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Make your own vitamin C serum and take our challenge

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
Reviewed by Marta June 6, 2009 42 Comments
L-ascorbic acid is the best form of vitamin C for boosting collagen and it provides some UV protection. We have cute little pots to give away to those of you who want to channel their inner formulator. You could simply add it to some olive oil and have enough of an antioxidant effect to be good to go. Or get a bit fancier and add in some vitamin E. How about some ferulic acid, which will turbo charge the performance of both E and C. Even better, raid the fridge and mix it with an avocado for a shot of vitamin B and 60% more potassium than a banana. Or a squeeze of pomegranate juice with the magical ellagic acid that lends the fruit potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging abilities - higher than that of green tea and red wine.

Leave a comment here with your shipping address and vit C in the subject line and we'll send you a pot of C to start experimenting with. Send us your recipe and we'll reward the best one (chosen with utter bias by the TIA team) with something fabulous.

In the meantime, we'll try to stimulate your creative juices with our own recipe:

One pot vitamin C

Five drops pomegranate seed oil

Five drops resveratrol

Half a teaspoon niacinamide (vitamin B3)

One tablespoon of olive oil

One teaspoon of guar gum (a natural thickener)

Basic ingredients can be bought at these websites:

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  • April 17, 2015

    by Cindy

    If I remember correctly they have ferulic acid at bulk additives. Really interested in finding a blend that works for my problem and aging skin. This recipe posted sounds interesting. The pot of vitamin c does it dissolve well? I' m still learning and researching,

  • March 17, 2013

    by nancy4436

    Love to try home made creams that when applied do what much more expensive corporate products promise.

  • March 16, 2013

    by Barbara

    Vit C
    Hi I was hoping you could send me the little pot of Vit C. I'm so tired of these over priced under achieving products! I'm hoping this is a step in the right direction for me.
    Thanks so much

  • December 14, 2012

    by ValerieB

    Hi Nadine. Yes, this "challenge" has long been over. Sorry about that!

  • December 13, 2012

    by Nadine Ivester

    Is it too late to get a Vit C kit? Love to try to make my own.

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