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Topic: Recommendations for Vitamin C for Face
Posted By: PurplePhase
Subject: Recommendations for Vitamin C for Face
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 2:33pm
which products do you use and recommend?
Thanks

(watching Dr. Oz)


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Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 2:38pm
Purp just make your own! That way it's stable, fresher, and waaaaaay more affordable!

Ahem...and it works far better than the pricey brands. 

Brb with links


Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 2:40pm
Make your own serum/recipe:  http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/34460/making-your-own-vitamin-c-serums" rel="nofollow - http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/34460/making-your-own-vitamin-c-serums

http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?ItemID=75237" rel="nofollow - http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?ItemID=75237

The above link is chock full of tips to get you started. My skin glows! I would never ever EVER purchase vitamin c. No way. Often the formula is less potent because vitamin c is very unstable. Yah....even the pricey "praised" brands. Don't do itCry

Eta; When you make your own you can also fool around with the strength. Love love love my homemade version. 




Posted By: Miss SDY
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 2:41pm
Seducky, I would like to see those links as well because the vit C stuff I buy is not cheap for what its worth and anything I can make for cheaper vs buying I am all about that! Smile

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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 2:41pm
Thanks. I do like making my own stuff. And I bet I have all the ingredients already too.

you have a link/info  for phytoceramides too? lol

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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 2:42pm
Originally posted by Miss SDY Miss SDY wrote:

Seducky, I would like to see those links as well because the vit C stuff I buy is not cheap for what its worth and anything I can make for cheaper vs buying I am all about that! Smile


which one do you use? Money is no object when it comes to my face LOLLOL


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 2:43pm
Originally posted by SeducTress SeducTress wrote:

Make your own serum/recipe:  http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/34460/making-your-own-vitamin-c-serums" rel="nofollow - http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/34460/making-your-own-vitamin-c-serums

http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?ItemID=75237" rel="nofollow - http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?ItemID=75237

The above link is chock full of tips to get you started. My skin glows! I would never ever EVER purchase vitamin c. No way. Often the formula is less potent because vitamin c is very unstable. Yah....even the pricey "praised" brands. Don't do itCry


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 2:44pm
My skin glows now but I'd like to keep it that way. I used to be a sun worshipper when I was younger and not afraid.

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Posted By: babyk94
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 2:45pm
Originally posted by SeducTress SeducTress wrote:

Make your own serum/recipe:  http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/34460/making-your-own-vitamin-c-serums" rel="nofollow - http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/34460/making-your-own-vitamin-c-serums

http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?ItemID=75237" rel="nofollow - http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?ItemID=75237

The above link is chock full of tips to get you started. My skin glows! I would never ever EVER purchase vitamin c. No way. Often the formula is less potent because vitamin c is very unstable. Yah....even the pricey "praised" brands. Don't do itCry

Eta; When you make your own you can also fool around with the strength. Love love love my homemade version. 


Oooooooo I'm gonna try that


Posted By: Claudie
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 2:50pm
Originally posted by SeducTress SeducTress wrote:

Make your own serum/recipe:  http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/34460/making-your-own-vitamin-c-serums" rel="nofollow - http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/34460/making-your-own-vitamin-c-serums

http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?ItemID=75237" rel="nofollow - http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?ItemID=75237

The above link is chock full of tips to get you started. My skin glows! I would never ever EVER purchase vitamin c. No way. Often the formula is less potent because vitamin c is very unstable. Yah....even the pricey "praised" brands. Don't do itCry

Eta; When you make your own you can also fool around with the strength. Love love love my homemade version. 




I concur Big smileThumbs Up

Vitamin C is an unstable ingredient as Seducky stated.  For example:  A 2 oz product with vitamin C as an ingredient, the vitamin C evaporates the minute it is bottled.  The result a product with NO vitamin C.  It is best to add vitamin C to a product right before you use it.


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Posted By: Claudie
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 2:56pm
Purp, Dimitri James has Vitamin C packaged in a small shaker.  I tried to find it for you on ShopNBC.  The object is to add a small amount of the Vitamin C, to any product right before application.  His website is Skinncosmetics.com.  His customer service is excellent, I think the Vit C cost about $12.00, and last for a long time.  It is pure Vit C, I tested it and it is pure

I trust Dimitri, he has been in the industry for many years.


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Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 2:59pm
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

Thanks. I do like making my own stuff. And I bet I have all the ingredients already too.

you have a link/info  for phytoceramides too? lol

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Posted By: Miss SDY
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:02pm
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

Originally posted by Miss SDY Miss SDY wrote:

Seducky, I would like to see those links as well because the vit C stuff I buy is not cheap for what its worth and anything I can make for cheaper vs buying I am all about that! Smile


which one do you use? Money is no object when it comes to my face LOLLOL
 
 
I use the avalon organics Vit C serum, the moisturizer, and the facewash. I guess I say its not cheap because its not really working on my face at all.. Cry 
 
If I can actually find something that works for my problematic skin, I would pay out the a** for it.. Smile
 
My skin has become problematic within the last year. Prior to that I had relatively flawless skin..
 


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Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:04pm
Originally posted by Claudie Claudie wrote:

Purp, Dimitri James has Vitamin C packaged in a small shaker.  I tried to find it for you on ShopNBC.  The object is to add a small amount of the Vitamin C, to any product right before application.  His website is Skinncosmetics.com.  His customer service is excellent, I think the Vit C cost about $12.00, and last for a long time.  It is pure Vit C, I tested it and it is pure

I trust Dimitri, he has been in the industry for many years.

Yep! I order my vitamin c from himShift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.Heart

Btw, for those lurking, if you decide to give it a whirl do not use anything metal to mix your serum. I shake mine. But if I "must" stir because it's a lotion or creamy concoction, I use glass. The end of my eyedropper for example.

Again...vitamin c is uber unstable.

Be sure to package your concoction in an amber glass that prevents light as well. Or jar. In the event you make a lil bit to last a couple days.

Like Claudie said, it's better to use a fresh batch everyday.




Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:06pm
Miss SDY I used to use the Avalon Organics formula as well.
Before I discovered the homemade mixture. Give it a whirl. 
You will be so amazed by the difference you see in your skinStern Smile


Posted By: honeyb87
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:08pm
Purple, it's funny how you started this thread and I was just talking about vitamin c. I love taking it internally and I hear using the crystal form mixed in your face wash/body scrub does wonders for dark marks, scarring, hyperpigmentation, etc. I plan on making my own face/body scrub of vitamin c, dead sea salt, jojoba oil, and baking soda. 

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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:09pm
Thanks ladies. I will be reading all of this info. 

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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:20pm
Seduc, Is this the one recipe you use?  And what do you use as a preservative? I have a few things that I've used in the past but don't know how they would work with this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KwnMxRL7J5w%20" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KwnMxRL7J5w



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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:20pm
Originally posted by Claudie Claudie wrote:

Purp, Dimitri James has Vitamin C packaged in a small shaker.  I tried to find it for you on ShopNBC.  The object is to add a small amount of the Vitamin C, to any product right before application.  His website is Skinncosmetics.com.  His customer service is excellent, I think the Vit C cost about $12.00, and last for a long time.  It is pure Vit C, I tested it and it is pure

I trust Dimitri, he has been in the industry for many years.


thanks.
checking that site now.


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Posted By: mommykat
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:23pm
This is what I LOVE to make DIY...



Kassy

15% vitamin C + E + ferulic acid serum with Jojoba

1 tsp L-Ascorbic Acid
1 tsp Sea Kelp Bioferment
3 tsp Distilled water
1/4 tsp Ferulic Acid
1/4 tsp Vitamin E Oil
1/4 tsp ice cold Vodka or Witch Hazel

1) First dissolve the ferulic acid in the vodka in one shotglass.
2) Combine the SKB, vit E and jojoba oil in a second shotglass.
3) Quickly mix the L-ascorbic acid into the water in a third shotglass and combine with the other 2 shotglasses.

Store in a dark closed dropper bottle in a cool but not necessarily cold place.
Shake before using each time.

link-below


http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=30503" rel="nofollow - http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=30503

I buy my ingredients from
http://stores.skinessentialactives.com" rel="nofollow - http://stores.skinessentialactives.com

I think you might like this store Purple... I do they have Borage Oil


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:28pm
thanks Mommy!

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Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:35pm
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

Seduc, Is this the one recipe you use?  And what do you use as a preservative? I have a few things that I've used in the past but don't know how they would work with this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KwnMxRL7J5w%20" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KwnMxRL7J5w


Purp my recipe is exactly what Mommykat posted. Except I use Rose water instead of distilled water. 

Vitamin E is my preservative. Hmmmm...I've made so many variations of this wonder juice. lol. I normally don't store it. I use it daily. Water n ascorbic acid. That's my first layer. 


Posted By: Miss SDY
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:36pm
Originally posted by SeducTress SeducTress wrote:

Miss SDY I used to use the Avalon Organics formula as well.
Before I discovered the homemade mixture. Give it a whirl. 
You will be so amazed by the difference you see in your skinStern Smile
 
 
I am so going to go pick up the stuff I need to make this and try this. Thanks for the info!! Big smile


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Posted By: Miss SDY
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:37pm
Where can you buy rosewater at?

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Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:40pm
Originally posted by Miss SDY Miss SDY wrote:

Originally posted by SeducTress SeducTress wrote:

Miss SDY I used to use the Avalon Organics formula as well.
Before I discovered the homemade mixture. Give it a whirl. 
You will be so amazed by the difference you see in your skinStern Smile
 
 
I am so going to go pick up the stuff I need to make this and try this. Thanks for the info!! Big smile

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Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:44pm
Originally posted by Miss SDY Miss SDY wrote:

Where can you buy rosewater at?

I purchase mine from local international markets. The H Mart to be specific. Wholefoods also sells it.
But I'm sure it's available online.

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http://www.care2.com/greenliving/rose-water-how-to-make-your-own.html?page=2" rel="nofollow - http://www.care2.com/greenliving/rose-water-how-to-make-your-own.html?page=2


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:47pm
what did dr.oz say it is good for??


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:49pm
Originally posted by SeducTress SeducTress wrote:

 

Purp my recipe is exactly what Mommykat posted. Except I use Rose water instead of distilled water. 

Vitamin E is my preservative. Hmmmm...I've made so many variations of this wonder juice. lol. I normally don't store it. I use it daily. Water n ascorbic acid. That's my first layer. 


I copied mommy's to my OneNote Vit C document too LOL. I like Rosewater for skin so I'll prob use that too.


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:50pm
Originally posted by Miss SDY Miss SDY wrote:

Where can you buy rosewater at?


I get it from mountainroseherbs.com. I love that place for herbs and oils.


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Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:51pm
Ole Henriksen - Truth Crème™ Advanced Hydration
I've used this before and it was okay.
 
Going to look at Seducky's link...


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:55pm
Originally posted by miana79 miana79 wrote:

what did dr.oz say it is good for??


the 2 plastic surgeons on the show recommended it  (one doc was Dr. Madhere--love her!). It replaces lost vit C in the skin as you age. Use for wrinkles, age spots, lost elasticity iin skin, reverse age related damage to skin.


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:56pm
Originally posted by Rumbera Rumbera wrote:

Ole Henriksen - Truth Crème™ Advanced Hydration
I've used this before and it was okay.
 
Going to look at Seducky's link...


just ok?


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Posted By: mommykat
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 3:58pm
Originally posted by mommykat mommykat wrote:

This is what I LOVE to make DIY...



Kassy

15% vitamin C + E + ferulic acid serum with Jojoba

1 tsp L-Ascorbic Acid
1 tsp Sea Kelp Bioferment
3 tsp Distilled water
1/4 tsp Ferulic Acid
1/4 tsp Vitamin E Oil
1/4 tsp ice cold Vodka or Witch Hazel

1) First dissolve the ferulic acid in the vodka in one shotglass.
2) Combine the SKB, vit E and jojoba oil in a second shotglass.
3) Quickly mix the L-ascorbic acid into the water in a third shotglass and combine with the other 2 shotglasses.

Store in a dark closed dropper bottle in a cool but not necessarily cold place.
Shake before using each time.

link-below


http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=30503" rel="nofollow - http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=30503

I buy my ingredients from
http://stores.skinessentialactives.com" rel="nofollow - http://stores.skinessentialactives.com

I think you might like this store Purple... I do they have Borage Oil



update:15% Vitamin C, E + FA Serum with Jojoba, 1oz

1 tsp L-AA
1 tsp SKB
1 tsp Jojoba Oil
3 tsp H2O
1/4 tsp Ferulic Acid
1/4 tsp Vitamin E Oil
1/4 tsp Vodka or Witch Hazel

my bad



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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:01pm
thanks again Mommy

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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:05pm
Mommy, how long does a batch last with those measurements?

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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:08pm
Vodka?
What that do?


Posted By: Claudie
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:09pm
Once water is in a mix, I am not an advocate of not using a preservative.  Unless the product is used within 2 days. 

There are other ingredients more powerful than Vitamin C, and yield faster and better results.  My two favourite ingredients are Pycnogenol and Matrixyl.

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Posted By: Boston
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:20pm
I've been using this for about 2 years love it!




http://m.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?productId=P204606&skuId=1049170&om_mmc=GoogleKWL-ws


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:24pm
Hmm...
I've been using vit e on my skin for a while, it's great.
I will try vitamin c too...
I need to get my glow back


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:25pm
Originally posted by Boston Boston wrote:

I've been using this for about 2 years love it!




http://m.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?productId=P204606&skuId=1049170&om_mmc=GoogleKWL-ws


thanks!


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Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:25pm
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

Originally posted by miana79 miana79 wrote:

what did dr.oz say it is good for??


the 2 plastic surgeons on the show recommended it  (one doc was Dr. Madhere--love her!). It replaces lost vit C in the skin as you age. Use for wrinkles, age spots, lost elasticity iin skin, reverse age related damage to skin.
 
most people use in conjunction with retin A


Posted By: mommykat
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:28pm
Originally posted by Claudie Claudie wrote:

Once water is in a mix, I am not an advocate of not using a preservative.  Unless the product is used within 2 days. 

There are other ingredients more powerful than Vitamin C, and yield faster and better results.  My two favourite ingredients are Pycnogenol and Matrixyl.



Indeed, I use Phenoxyethanol (a few drops as a preservative)... However the SKB / Sea Kelp Bioferment also has the same ^^ preservative

The SKB has a preservative already so I use the same one just a few drops...

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Posted By: mommykat
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:30pm
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

Mommy, how long does a batch last with those measurements?



a few weeks...

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Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:30pm
Originally posted by Boston Boston wrote:

I've been using this for about 2 years love it!

http://m.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?productId=P204606&skuId=1049170&om_mmc=GoogleKWL-ws


Or maybe.. I'll just try this. It's easier..
And I'll add some vit e, and maybe some hyluronic acid, and a few other things..


Posted By: mommykat
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:33pm
Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

Vodka?
What that do?



It helps to dissolve the ferulic acid ***Be sure that each phase is completely dissolved before combining***

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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:35pm
Originally posted by mommykat mommykat wrote:

Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

Mommy, how long does a batch last with those measurements?



a few weeks...


so I need to decrease that  a lot  for a 1 day supply.


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Posted By: mommykat
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:44pm
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:


Originally posted by mommykat mommykat wrote:

Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

Mommy, how long does a batch last with those measurements?



a few weeks...


so I need to decrease that  a lot  for a 1 day supply.


This is a great serum... you can Google "kassy's vit c & jojoba serum" it will list a lot of info...

1 day supply hmmmm???? it's already a small amount 1oz ----if you use the serum everyday... it will last a week or less...

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Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:46pm
I would like to make my own but that just seems too complicated...

Mommy how much do you think you spend for all of those ingredients? (I already have the jojoba and vit E, but I will add rose water if I make my own)
Im trying to decide if I should just get the philosophy powder which is 35.. And It has good reviews


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:47pm
oh, didn't seduc say it's best to make it and use right away?



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Posted By: sweet_n_stuff04
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 4:58pm
http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/skin-care/face-eye-treatments/vitamin-c-energizing-face-spritz.aspx" rel="nofollow - http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/skin-care/face-eye-treatments/vitamin-c-energizing-face-spritz.aspx

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Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 5:02pm
Coco you can keep it simple and still reap the glow! Asorbic acid mixed in with your fav serum for a boost. 

Purp I like to use mine immediately. I've done it both ways. Honestly I love the immediate glow from the KISS method. The more labor intense method has it's perks though. It has a long term rejuvenating effect.

Claudie I'm going to check out those ingredientsGeek


Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 5:05pm
You can't go wrong with either option. Coco I wouldn't discourage you from trying out the retail option per se....... But eventually grab some asorbic acid and note the results in your homemade mix vs store bought brand.

The homemade option will be superior to retail because it's far more potent by being fresher. 


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 5:07pm
yes I  ordered the one Boston posted. I will make some too.

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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 5:12pm
Originally posted by mommykat mommykat wrote:


I buy my ingredients from
http://stores.skinessentialactives.com" rel="nofollow - http://stores.skinessentialactives.com

I think you might like this store Purple... I do they have Borage Oil


darn. SEA isn't shipping orders til Nov 9th.




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Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 5:15pm
thanks seducky i will try both.
 
but how much (estimate) do you think you spend on all of those ingredients? and about how long does it take you to make a batch?
 
i am typically a natural kinda girl.. i dont really use anything on my face that is out of a store.. like i do amla masks and exfoliate with brown sugar, honey, and vit e mix, oil cleansing method, etc.. but that philosopy one doesnt have any bad ingredients in it (that i can see).. so im on the fence about which i should try first.
i will try just plain ol asorbic acid too.. but i do want the long term benefits that all the other ingredients can bring... im starting to look old already.  


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 5:16pm
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

Originally posted by mommykat mommykat wrote:


I buy my ingredients from
http://stores.skinessentialactives.com" rel="nofollow - http://stores.skinessentialactives.com

I think you might like this store Purple... I do they have Borage Oil


darn. SEA isn't shipping orders til Nov 9th.

 
 
gosh...
in that case i guess ill just go with the philosphy one for now. its supposedly 98% vit c...  


Posted By: hma128
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 5:51pm
I'll have to try this :)


Posted By: Claudie
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 5:53pm
Originally posted by mommykat mommykat wrote:

Originally posted by Claudie Claudie wrote:

Once water is in a mix, I am not an advocate of not using a preservative.  Unless the product is used within 2 days. 

There are other ingredients more powerful than Vitamin C, and yield faster and better results.  My two favourite ingredients are Pycnogenol and Matrixyl.



Indeed, I use Phenoxyethanol (a few drops as a preservative)... However the SKB / Sea Kelp Bioferment also has the same ^^ preservative

The SKB has a preservative already so I use the same one just a few drops...


Okay, do not use more  percentage of a preservative for the amount of your batch.  Too much preservative in a batch, is as dangerous as too little .  Keep in mind the percentage of preservative in an ingredient, is only enough to preserve the ingredient  Big smile


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Posted By: Claudie
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 5:56pm
Originally posted by SeducTress SeducTress wrote:

Coco you can keep it simple and still reap the glow! Asorbic acid mixed in with your fav serum for a boost. 

Purp I like to use mine immediately. I've done it both ways. Honestly I love the immediate glow from the KISS method. The more labor intense method has it's perks though. It has a long term rejuvenating effect.

Claudie I'm going to check out those ingredientsGeek


Great, they are awesome Wink


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Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 6:13pm
Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

thanks seducky i will try both.
 
but how much (estimate) do you think you spend on all of those ingredients? and about how long does it take you to make a batch?
 
i am typically a natural kinda girl.. i dont really use anything on my face that is out of a store.. like i do amla masks and exfoliate with brown sugar, honey, and vit e mix, oil cleansing method, etc.. but that philosopy one doesnt have any bad ingredients in it (that i can see).. so im on the fence about which i should try first.
i will try just plain ol asorbic acid too.. but i do want the long term benefits that all the other ingredients can bring... im starting to look old already.  

Hmmmm.... 

Well, I tend to keep my ingredients simple for my daily usage batch. Literally ascorbic acid with rosewater. Or just a smidgen of ascorbic in the palm of my hand mixed with my nightly moisturizer.

So my KISS routine is about 12-14 bucks. And the supply lasts forever. Easily 3-4 months. Minimum. 

Now the more developed products will run you more, but it will also last a long time.

I'm sorry Coco. It's hard for me to put a finger on when my supplies run out b/c they really don't run out often. Let's just say if you order the kit to make it once, you will have the tools handy to make a batch for a couple of months.

I say give the Philosophy one a whirl! I used the same stuff and I looooved it! OMG! I just remembered how much I loved that stuff. That was my intro product to Vit C.
The only reason I stopped using retail versions was because every batch is not fresh, price, and being a natural girl such as yourself. 

One tip. If it looks orange your vitamin c serum is already getting a lil stale. Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.




Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 6:17pm
ill try that concotion after the philosopy
 
thanks for the input!


Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 6:34pm
You're welcome!


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 7:13pm
Originally posted by SeducTress SeducTress wrote:

Make your own serum/recipe:  http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/34460/making-your-own-vitamin-c-serums" rel="nofollow - http://www.skincaretalk.com/t/34460/making-your-own-vitamin-c-serums

http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?ItemID=75237" rel="nofollow - http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?ItemID=75237

The above link is chock full of tips to get you started. My skin glows! I would never ever EVER purchase vitamin c. No way. Often the formula is less potent because vitamin c is very unstable. Yah....even the pricey "praised" brands. Don't do itCry

Eta; When you make your own you can also fool around with the strength. Love love love my homemade version. 




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Posted By: purple.chuckz
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 7:32pm
Originally posted by Claudie Claudie wrote:

Purp, Dimitri James has Vitamin C packaged in a small shaker.  I tried to find it for you on ShopNBC.  The object is to add a small amount of the Vitamin C, to any product right before application.  His website is Skinncosmetics.com.  His customer service is excellent, I think the Vit C cost about $12.00, and last for a long time.  It is pure Vit C, I tested it and it is pure

I trust Dimitri, he has been in the industry for many years.

Since instructions and paying close detail are like kryptonite to me, this seems more convenient and easy. What do you mix it with? Lotion? Oils? 


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Posted By: sLeepy x0x
Date Posted: Nov 01 2012 at 8:32pm
I've been wanting to try a vit C serum.. but I've been lazy and eating oranges while hoping for the best instead.
 
I'm definitely going to try one of the ones in here though.
 
Great thread.


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 02 2012 at 2:23pm
thanks again everyone. I've ordered my ingredients.

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Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Nov 02 2012 at 4:03pm
Purp, I ordered what Claudie recommended.
 
Too lazy to make my own at the moment. I'll let you know how I like it.
 
I'm such a skin care junkie.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 02 2012 at 8:48pm
Originally posted by Rumbera Rumbera wrote:

Purp, I ordered what Claudie recommended.
 
Too lazy to make my own at the moment. I'll let you know how I like it.
 
I'm such a skin care junkie.


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Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Nov 02 2012 at 9:02pm
Originally posted by Rumbera Rumbera wrote:



Purp, I ordered what Claudie recommended.
 
Too lazy to make my own at the moment. I'll let you know how I like it.
 
I'm such a skin care junkie.


Im curious, why did you order what Claudie orders over what Boston orders?


Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Nov 02 2012 at 9:24pm
Can I just mix vitamin C powder and water and smear that on my face?LOL

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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 02 2012 at 9:32pm
Ladies, how do your store your A-acid? I'd like to get the 2.2lb jar . Will that keep?


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Posted By: oh_so_moody
Date Posted: Nov 02 2012 at 10:07pm
Can I pay someone to make me a bottle?

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Posted By: Claudie
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 12:31am
Originally posted by purple.chuckz purple.chuckz wrote:

Originally posted by Claudie Claudie wrote:

Purp, Dimitri James has Vitamin C packaged in a small shaker.  I tried to find it for you on ShopNBC.  The object is to add a small amount of the Vitamin C, to any product right before application.  His website is Skinncosmetics.com.  His customer service is excellent, I think the Vit C cost about $12.00, and last for a long time.  It is pure Vit C, I tested it and it is pure

I trust Dimitri, he has been in the industry for many years.

Since instructions and paying close detail are like kryptonite to me, this seems more convenient and easy. What do you mix it with? Lotion? Oils? 


You can mix it with oils, lotions, creams.  Dispense the amount of product in one palm; shake a small amount of Vitamin C, rub hands together and apply.

I use Vitamin C daily, I mix it with three face serums that I make. 


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Posted By: Claudie
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 12:34am
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

Ladies, how do your store your A-acid? I'd like to get the 2.2lb jar . Will that keep?


Store in a glass jar, away from heat, light, and moisture.


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Posted By: honeyb87
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 1:52am
Originally posted by Jess Jess wrote:

Can I just mix vitamin C powder and water and smear that on my face?LOL


I thought that's how you're suppose to make and use it anyway LOL


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 1:15pm
Originally posted by Claudie Claudie wrote:


Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

Ladies, how do your store your A-acid? I'd like to get the 2.2lb jar . Will that keep?



Store in a glass jar, away from heat, light, and moisture.


Claudie, how long would you advise to store the LA?   Is a year too long? Does it have a shelf life?

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Posted By: Claudie
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 3:39pm
Purp, one year is fine once it is stored properly.  Because Vitamin C is a fine powder, 1 lb is plenty.  Some manufacturers state 18 months shelf life.  IMO after a year, there is a high probability that the Vitamin C will start the oxidation process.  Albeit, it is stored properly.  Vitamin C is a delicate ingredient. 




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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 3:42pm
Ok. I think I will just get  1 lb  (2 jars in 8oz each). I'm a 'storer' tho and I like to buy things in bulk. I need to break that habit lol.That 2.2 lb jar looks mighty temptingLOL to a pack rat like me.


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Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 3:52pm
  http://store.skinn.com/Repair_C_Plus_Copper_Zinc_Vitamin_Concentrate_p/fg-rcp-025.htm" rel="nofollow - http://store.skinn.com/Repair_C_Plus_Copper_Zinc_Vitamin_Concentrate_p/fg-rcp-025.htm
 
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Coco.. I heard good thing about Skinn cosmetics already. I like that Claudie confirmed that is pure vitamin c .
 
I didn't see Purpc recommendation til later.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 4:00pm
Thanks Rumb. I just ordered that too. As usual, once I learn about something, I tend to go overboard lol.

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Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 4:47pm
double penetration post

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Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 4:48pm
I, make my own...I adds a drip our two of rose essential oil now that my fiancé bought me...

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Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 4:58pm
I just realized that I've been using vit c on my face cus the amla has a lot of it.. I do amla masks..
I will still add another to use everyday


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 5:02pm
can i add this into my butter? the jane carter butter has these ingredients

Shea butter, Kokum butter, Illippe butter, Mango butter, Vitamins A, D, & E, grapefruit essential oils. 


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Posted By: Claudie
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 6:38pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

can i add this into my butter? the jane carter butter has these ingredients

Shea butter, Kokum butter, Illippe butter, Mango butter, Vitamins A, D, & E, grapefruit essential oils. 


Pity, there are different kinds of Vitamin C.  The butter is an Anhydrous product, therefore the water soluble Vit C will not work.  The one to purchase to use with the ingredients ^^is L-ascorbyl Palmitate. 


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Posted By: Claudie
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 6:45pm
Vitamin C is acidic, the maximum percentage to use is 4-5%  Do not sleep on Coenzyme Q10, and Argireline.  They are amazing ingredients for skin Wink.

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Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 6:45pm
Pity I don't see a problem with adding it to your face cream. But...huge but....you will have to experiment the correct amount to add to your cream. Is your jar huge? If so maybe make a small batch first. 

Here's a link that will help the ladies adding to their existing face creams:
http://messageboards.makemeheal.com/yourself-skin-care/how-much-diy-vitamin-powder-should-add-cream-t110390.html" rel="nofollow - http://messageboards.makemeheal.com/yourself-skin-care/how-much-diy-vitamin-powder-should-add-cream-t110390.html


Per the article. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon powdered L-ascorbic acid--a stable form of vitamin C--with 1/4 cup of your favorite store-bought or homemade face cream

http://www.livestrong.com/article/183449-homemade-vitamin-c-face-cream/" rel="nofollow - http://www.livestrong.com/article/183449-homemade-vitamin-c-face-cream/

1/8 to 1/4 is approximately 20% Vit C Solution 

ETA; Oopsie. Sorry ladies. I'm rambling about face creams. Had a brain fart....and just realized you were talking bout colored buttersShift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 6:49pm
Originally posted by Claudie Claudie wrote:

Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

can i add this into my butter? the jane carter butter has these ingredients

Shea butter, Kokum butter, Illippe butter, Mango butter, Vitamins A, D, & E, grapefruit essential oils. 


Pity, there are different kinds of Vitamin C.  The butter is an Anhydrous product, therefore the water soluble Vit C will not work.  The one to purchase to use with the ingredients ^^is L-ascorbyl Palmitate. 


thanks claudie!
can i get it from the websites posted?  i am getting older and i decided recently i need to do more with my skin


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 6:50pm
Originally posted by Claudie Claudie wrote:

Vitamin C is acidic, the maximum percentage to use is 4-5%  Do not sleep on Coenzyme Q10, and Argireline.  They are amazing ingredients for skin Wink.


I take this orally. Can I squeeze one to apply to my face?


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 6:50pm
Originally posted by SeducTress SeducTress wrote:

Pity I don't see a problem with adding it to your butter. But...huge but....you will have to experiment the correct amount to add to your cream. Is your jar huge? If so maybe make a small batch first. 

Here's a link that will help the ladies adding to their existing face creams:
http://messageboards.makemeheal.com/yourself-skin-care/how-much-diy-vitamin-powder-should-add-cream-t110390.html" rel="nofollow - http://messageboards.makemeheal.com/yourself-skin-care/how-much-diy-vitamin-powder-should-add-cream-t110390.html


Per the article. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon powdered L-ascorbic acid--a stable form of vitamin C--with 1/4 cup of your favorite store-bought or homemade face cream

http://www.livestrong.com/article/183449-homemade-vitamin-c-face-cream/" rel="nofollow - http://www.livestrong.com/article/183449-homemade-vitamin-c-face-cream/

1/8 to 1/4 is approximately 20% Vit C Solution 
i usually a finger amount. i know you guys said to make it everyday.  the jar is decent size.  i use it for my hair and face.


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Posted By: SeducTress
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 6:51pm
I'm still sleepy. I'm talmbout butters and face cream interchangeably. 
Good save Claudie!

Pity, gotcha. Claudie hit the nail on the head. I was rambling about face creams not butters.

You can make a KISS serum and apply it before your butters tho.


Posted By: Claudie
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 7:02pm
Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

Originally posted by Claudie Claudie wrote:

Vitamin C is acidic, the maximum percentage to use is 4-5%  Do not sleep on Coenzyme Q10, and Argireline.  They are amazing ingredients for skin Wink.


I take this orally. Can I squeeze one to apply to my face?


It depends on the fillers, I use pure Co Q 10.  Please list the ingredients and I will be better able to say yes or no.


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 7:06pm
oh that's right, I forgot about fillers.



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Posted By: Claudie
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 7:08pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by Claudie Claudie wrote:

Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

can i add this into my butter? the jane carter butter has these ingredients

Shea butter, Kokum butter, Illippe butter, Mango butter, Vitamins A, D, & E, grapefruit essential oils. 


Pity, there are different kinds of Vitamin C.  The butter is an Anhydrous product, therefore the water soluble Vit C will not work.  The one to purchase to use with the ingredients ^^is L-ascorbyl Palmitate. 


thanks claudie!
can i get it from the websites posted?  i am getting older and i decided recently i need to do more with my skin


Pity, not that kind from Dimitri.  We have to leave in a few minutes.  I promise that I will send you a link, to the company to purchase it from late tonight or tomorrow.  They are reputable, and the price is at wholesale.

 If Seducky, Purp, Honeyb87 is interested I will send the link privately..


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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 7:11pm
^thanks Claudie! i need to glowing skin before 30. my skin is ok now but i would like for it to be flawless and i would for it to have a smooth texture.

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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 7:11pm


This is the label for the one I have now.
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Supplement Facts


Vitamin E (from high gamma mixed tocopherols and Tocomin SupraBio® palm tocotrienol complex)
10 IU33%

Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) naturally fermented100 mg*

Total Tocopherols & Tocotrienols45.8 mg*

 


     d-gamma tocopherol25 mg*

     d-delta tocopherol10 mg*

     d-alpha tocopherol6.8 mg*

     d-beta tocopherol834 mcg*

     d-gamma tocotrienol1.7 mg*

     d-alpha tocotrienol920 mcg*

     d-delta tocotrienol440 mcg*

     d-beta tocotrienol160 mcg*

Black Pepper Extract (Piper nigrum) (fruit) BioPerine®5 mg*

Plant Squalene716 mcg*

Phytosterols Complex280 mcg*

Mixed Carotenoid Complex4 mcg*

 
Other Ingredients: Rice bran oil, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, lecithin (soy), yellow beswax and carob extract liquid.
Contains: Soy.


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 7:12pm
I like to purchase powder supps and make my own capsules so I can avoid all those 'fillers.'

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Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 10:12pm
I just bought the philosophy brand vit c from sephora.. I'll add some to my glyluronic acid serum with a little vit e and apply that nightly


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 10:19pm
Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

I just bought the philosophy brand vit c from sephora.. I'll add some to my glyluronic acid serum and apply that nightly

is that serum vitamin c only?


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Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 10:26pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:


Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

I just bought the philosophy brand vit c from sephora.. I'll add some to my glyluronic acid serum and apply that nightly


is that serum vitamin c only?



I mean it has preservatives and a few extra things but I didn't notice anything bad In it.
The ingredients are: ascorbic acid, panthenol, zinc pca, copper pca, camellia oleifera extract, dipotassium glycryrrhizinate, arginine, cysteine hcl, aloe leaf juice
It's says it's 99.8% vit c

It's called philisophy turbo booster c powder



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