I’ve been wanting to try a vitamin C serum ever since I read about people’s glorious results on EDS. But it’s a tricky substance: most C serums apparently oxidize really quickly, which means the highly unstable C “turns” and can actually do your skin more harm than good. It can be really hard to find a C serum that’s stable enough to last through the whole bottle.
To complicate matters further, the base ingredients that help keep C stable are exactly the sort of thing I hate to put on my face. (Petrochemicals and/or potentially irritating acids, to name a couple.) One solution is to try making your own C serum in small batches, so you can control how fresh it stays.
This is above and beyond my normal level of DIY crafting, but I think I’m up to the challenge. Thankfully, C is a little more forgiving than some other DIY actives, and I’m not that invested if it doesn’t work out. This may be my first leap into varsity-level DIY, which should be fun! I wonder if Maggie Bullock will seek me out again. :)