Make Your Own Vitamin C Face Cream Serum

Vitamin C creams are extremely expensive and are typically rancid by the time you buy them. Unfortunately, the vitamin c has already oxidized. You are paying for dead C. See what we did there? But seriously, the cream will be a dark orange or the serum will smell funny and have a dark orange tint to it.

Vitamin C is a very volatile substance and cannot last long at all and should be kept refrigerated to maintain its freshness. The BEST way you will benefit from vitamin c is by making the serum yourself, that way you know it’s fresh and at it’s most potent. Your serum should only be kept for about a week, refrigerated. So it’s best to make it in smaller quantities.

What you need to make your own vitamin C serum:

L-Ascorbic Acid (powdered vitamin C)

Measuring spoons

An amber colored .5oz or 1oz glass bottle with a dropper cap

Glycerin (vegetable)

Distilled or spring water


Put 2 tsp water into the bottle, then add 1 tsp vegetable glycerin and then 1/2 tsp of the L-Ascorbic Acid and then shake vigorously. Store in refrigerator for about 7-10 days.

You can buy L-Ascorbic Acid in bulk at your local health food store as well the glycerin.

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