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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by oranges View Post
    I just wanted to follow up with LAA. I was using the NOW version which I was able to get to dissolve what I thought was pretty easily. The lotioncrafters version is 100 times better. Poof it's dissolved. No going back here!!! Just to help some of the newbies out. Spend the money. I got 4 oz for $17-18 and it will last a long time. It's worth the shipping and ordering. I was a newbie DIY not too long ago and everyone was so helpful. It is so worth mixing up your own and it's addicting. Now I'm searching for things I can add to all my products!!
    Yes the lotioncrafter C is worth it.
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  3. #12
    WHEW! I did that a couple of hours ago right before you posted Oranges. Got it from Lotion Crafters 4oz! Can't wait to start brewing my own.
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  4. #13
    I found these C serums recipes on a forum. Thought they might appeal to those of you who like to keep things simple.
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    I would like to share my DIY facial crystal mix. I mix Vitamin C powder with baking soda and use that to give myself home micro-derm abrasion. Mixing the soda with the C makes it FIZZ and FUZZ up. It STINGS and it induces some peeling later on.

    I Don't use the Vitamin C serum myself because I just add some water with a pinch of VC powder instead. The patent for the Vitamin C serum actually has to do with stabilizing it in a brown bottle.

    Won't give all my secret recipes here but above is pretty good one for starters.
    I used to do some consulting for the cosmetic industry with regard to formulating things.
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    C Serum
    I just read something interesting on how to make a 10% Vit C serum (recommended percentage for most effective affect on skin). The 10% is higher than most people start out using, so if you make this go easy with it to see how your skin reacts. I have not tried it yet, but I think I will make it this weekend:

    1/2 tsp L ascorbic acid (to every)
    4 tsp of KY Ultra (yes, that's right) personal lubricant, but not the type with Aloe or anything else in it.

    This makes a 10% solution of VitC serum. It is not anhydrous, but should last a while. The KY Ultra contains water, glycerine, thickeners, emulsifiers, preservatives and VitE.
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    This is DCNGA's Recipe
    ¾ Tsp of L-Ascorbic Acid
    1/8 Tsp of Vitamin C Liquid (oil soluable VitC-Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate)
    1 oz Monistat Gel Powder
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    I'd add some Vit E from a gel cap to the last one if I made it. Lucy

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    Doesn't buffering the L-ascorbic acid with baking soda negate the exfoliating effect of the acid? Also I think it has to be at 3.5 or lower to penetrate the skin...??? Maybe I misunderstood the purpose of the mixture....?

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    No idea Fawnie.

    These aren't MY recipes. I just copied them off the DIY forum on Thought they might be of interest to those who prefer "fewer ingredients the better".

    I might try the baking soda one just for fun.

    I definetly want to try some formulations with the K-Y and Monistat powder gels - haven't decided on which actives I want to use yet.

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    Ok I have all my ingredients now and will probably be back with questions but my first question is it ok to refrigerate the Ferulic Acid and L-ascorbic acid? My ferulic is in powder form is that how it normally comes or did I need a liquid? See that is why I call it Vit C for dummies
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  9. #17
    Is it suppose to be a little thin? Or thick? Mine is a bit thin
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  10. #18
    Just tested a drop on the back of my hand. Wow that felt nice. Soaked in the skin almost immediately. Think I am going to like this one. I used the one Kassy last posted with the Jojoba oil NO HA. How long does a batch last. Doesn't look like much. If I use it daily looks like it should last at least 3-4 days?
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  11. #19
    My batch lasts a couple weeks. I havne't made the one with Jojoba oil yet. Next. The one I made is thin and runny, a bit sticky to apply but my skin is looking so incredible because of it.

  12. #20
    I put mine in the fridge I hope it ok to do that. I thought it would help keep it fresh and maybe thicken it a bit which I think it did but I hope it doesn't too much!
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