If you want your skin to appear youthful, smooth and glowing, try making your own vitamin C serum. It’s easy to make vitamin C serum out of a few simple ingredients that you can pick up at your local pharmacy. The benefits are great, and include protection against sunlight and environmental toxins as well as a reduction of wrinkles and blemishes.

Things You'll Need

Place 1/4 tsp. of L ascorbic acid in a small glass container.

Add 1 tsp. distilled water and mix with a glass stirrer. Stir the mixture until you’re sure the L ascorbic acid is completely dissolved into the water.

Stir in 1 tsp. glycerin and blend well.

Put the vitamin C serum in a small, dark colored, sealable jar.

Apply the vitamin C serum every night before bed to start with. If your skin tolerates the vitamin C, gradually increase the usage to twice daily.


  • If you have sensitive skin, start with 1/8 tsp. of L ascorbic acid and gradually increase the amount up to 1/2 tsp.

  • Be sure to use L ascorbic acid. Don’t attempt to use a vitamin C tablet.

  • It’s important to store vitamin C serum in a dark colored jar, because light will degrade the vitamin C. For convenience, you can purchase a small dark bottle with an eye dropper at a pharmacy or herbal supply store.