The Best Vitamin C Serum for Face can be made in the comfort of your own home!
This is an easy home made skin care recipe – a serum or Vitamin C Cream using essential oils and optional beeswax as an emollient to combine the ingredients.
This natural recipe contains essential oils known to be super rich in not only vitamin C, but also essential fatty acids (EFA’s) which help to nourish and protect skin.
Rosehip and carrot seed oil are known for their renewing and repairing properties, they also help to soften and firm skin.
You can also include other essential oils renowned for their antiaging and repairing properties such as Tamanu oil, Frankincense oil, Sea Buckthorn and many others.
The recipe below is a good basic one to make at home with plenty of benefits. The oils we have suggested absorb quickly into skin, you can add 5% wheatgerm and/or avocado if you have drier or more mature skin.
6 drops carrot seed oil. Rich in beta carotene and skin regenerative properties. Carrot seed oil is great for evening out skin tone, softening and smoothing skin. The vitamin A works like commercial retinols to stimulate and rejuvenate your skin. At the same time it fights skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema and other rashes. The formative action on the epidermal cells helps to keep wrinkles at bay and is also helpful for fighting liver (age) spots.
4 drops neroli or frankincense oil. These oils oil regenerate cells and speed up the cell renewal process for brighter younger looking skin. These oils also tighten and firm skin. You can add other oils to boost the serums effectiveness which you can read about on the second half of this post.
1 tsp rosehip oil. Rosehip oil is fast absorbing and is extremely rich in vitamin C helping to remove discoloration (age spots) or sun damage. Vitamin C rich rosehip oil is a luxurious treat for your skin.
8 tablespoons soybean, grape seed, almond or apricot kernel (apricot oil is the lightest followed by almond and soybean). Apricot oil is my favorite for it’s rapid absorption (I have oily skin even in my 40’s) and it leaves your skin feeling soft and youthful. It’s also rich in Vitamins A, C and E, all of which have anti-aging benefits for skin.
If making a lotion add 1 1/2 tablespoons beeswax (to make moisturizer instead of serum) and 1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil (optional)
Melt the last three ingredients together gently in a double boiler until just melted. Stir together until well combined then allow to cool to room temperature before adding the essential oils. You can add more or less beeswax depending on the thickness of the cream you like. Adding two tablespoons would make it quite thick and creamy.
To make a diy vitamin serum
You don’t need to heat the mixture and also you can omit the beeswax – just mix the ingredients together and you’ll have an easy to make Vitamin C serum instead.
Store in a well washed container out of direct sunlight. You can also add a pinch of ascorbic acid to the lotion mix if you like (not the serum) to give it some extra Vitamin C punch!
This recipe gives you approximately a 20% concentration of vitamin C in your serum anyhow which parallels many of the commercial brands vitamin serum C content. And that’s without the ascorbic acid!
Apply approximately 6 to 8 drops of this serum to your skin once to twice daily for smoother more even skin, and fewer wrinkles!
For more easy to make homemade skincare recipes and a comprehensive index ingredients and their uses check out: Natural Homemade Facemasks And Skincare Recipes
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All natural Vitamin C Serum. Firming and softening skin restorative and protective for all ages. This serum is a yummy scented but potent blend of natural carrier and essential oils, infused with Vitamins C, A and E.
The natural oils in this unique and specifically blended formulation, are known for their moisturising and regenerative properties. Rich in vitamin C, A and E, as well as linoleic acids, they help to reduce lines, wrinkles and discolouration while softening and firming skin.
CARROT SEED OIL: Vitamin rich and moisturising with antioxidant properties. it is known for it’s repairing skin-soothing, cell-regenerative qualities & for reducing stretch mark creams, scar reduction & smoothing wrinkles.
ROSEHIP OIL: Super rich in vitamin C. Very nourishing. Full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids to correct dark spots and hydrate dry skin. Helpful for reducing scars and fine lines & broken capillaries & as an anti-aging oil.
APRICOT OIL: Rich in vitamin E, a fast asbsorbing, softening and moisturising oil. Rich in gamma linoleic acid, or GLA, derived from essential fatty acid omega-6, helping to maintain skins moisture balance. GLA also plays an important role in firming and toning your skin.
JOJOBA OIL: Used for centuries as a hair and skin conditioner. Jojoba is actually a wax but has an oil like consistency. Jojoba is very similar to human skin sebum. It penetrates skin fast, has anti-inflammatory properties and its also great for sensitive, oily acne prone and also mature skin.
POMEGRANATE OIL: The high vitamin C content based antioxidants in pomegranate seed oil help to protect the skin from free radicals. It also helps to regulate the production of sebum and hormones. This nutrient rich oil helps to revitalise and rejuvenate skin making it feel softer and smoother.
Punicic acid helps to increase the production, and reduce the breakdown of collagen fibres thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Antioxidants enhance skin elasticity, improve skin tone and balance ph. It is rich in vitamins
A, C, E and K ,vitamins which are vital for fighting wrinkles and maintaining elasticity.
BORAGE OIL: Rich in GLA’s gamma linoleic acids, and EFAs this oil is also known for it’s cell regenerative properties. It is moisturising and good for healing eczema and dermatitis or psoriasis type conditions. it is especially good for slowing the aging process and reversing sun damage.
YLANG YLANG OIL: When blended with other oils, Ylang Ylang is nourishing and moisturizing flaky and dry skin. It also has natural sleep-inducing properties.
LEMONGRASS OIL: An astringent so has tightening properties.
LAVENDER OIL: Soothing and calming for skin.
NEROLI OIL: Good for reducing red veins and rejuvenating with cell regeneration properties.
ORANGE OIL: Antiseptic and regenerative.
ROSE GERANIUM OIL: An astringent to tone skin, helpful for acne and scars, and for promoting the restoration of new skin cells.
FRANKINCENSE OIL: Frankincense oil promotes healthy cell regeneration while keeping existing cells and tissues healthy. It can help treat dry skin, reverse signs of aging, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.
SEABUCKTHORN OIL: A wonder oil for skin. Loaded with Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene, Anti-Oxidants, and Carotenoid as a skin repairing and conditioning oil.
Loaded with antioxidants, including vitamins C and E to prevent wrinkles. Helps reduce skin roughness, length depth of fine lines & wrinkles. Omega 7 palmitoleic acid in this oil is also a natural component of skin.
Within a week or two you will start to see a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, smoother and more radiant skin. You may notice the lessening of age spots, redness and other discolouration.
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