When it comes to anti-ageing, there isn’t one miracle ingredient that will turn back the hands of time on its own. More than 20 years ago Elizabeth Arden set out to discover the essential ‘youth factors’ that promote younger looking skin. In doing so, they made an important discovery: the natural production of ceramide, collagen, elastin and essential nutrients like calcium all contribute to healthy looking skin. What’s a ceramide you might ask? Ceramides make up 50% of the essential lipids found in the skin’s barrier layer and defend against the first signs of ageing. Knowing this, the brand developed bio-engineered skin identical ceramides that remind the skin how to look youthful again.
Product name: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
What it does: These golden capsules help support skin’s ability to retain moisture, enhance hydration and reduce the visible signs of ageing. Featuring the brands exclusive CLX (Ceramide Lipid Complex) complex, these ingredient work to:
- Ceramides 1 and 6 strengthen and restore skin’s protective barrier while helping to smooth skin
- Double Retinyl Technology helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles; while supporting collagen production and evening out skin tone
- Vitamin E to moisturise and protect skin
- Borage Seed Extract soothes and calms sensitive skin
Results: Once opened, the serum in these capsules is light and silky smooth. It’s absorbed into the skin quickly giving the complexion an instant boost. Within minutes, my skin looked brighter and skin tone evener. After a few days of use, I noticed a smoother complexion and my dehydration lines disappeared. I work in an air-conditioned environment, and throughout the day, my skin looked and felt hydrated. I trialled this product for approximately two weeks and can confirm the immediate effects are significant. I also noticed wrinkles on my forehead were less noticeable and believe with continued use; this product will assist in delivering a more youthful appearance. Interesting fact: I often get dry skin on my hands during winter, and while I was using this product, my hands felt softer and well moisturised.
How to use: Gently twist the tab around twice and squeeze onto your fingertips. Smooth over cleansed face and neck morning and night before your moisturiser.
Skin Types: Suitable for all skin types
Price: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum (60 capsules) $130.
Where to buy: Elizabeth Arden skincare is available from Myer and David Jones department store along with selected pharmacies.