DIY – Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C is a powerful nutrient used in skin care products to prevent and repair aging, stimulate collagen production, heal acne scars, and dramatically brighten skin discoloration. Its a great product to use along with Retin-A. Most people use use Vitamin C in the morning and Retin-A at night.

But today, we’ll talk about how to make this wonder serum all by yourself without breaking the bank.

I’m so excited about this DIY homemade vitamin C serum! It turned out so easy to make! Now I’m kicking myself for not trying it out earlier.

Let me share with you!


In a brown or blue colored dropper bottle, mix;

– 1/4 tsp L-ascorbic acid crystals (available from

– 30 ml/1 oz pure distilled water (available at any supermarket)

– 1/4 tsp rosehip seed oil (naturalnigerian and many other sites have this).

Remember, vitamin C oxidizes quickly so my recommendation is to use it quickly. Five days is about the maximum.

In addition, you can opt for an amber glass bottle to store the serum as vitamin C degrades quickly with light. Hence, do not store using clear glass.


The Vitamin C serum must be used first on a dry face 20 minutes after cleansing. You must wait another 20-30 min before applying your other products to let the Vitamin C do its work.

Shake thoroughly before each use and refrigerate. Check pH frequently and discard serum if it rises.

This serum is very inexpensive to make, so make small batches and keep it fresh!

Good Luck Lovelies!!!

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  1. Iby October 2, 2013 at 2:07 AM - Reply

    I have contacted natural Nigeria and they say they don’t stock ascorbic acid, any ideas about anywhere else I can find in nigeria

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