Recently I’ve grown particularly fond of facial oils and serums, and they have now become a staple in my skincare routine. I find that they leave my skin feeling a lot softer and smoother than an ordinary face wash or moisturiser, and surprisingly I haven’t encountered any that leave a greasy or oily residue on the skin.
This week I was lucky enough to receive the Elizabeth Arden Daily Youth Restoring Serum Ceramide Capsules (quite a mouthful, I know!). The capsules are designed to help replenish your natural Ceramide levels – lipids which capture moisture and prevent dryness – and instantly retexturise the skin for a finer, smoother look. Although I’m still in my youth at the tender age of 21 and haven’t actually acquired any wrinkles (yet), I have begun to notice my skin sometimes appears dull and tired-looking. The Elizabeth Arden serum can be applied morning or evening by twisting the top of the capsule twice to expose the clear liquid. Using clean hands, gently massage the serum into the skin with your fingertips until it has fully absorbed. The serum is fragrance-free and one capsule provides more than enough serum to cover the whole of the face and neck. I prefer to apply it in the evening before bed so that it has time to work throughout the night without any makeup to potentially hinder its progress. I’ve only been using this for about 3 or 4 days now and already I have noticed my skin looks a lot brighter, fresher and feels undoubtedly softer in the mornings.
Retailing at an extortionate £80 for 90 capsules here (considerably cheaper for 30, 45, or 60 capsules), the Youth Restoring Serum may break the bank, but that’s to be expected when it comes to a natural, high-end skincare product. And I suppose you could always think of it as being less than £1 per capsule – not so bad in the long run!
“To be beautiful is the birthright of every woman” – Elizabeth Arden.
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