Friday, October 22, 2010

Mixology Quicktip: Make Your Own Anti-Aging Serum

Nia looks absolutely wonderful in these photos. However I was floored when I found out she was knocking on 40's door. Granted her budget may allow for more pampering and R&R, but don't count out youthful just yet. - You can make spa quality treatments at home minus the preservatives, pretentiousness, and high price tag with just a few ingredients. 

Here is a simple anti-aging serum formulation that will tone, tighten and bring that youthful glow back to your skin!

You Will Need:  
A scant pinch of Hyaluronic Acid [in powder form]
A scant pinch of L-Ascorbic Acid [in crystal form] 
1/4 cup of Aloe Vera Gel 

To Make: 
Add Aloe to small bowl and drop in Hyaluronic Acid & L-Ascorbic Acid. Mix well until H.A & L.A is well blended.

Transfer mixture to clean container with a secure lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
To Use:
Apply a small amount of this facial serum on your face and neck nightly. Allow your skin to soak up the properties of the serum for up to 15 minutes before applying a moisturizer.  

Where to purchase ingredients?
All ingredients can be purchased at The Herbarie or via your favorite raw ingredients vendor.

About This Formulation:
  • Hyaluronic Acid is found in healthy, supple skin. As we get older our levels of HA tends to drop. Adding Hyaluronic Acid to this formulation will increase the skin's ability to retain moisture, and will also keep skin soft, smooth and supple.
  • L-Ascorbic Acid also known as Vitamin C is one of natures best natural anti-oxidants. The L-Ascorbic Acid in this formulation will help soothe and protect your skin.
  • Aloe Vera Gel is filled with regenerative properties that help soothe and protect the skin [AVG is filled with anti-oxidant and anti-viral properties]. Aloe Vera Gel is also chock-full of skin loving nutrients and enzymes that will impart a radiant glow and fade blemishes if used regularly.



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10 comments:

  1. I beg to differ. I think most black women will have youthful looking skin well into their 50's as long as they take care of themselves when they are young. As they say black don't crack and 40 is not old.

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  2. @anonymous 40 may not be old but I am 43 years old black woman who is starting to show signs of aging around my eyes and mouth and I took great care of myself. Unless you are a dermatologist...there is no way that you can make such a blanket statemtent.

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  3. AWESOME information! Thanks for the website.

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  4. How much cooler can you get? Sheesh! Making your own anti-aging serum. I seriously love you long time. Don't be surprised if I like, try to move to CA one day...lol.

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  5. great tips! im only 20 but i think this will be helpful for the future

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  6. Great post, no time like the present!

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  7. I'm 21 and I was on the search for something that I could make at home lol. I heard that crushed pearls are also really good for the skin.

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  8. ok, seriously... you're gonna be my hero. lol! this is fabulous!

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  9. I'm late on this..just want to say you a biiiig thank you for sharing all those helpful skincare tips. Inspired to this I started the OCM and as far I am more than pleased w/ the results (doing this for roughly a week now).
    I am 41 and have dry skin with some ageing signs. I skip the castor oil because it dries my skin too much (I just use seame oil, just a drop of olive oil and some rosewood essential oil (for its antibacterial properties). Then I use rosewater or orange blossom water as a toner spritz and follow with evening primrose oil with a minimal amount of carrot seed essential oil. My skin starts to glow and is insanely soft. I tried the sugar/honey scrub today and I am a believer.
    From now on you are my skin care expert! I cannot get hyaluronic acid over here(europe)so I am going to use sugar and yoghurt...the best thing is.....no need to use chemical filled moisturizers!
    Merry Xmas and thank you again!
    Monika
    Ps.: next thing up...flaxseed and wheatgern with yoghurt for breakfast :-)

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