Vitamin C serum from softgels

Puritan’s Pride
Vitamin C+E softgels

500mg VC,

400mg VE
Antioxidant Complex

Vitamin A (as Beta-Carotene) 25,000 IU
Vitamin E (as dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 400 IU
Selenium (as Selenium Yeast) 100 mcg


Super Antioxidant Formula

Vitamin A (as 100% Beta-Carotene) 25,000 IU ,

Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 500 mg ,

Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopherol)400 IU,

Selenium (as Selenium Yeast) 50 mcg

Please share your favourite Vitamin C serum recipe here!

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4 Responses to Vitamin C serum from softgels

  1. Anonymous says:

    4.5 g ascorbic (15%), about 1 tsp
    18.4 g water (about 3.7 tsp)
    1 g ferulic acid (1%), around 0.2 tsp

    4.5 g alcohol, about 1 tsp

    mix in separate container
    1.5 g laureth-4 (5%), about 0.3 tsp
    0.067 g d-alpha tocopherol (1 100 IU gelcap content)

    add water/alcohol/ascorbic/ferulic mix to laureth-4/tocopherol mix, shake well, store in small dark glass bottle in refrigerator, throw out after 1 week and make a new batch.

    From Fredrik

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cosmetic Skin Solutions C+E Ferulic serum
    INGREDIENTS: Aqua(water), Ethoxydiglycol,
    L-Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Laureth-23,
    Alpha Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine,
    Ferulic Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate.

  3. Anonymous says:

    by Carol Demas (the author of “Make your own effective cosmetic treatments” and “Sunscreens”), based on the original formulation used by Pinnell in the C+E+Ferulic patent.


    ml 4.6 non denatured ethanol (or propylene, butylene, hexylene, or dipropylene glycol) 15.3%
    g 0.25 ferulic acid 0.8%
    ml 18.98 distilled water or 1% hylauronic acid solution 63.3%
    g 4.5 L-ascorbic acid 15.0%
    gelcap 0.366 400 IU gelcap tocopherol(s) 1.2%
    ml 1 glycerin or 70% sorbitol solution 3.3%
    ml 0.25 lecithin 0.8%

    ml 0.06 ps80 0.2%

    total about 30 ml

    adjust pH to 3.5 with baking soda if desired; strong skins may be ok without pH adjustment.

  4. Anonymous says:

    By the famous Dr. Kassy:

    15% C,E + FA with HA (New 6/23/09)

    1 tsp L-Ascorbic Acid
    3 tsp Distilled H2O
    1 tsp SKB
    1 tsp Glycerin
    1/4 tsp Ferulic Acid
    1/4 tsp vodka
    1/8 tsp Vitamin E or Rosehip Oil
    1/2 tsp Hyaluronic Acid Serum (NCN has a really nice 2oz serum, that is compatible with this recipe, and is also great for an LED serum)

    Use 2 little glasses.

    Phase 1 glass (water)

    Put L-AA in glass, add water, stir frequently and let it fully dissolve. Depending where you buy it, that can take up to an hour.. *Lotioncrafters dissolves quickly I hear*.. (If, and only if, after 60 minutes it’s still gritty, you can sit the glass in a warm water bath for a minute, and stir, stir, stir.

    Phase 2 glass (oil/emulsifying)

    While you are waiting for the L-AA to dissolve, you can proceed with the rest like so. Put the FA in the 2nd glass, pour the vodka in and stir, now add the SKB. Mix this together, and put it in the microwave for 6ish seconds. When you take it out it should be whitish and serumy.. Give it a stir, add the oil and stir + add the glycerin and stir..

    Phase 3 (putting it all together)

    When the L-AA has fully dissolved, add the contents of both glasses together, stir well, and add the HA in now and stir well..

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