Skin Capsules 101: Target Your Individual Concerns
Skin Capsules 101: Target Your Individual Concerns

Skin Capsules 101: Target Your Individual Concerns

Single dose capsules are a beauty revelation. Allowing you to target individual skin concerns, they’re also able to preserve the potency of game-changing ingredients like retinol and vitamin C to deliver optimum results over time. To find out why you need them in your routine, what else they can do and which skin type should use which one, we teamed up with pioneers in the field Elizabeth Arden for a special ‘Capsule Clinic’. Hosted by their head of training Anja, she assessed some of the SL team and SL contributors to advise them on the most relevant capsule combinations for the skin types.

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Anja's Capsule Clinic Recapped....

Tor Cardona, 31

SheerLuxe Wellness Editor

Tor’s Top Skin Concerns:

1. Radiance
2. Early Signs of Ageing
3. Environmental Damage Against Skin

The Remedy:

“Your top concerns are keeping your skin bright and radiant, so with this in mind, I recommend the Vitamin C Capsules in the morning for you,” finishes Anja. “It’s an antioxidant, so it protects against environmental damage – like pollution – which can hinder your glow. As the vitamin C is sealed, it’s 178x more potent than traditional Vitamin C*, while the ceramides inside help to hydrate and nourish, too. For evening, try using the Hyaluronic Acid Capsules. These will help to attract moisture from your surroundings into your skin, working to hydrate, calm and plump. Twist the capsule, pop the formula into your hand then pat it on gently. As the HA formula is more of a gel texture, it’s incredibly moisturising and easy to apply. They are also fragrance and preservative-free so there’s no irritation.” 

*Based on stability testing of THD Ascorbate vs. L-Ascorbic Aci

The Stats:

When using the Hyaluronic Acid Capsules, 87% see instantly plumper skin with a youthful bounce*

*Consumer study, 55 women

Adeola Gboyega, 32

Make-Up Artist & SheerLuxe Beauty Contributor

Adeola’s Top Skin Concerns:

1. Pigmentation
2. Early Signs of Ageing

The Remedy:

“Adeola, you’re already using the Advanced Ceramide Capsules throughout the day, so keep using these to brighten your skin and give good glow,” says Anja. “I’d recommend combining them with the brand’s Vitamin C Capsules to combat concerns of pigmentation. Normally, vitamin C is highly unstable, but these capsules are sealed, so the potency never wanes. It’s also an oil-soluble formula, so it can penetrate your skin much better. The addition of ceramides means your skin will get a strengthening boost, too. Use these capsules in the morning for additional antioxidant protection (against environmental aggressors like pollution) and then finish off with the Advanced Ceramide Capsules at night. This pairing will strengthen and boost your skin.” 

The Stats: 

100% of women showed a clinical improvement in photo damage with regular use of Elizabeth Arden’s Vitamin C Capsules.* 

*In A US Clinical Study of 31 Subjects After 8 Weeks Of Use

Anna Bromilow, 43


Anna’s Top Skin Concerns:

1. Pigmentation
2. Uneven Skin Tone
3. Dryness

The Remedy:

Retinol is the capsule you could really benefit from,” explains Anja to Anna. “These are encapsulated, and as such, the retinol in these capsules is 76% more potent compared to its non-encapsulated equivalent. Top that with the addition of ceramides and you’ll gently be able to target pigmentation, lines and wrinkles, while nourishing the skin, too. Use them every single night – they are gentle enough to be used daily, but always remember to apply SPF before stepping out in the morning. Rather than massaging the retinol into your skin, take a patting motion, into your face and neck. Follow up with your moisturiser to lock in results. As for the morning, I recommend the Hyaluronic Acid Capsules. They delivers hyaluronic acid more efficiently into your skin’s surface layer because the molecule is 500x** smaller than traditional HA, allowing it to travel 4x deeper**. Apply it onto slightly damp skin – the formula will cling to dampness and penetrate deeper because of it. The result is smoother, plumper-looking skin, while retinol takes care of pigmentation, lines and wrinkles.”

*Based on tests predictive of 10 month shelf life
**Based on the smallest molecular weight of our HA vs. traditional HA

***Extrapolated calculations based on Published articles

The Stats:

With regular use of the Retinol Capsules, 87% of women saw a visible reduction in lines and wrinkles.*

*Based On A US Consumer Study of 54 Women Aged 30-70 After Eight Weeks

Georgie Coleridge Cole, 40

SheerLuxe Founder & Editor 

Georgie’s Top Skin Concerns:

1. Fine Lines & Wrinkles
2. Dryness
3. Pigmentation & Sun Spots

The Remedy:

“You’re already using the Retinol Ceramide Capsules Night Serum so stick with them daily,” Anja advises Georgie. “On top of that, I’d recommend incorporating the Advanced Ceramide Capsules into your routine, too – five of them (this includes the entire capsule range) are sold every second globally.* These have been around for 30 years and continue to be a brand bestseller. Brimming with skin identical ceramides, they’re gentle and nourishing, while the small capsule is the perfect dose to cover your face, neck and decolletage. Use these in the day and stick to the retinol at night. Your skin will feel amazing straight away, but it’ll take a week or two to see a real difference.”

The Stats:

95%** of women showed clinical improvement in their skin’s firmness in just two weeks using Advanced Ceramide Capsules.

*Based on Elizabeth Arden prestige units shipped, Insights + APO Data 8/18-7/19.
**Based on a US clinical study of 43 women aged 36-64 after two weeks of use

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