This article is about the benefits of vitamin C serum and two recipes for preparing vitamin C serum at home.

Vitamin C is a powerful natural skin care agent generally found in high-end beauty products such as vitamin C serums, creams, and lotions. Most of these products are highly-priced.

You don’t necessarily have to buy these expensive products. You can try this homemade alternative that you can make practically at no cost. On top of that good news is that this homemade vitamin C serum works equally well!

Vitamin C Serum Benefits For SkinVitamin C is highly effective as an anti-aging and anti-wrinkle natural ingredient. It helps in brightening and tightening your skin. The reported topical benefits of vitamin C serum are plentiful. Vitamin C is safe and naturally prevents photo-aging, treats hyperpigmentation, promotes tissue healing, stimulates collagen production, and wards off free radicals:

(i) The topical vitamin C serum significantly contributes to collagen production in our bodies. Collagen provides elasticity to our skin, leading to wrinkles when broken down. Increasing vitamin C in our skin stimulates collagen production, keeping wrinkles at bay and providing flawless young skin.

(ii) It acts as a potent antioxidant, thus reducing the harmful effects of sun exposure. It protects from and even repairs the damage caused by harmful UV rays.

(iii) It brightens and tightens the skin and helps reduce unsightly age spots.

Why Homemade Vitamin C Serum?

Vitamin C is not a stable compound and oxidizes quickly upon contact with air and sunlight. So, there are chances that when you are buying a vitamin C serum from the market, it might have been oxidized – so it will be good for nothing. Moreover, it might work the opposite way as an oxidant instead of an antioxidant. To ensure that you don’t use oxidized vitamin C serum (it may damage your skin), consider making your very own vitamin C serum at home, which will work both fresh as well as potent. Only use a dark-colored dropper bottle for storing it in a cool place, as it prevents fast oxidization of the vitamin C serum, and try to create a new batch at least once a week for maximum effectiveness.

How To Make Vitamin C Serum At Home?

Making vitamin C skin serum is as simple as mingling your morning smoothie. All it needs is a visit to your local pharmacy or drug store and 4-5 minutes of preparation at home. It is real and refreshing; you can derive the same vitamin C serum skin benefits at a fraction of the market cost of a branded vitamin C serum.

Vitamin C Serum Recipe # 1

You will need the following:

(i) Vitamin C tablets: 2

(ii) Vitamin E capsule: 1

(iii) Rose water: 2 tablespoon

(iv) Glycerine: 1 tablespoon

(v) Aloe vera gel: 1 tablespoon

(vi) Glass bottle with a dropper


Mix well rose water with aloe vera gel. Crush the vitamin C tablets and add it to the mix. Puncture vitamin E capsule with a needle, squeeze out the liquid and add it. Add the glycerine and mix thoroughly. Pour it into a clean glass bottle. Preferably use a bottle with a dropper.

Vitamin C Serum Recipe # 2

What you need:

(i) 1/2 teaspoon real natural food Vitamin C Powder (L-ascorbic acid)

(ii) 1 tablespoon distilled water to dissolve (or rose water). Alternatively, 1 teaspoon distilled water (or rose water) to dissolve and 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerine

(iii) A dark color glass dropper bottle to store (Vitamin C oxidizes quickly). You can thoroughly clean and use an old pediatric bottle


(i) Dissolve the vitamin C powder in the distilled water completely. Put the vitamin C powder into the bottle and add distilled water. Sensitive skin may call for a little less vitamin C powder. Shake the bottle well until the powder dissolves completely. If you are using only distilled water and vitamin C, you are done! You can store this homemade vitamin C skin care serum in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.

(ii) If you are also using vegetable glycerine, dissolve vitamin C powder in a smaller amount of water, then pour in glycerine, and shake well to dissolve it thoroughly. You can store this homemade vitamin C skin care serum for up to 4 weeks or longer in your fridge.

After cleansing your skin, apply a small amount of this homemade vitamin C skin serum at bedtime (vitamin C increases your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so use it at night). You can use the dropper to put 2-3 drops into the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and smooth the serum all over your face, neck, and chest. Follow it up with the moisturizer of your choice. Leave it on overnight. If you feel your skin is dry, use a little more moisturizer.

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Ultra Fine Cosmetic Grade Vitamin C Powder

Organics Rose Water, USDA Certified

Vegetable Glycerin, 100% Pure, Skin Care

Organic 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel

Amber Glass Eye Dropper Bottles 

Natural Beauty Tips:

(i) Measure the ingredients carefully and do not add extra vitamin C as it’s acidic and can burn the skin if the strength is high.

(ii) If you have sensitive skin, dilute with distilled water even more. The sensitive skin may feel a little tickling sensation initially. If it happens, consider using it on alternate days until your skin adapts.


(iii) It’s an excellent treatment for dry and aging skin. Works well even on acne-prone skin.

(iv) For those with lots of wrinkles or super dry skin, a little extra vitamin C may be added, but make sure to work up gradually and test on the back of your ear before using on the face.

(v) To add the benefits of vitamin E, take a vitamin E gel capsule – puncture it and mix in its contents with the vitamin C serum in the bottle and shake well.

(vi) If you desire a scented natural vitamin C serum, use rose water instead of distilled water.

Use the above little magic potion (vitamin C face serum) to make your skin flawless and young without wrinkles and fine lines. This makes the skin pores look smaller and helps your skin look radiant and healthy.

Have you ever used a Vitamin C serum on your skin? Share below your experience!

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