Hey! I come to you with another post about DIY cosmetics, this time it will be homemade DIY face serum with vitamin C, brightening and anti-oxidant. This simple recipe comes from the old days when you couldn’t buy natural cosmetics with good ingredients.
Back then, women were up to something: they were putting Juvit/Cebion baby drops on themselves, making homemade cosmetics or engaging in an adventure in a home cosmetic laboratory, buying semi-finished products from online stores. Today we have wonderful times. Store shelves bend under the weight of cosmetics – but expensive and not always with natural composition. So I thought that it is worth refreshing this recipe, because good care does not have to be expensive.
Homemade serum with vitamins C and E based on Juvit C drops is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to achieve radiant, bright and young skin. I’ve been using them for years and I don’t need to buy and test expensive cosmetics. I am giving you a general and richer recipe on how to create and make your own simple DIY homemade brightening serum. Welcome to my post.
Why is it worth using a serum with Vitamin C in everyday care?
Serum with vitamins C and E restores radiant glow to tired skin, evens skin tone and supports the fight against time. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that eliminates free radicals, slowing down the aging process of the skin and preventing the formation of new wrinkles. It protects the skin against external environmental factors, which is why we always use it in the morning, under SPF filters.
Homemade serum with vitamins C and E based on Juvit C drops is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to achieve radiant, bright and young skin. I’ve been using them for years and I don’t need to buy and test expensive cosmetics. I am giving you a general and richer recipe on how to create and make your own simple DIY homemade brightening serum.
Juvit/Cebion are drops for children with vitamin C in glycerin, they are easy to apply on the face: even just from the bottle or diluted with water. You just have to remember that such a mixture will be sticky, and the rest of the care may roll.
DIY Serum with vitamin C 5% + E, brightening and anti-oxidation – cheap and simple
Recipe for 5 ml of serum / weekly use once a day, per day
- approx. 2 ml of demineralized water (e.g. for the iron)
- 2.5 ml Juvit/ Cebion drops
- 1 capsule (or 3 drops) of vitamin E
- lecithin from 1 capsule or any other emulsifier
- 1 capsule (or 3 drops) q10
- possibly about 3 drops of alcohol (spirit, vodka)
Time needed: 5 minutes.
DIY homemade Serum with vitamin C 5% + E
- Preparation of ingredients.
We will prepare a sterile beaker. We take 2 ml of water into the beaker (e.g. with a new syringe without a needle, a measuring cup) or we make the serum directly in the cosmetic packaging. We measure the ingredients.
We measure out 2.5 ml of Juvit. We dissolve them in the water phase in the beaker. Stir, shake to dissolve. We add 3-4 drops of alcohol if necessary for better absorption.
In this phase, we open the pharmacy capsules with a needle and add them to the mixture. We add, squeeze a capsule of vitamin E and possibly a few drops of lecithin and possibly Q10. Stir the liquid well each time.
Shake the bottle and stir so that everything is well combined. We turn and it’s ready.
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In this way, we get a vitamin C serum that contains 5% vitamin C and 1 or 2% vitamin E.
The serum should be stored in the fridge, in a dark glass bottle! Preferably on the door.
Apply as the 1st step of daily care, on the face moistened with e.g. tonic. Without added emulsifier, shake before each use.
They should be used within about a week, and then the leftovers, e.g. for hands. This form of vitamin C is not extremely stable, so we make small portions and consume on an ongoing basis.
Couperose skin can skip alcohol – its addition makes the serum lighter and the active ingredients are absorbed faster.
You can buy all the ingredients needed to make the serum at a pharmacy (or a liquor store :))
Do you like making homemade DIY serums?