I’m working harder than ever on my thesis at the moment, but I just thought I’d quickly write up my latest DIY discovery for you all.
I’ve been playing around with yet another vitamin c serum. MAP, or Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, is a water soluble form of vitamin c which doesn’t have the potential irritation of L-Ascorbic Acid. I’ve been really happy with the effect it has had on my skin. Great stuff!
This recipe is adapted from the Skin Essential Actives website for the dry Australian climate. If you live in a humid climate, you may find the Skin Essential Actives version more comfortable for you.
You will need:
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 3.5 grams
Distilled H20 14.3 grams
Borage Oil (or whatever oils you prefer) 14.4 grams
Vitamin E 0.35 grams
Emulsifying wax 2 grams
Glycerin 0.35 grams
Preservative 0.15 grams
(pH should be 7.7)
Here is the recipe presented in percentages, so that you can adjust the amount you make easily:
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%
Distilled H20 41%
Borage Oil (or whatever oils you prefer) 42%
Vitamin E 1%
Emulsifying wax 4%
nb: I like to take 2.5% away from the H2O and add 2.5% N-Acetyl-L-Hydroxyproline in its place. It will give you the softest skin imaginable, and it’s amazing for building collagen! Just dissolve in the water and continue as usual.
1. First dissolve the MAP in the water, and put it aside, stirring every now and again (it takes a while to dissolve).
2. Add Glycerin.
4. As I don’t have a double boiler, I stood the Borage oil + Vit E in some water from the kettle, then heated the wax on a spoon over a candle.