How to Make DIY Vitamin C Serum at Home
The Benefits of Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C serum is well known to be an effective anti oxidant that combats the free radicals that are formed in our skin cells, generated by the harmful UV rays. The skin is regularly exposed to UV radiation and air pollution and this exposure induces the production of these highly unstable molecules which are responsible for 80% of skin aging, including wrinkles, but they are also responsible for damaging the skin provoking: dark spots, discoloration, rough skin, redness and sagging.
The good news is that premature aging due to UV rays is largely preventable using the right ingredients that stimulate the collagen synthesis as well as promote tissue healing. According to the Indian Dermatology Online Journal, the topical benefits of vitamin C are plentiful. Using topical Vitamin C, your skin will feel softer, smoother and more vibrant for a youthful look and texture fuller feeling.
This recipe is all about how to make the most effective DIY vitamin c serum, particularly useful for giving your skin tone back, making your skin firmer, plumper and much brighter. The list of benefits due to vitamin C are really limitless as it helps so much also for acne, reducing the pore size.
The Most Efficient DIY Vitamin C Serum for Face
After having tried and experimented different combinations of ingredients and percentage, watched tons and tons of videos about vitamin C serum, being informed with the problems that people face when they make their own vitamin C serum and having talked to the owners of the skin care line Kleem Organics who are Drs and obviously experts in skin care, I came up with a solution that acquires many of the problems related to vitamin C serum when it’s homemade.
The first thing you need to know about is what kind of vitamin C you need to use. I found that the best form of vitamin C for a DIY vitamin C serum is vitamin C powder, because it has to be WATER SOLUBLE. This is something that you won’t find in any other DIY vitamin C serum tutorial, and trust me I saw so many video tutorials that I finally decided, with the support of a great skin care company, to make one myself collecting all the best info through my personal experience and the scientific knowledge of the Kleem Organics Doctor trusted brand.
Easy-to-Follow Step by Step Instruction on How to Make Your Own Vitamin C Serum
What you need is:
Distilled water or rose water/or you can boil the water
Small mixing bowl
Vitamin C powder (L-ascorbic acid)
Aloe Vera Gel
1 ounce dark glass dropper bottle
L-ascorbic acid powder, the most stabilized form for a DIY, is actually a synthetic product, it’s not entirely natural as it sounds. If you want to go with something which is completely natural you would choose actually a super food, which is Camu Camu powder and it’s known to have the highest vitamin C content than any fruit. 60% more concentrated than the concentration found in oranges. So you can use one or either of these or you can combo them, which is what we are going to do today, for a very potent serum.
So…Measure and pour 1/4 teaspoon of L-ascorbic acid powder (Do not inhale the powder or put it directly to your eyes) + 1 tea spoon of Camu Camu powder into the mixing bowl.
Then measure and pour 2 tea spoons of distilled water into the mixing bowl. If you'd like a scented serum, you can use rose water instead of distilled water.
It is important to first completely dissolve the vitamin C in water before adding the Aloe Vera gel because Vitamin C is not soluble in gels. Sensitive skin may call for a little less vitamin C powder. Stir mixture with the spoon or with a whisk until it’s completely dissolved. You can feel it’s dissolved as you stop feeling it grainy.
Now… I’ve seen many people using Glycerin in their DIY vitamin C serum in order to thicken it up a bit and taking advantage of the added benefit of moisturizing the skin, but sometimes Glycerin can actually leave a sticky feeling so I would highly suggest to use Aloe Vera gel, not juice but gel, for a smoother formula.
Measure and pour 1 and a half tea spoons of Aloe Vera gel into the mixing bowl. Dry skin may need a little more of Aloe Vera, like 2 teaspoons and I suggest 1 teaspoon for who has an oily skin. Stir mixture until blended.
Screw the top off the dropper bottle. Place the funnel into the dropper bottle. Pour the mixture from the mixing bowl into the amber bottle, through the funnel. Finally screw the top back onto the dropper bottle and shake vigorously.
It’s very important that when it’s finished, before applying it on your face you test it on your arm in order to see if it itches or if you tolerate or you are allergic to it. Once you’ve tested it and it doesn’t give you any feeling of irritation or redness you can then use the dropper to apply some drops onto the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and smooth the serum all over your face, neck, décolleté and back of your hands, after cleansing and toning your face morning and night. Thereafter, apply moisturizer along with sunscreen in the morning, as vitamin C increases your skin's sensitivity to the sun.
In order to preserve the serum, that again you would use it within a week as you don’t want it to expire, you can actually refrigerate it.
So here you go. You now have a gorgeous vitamin C serum, which works better as it’s lighter and thinner in consistency compared to a normal cream and the best part is that YOU made it.
Vitamin C Serum with Natural Hyaluronic Acid for Best Skin Care Results
But... if you don’t want to prepare the serum on your own, buy all the ingredients or you just don’t have the time to prepare it, Kleem Organics has already found a solution, preparing the all natural and organic Vitamin C serum for YOU with the innovative, super effective and scientifically proven “Stay C-50” formula, characterized by an ester group, added to the vitamin C, that makes it absolutely stable, plus it has been tested to be much less irritating, especially for sensitive skin. When the Stay C-50 is absorbed into your skin it changes back to ascorbic acid, the form that guarantees you its efficacy for a better penetration, stability and no irritating feelings. It’s also been Certified by FDA & Doctor Trusted, Never Tested on Animals and No chemicals are added that harm your skin, health or the environment.
This Vitamin C Serum does not only have 20% Vitamin C, which is the optimal percentage of this powerful antioxidant for all type of skin, but is also enriched with other well-known ingredients such as Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid and Aloe Vera among others, which further potentiate the antioxidant benefits of the product and induce a natural collagen stimulation enhancing skin elasticity. The serum also contains hydrating-enhancing ingredients such as 15% Hyaluronic Acid and Jojoba Oil, together with skin-tightening ingredients such as Witch Hazel. The formula has been studied carefully and is packed with a wealth of ingredients that are beneficial for any kind of skin!
So if you want to save time and money that you would spend anyway for a DIY recipe, get the best avant-garde science of a pure organic skin care line that has experience and tested proof in this field and can actually support you like I’ve never seen from any other beauty skin care company I’ve tried, because these guys really have their clients at heart.