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

Making the Cream

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

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

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

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

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


  • Use the vitamin C cream daily after washing your face for best results.

  • Buy the ingredients in bulk and combine as needed to save even more money.

  • Discard the cream when it turns yellow; this is a sign that it has oxidized.

  • Use a lower concentration of L-ascorbic acid powder if irritation occurs.