Make Your Own Vitamin C Serum!
This recipe makes an approximate 10% Concentration of vitamin C serum, using simple ingredients that you can buy from your local pharmacy. The advantages of doing it yourself – apart from the obvious – ‘it will save you a lot of money’, is that you can make it fresh, store it in your refrigerator and know that it will not have oxidised. So in fact, you will get new and active products onto your skin. It is best only to make up small quantities at a time, to ensure it is always fresh and deoxidised.
- Vitamin C serum Active Ingredient : 1-1.2 grams Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) (approximately 1/4 teaspoon) (The active ingredient must be L-ascorbic acid, not vitamin C tablets, or calcium Ascorbate) This can also be purchased from Skin Actives.
- 5 ml glycerine (1 teaspoon)
- 5ml water (1 teaspoon)
You should be able to buy both the L-ascorbic acid and glycerine from your chemist store.
1. Dissolve 1gram of L-ascorbic acid in 5 ml of water (preferably distilled), in small glass container using a stirrer. Make sure it is fully dissolved before proceeding to next step.
2. Add 5 ml of glycerine and mix.
3. Put in a seal-able container (not clear glass as this allows light in, and light degrades vitamin C.) Store in cool dry place.
Voila! Your own fresh supply of vitamin C serum. Apply to skin once per day to start with (preferably at night), and increase to twice daily IF tolerated.
Remember good skin starts from a younger age. If you care for your skin from now you can keep your skin looking younger and fresher for longer! On a side note – when you apply it, you may notice a tingling sensation. This is a good way for you to know that the vitamin C is working!
Try it out and let me know what you think!
*Do not use if you have sensitive skin*