Today, let’s make our own Hyaluronic Acid Serum. This serum adds moisture and a beautiful, bright complexion to skin of all ages. We particularly like this recipe because it’s perfect for beginners and is easy to customize. We’d love to see what you do with this DIY formulation and how you make it your own!
Even better, hyaluronic acid is a trending ingredient that is sure to help you draw customers in to buy your product. Hyaluronic acid is an amazing humectant able to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, helping to draw moisture into the skin and leave you with a dewy, glowing complexion! Plus, this ingredient works well for a wide variety of skin types, including sensitive skin.
Equipment You’ll Need
- Stovetop safe pot or beaker
- Stick blender or high shear mixer
- Measuring cups/spoon or scale
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate yield: 1 Pound
Approximate cost per pound: $2.54
Suggested Packaging: 1oz airless pump
Suggested retail price: $15 – $20
Ingredient Lbs Kitchen % by weight
Deionized Water .9731 2 Cups 97.5
Hyaluronic Acid Powder .0100 1 Tbsp 1
Phenoxyethanol .0100 ½ Tbsp 1
Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate .0050 1 Tsp 0.5
Directions – Hyaluronic Acid Serum
- Heat water to 120F – 130F
- Slowly sprinkle Hyaluronic Acid Powder into the water while mixing with your stick blender or high shear mixer.
- Add Phenoxyethanol and Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate to preserve.
- Use on clean face after toner/astringent. Let absorb into the skin, then apply moisturizer. Please note that this recipe has not been challenge tested for preservation efficacy. If you use this recipe for market sales, it is up to you to ensure the safety of the product.
Have you made this product? How did it go? Did you like the final result? We’d love to hear about it. Tell us how things went in the comments below!