Homemade Vitamin C Cream

Homemade Vitamin C Cream

Vitamin C cream provides remarkable anti-aging benefits to the skin. Vitamin C cream at a 10-percent concentration has been shown to protect against UV damage, stimulate the production of collagen and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Many vitamin C creams and serums on the market today are prohibitively expensive due to the antioxidant's inherent instability. Making your own vitamin C cream costs significantly less than buying name-brand cosmetics. You can also make less at a time to reduce the amount of cream that must be discarded due to oxidation.

Things You'll Need
  • L-ascorbic acid powder
  • Fragrance-free, noncomodogenic moisturizing cream
  • Gram scale
  • Airtight, opaque container
  • Craft stick

Making the Cream
Weigh out 1 g L-ascorbic acid powder into the airtight, opaque container.

Homemade Vitamin C Cream

Making the Cream
Weight out 10 g of moisturizing cream into the same container.

Homemade Vitamin C Cream

Making the Cream
Thoroughly mix the L-ascorbic acid powder into the moisturizing cream with a craft stick.

Homemade Vitamin C Cream

Making the Cream
Apply the cream to your face and neck. Massage the skin with your fingers until the cream is absorbed.

Homemade Vitamin C Cream

Making the Cream
Place leftover cream in the refrigerator to increase its shelf life.

Homemade Vitamin C Cream