DIY Vitamin C Serum

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Vitamin C is responsible for the production of collagen (the matrix that holds soft tissue together creating firm, smooth, youthful skin) is a powerful anti oxidant; stops and reverses free radical damage in the body and also when applied topically to the skin, keeps wrinkles from forming and may diminish wrinkles, improves skin tone lightening dark spots, gives the skin a healthy glow.

There are many vitamin C serums on the market at a cost anywhere form $60 a bottle and up. These are very expensive products and one has to question how well they work when Vitamin C is very unstable once added to a liquid and is easily oxidized by exposure light, air, temperature. I myself have tried one from a natural skin care line that was brown in colour when it came out of the pump…a sign it had oxidized and lost its potency which equates to money thrown to the wind.

So I decided to make my own! Its ridiculously easy and inexpensive!

Here’s how I make my Vitamin C Serum Spray

Buy Vitamin C crystals or Camu Camu (Camu Berry- superfood high in Vitamin C) from the health food store
Buy some Rose Water or use Distilled water (I use rose because its been my go to for years…I love it and its very nourishing for the skin, hydrating and good for preventing wrinkles)
Buy a dark glass spray bottle cobalt blue or brown

Mix a 1/2 teaspoon of Vitamin C crystals or Camu Camu into a 50ml bottle of Rose water
Shake it until it has dissolved
Keep it in the fridge
Use it up in a week and then make more

You can play around with the amount of C if a 1/2 teaspoon is too much for your skin you will know as it may irritate, try 1/4 teaspoon until skin adjusts. I use it morning and night after cleansing and when I feel like it I spray my entire body.
For pennies you have an ongoing supply of fresh Vitamin C serum instead of throwing away your money on products that probably are not 100% natural or effective.

Copyright Anicca Brandt 2014

 

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