From the time I was a small child I have been in love with skincare products, I remember vividly being in the third grade and being obsessed with peel off and mud masks. I would take my allowance to Walgreens and buy those $1.00 masks and go home and do facials on myself. Not sure where I got that idea from because my mom wasn’t a skincare person. I guess it was just in me. Through the years I’ve notice what works for my skin and what doesn’t and one thing 90% of the products that worked included hyaluronic acid as an ingredient. For some odd reason, cosmetic companies decided the use of this acid in their products warranted a substantial increase in price, despite the fact the product itself isn’t expensive at all.
So I figured instead of spending countless dollars on products containing hyaluronic acid, just DIY the real thing in the form of a serum.
For those who aren’t familiar with HA, it’s a naturally occurring polysaccharide in the body that enables us to retain water over a long period of time, preventing our skin from drying out & therefore maintaining a high degree of hydration and firmness in the skin. We are born with a high level of hyaluronic acid, but the amount of acid in our skin diminishes with age, especially after the age of 40. So the use of HA on the surface of the skin as well as drinking the supplement (I will discuss in a later post) helps with the firming and plumping and hydration of the skin which diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and aging over time.
To make the serum, you will need: Hyaluronic Acid
Containers (I recommend using smaller containers and making a smaller batch to retain it’s freshness)
Ascorbic acid-cosmetic grade (preservative) (click the images below to purchase)
1/4 measuring tsp
Add 1/2 oz distilled water to the container
Add 1/4 tsp Hyaluronic Acid
Mix the acid into the water by putting on the lid and shaking for 10 seconds, the acid will not dissolve which is normal. Refrigerate the solution for 6-8 hours
When the acid is removed from the refrigerator, it will be the consistency of a serum/loose gel. Sprinkle a dash of the preservative on the serum.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks