Okay, I would go as far as to say I’m almost know for my Vitamin C serums! I starting whipping them up in You Tube videos years ago, and I have been perfecting my formulation ever since. My Deluxe DIY Vitamin C Serum is pretty close to what I would spend a lot of money on!
This particular incarnation is very exciting because I’ve added hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid will keep your skin plumped up and juicy all day long, because it attracts and holds moisture in your skin. I have used a very stable form of Vitamin C, which just works beautifully in this formulation.
Vitamin C will help to build collagen, will repair sun damaged skin, and will protect your skin against further damage. It’s a vital part of your anti-aging regimen.
Even better – this serum is so easy to make.
2 ounces distilled water
1 and 1/4 tsp of Hyaluronic Powder
1tbsp Aloe Vera juice
1tbsp Rose Water
1/2 tsp Vitamin C Powder
6 drops grapefruit seed extract
Use a little whisk or fork to whisk the hyaluronic powder with the water, in the bowl or cup of a blender. You can whisk it in a bowl, but the best kind of blender is one of the single serving blenders like a Magic or Nutri Bullet. It will clump, but don’t worry. Set it aside for 15 minutes.
When you come back to your mixture, it will have clumped again, which is FINE! Just break up clumps with your fork or whisk.
Add the remaining ingredients.
If you are using a blender, blend for a few seconds. Be careful not to over-blend as it will become super foamy. If you are using a whisk, you need to make sure everything is very well combined, and that you whisk out all the lumps.
Pour into a 2-ounce opaque dropper bottle.
Shake well before using.
Empty a dropper full into the palm of your hand.
Apply to your face, neck and chest every morning before your moisturizer or sunscreen. I would wait for at least 5 minutes before adding your next product.
To store: If it is warm in your home, or if you are not using it all at at once, keep in the fridge for up to one month. Or, you can keep it in a cool, dark cabinet for up to one month. I don’t recommend keeping it any longer because you don’t want the ingredients to lose their efficacy.
Cost: Once you’ve paid the upfront cost of the materials, each bottle is honestly way under one dollar. So, figure 12 bucks a year for a potent anti-aging serum!