If you are looking to make homemade face serum recipes, this guide is for you. A good face serum has a light consistency that allows easy absorption. The concentration of skincare ingredients is also higher compared to other facial cosmetics, lotions and moisturizing creams. The homemade face serum recipes described below can take care of specific skin care issues like acne, wrinkles etc. Many of these serums can also be used for skin lightening. We have also covered easy DIY Vitamin C serum recipe which is particularly beneficial for aging skin. Enjoy these recipes!
1. DIY face serum for acne
This serum is beneficial in fighting acne, age spots, dark circles and puffy skin.
- 2 tbsp Jojoba oil
- 5 drops of lemon juice
- ½ tsp Cucumber juice
- 4 drops sesame oil
- 3 drops sandalwood oil
Mix all ingredients together. Apply it to the acne. Use up the recipe within 2 days. Use this serum regularly to not just prevent acne, but also to lighten the spots and blemishes.
2. Homemade face serum for glowing skin
- 2 oz Rose hip oil
- 5 drops each Rose, Geranium, Jasmine and Frankincense oils
Mix all oils together. Store the blend in a bottle with dropper. To use, shake the bottle well. Take a few drops of the oil in your palms. Apply the blend on cleansed face in gentle circular motions. Use this serum at nighttime. Gently massage in upward soft strokes.
3. Face serum recipe with glycerin
This ultra hydrating face serum recipe is suitable for all skin types. The glycerin used in it acts as an emollient humectant that pulls water from the air and retains it in the skin. This keeps your skin ultra moisturized. Aloe vera gel hydrates the skin deeply and does not give your skin a greasy feeling. You can also add royal jelly to it but that can be a bit expensive to source.
- 2/3 cup pure Aloe gel
- 2 tbsp vegetable glycerin
- 3 drops of rose and lavender oil
Combine all ingredients and store them in a glass jar. Cap the lid tightly. To use: apply the serum all over the forehead, neck, cheeks and massage it in gently. This is an excellent serum to use at nighttime.
4. Skin lightening face serum (contains Sake)
Say sayonara to age spots and acne blemishes with this recipe! This serum contains sake, the secret ingredient (clearly not a secret anymore!) used by Japanese Geishas to whiten their faces. The sake works on hyper-pigmentation and age spots, lightening them considerably. The orange and lemon juices are high in ascorbic acid and citric acids which fade age spots, brighten the skin and also protect against potential damage.
- 1 oz unfiltered sake
- ½ ounce each freshly squeezed orange and lemon juices
In a glass bowl, mix all ingredients. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture on the skin. Do not use on the eyes. You can also saturate a clean cotton cloth with the serum and place it on your skin for 10 minutes before washing off.
5. Vitamin C serum or gel
- ½ tsp Ascorbic acid powder
- 2 tsp distilled water and 2 tsp thickening agent such as xanthan gum, glycerin or agar agar flakes
Caution-Use very little thickening agent based on consistency you desire. This homemade vitamin C face serum is suitable for all skin types and works best for nighttime use.
6. Face serum recipe with Argan oil
- 5-6 drops Rosehip oil
- 2-3 drops Lavender oil
- ½ tsp Argan oil
Mix all the ingredients. Take a small amount in the palm of your hand and rub them together to warm it up. Pat evenly on the face. You can use this homemade face serum twice a day. With regular use, you will start noticing healthier, more radiant skin within 3 weeks.
Next time you are out of your face serum, do not waste money on commercial products. Use these homemade face serum recipes containing skin ingredients you can trust.