Review: ELIZABETH ARDEN Ceramide Capsules

May 3, 2012
I bought this pot of gold capsules a year ago from Changi Airport, the full name is called ELIZABETH ARDEN Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules Intensive Treatment for Face and Throat.. *Phew* that's a long one.. Ok at airport duty free shop, they usually have this promotion of "purchase with purchase", meaning that with purchase of any cosmetic product, you can purchase this item at SGD$39. The retail price should be at least SGD$68 but I am not very sure. They do have a set of 3 boxes selling at SGD$127 if I remember correctly which is pretty worthwhile too!

I finally opened it up a few weeks ago after reading some pretty good reviews online. The interesting part it, I thought this is purely a skincare product, which supposed to support natural collagen levels of skin, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But from this famous blog here (if you can read Chinese), I read a post about using it before makeup to set the foundation nicely.

For the effect, I am not so sure about how good it is in terms of anti-aging, since I've been using it in the morning most of the time, and I haven't seen any visible improvement on my skin so far. But one thing for sure, if you are traveling, this is a perfect solution for your daily skincare regime. Why? It's just so easy to bring a few capsules, and you can even use it right after cleansing your face, no toner, no serum, no moisturizer needed, I am not kidding...

Twist it open and smooth the content onto face, and neck, lightly massage till it's completely absorbed into the skin. It looks oily and shiny at first but not greasy at all, and after massaging gently for a little while, you can see a totally smooth and firm skin without any oil. I am amazed by how effective it keeps my oily/combination skin totally mat all day long!! And it feels so easy to apply my 2 way cake after that. My skin looks radiant and smooth and most importantly, oil-free!! My make up really lasts longer throughout the day, and I must say it beats all my expensive, well known makeup base/premier in every possible aspect!

There are 30 capsules in a pot and if you use one daily, it's going to last for a month. Keep it in cool and dry place, or else, after 1 year, it might look like this in our hot and humid Singapore weather, gross right?!! But still can be used (tested and proven).. LOL..

Rating: 8/10
30 Capsules / SGD$39 ("purchase with purchase" at Changi airport)


Anonymous said...

I like this too, great product but personally feel it is a bit smelly. I am quite sensitive to smell :P

I couldn't agree with you more! It is really my good travel buddy. I can skip my normal skincare steps, one for all!

My face feel some immediate reaction where the whole face feels warm immediately after applying.


Mummy Chan said...

Yes Niki, the smell is quite a turn off but as long as it works, I still can tolerate, haha..

Anonymous said...

Hi Felicia,
I actually stumbled upon your blog and I must say, good job with it!
It's advised to store the gold caps in the fridge to prevent it becoming "mouldy".
I am a fan of Elizabeth Arden products. I am using both the Ceramide as well as Prevage range.
Their Prevage is pretty expensive but very worth every penny! Like you, I do not go for facials.
You could try Prevage from Elizabeth Arden. I highly recommend!

Mummy Chan said...

Thanks so much for your compliment and advice! I somehow remembered the sale girl told me not to put it inside the fridge.. anyway I have never tried Prevage before and you make me feel like getting it immediately, haha..

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