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Is regular water ok to make Vit.C Serum?
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LindaJane
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Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:05 pm      Reply with quote
I'm making Vit.c serum. What is the difference between using regular and distilled water for the recipe?...Can one use regular water?
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Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:11 pm      Reply with quote
Distilled water is your best choice as it's free of all contaminates and minerals/metals that is found in regular water.

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Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:08 pm      Reply with quote
DarkMoon wrote:
Distilled water is your best choice as it's free of all contaminates and minerals/metals that is found in regular water.


I totally agree!

This is especially important when L-AA is being used because the "mineral/metal" content will react with the vitamin C and cause it to become pro-oxidant... Shock

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Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:14 pm      Reply with quote
I've read to use glycerin, ( I might order Vegetable Glycering OR Glycerin with Rosewater) but I also read it really doesn't matter what you use as a base, one recomendation was eucerin cream
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Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:38 am      Reply with quote
LindaJane wrote:
I've read to use glycerin, ( I might order Vegetable Glycering OR Glycerin with Rosewater) but I also read it really doesn't matter what you use as a base, one recomendation was eucerin cream


If you are using L-Ascorbic Acid, it matters very much what base you use because it is pH dependent. Also keep in mind that LAA is a water soluble active.

I bet if you have a look at the DIY section of recipes, you will find out exactly what your options are to formulate a nice serum. Many members have contributed recipes, but you will quickly see what the common denominators are in each recipe.

In any event you would never want to use more than a tiny amount of glycerin, because you will have a sticky slimy mess on your hands with more than 1/2 tsp or so per ounce.. Laughing

Check out the ingredient lists for retail vitamin C products, and you will quickly see what is important..

In case you want to give it a try, I came up with this very easy and effective formula for some friends that were new to DIY, and having problems with the more involved recipes. This one whips up like a dream, and absorbs very quickly. (I prefer my C serums watery, but for those who like a heavier serum consistency, this can easily be adjusted!)

15% VITAMIN C SERUM WITH WGO + FA

- 15% LAA
- 1% Wheat Germ Oil (high vit E content!)
- .5% Ferulic Acid
- .5% Polysorbate 80
- .5% Preservative (Optiphen works nicely in acidic formulas!)
- .5% Vodka (you need to use this to dissolve the FA.)
- 82% Distilled Water

Happy formulating!

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Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:49 pm      Reply with quote
Thankyou for the ingredients. Oddly enough I have a load og wheat germ oil left from the last lot of soap I made. Kassy, can I just ask how I mix it together in what sequence and do you use syringes for measuring the tiny quantites or do you weigh them?

Are you finding this works better for you than the one with the THDA?
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Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:03 pm      Reply with quote
oops wrong thread ! Laughing
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