This DIY vitamin C serum is made in minutes, is effective and inexpensive. Learning how to make a homemade vitamin c serum is a lot easier than most people realize.
All you need to make this effective vitamin C serum for glowing skin is a liposomal vitamin C mixed with aloe vera. Seriously it is that easy to make this hydrating vitamin c serum at home!
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Benefits of a vitamin C serum
- prevents wrinkles
- brightens skin
- reduces hyperpigmentation
- evens skin tone
- boosts collagen production
- helps to protect the skin from free radical damage
One of the primary benefits of a vitamin C serum for the skin is wrinkle prevention, which is why vitamin C is one of the top active ingredients used in skincare.
Active ingredients such as vitamin C are necessary to make visible changes in the skin as vitamin c is required for collagen production.
Wrinkles form as the skin ages due to loss of collagen and hydration in the skin. Collagen helps to provide structure for the skin, but when collagen starts to break down, wrinkles form.
Vitamin c is a nutrient needed by the body to produce collagen and elastin. Vitamin c is good for wrinkles and firming the skin as it helps make collagen and elastin.
Vitamin c is also antiaging as vitamin c is an antioxidant that helps counteract the damage done by free radicals. The skin is exposed to the outer world, oxygen, and UV rays that contribute to free radical damage. Vitamin c is a fantastic antioxidant to help protect the skin and repair skin damage caused by all these external factors causing skin damage.
This liposomal vitamin c serum is made using a liposomal vitamin C for optimal absorption and delivery of vitamin c into the skin. Sunflower lecithin contains phosphatidylcholine to provide better absorption of vitamin c both internally and externally.
Phosphatidylcholine is also required to make up every cell membrane, including skin cells. The phosphatidylcholine provides optimal absorption of vitamin c and additional building blocks to make up new healthy cells.
How to make your own vitamin c serum
When making a homemade vitamin c serum that is effective, vitamin c needs to be in a concentration of at least 10 percent to make visible changes in the skin. A higher vitamin c concentration is at 20 percent.
When making a homemade vitamin c serum, start with a 10 percent vitamin c concentration to see how the skin responds. You can increase the vitamin c to 15 or 20 % in future serums if desired.
Making this homemade vitamin c serum is so easy. All you need is aloe vera gel, optimal liposomal vitamin c plus, a mixing bowl, and a bottle to store your vitamin c serum.
DIY Vitamin C Serum Recipe
10 tsp aloe vera gel
1 tsp Seeking Health Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C
Mix the two ingredients using a sterile mixing bowl or measuring cup and a stirring stick. Once thoroughly mixed, pour the homemade vitamin c serum into a dropper bottle. It is so easy to make your own vitamin c serum!
This vitamin c serum does not have any preservatives in it, so be sure to make a fresh bottle every month.
This vitamin c serum is very light and hydrating and designed to be used after cleansing your face and underneath your moisturizer. Here is a DIY Jojoba and aloe vera moisturizer that you can make to put on top of the homemade vitamin C serum.
If you want to make a homemade vitamin c serum with hyaluronic acid, add hyaluronic acid to the serum above. I have fun with this and don’t follow any strict rules. I open up this hyaluronic acid capsule and pour it into the mixture when stirring.
I hope you enjoy making your own DIY vitamin c serum as much as I do😊 You can also use this pure l ascorbic acid by the ordinary to make this vitamin c serum with aloe.
Instanaturals also has a lovely vitamin C serum that I love which is great for hydrating the skin, preventing wrinkles, and brightening the skin for a radiant glow.
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Can you use it under your eyes?
I use it around my eyes but not directly under although I am sure you could just test a small patch of skin first as the skin under the eye can be more sensitive.