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DIY Vitamin C Serum Recipe for Wrinkles and Age Spots!

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DIY vitamin C serum for your face supports aging skin to keep it looking fresh. You can even make your own Vitamin C powder to add to the serum.

DIY vitamin C serum supports aging skin to keep it looking fresh. #antiaging #faceserum #AntiWrinkle #antiwrinkleserum #diyskincare #carrieroil #moisturizing #skincare #Rejuvenate

You know the mantra, “Wish I knew then what I know now…”

That is exactly how I feel about my skin.

I wish I would have known that my chronic acne was just a sign of something that was off on the inside.  That there were natural options for treating it.

But instead I suffered for almost 2 decades and my skin now tells the story. The story of breakouts, scarring, and pre-mature aging, ughhh.

But luckily I now have an arsenal of natural options to improve my skin and start turning back some of those signs of aging.

And this is a new one I've just started using.

Vitamin C Serum!!

Learn why Vitamin C Serum is perfect as a DIY anti-aging skincare solution.

Why Use Vitamin C on your Face?

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant and a water-soluble vitamin that is great for the skin.

Regular use of Vitamin C helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, helps firm, evens out skin tone, and creates a brighter complexion.

Vitamin C also speeds up the healing process when used on sunburns, inflammations, and minor skin damage. The antioxidant-rich Vitamin C helps boost collagen production giving you a more youthful and healthier appearance. (source)

How to Choose a Vitamin C Serum

There are many Vitamin C creams and serums that promise great results, but many creams have only a small amount of Vitamin C.

Not only that, they can contain other unfavorable ingredients like parabens and synthetic fragrance. These ingredients can wreak havoc on the body and should be avoided.

Choosing the right Vitamin C serum is no easy task as there are dozens to choose from.

There are several expensive brands sold at high-end department stores and then there are more affordable Vitamin C serums sold at local drugstores, so which Vitamin C serum do you choose?

How do you know which product will produce the best results, which has unnecessary toxins, and which brand skimps on Vitamin C?

Instead of spending hours researching these products, why not just make your own Vitamin C serum?

DIY vitamin C serum supports aging skin to keep it looking fresh. #antiaging #faceserum #AntiWrinkle #antiwrinkleserum #diyskincare #carrieroil #moisturizing #skincare #Rejuvenate

Why Not Make Your Own DIY Vitamin C Serum?

A homemade Vitamin C serum is not only economical but will yield great results for your skin. Don’t put your skin in someone else’s hands when you can create your very own easily.

Vitamin C serum is more concentrated which means a little goes a long way. A couple of drops of Vitamin C serum massaged into your freshly washed skin every evening is all you need.

Using Vitamin C serum along with this Hyaluronic acid serum recipe in your skincare regimen will produce more noticeable results faster.

The moisture retaining properties of Hyaluronic acid along with the antioxidant properties of Vitamin C will help boost collagen production which makes them a powerful combo. (source)

How to Make Your Own DIY Vitamin C Serum?

The main ingredient of a Vitamin C Serum is Vitamin C powder. You can buy Vitamin C powder in any health food store or you can make your own.

DIY Vitamin C powder is cost-effective and perfect for all of your skincare DIY recipes.

DIY Vitamin C powder is cost-effective and perfect for all of your skincare DIY recipes.

Vitamin C Powder

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 3 days
Total Time: 3 days 2 hours 10 minutes


  • Orange peels from 1 large Naval orange (organic preferred)


  1. Break into dime size pieces and allow to air dry for at least 3 days or a faster method put in the oven or dehydrator at 150F for 2 hours.
  2. When orange peels are thoroughly dry, pulverize them in a spice grinder until it becomes a fine powder.
  3. Store in an airtight jar until ready for use.
DIY vitamin C serum supports aging skin to keep it looking fresh.

Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C oxidizes easily and a darker container will slow oxidation. This Vitamin C serum has a shelf life of up to two weeks. Keep away from heat. I would suggest storing in the refrigerator.



  1. Dissolve the Vitamin C powder in the vegetable glycerin until powder is dissolved.
  2. Add Chosen Essential Oils (I find that the powder and essential oils mix better in the glycerin)
  3. Add Water and Aloe Vera Gel and mix well
  4. Add Vitamin E Oil
  5. Mix again
  6. Carefully pour the Vitamin C Serum in a dark glass bottle (like this one)


For best results, apply to freshly washed face in the evening. Do not apply in the morning or when you will be out in the sun, especially if adding lemon essential oil. This will make your skin sensitive to the sun.

Remember, this DIY Vitamin C Serum can be used along with this DIY Hyaluronic Acid Recipe for even better results.

Are you going to give this a try? Whether or not you make your own Vitamin C powder, I know you'll want to make the serum to take advantage of its anti-aging properties.

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Saturday 25th of July 2020

How long can we store this vitamin c serum and use mam?

Mindy Benkert

Friday 14th of August 2020

Up to 2 weeks when stored in the refrigerator. :)

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Wednesday 18th of December 2019

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Penny Lisowski

Monday 8th of October 2018

I have made the Hyaluric Acid Serum and love it. I want to make the Vitamin C serum too. Do I use that first then the Hyaluric acid then my diluted essential oil serum and then my shea butter cream w carrot oil. Is that too much? And I really want to know if I should use the Vitamin C first? Thanks for the recipes and your time.

Lori Fisher

Tuesday 4th of September 2018

can't wait to try these recipies!


Saturday 10th of March 2018

Wow nice work, can I add the serum to my base cream hope it will not change colour. Thanks

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