Do It Yourself Serum Vitamin C Recipes: Do They Really Work?


You see them everywhere, do it yourself anti-aging remedies like Serum Vitamin C Solutions.  They are plastered all over the internet, are in magazines and even have been featured on television talk shows.  The hope is that not only will the end result be a powerful potion to turn back the hands of time, but to do so as cheaply as possible.

“You get what you pay for,” is an old adage that may just ring true in this case.  While many anti-aging remedies can successfully be made from ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now, Vitamin C Serum is a bit tricky to make.

Of course the key ingredient to a Serum Vitamin C product is, or should be, Vitamin C.  That is where the problem lies.  Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid, must come from a source.  While diy methods usually depend on an orange or citrus fruit, the stability and potency is questionable at best.

Even manufactures of Vitamin C products find ascorbic acid derivatives vary greatly.  While science completely backs up the fact that Vitamin C plays a very important role in fighting the aging process including erasing fine lines and wrinkles and fading dark age spots, the derivative debate lingers on.

The fat-soluble source, Ascorbyl Palmitate, is widely used by Vitamin C manufacturers but not without issues.  Being fat soluble, it does is not the most optimal for topical skin treatments because it does not penetrate the skin well.  And it is also is not as effective as its cousin derivatives in promoting collagen synthesis which is one attribute that should not be missed out on since collagen is the glue that holds us together and makes our skin not sag.  It is not the most stable form and often becomes thick and yellow and ineffective as well.  When mixed in a solution that is not clear, it is hard to tell when it is ruined except for the fact that it simply will not work.

Magnesuim Ascorbyl Phosphate is a better option thanAscorbyl Palmitate because it is less irritating and is water soluble so it does sink into the skin but still has serious stability issues. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate has been found to be the most stable.  It possesses the power of Magnesuim Ascorbyl Phosphate but has a trick up its sleeve.  It does not actually convert to Vitamin C until it comes in contact with the skin which solves an array of problems.  Both need to be delivered in airtight, colored bottles but Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate certainly stands the best chance of arriving in the same excellent form it left the factory in.

So, can you make your own Serum Vitamin C solutions?  Certainly.  You can actually find suppliers for most all forms of L-ascorbic acid and with some skill and a bit of luck as well, make a quality home remedy that fills your anti-aging needs, if you succeed the first time or two, that is.  You will need to be prepared to effectively store the solution in an airtight, colored container and not make more than you can use in a relatively short time.  Also, the base of the solution is a “whole ‘nother ball-game” so to speak so be sure to do your homework on all aspects of the process.

If you are like millions of Americans and do not have time to experiment and prefer to purchase ready-made Serum Vitamin C, be sure to select one with a very stable derivative, like Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate.  At La Beauté Pure, we use Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate as our source of L-ascorbic acid for its stability and package our Serum in airtight, amber bottles to ensure quality.  We also add ingredients that would cost a fortune to afford for a diy project like Hyaluronic Acid to attract and lock in moisture, Organic Gotu Kola Extract that stimulates the production of collagen, Horsetail Plant Extract that contains silica for its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory qualities, Dandelion Extract for skin toning and tightening, Witch Hazel for astringent purposes, Vitamin E for healing and moisturizing, Aloe for healing and moisturizing, Geranium Extract for skin elasticity and texture as well as even more helpful ingredients.

If you have the time and patience and want to experiment in the kitchen, we wish you all the best.  But you can always bake a cake instead and count on us to bring you simply the best in Serum Vitamin C and other skin care products, that way you can have your cake and look young too!



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