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A good Vitamin C Serum for my face?

I see it talked about alot...but idk which one to use!!
 

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A couple of proven ones that come to mind are Skinceuticals CE Ferulic and Cellex-C.
WAY too expensive for my blood. Can cost over $100.
Making your own is the best way to go IMO.
 

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jm0311- I use 2 different brands, Diana Yvonne and Skinglow. It just depends on when I am getting low, and what site I am ordering from. I use anywhere from 12-15%. They both seem to work well. Good luck in choosing-there are alot out there.


Mushi- What does it take to make your own? And how long does it last? What I mean by last is how long until it goes bad?
 

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A good Vitamin C Serum for my face?

I see it talked about alot...but idk which one to use!!
I've been using Cellec-C for about 3 years -- I think it's an excellent product. I buy it through the Shopping Channel -- where you usually get bonuses with the product. Although it costs about $90/bottle it does last for 2-3 months. I also have ascorbic acid powder that can be mixed with your face cream.
 

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Basic Vit C Serum:

You can easily make a basic VitaminC serum with 1 tsp L-ascorbic acid crystals and 30 ml distilled water.
Store in a dark bottle in the frig.
pH must be 3.5 or less to be absorbed by the skin
Use on clean skin in the am. Wait 15 min after cleansing for the pH of the skin to normalize/ Wait 20-60 min after applying the C serum for it to absorb and be an effective exfoliating agent as well as anti-oxidant. If you aren't concerned about exfoliation you can apply your other products as soon as the C serum dries.
Wear sunscreen of at least 30SPF/plus high PPD.

You can buy everything you need from gardenofwisdom.com including the pH strips!
hth!



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Basic Vit C Serum:

You can easily make a basic VitaminC serum with 1 tsp L-ascorbic acid crystals and 30 ml distilled water.
Store in a dark bottle in the frig.
pH must be 3.5 or less to be absorbed by the skin
Use on clean skin in the am. Wait 15 min after cleansing for the pH of the skin to normalize/ Wait 20-60 min after applying the C serum for it to absorb and be an effective exfoliating agent as well as anti-oxidant. If you aren't concerned about exfoliation you can apply your other products as soon as the C serum dries.
Wear sunscreen of at least 30SPF/plus high PPD.

You can buy everything you need from gardenofwisdom.com including the pH strips!
hth!
how do you test the ph?
 

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When you make your own serum, how do you determine the % of it? I have one that is 12% and one that is 15% that I have bought. Is that where the ph comes into play?


Also, periwinkle where did you find the digital ph reader?
 

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When you make your own serum, how do you determine the % of it? I have one that is 12% and one that is 15% that I have bought. Is that where the ph comes into play?


Also, periwinkle where did you find the digital ph reader?
I bought one of these on ebay. You also need some buffer solution which will jack the price up. PH-600 pH Tester by Milwaukee Instruments - AquaCave
PH strips should work well enough. As long as your under the 3.5 ph

Here's some good recipes for Vitamin CE Ferulic and you will see how the % comes into play. The 12% and 15% are just referring to the strength of the active ingredient vitamin C. The ph is just telling you how alkaline or acid it is. You want it to be below 3.5

C+E+Ferulic recipes for DIY skin care
 

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Periwinkle-
that info will help me a ton!!
 

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Just wondering but iv left my one in dark plastic bag in fridge as i have light in my one is this ok or could i leave it bathroom cupboard?
 

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Oh peri im gonna try the Diy ferulic at one point think we should do another diy post soon, this is one thing i wanna do help save the dosh!
 

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I am gonna try into it peri 2 blue gave me good webiste that delivers to UK dont know if il be anygood il be looking for you for advice!!
 

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so i went to ulta the other day and the girl said that vitamin c is only good for pigmated skin...is that right?
 

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so i went to ulta the other day and the girl said that vitamin c is only good for pigmated skin...is that right?
Well, she was right, but it isn't JUST for pigmentation problems. It stimulates the production of collagen and is an anti-oxidant, so it protects from free-radical damage as well. If it is used in a certain way it is also an exfoliant, so it CAN help with pigmentation.

"Potentially, vitamin C can benefit skin in two important ways. Firstly, vitamin C is essential for the synthesis of collagen, a key structural protein of the skin. Adding vitamin C to a culture of skin cells (fibroblasts) dramatically increases the synthesis of collagen. Secondly, vitamin C is an antioxidant and can help reduce skin damage caused by free radicals. So, when vitamin C is properly delivered into skin cells, there is a good chance to reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture"

(quote from Smart Skin Care - Intelligent Rejuvenation Through Science)



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