Each and every year, skin scientists (a.k.a. our heroes) are making new discoveries about what’s really going on behind-the-scenes when fine lines, pigmentation, and uneven texture come knocking on our door. These discoveries are the key to creating products that do more than look great in a ‘shelfie’ — they work hard both to protect our skin from damage and reverse the visible signs of ageing.
While we’ve all been laser-focused on “inside-out” beauty and the deep layers of our skin, Elizabeth Arden — a brand with over 100 years of skin science behind it — have been focused on how we can build up the outermost layer of skin to create a barrier that locks in moisture and replenishes what we naturally lose as we age.
“To help preserve and maintain the skin’s integrity and protect its barrier, it’s essential to address the loss of the most prevalent lipids — ceramides, fatty acids, and cholesterol — that occurs with age,” explains Janet Curmi, Vice President, Elizabeth Arden Global Education and Development.
Those in-the-know will be familiar with the term ‘ceramides’ thanks to a product that Elizabeth Arden released 29 years ago: the single dose, air-tight, anti-ageing, TSA-friendly superheroes of skincare named Ceramide Capsules.
These golden pods consist of a bio-engineered, skin-identical ceramide formula that deliver a major anti-ageing punch. As new research has emerged, the formula has evolved and, while the butterfly clips and low-rise jeans of the 90s fell out of fashion, Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules have maintained their cult-like following — and proven themselves to be serious power players in the anti-ageing game.
“We partnered with a clinical research laboratory to access an existing database they had of 743 women. Using existing image analyses of the women in the database, we were able to identify baselines for the total amount of lines and wrinkles of women in their 40s and women in their 30s.” Curmi explains.
Now that’s skin science at its very best.
One of the most surprising and game-changing ingredients that contributes to this incredible result is cholesterol. As it turns out, cholesterol helps support the stratum corneum — the outermost layer of the skin that acts as a natural protective barrier against moisture loss. This, in addition to Sea Fennel Extract, have given the famous Ceramide Capsules a major boost: helping to strengthen skin’s outer layer, support skin cell renewal and visibly increase luminosity and skin smoothness.
These ingredients are coupled with Enhanced Ceramide Lipid Complex (ECLX) which contains elevated levels of Ceramide 1 and Ceramide 3 in addition to Ceramide 6.
“Together these ceramides help support skin’s natural protective barrier against moisture loss, and helps visibly retexturise, exfoliate, and smooth skin,” our expert explains.
Given the brand trust that Elizabeth Arden have generated and maintained for over 100 years, the high-profile status of the Ceramide Capsule itself, and the extensive testing this cult classic has been through, investing in these golden capsules is one of the easiest skincare decisions we’ve ever made.
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 Based on a US clinical test of 25 women aged 40-49 at 12 weeks.
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