Make your own anti-aging serum for a fraction of what you would pay for Lancôme!

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Recently, we brought you a simple homemade laundry detergent recipe from Clark.com reader Kathryn C. that didn’t involve any grating or boiling.

Today, we present her recipe for Lancôme anti-aging serum!

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Making your own Lancôme has never been easier!

Before we get into this, you should know that Lancôme anti-aging serum typically sells for about $78 for a one-ounce bottle!

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But Kathryn, who teaches a money-management class for women struggling economically, has found a way to radically cut down on that expense. She has her own recipe for anti-aging serum based on a video she found on green living expert Sophie Uliano’s YouTube channel.

Anti-aging Vitamin C facial serum recipe

  • ¼ tsp. Vitamin C cosmetics grade powder
  • 4 tsp. Purified or distilled water
  • 2 tsp. Aloe vera gel

Combine ingredients and put the product in a light-blocking amber or cobalt blue eye-dropper bottle. Spread on your face after washing, morning and night.

“I’m certain Lancôme’s formula includes retinol, which I haven’t yet been able to find. When I do, I’ll be adding it to my solution,” Kathryn says.

Anti-aging hyaluronic acid facial serum recipe

  • ½ c. Purified or distilled water
  • ½ tsp. Hyaluronic acid

Combine the two ingredients – the hyaluronic acid will not dissolve readily, so just stir for a little bit, then allow to sit in your refrigerator overnight. It will turn into a gel-like substance by morning. Put the serum into a light-blocking amber or cobalt blue eye-dropper bottle. Spread on your face after washing, morning and night.

Kathryn’s own combination facial serum

Kathryn also decided she wanted the benefit of both serums, so she made a half-recipe of the hyaluronic acid serum and combined it with a full recipe of the vitamin C serum.

“I’m on my second bottle, about halfway through, and I started last November 25, so I’d say, depending on how much Lancôme I would have used, [I’ve saved] probably about $100. Because I use such tiny amounts of vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, the cost to make my own is basically negligible.”

“I do believe [the serums] make a noticeable difference – most people find it unbelievable that I’m on the cusp of 70, so it must be doing some good!”

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Theo Thimou About the author:
Theo has co-written several books with Clark Howard, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Living Large in Lean Times. As a single widowed parent of two young children, he strives to bring unique savings tips to men and women like him who must face life without their spouses. He can be reached at [email protected]
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