A few weeks ago, I told you guys about my absolute FAVE serum in the world, Oz Naturals Vit C Serum. Now, I'll tell you how you can make your OWN serum. Because let's face it – all these beauty creams add up and they can get quite expensive. So I decided to try my hand at making my own, and after a ton of research, I think I've found one I'm happy with. You only need a few ingredients which are already very cheap and this stuff will last you for quite some time! This DIY vitamin C serum is also way better for your skin than the store bought stuff since it doesn't contain any chemicals or preservatives.
DIY Vitamin C Serum
1/2 tsp natural vitamin C powder
1 tbsp distilled water OR 1 tsp distilled water to dissolve and 2 tbsp vegetable glycerine
a dark colored container to store your serum (Vitamin C oxidises easily)
Dissolve the vitamin C powder in the water. If you are only using water, then you're done. Store your mixture in a dark container and it'll keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
If you're using the glycerine, dissolve your vitamin C in the 1 tsp of distilled water, then stir in the glycerine. The serum with the glycerine will last a month or longer in the fridge.
What's the Difference Between Using Just Water or Using Glycerine?
There are two main differences:
- The glycerine will make your potion last a long longer
- The glycerine will deliver a softer, smoother finish
Benefits of the Vitamin C Serum
- Great for wrinkles and/or fine lines
- Softens skin
- Evens skin tone
- Gets rid of dark spots
- Brightens and tightens skin
Hi, you didn’t include the specifics of how to use it.
You would use this just like any other serum 🙂 A drop or two and then gently massage onto clean skin before bedtime and/or in the mornings. Focus especially on wrinkle-prone areas such as around the eyes, mouth, and forehead.