THE ‘C’-CRET TO GODDESS SKIN
A BASIC RECIPE FOR A SUPER FRESH 15% VITAMIN C SERUM
Whenever anyone has complimented me on my skin looking particularly glowing or fresh, I’ve put it down to using a Vitamin C Serum.
I’ve had good results with both store bought and homemade, but the latter is infinitely fresher and cheaper to make.
Ascorbic Acid – better known as Vitamin C – is a vital antioxidant that plays a pivotal role in anti-ageing and skin health. It has the ability to protect the skin from oxidative stress by donating an electron to neutralise free radicals, making it a vital addition to any skincare routine.
One of the key benefits of making your own Vitamin C Serum is freshness. Many packaged serums are expensive and useless, as the product has already begun to oxidise, turning rust orange. Making a fresh batch every month means your serum is fresh and active – the perfect combination.
Makes 30mL Vial
1Tsp Vitamin C (micronised ascorbic acid)
1Tbs Distilled Water
¼ Tsp Vodka
1tsp Rosehip Oil
1 Tbs Glycerin
- Add the ascorbic acid, vodka and water to the glass amber vial. The vodka will help the Vitamin C dissolve.
- Add the Glycerin and Rosehip Oil and shake well.
Apply to face, neck and décolletage after cleansing. I like to apply it to my shoulders and the back of my neck to help with any sun damage I picked up in my teenage years. Avoid the eye area.
A slight tingling sensation is normal, but if it is too much or your skin is sensitive, wash it off and make a diluted serum using ½ teaspoon of Ascorbic Acid to create a 5% serum. If any irritation occurs, discontinue use. Test a small area first to see how your skin will react.