What You'll Learn
DIY Hyaluronic Acid Serum
You might have noticed this ingredient is now a part of all high-end skincare products and for good reason! As we all know that collagen and elastin are the main proteins that provide structural support for our skin, hyaluronic acid is like a gel-cushion that holds in moisture. This naturally occurring polysaccharide has the ability to absorb up to 1,000 times it’s weight in water, and when applied topically it can help skin hold in moisture and feel suppler.
This DIY Hyaluronic Acid Serum is not only super effective but will save your bucks too!
DIY Hyaluronic Acid Serum Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make the DIY Hyaluronic Serum:
1. 1/4 th cup distilled water
2. 1/2 teaspoon high molecular weight hyaluronic acid
3. 1/4th teaspoon glycerin (optional)
4. 1/4th teaspoon Leucidal liquid preservative (optional)
5. Small glass Container
DIY Hyaluronic Acid Serum Recipe
1. Place powder in a small clean glass container.
2. Pour in the distilled water and glycerin or leucidal if using.
3. Place a lid on the jar and shake well.
It will look very chunky at this point, but don’t worry. As the hyaluronic acid absorbs the water the consistency will becomes more smooth. Place in the fridge for several hours (or overnight) to allow it to thicken before use.
How To Use DIY Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Pour a little bit the serum from a clean jar into your hands . This is preferred because dipping your hands directly in the jar may reduce the shelf-life.
Apply a thin layer in the morning and at night before sleeping on clean skin. If you use toner, put it on after the toner and before moisturizer.
Important tips regarding the DIY Hyaluronic Acid Serum
1. Hyaluronic acid is humectant, which means it draws moisture to itself. That’s part of what makes it amazing, but something to be aware of is that in dry climates where there isn’t much moisture in the air, it’s possible that hyaluronic acid could draw moisture from deeper layers of the skin upwards toward the surface.
2. Always moisten your face with a little bit of water before applying the serum
3. Without a preservative, serum can be stored in the fridge but use within two weeks. With a preservative it can be stored at room temperature for up to three months.
That’s how you make DIY Hyaluronic Acid Serum at home. Did you ever use it, what’s your thoughts? Let us know in the comments!