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:

New Directions Aromatics: http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/
Lotioncrafter: http://www.lotioncrafter.com/
Platinum Skincare: http://www.platinumskincare.com/
Skin Actives: http://www.skinactives.com/