DIY Hydrating Vitamin C Serum – Anti Aging & Great for All Skin Types

DIY Hydrating Vitamin C Serum – Anti Aging & Great for All Skin Types

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DIY VITAMIN C SERUM or TONER with added boost of green tea and Vitamin E offers tons of anti-aging benefits: repairs cellular damage, stimulates collagen and elastin production, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and provides antioxidant protection! This recipe will keep for about 7-10 days (i usually run out of it before then though). Again, since Vit C can be unstable and oxidize quickly – rendering it ineffective, so I suggest making small batches like this one every week or so.

This mixture yields a serum with about 5% Vitamin C. I recommend starting there. This keeps the serum/toner very mild, as too much Vitamin C can cause burning or irritation. So please be very careful when you are adding in the Vitamin C powder. Try and use precise measurements if possible.

Vitamin C power or Ascorbic Acid power —
Matcha Green Tea Powder –
Vegetable Glycerin –
Vitamin E Capsules (or Vitamin E Oil) –
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Measuring tools/utensils
Distilled, purified, filtered, bottled water

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1/2 teaspoon Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid powder
1/8 teaspoon Matcha Green Tea Powder
1 Vitamin E Capsule
5 teaspoons of Water
3 teaspoons of Glycerin

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  • Janice Francis Reply

    Hello Tracy, please forgive me for what you are about to read. It's very lengthy. I really need you help. I'm kinda "over-it". Just when I thought I should throw away the ingredients I bought and mixed I found your channel and this recipe. How lucky am I. Your recipe contains all of the same as I used however I added more to it. If you would please, take a look at the ingredients I made a serum out of just moments ago as well as the steps I took and what followed, you would be doing me a huge favor. I'll be in your debt for. I need to get your advice on what you would do. Would you toss it and begin again?
    Would you be worried about it staying fresh without any preservative? Are you concerned over the reactions and results?

    I took a couple leaves off my aloe vera plant, washed them up really well, sliced them open scooped out the gel, slowly pulsed it ever so gently in a blender keeping the temperature as low as possible in order to not destroy the aloe with heat, and when it was blended smooth, I put that in the refrigerator. It was in there for a couple days in an airtight container. At the same time, I steeped a green tea bag , the same as you show in your video here. I put that in the same type of glass container and put it in the refrigerator. While that tea was brewing, it had a scent to it that I thought wasn't different (unpleasant). I don't drink green tea though I have had it in restaurants before. It was so different than that nearly clear liquid in the restaurant. It's dark in color by comparison It's the same brand you show here. Is this your experience with this brand?

    After spending hours over the last few days trying to find an accurate way to mix and measure the dry ingredients from grams to teaspoons, I finally decided today to pull the trigger and just select the amount as I went along so I could finally make this serum.

    The ingredients I chose to use are:
    1/2 tsp. Pure Hyaluronic Acid powder
    1/4 tsp. Pure Vitamin C powder ultra fine
    1/4 tsp. Allantoin (every skincare product I've used over many years with this has made my skin feel terrific).
    3.5 oz. brewed green tea in purified water
    3 tbsp. aloe vera gel from a plant
    1/2 tsp. Glycerin
    5 drops of Avocado Oil (I read that it penetrates deep into the skin)
    5 drops Vitamin E (after watching your video to help preserve it)

    I first took the cold green tea and mixed in it the cold aloe vera juice. I maybe should have only used 1 tbsp. instead of 3tbsp. Then I added in the hyaluronic acid. THAT didn't go well. This is going to be hard to explain. I was expecting it to clump but I wasn't expecting it to look almost like egg white dropped into a hot soup. When I tried to stir it, it began to get hard on the back of the spoon but on the front in the scoop where there was more volume, the top layer came off rather easily. Underneath it though was powder that looked as though it had not been introduced to any liquid. I used a butter knife to remove it from the spoon. I don't believe that the stainless steel spool had a reaction because of how the hyaluronic acid looked in the liquid before I tried to stir it. I could be wrong.

    I then added the glycerin and avocado oil. I transferred it into a dark glass bottle with an eyedropper top and shook it VERY WELL. All the ingredients seem to have mixed well. I applied it to my hands, then my upper arm where my skin is dry. It was immediately absorbed. It's left a smooth feel likely from the glycerin, avocado oil, and the vitamin e oil.

    It hasn't been enough time to know if it is going to continue to get thicker since I have it in the refrigerator. Applying it to my arm is one thing. My face is a "whole nother thing".

    Again, I apologize for this mess I've posted on your channel. Please feel free to contact me directly and delete it if you'd like. I appreciate your time and any experience you're willing to share with me.

    Thank you so very much

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • Nuccia Ardagna Reply

    Just tried this and applied it to my skin for the very first time. With the Vitamin E I also added aย  few drops of Argan Oil and Moringa Oil…feels great and it was quickly absorbed into my skin! Hope to see some nice results. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • Solideit Saravy Reply

    hi could u plz tell me do i need to put in the fridge? how long does it last? thanks

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • Aleshaa Rees Reply

    hi hunn is this ok 4 sensitive skin? and iv never used any kind of vit c on my face b4 and can i also do it with out the green matcha tea? do i keep it on my face or wash it off?ย 

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • Abeerksa al shamry Reply

    ุฌู…ูŠู„ ุฌุฏุง ุดูƒุฑุง ุฌุฒูŠู„ุง

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • Carreen CosmeticFiends Reply

    I like this and will figure out a way to make it work for me but I cant use Glycerin, as it clogs my pores terribly. Thanks for the idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • A Villareal Reply

    I love it girl @Tracy Timberlake i can't wait to try it. Also I've been doing the Matcha Tea too. Luv it!!

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • TashasBeautyCafe Reply

    I'm doing this now. ย But, I'm going to get some paper mask and make a green tea vitamin C infused facial mask for my spa night. ย TFS! ย 

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • Shaa-Ann Reply

    I'm going to make this!

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • Kristie Jennings Reply

    What a great serum. Your skin is flawless and beautiful. Thanks for sharing

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • Kaitlin's Eating Show Reply

    great diy!! much cheaper then buying it!!!!

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • Purposeful Pursuits Reply

    This was soo helpful.. cant wait to give this a try.. does this help even out your skintone?… btw could you do a video on the matcha green tea.. benefits, how to use it.. how u personally use it etc. I would love to learn more about it!

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • limalumalumi Reply

    Is this supposed to be washed off after you apply?

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • Nikki T. Reply

    Great video! I'm going to try this.

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • Kalei Lagunero Reply

    UM! Heck yeah! I'm never buying Vitamin C Serum EVER! LOL! I take Vitamin C Capsules everyday but I mean.. I'm so down with also adding a serum! This video was so informative and I love the editing ๐Ÿ™‚ You better werkkkk!!!!! I Love you!

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • Rose Kimberly Reply

    So informative and love love;) thanks girl! your a beauty too!

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am
  • teachii Reply

    Thank you for this DIY, @Tracy Timberlakeย ! Going to make this soon.

    July 1, 2019 at 1:55 am

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