DIY Anti Aging Gel with Paracress

Parakresse Anti-Faltengel in Pipette

Similar to the wrinkle-smoothing effects of Botox, paracress is used in natural cosmetics. Of course, the effect of the plant is not as strong as Botox, but the negative side effects of Botox naturally are avoided. The plant contains the active ingredient spilanthol. This has anesthetic properties and acts like a local anesthetic. This relaxes the skin muscles. In addition, we use hibiscus extract in our anti-wrinkle gel, which also has a smoothing effect on the skin.

Used Ingredients

25 ml rose water
2 ml hibiskus extract
1 gr parakress extract
1 knife tip xanthan
10 drops Biokons Neo

Rose water or distilled water

Rose water soothes the skin and makes redness subside. It also refreshes and smells wonderful. Of course, other plant hydrolates can be taken alternatively, or distilled water. For homemade cosmetics, it is generally recommended to use distilled water rather than tab water. Normal tap water usually has too high a lime content and the ions contained in the water can negatively affect the properties of cosmetic formulations. You can also use boiled mineral water, but for cosmetic purposes you also want to avoid minerals and bacteria that are still in the water.

Parakresse Anti-Faltengel in Pipette

Hibiskus extract

The water-soluble hibiscus extract has an anti-inflammatory effect and increases skin elasticity and flexibility. This leads to a smoothing effect. For this reason, hibiscus extract is also dubbed a natural “Botox”. The extract also has a strong antioxidant effect. In creams it is used up to 5 %. In aqueous solutions it can be used up to 10%.

Paracress extract

The plant contains a unique active ingredient called spilanthol, at 1.2%. This alkamide is now used as the alternative to Botox. When spilanthol is applied to the skin, it penetrates the stratum corneum where it accumulates. Its numbing abilities make it act like a local anesthetic, which is why it effectively relaxes skin muscles. Its long-term use should not lead to habituation, but to skin conditioning. Unlike Botox, Splianthol does not have as intense an effect and does not need to be injected into the skin. As a result, muscle mobility and facial expressions are not as restricted, resulting in a much more natural look. In addition, spilanthol promotes the regeneration processes, which mainly take place at night.

Xanthan Gum

Here we add a pinch of xanthan gum to the hydrosol to increase the viscosity of the preparation. Xanthan gum is a gelling agent, and its use concentration should be treated with caution. This is because very little is enough here to make an aqueous solution more viscous. The easiest way is to stir the knife tip of xanthan gum into some glycerin and then add it to your own mixture. This is the best way to distribute the xanthan gum without leaving any residue.

Biokons Neo

Biokons Neo is an antimicrobial stabilizer for cosmetic formulations. It is a paraben-free preservative based on natural fragrances. It is effective in a pH range between 3 and 10. It is optimally effective at a pH value of 5. 10 drops of this in the anti-wrinkle gel with a pH value of approx. 4.5 lead to a shelf life of at least 6 months.

Application and shelf life

Parakresse Anti-Faltengel in Pipette
  • The gel can be applied under the normal day or night care.
  • It is best to spread the gel on the skin and gently dab it in.
  • Once absorbed by the skin, the usual day or night care can be applied.

The anti-wrinkle gel has a shelf life of at least 6 months.

Parakresse Anti-Faltengel in Pipette

DIY Anti-Aging Gel with Paracress

Ingredients for approx. 30 ml*
  • 25 ml rose water/ distilled water
  • 2 ml hibiskus extrakt
  • 1 gr paracress
  • 1 knife tip Xanthan
  • 10 drops Biokons Neo
  • Glass for storage
  • optional: milk frother
  1. Stir the hibiscus extract into the rose water or distilled water.
  2. Now also stir in the paracress well, if necessary with a milk frother.
  3. Now stir in the xanthan gum or dissolve it in glycerin beforehand and then stir into the mixture.
  4. Finally, stir in Biokons Neo. If you use a milk frother, a lot of foam will have formed, which needs 2-3 h to settle.

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