion or cream which you’ve chosen as your base contains no harmful chemicals or toxins which can cause potential harm to your skin by triggering irritations.
Also do you best to ensure that the lotion or cream which you’ve chosen as your base is thick in texture to avoid runny or watery formulation after all ingredients are added. But regardless, should in case it occurs, add more base cream to your formulation to thicken the mixture.
Possible Questions & Answers.
Q: Can I use a lightening cream as my base.
A: definitely you can. This is if you want to make a DIY skin lightening formulation atleast the lightening cream (which is your base cream) will add a boost to the formulation effectiveness towards lightening the skin.
Q: Can I make a base cream myself?
A: Yes of course. We already have an in-depth guide on how to make a DIY base cream from scratch for your DIY skincare formulations and mixings.
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