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DIY vitamin c serum

Good bye Dull Skin!

Now one thing that will definitely work on a dull skin is VITAMIN C SERUM. I am a big fan of the same & trust me it has worked wonders for mine. Initially I was using Body Shop Vit C serum aka Vit C Facial Radiance Powder Mix . The bottle costed be Rs 1450 (23$ approx) and lasted only 10 days. Now if i have to buy it for a whole month then it means I have to shell out Rs 4350 or  $69 every month on a serum alone. Plus the amount of chemicals i was using on my face was huge.
So I decided to create my own Vit C serum which is great for skin, is natural and cost effective. If anyone of you have used the product above you will find that there is a tablet which needs to be dissolved in the liquid right before you start using the product. That tablet comprises of Vit C ingredients. They don’t do it in advance as Vit C loses its properties if kept for longer periods.  Hence, the product needs to be made in small batches for consumption for best use.

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

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 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?

Radiant-Life-vitamin-C-tableVitamin 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 hereBrands 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.

Love Loads! Shrads! XOXO!

13 thoughts on “DIY vitamin c serum

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