Monday, November 4, 2019

Elizabeth Arden | Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum: Review

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Elizabeth Arden | Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum: Review
Unless you've been living in a cave, you'd know that the hottest skincare ingredient right now is vitamin C (so much so that I've created a "vitamin C" category on the blog)! At the London Drugs #LDBeauty event a few weeks ago, I was introduced to yet another vitamin C skincare, the new Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum (C$63 for 30 Capsules or C$110 for 60 Capsules). The market is quite saturated right now for vitamin C serums but this one definitely offers something different with its individually sealed, single-dose capsules that ensure the potency of the ingredient. I've got a detailed look at the product to share with you today. To read my review, click.....
Elizabeth Arden | Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum: Review
Elizabeth Arden | Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum
Packaging:
The Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules are housed in a clear plastic bottle. Each bottle comes with 30 or 60 capsules and each capsule contains approximately 0.46 ml of serum. Because vitamin C oxidizes from contact with air and light, it loses its efficacy with time. However, because the serum is sealed in a capsule, the vitamin C stays fresher for longer.
Elizabeth Arden | Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum: Review
Elizabeth Arden | Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum
One capsule provides more than enough for one use so the bottle holds a 2-month supply. To open the capsule, carefully pinch and twist off the neck while holding it upright. Then, squeeze the serum from the capsule and apply on cleansed skin followed by your regular moisturizer. It's also worth noting that Elizabeth Arden capsules are biodegradable so empty capsules can be composted.

Formulation:
Described as a "satiny dry oil serum", the Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules is formulated with a high concentration of oil-soluble vitamin C, which visibly brightens the skin by removing dead skin cells, boosting collagen and elastin production, and reducing melanin production. Additionally, the formulation contains ceramides, which is a waxy lipid that creates a protective barrier on the skin to prevent water loss.
Elizabeth Arden | Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum: Review
Elizabeth Arden | Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum
With a very runny texture, the serum spreads easily on the skin. Although it does absorb a bit, there is a palpable greasy residue so I personally wouldn't recommend it for day-time use. However, the finish doesn't feel icky or heavy so I don't mind it for the nighttime. The serum is great for mixing and layering and there's no pilling or patching as the formulation doesn't contain any silicones. I've noticed a brighter complexion with use but I wouldn't say the result is significantly better than the plethora of other vitamin C serums I've tried. Additionally, I feel that each capsule includes just a bit too much serum for a single application so it is a bit wasteful. With that said, because the individually sealed capsules ensure the potency of the formulation, I don't feel pressured to use the product daily in fear of the vitamin C oxidizing. I like knowing that each time I break open a new capsule, the vitamin C inside is still "fresh". Therefore, if you enjoy incorporating vitamin C into your skincare routine and don't want to feel rushed to finish a whole bottle within a couple of months, definitely check this one out!

Ingredients: Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Coco-Caprylate, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic Triglyceride, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Glyceryl Dioleate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phytosphingosine, Phytosterols, Propylene Glyco Dicaprylate, Sclareolide, Tocopherol, Triolein, Phenoxyethanol.

Availability:
Elizabeth Arden is available in stores and online at London Drugs.
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