DIY Hyaluronic Acid

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)

Distilled water

1/4 measuring tsp

Measuring cup

Add 1/2 oz distilled water to the container

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Add 1/4 tsp Hyaluronic Acid

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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

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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.

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Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks

 

 

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. Dionne
    January 31, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Awesome! I’ve never even heard of this but seeing that I’m now over 40, I need to continue to maintain my youthful appearance. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!

    • Nikki
      February 3, 2016 / 5:25 pm

      🙂 your welcome Dionne

  2. Babie
    February 3, 2016 / 12:55 am

    Great! Can we use liquid Hyaluronic Acid instead? I’m Canadian and the powder isn’t easily available here.

    • Nikki
      February 3, 2016 / 5:25 pm

      I don’t see why not, just make sure it’s pure hyaluronic acid.

  3. Joy
    February 4, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    I totally agree with you: hyaluronic acid really helps with the antiaging! Thank you for this tutorial!

    • Nikki
      March 1, 2016 / 2:40 am

      Hi Joy, you are so welcome.

  4. DonNaturaL
    February 10, 2016 / 1:29 am

    My supplies came today and my mix is chilling in the fridge. I’ll add a dash of ascorbic acid in the morning. I am so thrilled.

    • Nikki
      March 1, 2016 / 2:40 am

      How do you like it so far?

  5. February 17, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    What a terrific idea! I love DIY skin care. One of my favorite things ever is rosewater used as a toner. Easy to make as I grow my own roses. Truly I have no real idea if it’s helping my skin or not, but I love the smell and it makes me happy every time I use it. 🙂

    • Nikki
      March 1, 2016 / 2:39 am

      I feel the same way about this anti aging oil I use. Not sure if it’s working but the smell alone puts a smile on my face. I’m great at growing vegetables but fail miserably when it comes to flowers. Is there a secret?

      • Berle
        May 4, 2016 / 12:58 am

        The right potting soil for potted flowers, lots of sun and water!

        Sunflowers just need sun and water! Fun for your daughter to watch as they grow. They follow the path of the sun!

  6. Georgie
    March 16, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    I must try this. Thanks Nikki!

  7. April 18, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Thanks for this recipe, I’m looking forward to trying it!

    How often do you apply this serum? Once a week/every other day/every night…? Let us know. 🙂

    • Nikki
      April 21, 2016 / 12:59 am

      I use it everyday

  8. Berle
    May 2, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    You are love for sharing your gifts, talents and curiosities, Nikki!
    I appreciate you!

  9. Nicole Sands
    May 11, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    I love Vitamin c for my skin. I can’t wait to try this. Yayyyyyyy Nikki

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