Beauty,  Skincare

Review | Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules

Say hello to the latest addition to Elizabeth Arden’s Capsule Collection: Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum.

Vitamin C is a skincare powerhouse that encourages collagen production, protects the skin against free radical damage and helps to fight and reduce pigmentation. My bet is it’s going to be the next big thing in skincare – I’ve seen quite few launches that focus heavily on the vitamin.

Problem is, that Vitamin C is notoriously tricky to stabilise, which is why Elizabeth Arden have encapsulated it, keeping it safe from light and air, in biodegradable mono-dose capsules.

The Vitamin C you’ll find in the Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum is oil rather than water soluble, making it 178 times more effective than traditional Vitamin C and enables it to penetrate the layers of the skin which need it most.

The other active in the formula is Ceramide, which has amazing hydrating properties, as well as the ability to deliver immediate barrier repairing functions.

The combination of these two ingredients makes for a potent protective, brightening, hydrating duo. I’ve been using the capsules daily for a few months now, and my skin tone is far more even because my pigmentation is lighter than before. The overall texture and appearance has changed drastically, too. My skin glows and is plumper – a post-facial glow without the facial!

To apply, hold the small end of the capsule and twist off the top. Squeeze a few drops into your hand, and apply to your face. Use the left over serum on your neck and décolletage. They can be used morning and night, if you wish, but I use them in the morning because I use retinol at night.

Everyone should add Vitamin C into their routines, not just for targeting pigmentation, but for everyday free radical protection.

You’ll find the Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum at Elizabeth Arden counters in selected department stores nationwide, as well as online from Foschini For Beauty here. The capsules are available in 30 piece jars for R599 or 60 pieces for R1025.