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    Anyone have a vitamin C lotion recipe?

    I looked all over the internet and I found one thread on here, but it didn't help much. I have LAA from lotioncrafters. I just need a way to make it into a vitamin C lotion for the whole body.

    Help Please

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    I have never made a Vit C lotion before. I am sure you can totally do it and without it being too difficult.

    Here is a link that you might get some info from.
    Cheap and effective: Make your own Vitamin C serum or cream
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    Edit: you can't use l-ascorbic acid for body lotions. With a workable pH of 2.8-3.5, it must be in an acidic (serum) environment to do it's work. If you are looking for lotion pH friendly vitamin C, you need MAP.

    DragoN's MAP serum would come close to that.

    I was looking for a vitamin C (body) lotion back when I was still learning about the various types and uses for cosmetic grade vitamin C. Murad and emergin-C make a few good ones for body use. For those of us a little closer to the ground (wallet wise), there is also Gold Bond Ultimate Healing - which contains palmitates of vitamins A, C and E.

    Gold Bond Ultimate Healing (<- my skin likes this stuff - great Lactic acid lotion base)

    Ingredients:

    Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Petrolatum, Jojoba Esters, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Stearyl Alcohol, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Steareth 21, Steareth 2, Propylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Matricaria), Polysorbate 60, Stearamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Methyl Gluceth 20, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Dipotassium EDTA, Fragrance, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

    Emergin-C Body lotion (8 oz): Amazon.com: Emergin C Body Lotion, with topical Vitamin C (8 oz): Beauty

    Ingredients:

    Water, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Glycerin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Pinaster (Pine) Bark Extract, Cera Alba, Citrus Aurantuim Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Steapyrium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol.

    Murad vitamin C &quot;Firming&quot; (<-wtf? Squats and lunges in a tube?) body lotion: Amazon.com: Murad Murad Vitamin C Body Firming Cream--/6.75OZ: Beauty

    Ingredients:

    Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Algae Extract, Di-C12-15 Alkyl Fumarate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetyl Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hydrolyzed Soy Flour, Dimethicone, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Rice Amino Acids, Chitosan Ascorbate, Lysine Lauroyl Methionate, Zinc Aspartate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, DEA-Cetyl Phosphate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil.


    As you can see, YMMV w/ these lotions, but hopefully it's a good starting place. Methinks that the best thing to do is to use DragoN's recipe and scale up for body use, add MAP (it's workable pH is quite body lotion compatable) to your favorite drugstore brand, or let one of the above brands do the legwork for you.

    Some resources on cosmetic vitamin C types, uses and stability vs. efficacy:

    Different Forms of Topical Vitamin C | Pharmacymix.com, Skin Care Pharmacy and Blog Specializing in Anthelios and Mexoryl Sunscreens

    ScienceDirect - Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis : Stability of vitamin C derivatives in solution and topical formulations

    Vitamin C: Real Benefits of Topical Treatment Cosmetics Cop: Skin Care & Makeup Tips & Reviews : Cosmetics Cop: Skin Care & Makeup Tips & Reviews
    Still thinking about a new regimen ...

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    Well would it work if you poured Vit. C serum into a lotion???

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    what if i were to use camu camu powder? it has been reported that camu camu powder has 60% higher vitamin c then the regular L-a

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starrynight223 View Post
    I looked all over the internet and I found one thread on here, but it didn't help much. I have LAA from lotioncrafters. I just need a way to make it into a vitamin C lotion for the whole body.

    Help Please
    I'm pretty sure Lotion Crafters sells a lotion base that you can add ingredients to If you don't want to use that, you could mix it into SheAloe from fromnaturewithlove... it's just pure shea butter mixed with aloe vera joice and it's GREAT. then if you need to add a humectant you can, and maybe a fragrance oil to make it smell good hth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starrynight223 View Post
    Well would it work if you poured Vit. C serum into a lotion???
    No ... pH issues w/ the serum (< 3.5) and the lotion (> 5.5).
    Still thinking about a new regimen ...

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    link below for Kassy's updated C serum - easy especially if you don't have a scale.

    https://www.skincaretalk.com/diy-reci...um-recipe.html

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    I use 10% tetraC in my body oil. It works fine at keeping my skin smooth and taut. Its oil soluble and not pH dependent so its easy to work with.

    Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate - Lotioncrafter LLC



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    So does anyone know how long a batch of LAA serum wold last me?

    And...Would one batch be enough for the whole body??

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