HOW TO MAKE A DIY HOMEMADE VITAMIN C OIL – ZIGIHOW.COM.NG
Vitamin C has always been on of the leading Antioxidants and anti-aging ingredient. It’s been used by millions of skincare and drugs companies, because of it’s skin and health benefits. In the previous post, I explained how to make a DIY homemade Vitamin C serum. In this very post we shall be learning how to make Vitamin C oil for a healthy, youthful and glowing skin.
What’s the difference between Serum and Oil?🤔
Oils are extracted from plants, seeds and nuts, they provide nutrition and intense hydration to the skin, thereby keeping the outer layer of the skin balanced and well moisturized. Oils also protects the skin from evironmental damages which may result to acne/pimples, and aging. Oils packed with anti-bacterial and Antioxidant nutrients such as lemon oil, tea tree oil, ginger oil, protects and fights fungal and bacteria. Oils like Rosehip oil, and Argan oil helps fights premature aging, and keeps the skin firm, youthful and Healthy.
Serums are skin treatment components combined together to make a serum, it mostly Contains concentrated ingredients which makes it very possible to penetrate deep down into the skin.
- Serums are made with light ingredients with smaller molecules which increases its chances and ability to penetrate down into the skin. Serums are usually made with water, Alpha hydroxy acids such as (Glycolic acid, Lactic acid, Citric acid, Malic acid Mandelic acid), hydrating and collagen boosting ingredients such as, peptides, Hyaluronic and retinol.
The main difference between a serum and an oil is this:
Serums are made with ingredients with smaller molecules which enhances it’s ability to penetrate deep into the skin. While Oils has larger molecules, compared to serums. Oils can penetrate into the skin but not as deep as serum does.
Having know the difference between an oil and serum, let’s learn how to make a Vitamin C oil.
Vitamin C comes in a powder form, and we have different types of vitamin C, which you can read it up here. Out of all the types of vitamin C, we have only one type of vitamin C which can easily dissolve in oils and it’s called “Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate”
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is oil-soluble. which means it’s can easily dissolve in fats and oils.
It penetrates both the epidermis (the uppermost layer of skin) and dermis (the deepest layer of skin). In other words, it penetrates the skin faster and goes in deeper than any other form of vitamin C (including L’ascorbic acid).
HOW TO MAKE VITAMIN C OIL
- 1½ Tablepoon Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate form of vitamin C)
- 4 Tablepoon sunflower oil, (or any carrier oil of your choice) You can use 3 carrier oils together to supply more moisture
- 2 Teaspoons Vitamin E oil
- 6 drops tree tea oil (optional)
- 1 Tablepoon Preservatives
Recommended: (Optiphen plus)
Get a clean mixing bowl, pour in the Vitamin C powder accordance to measurement stated above.
Pour in your sunflower oil or any carrier oil of your choice. (To dissolve the Vitamin C powder)
Stir the mixure to ensure that the Vitamin C powder dissolves properly.
When the Vitamin C powder has dissolved.
Add other ingredients in accordance to measurement stated above.
Then add your Preservatives.
Store the Vitamin C oil in a dark bottle and store in a cool dry place away from directly sunlight.
Use morning and Night.