In my last post I mentioned my new favorite Vitamin C serum. It”s a DIY from Sophie Uliano and I love, love, love it!
It is also SUPER EASY to make.
Why do we need Vitamin C in our skin care regime?
Vitamin C has anti aging and anti wrinkle properties, is brightening, increases the production of collagen and helps the skin repair from sun damage.
This serum has the added bonus of Hyaluronic Acid. It plumps up the skin and holds and attracts moisture in the skin.
Here’s the recipe from Sophie’s Site – be sure to get the low molecule acid. My sister bought the wrong stuff and the project was a complete disaster.
Deluxe DIY Vitamin C Serum
2 ounces distilled water
1 and 1/4 tsp of Hyaluronic Powder
1 tbsp Aloe Vera juice *I used Aloe Vera Gel and it worked just fine
1 tbsp Rose Water
1/2 tsp Vitamin C Powder
6 drops grapefruit seed extract
Use a little whisk or fork to whisk the hyaluronic powder with the water, in the bowl or cup of a blender. You can whisk it in a bowl, but the best kind of blender is one of the single serving blenders like a Magic or Nutri Bullet. It will clump, but don’t worry. Set it aside for 15 minutes.
When you come back to your mixture, it will have clumped again, which is FINE! Just break up clumps with your fork or whisk.
Add the remaining ingredients.
If you are using a blender, blend for a few seconds. Be careful not to over-blend as it will become super foamy. If you are using a whisk, you need to make sure everything is very well combined and that you whisk out all the lumps.
Pour into a 2-ounce opaque dropper bottle.
Shake well before using.
Empty a dropper full into the palm of your hand.
Apply to your face, neck and chest every morning before your moisturizer or sunscreen. I would wait for at least 5 minutes before adding your next product. * I also add a drop to the back of each hand to help with aging skin
To store: If it is warm in your home, or if you are not using it all at at once, keep in the fridge for up to one month. Or, you can keep it in a cool, dark cabinet for up to one month. I don’t recommend keeping it any longer because you don’t want the ingredients to lose their efficacy.
Cost: Once you’ve paid the upfront cost of the materials, each bottle is honestly way under one dollar. So, figure 12 bucks a year for a potent anti-aging serum!