DIY Vitamin C Serum (10%) – anti-aging

DIY Vitamin C Serum (10%) – anti-aging

Sorry the video is a bit out of frame — I didn’t have my camera turned the correct way. I will get better, I promise! 🙂

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*** DISCLAIMERS: I am not a medical doctor and this is not to be considered medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before beginning any natural/medical treatment if you have any concerns or special circumstances regarding your skin.

I own all rights to this video. I personally produced this video using my own camera and equipment. I am only person speaking, and there is no music.****

You can use this serum on your face, around your eyes (but do not get it in your eyes; it may burn), neck, decolletage…basically, any place you want to address anti-aging concerns.

This serum will stay fresh, if refrigerated, for about 2-3 weeks. It should have a clear appearance – like water. DISCARD if it starts to appear yellow, or it has turned brown – it has oxidized and can be damaging to your skin!

Application: Use morning and night AFTER cleansing and toning (if you use a toner). Shake well, and while your skin is still damp, squeeze approximately 1/2 dropper of the serum into the palm of your hand, rub hands together slightly and pat (NEVER RUB!) gently onto damp skin – over the areas you want to cover. Allow it to set for a couple of minutes before applying any other products to make sure it has fully absorbed into your skin. Follow with a good moisturizer and sunscreen.

I might do a demonstration video for this soon, if enough people are interested.

Here’s where I purchased my ingredients:
– Vitamin C Crystals – Whole Foods Market: $9.99 for the 4.4 oz bottle
– Rose Water – any Asian market. Mine came from an Indian grocery store in my area. $3.99
– Vegetable Glycerin – Whole Foods: around $6 (I think…can’t remember) for the 4 oz bottle
– Jason Vitamin E oil – Whole Foods: around $12
– Glass mixing bottle with dropper: Whole Foods – $3

It sure beats paying $40-$100 for a commercially prepared serum!!!
If you have never used a Vitamin C serum or product before, it is best to start with a lower percentage concentration, as Vitamin C in excess can be irritating to the skin. Begin with 5% for 2-3 weeks, and then gradually transition to a higher percentage. Do not exceed a 15-20% solution.

5% Vitamin C Serum: (sufficient for a 2 oz. dropper bottle)
– Dissolve 1/4 tsp Vitamin C crystals/powder (L-ascorbic acid) in 4 1/2 tsp rose water/distilled water
– Once fully dissolved, add 1/2 tsp glycerin
– Add 1-3 drops of pure Vitamin E oil (optional)

FEATURED — 10% Vitamin C Serum with Vitamin E (optional) Recipe:
*** Measurements featured in the video make enough to fill a 2 oz dropper bottle (…actually, it overflows a bit, so the measurements below have been cut in half).
– Dissolve 1/2 tsp Vitamin C Crystals or powder (L-ascorbic acid) in 4 tsp rose water or distilled water
– Once fully dissolved, add 1/2 tsp glycerin
– Add 2-3 drops of pure Vitamin E oil (Optional)

15% Serum:
– Dissolve 1.5 tsp Vitamin C crystals/powder (L-ascorbic acid) in 7 1/2 tsp distilled water
– Once fully dissolved, add 1 tsp glycerin

20% serum
– Dissolve 2 tsp Vitamin C crystals/powder (L-ascorbic acid) in 7 tsp distilled water
– Once fully dissolved, add 1 tsp glycerin

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