Your Vitamin C Serum suggestions.

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Jan 10, 2013

Erica A.

I want some opinions on some vitamin c serums. I have one ,but the smell is so bad I can't use it :(. I prefer one with L-ascorbic acid in it also...any suggestions???

Jan 10, 2013

Pixie T.

The absolute best Vitamin C serum is one you make yourself. L-Ascorbic acid oxidizes at a very fast rate and once it does, it's pretty useless. The recommendation is to make enough supply for a week. You can fi d a lot of DIY recipes online. The one I use to get a 10% solution (to be effective, the serum should be at least 10%). I use 1/4 tsp L-Ascorbic acid powder or crystals, added to 5ml warm Distilled water. Gently shake or stir until dissolved. Then add 5ml Propylene Glycol (some people use Glycerin instead). You should use either an amber or blue glass bottle to store it )not clear glass... It needs to be shielded from light...

Jan 10, 2013

Pixie T.

And yes, use L-Ascorbic acid specifically. Also, 5ml=1tsp

Jan 10, 2013

Pixie T.

Whole Foods carries both the amber & cobalt blue bottles as well as the L-Ascorbic acid. Here is what it looks like:

Jan 10, 2013

Pixie T.

Back of bottle:

Jan 10, 2013

Loren B.

Vitamin c is very effective IMHO and this looks like a good recipe. I'd use the glycerine. 

Jan 10, 2013

Stephanie D.

Or you can just save yourself the trouble and get yourself some turbo booster from Philosophy to mix into your moisturizer. It's shelf stable and you use very little of it, so it lasts quite a while. 

Jan 10, 2013

Tiffany M.

Turbo booster is a godsend

Jan 10, 2013

Erica A.

Thank you so much everyone. Pixie...I love your idea ,but knowing me ill buy something wrong or something will go wrong. Lol I just bought the turbo booster !! Thanks girls. !!!! :)

Jan 11, 2013

Mary B.

Good stuff thanks guys! I love finding new things on here this one Is a definate must try

Jan 11, 2013

Erika N.

I am curious as to what the vitamin c does for skin? I've seen it mentioned, but don't know what it's for. Could someone fill me in?

Jan 11, 2013

Debbie F.

Vitamin C helps your sunblock work better but it also helps collagen from breaking down. It's best used before your sunblock in AM. 

Jan 12, 2013

Erica A.

I use it for my sun damage that u can't see yet. I have a lot ad I'm only 21 .u can see it all under a woods lamp and I'm trying to stop it before it comes out !!!!!! 

Jan 12, 2013

Vanessa A.

@ Pixie thanks for the info, I love the idea of DIY and will definitely be adding this on my list to try. 

Jan 12, 2013

Claire B.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum is amazing and I personally don't find it has any weird smell to it. It makes skin super smooth and soft and absorbs immediately. 

Jan 13, 2013

Erica A.

@claire b. is there l-ascorbic in it??? And thank you or the suggestion b

Jan 13, 2013

Erica A.

!!!*

Jan 13, 2013

Claire B.

I believe it has l-ascorbic derivatives in it. I'm not sure of what the actual concentration amounts are though. Either way It has been amazing for my skin and every hydrating. It's also free of gross chemicals like parabens, petrochemicals and fragrances and dyes which is always a good thing. 

Jan 14, 2013

Eryn B.

I agree with Claire. Ole's line of products are amazing. 

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