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Vitamin C Serum Recipe

A vitamin C serum recipe can be very simple or quite complex as you will soon see. Whatever recipe you choose to use, one thing is certain. The benefits and cost savings when you create your own vitamin C serum will make for a very happy day.

Vitamin C serums can be expensive coming in at well over $100 for a small jar.  With a good vitamin C serum recipe you can create your own serum for a few dollars.

So, why should you be interested in Vitamin C serum anyway? Other than it helps keep you young, tones your skin, reduces wrinkles and helps protect you from the ravages of sun exposure, I can’t think of a single reason to get excited about it.

The simplest vitamin C serum recipe

I know of one gal who uses L-ascorbic acid (natural vitamin C) by simply dissolving a ½ gram vitamin C powder into 5 ml water and applying to her skin every night at bedtime. She mixes a fresh batch every night to assure freshness. (L-ascorbic acid deteriorates very fast when exposed to air.) *

*See Notes below

The second simplest vitamin C serum recipe

This recipe is exactly like the first recipe with the exception that 3 drops of vitamin E oil are added to the formula. Vitamin E behaves synergistically with vitamin C by increasing the antioxidant properties of the vitamin E.*

*See Notes below

The third simplest vitamin C serum recipe



Dissolve ascorbic acid in water. When completely dissolved, add glycerin and mix well.

*See notes below

L-Ascorbic Acid Powder (Vitamin C), 6 oz. Jar. For Use in Serums and Cosmetic FormulationsL-Ascorbic Acid Powder (Vitamin C), 6 oz. Jar. For Use in Serums and Cosmetic Formulations [1]Glycerin Vegetable Kosher USP - 1 Quart (43 oz.)Glycerin Vegetable Kosher USP – 1 Quart (43 oz.) [2]

The fourth simplest vitamin C serum recipe – 15% vitamin C serum

I can’t tell a lie, I found this one online courtesy of Kelly. I haven’t tried it yet, but I intend to do so very soon. Kelly says this is the one she uses and loves it. When I read the ingredients, I could understand why. I am presenting it to you exactly as she posted it with a few notations I’ve added for clarification. These are italicized.

Dissolve the C in the water stirring frequently till no crystal remains (10 minutes or so), to that now add the powders; (MSM + Ferulic) and stir till dissolved. In a separate little glass stir together the remaining ingredients; (SKB, Vit E, + DNA cream) + stir till mixed well. Now add it all together stirring for 3 or 4 minutes, and transfer it into a dark blue or amber 1oz dropper bottle. (Two glass shot glasses are perfect for mixing up this serum.)


I hope you try each vitamin C recipe and report back here with the results. Be sure and let us know what you liked and didn’t like. We always love to hear from our members and guests. So, until next time—

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