If you’ve been following me for a while, or if you’ve read my books/seen my videos, you’ll know that I’m obsessed with vitamin C in skin care. It’s one of the most powerful tried & tested anti-aging ingredients. It helps to build elastin and collagen and no girl should be without it. That being said, it’s very unstable. As soon as it’s added to a lotion or cream, unless it’s a very stable form of Vit C (unusual), it begins to oxidize, thus losing its efficacy. The best way you can get it onto your skin is to deliver it straight on in it’s dry powder form.
I’ve been fiddling around and experimenting lately with my homemade Vit C serums and was THRILLED to find a powdered vitamind C (AKA L-ascorbic acid), which actually dissolves because the particles are small enough. Until now, I was using edible powdered C and it never dissolved completely – so now you can find this excellent powdered Vit C from Making Cosmetics.
You will need:
2 tbsp of aloe vera gel (find in a health food store)
1/4 tsp vit C powder
1tsp distilled water
You can use a little plastic container, jar (anything that has an airtight lid). Simple mix the ingredients together. Keep it in a cool, dark spot and re-make it at least once a week – making sure you sterilize the container on the top shelf of your dishwasher before using it again.
You can apply your get after cleansing and toning morning and night. Follow my moisturizer. If your skin is really sensitive half the amount of Vit C that you add. You skin will tingle, especially if you do peels and/or use retinol products.