Homemade Vitamin C Cream

By Shana Antonucci

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.

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Making the Cream

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Step 1

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

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Step 2

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

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Step 3

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

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Step 4

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

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Step 5

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