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DIY Hyaluronic Acid Serum

DIY Hyaluronic Acid Serum: Best Beauty Hack for Anti-Aging Skin Care

March 22, 2017

Naturally combat aging with this DIY hyaluronic acid serum. Learn how to make an anti-aging serum recipe for plump, youthful looking skin with as few as two ingredients. An affordable way to upgrade your beauty regimen on a budget, this hydrating beauty serum helps lock in moisture and plump skin to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You’re going to love the visible results of this easy DIY beauty hack!

DIY Hyaluronic Serum

Anti-Aging DIY Hyaluronic Acid Serum

An affordable alternative to store bought anti-aging serums, this DIY hyaluronic acid serum creates an amazing anti-aging gel that hydrates skin, helps to fight aging and reduce skin inflammation. It can also aid in increasing skin elasticity.

With as few as two ingredients — water and hyaluronic acid powder — you can help your skin to appear more youthful! Hyaluronic acid naturally moisturizes and plumps skin to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. By making your own homemade beauty serum, you can also save a LOT of money versus buying serums.  My 2-ingredient DIY hyaluronic acid serum  is made using Bos Essentials Hyaluronic Acid Powder. This easy beauty solution offers an economical way for you to create your own anti-aging beauty products. Plus it really is so easy to make!

By formulating your own DIY anti-aging serum at home, you’ll enjoy the same benefits from store bought products without the high price tag. Discover how to make your own anti-aging DIY hyaluronic acid serum. Plus, I share a bonus recipe for a DIY Vitamin C serum. Keep reading to learn how to make these simple, affordable beauty hacks for your skin. Both recipes can be found below.

how to make hyaluronic acid serum

Hyaluronic Acid Serum Recipe


How to Make Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Here is how to make an anti-aging serum with hyaluronic acid:

anti aging beauty serum with hyaluronic acid


1. Combine all of the ingredients in an airtight container and shake really well until it is thoroughly mixed. (I used a 9 oz. clear straight sided glass jars with silver metal lug caps that I had from SKS Bottle & Packaging which work great. But you can also use a small mason jar or dropper bottles. In short, choose the best container size for your needs and how you plan to use it. The larger container works great for all-over skin care and not just your face.)

2. Place the DIY hyaluronic acid serum in the refrigerator until it gels and is no longer grainy. Once the product has fully gelled, it’s ready to be used as part of your daily skin care routine.


I used a 9 oz. clear straight sided glass jars with silver metal lug caps that I had from SKS Bottle & Packaging to make my DIY beauty serum. However, you can also use a small mason jar. Once made, use a funnel to pour the serum into dropper bottles, then label. The dropper will help prevent product contamination during use.

However, the larger container also works great for all-over skin care and not just your face. If you prefer to leave the product in a large container, I advise removing the desired amount with a small, clean scoop to use.


To use this natural beauty product, simply apply the anti-aging facial serum to your face and neck prior to applying moisturizer. It should also be used under makeup.

Storage Instructions:

As this beauty product is acid based, your serum will keep for 30 days when stored in the refrigerator. DO NOT store it at room temperature unless preservatives such as ascorbic acid and DMAE bitartrate are used to prevent bacterial contamination.

Tip: It’s also important to note, should your DIY hyaluronic acid serum go watery, it should be replaced with a new batch.

Supercharge Your Serum with Vitamin C

If you want to give your hyaluronic acid serum recipe an upgrade, you can add vitamin C powder to the formulation! To make a vitamin C serum with hyaluronic acid, follow these steps:

1. Dissolve a small amount of Bos Essentials Ferulic Acid Powder at 1% in alcohol. (This will help to stabilize the vitamin C and offer additional antioxidant benefits.)

2. Then combine a few drops the dissolved Ferulic Acid with 2 Tablespoons Bos Essentials Vitamin C Powder and 4 Tablespoons of water.

3. Finally, once all the ingredients have dissolved add 1/2 teaspoon Bos Essentials Hyaluronic Acid Powder. (You can optionally also mix in 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin.)

4. Refrigerate until gelled and apply prior to other beauty products as the first step in your beauty routine.

My DIY anti-aging under eye cream with hyaluronic acid will leave your skin feeling soft and nourished while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Hyaluronic Acid Powder Anti-Aging Under Eye Cream

In addition to using hyaluronic acid powder to make DIY beauty serums, it can also be used to make other natural skin care products. You can also use the Bos Essentials Hyaluronic Acid Powder to make my anti-aging under eye cream recipe. This beauty recipe has additional anti-aging and moisturizing benefits for skin! You can find my anti-aging under eye cream recipe here.

Also be sure to explore some of these other great beauty hacks, skin care supplements, and ideas for a spa day at home.

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  • Deb

    March 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    This sounds like something I’d love to try – and guess what I think the best part of this whole post is? It’s the fact that you tell us WHEN this cream should be applied (before all other beauty products). I SO appreciate that! I have, so many times, wondered which order I should apply serums, creams, sun-blocks, etc. Thank you for that seemingly simple but oh-so-useful tip and this great recipe 🙂

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      March 25, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      You’re so welcome!

  • Aida Cirino Lee

    March 30, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    What is the shelf life of this product? Also what is the stability of the Vitamin C in this post usually all the DIY Vit C serums is one week

    1. Aida Cirino Lee

      March 30, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Also can water be substitute by Aloe Vera Gel?

      1. Rebecca D. Dillon

        March 30, 2017 at 3:03 pm

        This isn’t something I’ve tried so I’m not sure, but I would lean towards yes. You could certainly give a try! If you do, please let us know how it turns out! You can halve or even quarter the recipe for a test batch.

    2. Rebecca D. Dillon

      March 30, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      I would use within 2-3 weeks if kept in the fridge. Otherwise you can extend the shelf life using a preservative like optiphen.

  • Reggy

    June 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    What kind of alcohol do you mix the ferulic powder with and why do you add more hyaluronic to the second mix since it is already in the first mix that you are supercharging, or am I misunderstanding and this is 2 separate recipes. Just doesn’t seem like the second one makes very much.

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      June 2, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      It’s just rubbing alcohol. If you click through to the product page here for the hyaluronic acid serum it explains it better. It is two separate recipes. The second is basically an addition to the first.

  • Reggy

    June 6, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Thanks, can you mix the two serums together or do they work better using separately.

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      June 7, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      I would use them separately.

  • Reggy

    June 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Ok, thanks for all the info, waiting for my products to arrive so I can make the serums. Hope for good results.

  • J

    November 13, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    How much ferulic powder and alcohol do you use? I have mixed everything as noted but in the morning still found all mixure separated from hyaluronic acid gel inside of the container. Cannot understand what I did wrong unless the alcohol and ferulic powder ratio was wrong. Please help!

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      November 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      You would use several drops of the dissolved ferulic powder. The recipe is from the product page for the hyaluronic acid powder here. If you need additional help you may want to contact the seller directly for help troubleshooting. Hope this helps.

  • Maryellen Dawson

    December 9, 2017 at 9:29 am

    How much optiphen would you use in the recipe just for the hyalluronic serum?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      December 11, 2017 at 8:18 am

      There’s a great article at Humblebee & Me along with a preservative calculator here.

      1. Maryellen Dawson

        January 15, 2018 at 11:54 am


  • Lori

    February 26, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    I did as directed and my solution did not gel! What did I do wrong?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      February 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      I don’t know why it wouldn’t have gelled. You may want to contact the manufacturer to try to determine the cause.

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