DIY vitamin c serum
Good bye Dull Skin!
Now we all know that Vit C can
- Brighten & tighten the skin and hence is known as a potential ingredient for anti wrinkle & anti aging products
- It increases collagen production in the skin & helps repair the skin too
- It Reduces the effects of chlorine exposure and sun exposure
Just a word of caution
- Do a patch test to see if you are not allergic or sensitive to acidic products. Since VitC is pretty acidic
- Do not over use Vit C in the recipe
- 1 tsp Vitamin C Powder
- I tsp distilled water
- 1 tsp 100% pure Vegetable glycerin
- 1/8 tsp of Vitamin E oil
- A dark colored Container to store since Vit C oxidizes very quickly.
Mix all of them together until Vit C is completely dissolved and store it in the fridge. You can also do a PH test to see if the concentration is correct, the pH should be 3.5 approx. Don’t make batches for more than 5 days. I understand it gets too repetitive, but trust me its worth the effort. Start applying in the night and if you know Vit C suits you, you can apply the same twice, morning & evening.
Where to buy the ingredients from?
Vitamin C: As we all know that most of the multivitamins available at the pharma are derived from genetically modified corn (GMO). So it becomes really important for us to select the right one. Also so called L ascorbic acid is only a part of the entire Vitamin C complex and it is also synthesised from corn Syrup. So we should ideally look for product which are 100% whole food based Vitamin C powder , which are free from additives. You can read more about the same here. Some brands that you can use are: Radiant Life, Nature’s Way, alive Vitamin C, Healthforce Natural Vitamin C Powder. Couldn’t find any brands with right ingredient in India. please leave a comment below in case you find one. ibhejo.com can arrange it for you though.
Vitamin E: It has to be chemically D-alpha tocopherol. Read more here. Brands you can purchase are Bio 3 Sg 268 mg – Capsule, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited, Zenith Nutritious Vitamin-E, Health Aid Vitamin E 400iu (d-alpha Tocopherol), Nature’s Bounty E400Pure d-Alpha.
Vegetable Glycerin: We should always look for a non-GMO, USP grade, kosher certified, allergen free vegetable glycerin. Glycerin is produced from produced from plant oils, generally palm, soy, or coconut. It is highly hydrating & attracts moisture to skin. You can read more about it here. Brands you can look at are Now Vegetable Glycerin, this is outside product and hence it is so expensive in India. You can arrange the same from wholesale suppliers in India or write to me to help you find some… as these are not getting sold at retail level here. Incase you find one such brand please let me know too.
Do let me know how did it work on your skin.
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