I Received Daily Skin Compliments After I Added This One Thing To My Routine!!
I know my skin well (it’s basically my hobby) and I have some wonderful go-to treatments that help ensure my skin doesn’t get dull when the weather does. This year, however, I’ve been travelling, enjoying a little more winter warming red wines and a little less skin-loving salads, and balancing quality mum-and-cub time with a whole lot of work craziness, so I haven’t really had time to devote to treatments and multi-step skin rituals.
Around half way through winter, that started to show — my skin was duller, with an uneven tone, and more crepey than I’m used to. But my schedule wasn’t shifting, so I needed to find an at-home, one-step solution that would seamlessly fit into my back-to-basics skincare routine to bring back the glow without the hassle.
Almost as if summoned from the heavens, Elizabeth Arden’s Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum landed on my desk and it proved to be the one-step, daily super serum that brought the sunshine back to my skin, and prompted a flood of compliments from friends.
The A+ of Vitamin Cs
I’ve used Vitamin C products before — it is a powerhouse antioxidant that can neutralise free radicals, help the skin’s natural regeneration process, boost collagen production, and —my favourite — reduce pigmentation to even skin tone. Studies have shown that uneven skin tone alone can account for up to 20 years of age perception, so I am always sure to use anti-ageing products that include ingredients specifically designed to promote even skin tone.
Despite having used the ingredient before, I had never received so many compliments about my skin (nearly every day the words ‘glowing’ and ‘radiant’ were thrown my way) as I did when I added the Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum to my routine, so I wanted to find out a little bit more about why exactly that is.
As it turns out, not all Cs are A+s. The vitamin c in Elizabeth Arden’s Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum is 178x more potent than traditional vitamin c, which typically dissipates after just three hours.  By using this level of potency and formulating the capsule with oil soluble (rather than water soluble) Vitamin C, the ingredient is better able to do its job.
It’s not just about the C, either. The capsules contain a host of other skin-loving ingredients including ceramides 2 & 3 to protect skin from moisture loss and prolong glow and vitamin E to support protect against free radicals and environmental aggressors.
How It Works
Elizabeth Arden have encapsulated the perfect dose of a dry oil serum that combines Vitamin C for brightening and Ceramides for anti-ageing and skin strengthening. The capsules are super easy to transport (TSA friendly!) and use.
You open the capsule, squeeze 3 drops onto the palm of your hand, and apply to your face as the first step after your normal cleansing/toning routine. I have personally found adding this step both morning and night has made the biggest difference to my skin, but once a day is enough to see visible results AND protect your skin long-term.
After exploring all this I realised it’s really not that surprising that I saw better results from this serum than I had from other vitamin C products. And I’m not alone, either. In a clinical study conducted over 8 weeks, 100% of women showed an improvement in the overall look of skin, 97% saw a clinical reduction in the appearance of dark spots, and 95% of women showed visibly brighter skin.
If you, like me, want to find your sunshine without frequenting the facialist or adding multiple steps to your routine, try this one out. I promise, it’s worth it for the compliments alone.
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