The Best DIY Face Serum Recipe
Updated: Nov 23, 2022
I have mentioned it often on both this blog and in my YouTube videos, I love making my own skincare. By making my own skincare I can precisely control what I put on my face/body and I can create products that suit my skin's needs.
It is not as difficult as you might initially think and to help you make a great start I want to share with you this very simple recipe for a face serum. The largest part of any face serum is water and this recipe is no different. I substitute some of the water for camomile hydrosol for its soothing abilities but this is optional.
I added lots of great humectants to make this face serum as hydrating as possible as I have very dry skin that needs all the moisture it can get. Camomile hydrosol and calendula extract have great soothing abilities which my eczema-prone skin loves.
This is the base version of the face serum I always fall back on. I alter this recipe depending on my mood, my hormones, and the weather. Usually, I substitute about 5% of the water content with different ingredients like peptides, antioxidants, caffeine, green tea extract, etc.
So give this face serum a try and add ingredients you think your skin will love.
50 gram batch
To use, spread a few drops in your hands and gently apply to your face. Enjoy!
Storage & Shelf-life
This face serum contains a high amount of water so you must include a broad-spectrum preservative to prevent microbial growth. Even with the use of a preservative, this serum will eventually spoil as our tools are not sterile laboratories. So, if you notice any change in color, scent, or texture, stop using it and make a fresh batch.
Be aware that making substitutions will change the end product. While these changes won’t break the recipe, you will get a different product than I did.