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DIY Vitamin C Serum

There are many DIY vitamin C options. You can take some suggestions from the ascorbic acid usage page for a simple solution, search the forum for tons of different recipes, or try out this recipe below from Dr. Sivak.

DIY vitamin C serum with ascorbic acid, ferulic acid, and phloretin

15% approx.

tsp: teaspoon. All measurements are approximate, unless you have a laboratory scale and can measure grams and milligrams. Use level teaspoons, NOT full teaspoons.

1 tsp (5 g) ascorbic acid
1 tsp Sea Kelp Coral
1 tsp rosehip oil
3 tsp (15 gm) distilled water
1/8 tsp ferulic acid
1/8 tsp phloretin
1/4 tsp Antioxidant Booster
1/4 tsp vodka or pure ethanol (NOT denatured)
1/2 tsp Hyaluronic acid

Use 2 small glasses.

Glass with phase 1 (water)

Put ascorbic acid in glass, add water, stir frequently and let it fully dissolve. If not completely dissolved after 10 min, add a hint more of water.

Glass with phase 2 (alcohol and oils suspension)

While you are waiting for the ascorbic acid to dissolve, you can proceed with the rest. Put the ferulic acid and phloretin in the 2nd glass, pour the vodka in and stir. Now add the Sea Kelp Coral. Add the Antioxidant Booster and rosehip oil and stir.

When the ascorbic acid has fully dissolved, mix the contents of both glasses together and stir well.

This is not a real solution but a suspension, so mix well before every use.

Finally, add the hyaluronic acid to thicken the mix.

Discard if color changes to brown (this will indicate that ascorbic acid has oxidized).