We love a celebrity-approved beauty product – but not when the price tag leaves us watery-eyed. Which is why when we discovered that A-listers and beauty editors are loving Elizabeth Arden’s Retinol Ceramide Capsules – brand spokesperson Reese Witherspoon previously told Harper's Bazaar they "changed her skin" – we had to give them a try.
And it didn’t take long for these clever little capsules to earn a permanent place on our bathroom shelf. With each single-use pod containing a perfect portion of skin-boosting actives, they’re one of the easiest ways to reap the benefits of retinol without any of the guesswork. What's more, they're currently reduced by a huge 40% as part of Amazon's gigantic Prime Day sale.
The secret is in the advanced encapsulation technology, which means the retinol – easily degraded by light and air – inside each capsule is kept as potent as possible until the moment it reaches your skin. In fact, the brand claims the formula is 76% more potent than your average retinol serum. This clever process also means the formula can stay totally free from preservatives and fragrances, and as each capsule contains a single application, you’ll never waste a drop.
Used consistently for a month, this skincare game-changer claims to help deliver a visible improvement to rough skin texture, as well as working to diminish fine lines and enlarged pores. We think it’s a brilliant all-rounder for every skin type: As the nourishing ceramides balance the drying effects of the retinol, they're even ideal for sensitive skin.
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