I live in Okanagan and find that Nature’s Fare sells pure hyaluronic acid serum (Episilk), in a darkened, 30 ml bottle. It is rather costly at $74.99 plus tax, but the good news is that a little goes a long way. I use a Vitamin C serum (Viva Bio Brightening) in a dark 25 ml bottle for $34.99. Again, a little goes a long way.
The Vitamin C serum also contains Sunflower Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, Sweet Almond Oil Cold Press, Avocado Oil, Vit E, Rosehip Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Vanilla Planifilia Oil, Lavender Angustifilia Oil, Angelica Dahurica, Mandarine Oil.
You have to shake the bottle well and apply a THIN layer to desired areas. Use on a clean face. Open pores up by placing a hot as you can tolerate facecloth for 1-2 minutes. I exfoliate every 2nd day, as every day is said to be too much.
Allow the Vit C serum to dry for a couple of minutes (skin absorption) and follow up by dabbing (do not overuse) hyaluronic acid serum. I am an older woman (over 50) and have just begun this regime, so I cannot state as of yet, any results. But I can say that my skin (after only 4 days) is already softer and I have seen reduction in some blemishes.
I should say that after exfoliating, I use ACV (apple cider vinegar) mixed with equal part distilled or filtered water as a toner, then after a couple of minutes, use the ‘hot facecloth’, so that I am applying the serums to a clean face.
Coconut oil, castor oil and vitamin E are being used for eyelashes and eyebrows. Sweet almond oil for dark circles/bags under eyes. I am drinking plenty of water per day, cut out sugar, breads, sweets, processed food and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Exercise is being incorporated into my lifestyle also.
The sooner one starts in life the better! Thumbs up to wellness mama…keep up the great work! I only just stumbled across this site because I was wondering if I could save some money by making my own serums. ; ))
The reason I mentioned diet and exercise (as well as plenty of proper sleep) is because the outside will definitely reflect what is going on on the inside. Hope this helps someone. God bless!