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How To Make Your Own DIY Vitamin C Serum

Updated on January 23, 2015
Oranges are packed with Vitamin C
Oranges are packed with Vitamin C

How to Beat Wrinkles

Vitamin C serums are one of the most effective tools in the fight against ageing. Vitamin C is a proven product that can fight and reverse the signs of premature ageing as it promotes collagen production, which lessens the depth of wrinkles and smooths out fine lines. Along with improving sun-damaged pigmentation, it also protects the skin by fighting free radicals caused by sun exposure.

Unfortunately, Vitamin C serums can take quite a hit to the hip pocket with products ranging between $20 to as high as the $100 mark. And that's only for a few measly millilitres. On top of the costs, Vitamin C is unstable and oxidizes quickly, meaning the longer it is on your shelf, the more it loses its effectiveness.

Luckily, Vitamin C serums are quite easy to make at home, with very little ingredients required.

Ingredients for Your DIY Vitamin C Serum

  • 1/8 of a teaspoon of L-ascorbic acid powder.
  • 1 teaspoon Glycerin.
  • 1 teaspoon of distilled water or bottled water.
  • 1 dark colored glass bottle.

Method for Making Your DIY Vitamin C Serum

  • Add 1/8 of a teaspoon of L-ascorbic acid powder to one teaspoon of distilled water (or bottled water) and stir thoroughly until the powder has completely dissolved.
  • Once stirred, add one teaspoon of Glycerin and mix it together.
  • Put the concoction in the dark glass bottle and store in the refrigerator.

Things to Remember

  • While L-ascorbic acid is the powdered version of Vitamin C, you cannot use crushed up vitamin C tablets. You will not get results.
  • Light will deteriorate the quality of the Vitamin C, so it is important to keep it in a dark glass bottle and store it away from sunlight. A fridge is an ideal place to store it. A desk draw is another option if you live in a significantly cooler climate.
  • If you want a more powerful serum, you can use 1/4 of a teaspoon of L-asborbic acid powder instead of 1/8 of a teaspoon. If your skin is more sensitive, however, you should avoid this as it can leave your skin with an unattractive pinkish tone.


1 year of successful use with Vitamin C serum
1 year of successful use with Vitamin C serum

The above recipe will supply you with enough Vitamin C serum for a week or two, so you won't have to worry about it oxidizing from being on your shelf too long. It is recommended that you use this serum at night as it causes extra sensitivity to sunlight. If you do use it during the day, be sure to follow it up with a good SPF 15+ moisturizer for optimal protection from the sun’s harsh UV rays.

People have been raving about the results from Vitamin C serums and you will too! You will quickly discover a youthful glow to your skin and in no time, will start noticing its effects onwrinkles.

So enjoy your younger looking skin!

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      Nicole 

      3 years ago

      Hey great article what's the best way to store the labsorbic acid? Also, why cant the vitamins be crushed up and used is there like calcium and other stuff in the pills or something x

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