Until now I have never tried an Elizabeth Arden beauty product. It always seemed like an “older lady” line of cosmetics and serums, the sort of thing one of my wealthier friends’ mothers would use. Now that I have a preteen daughter it seems that I’ve become someone’s mother, though not the wealthy sort unfortunately. Perhaps that’s why I find the luxe gold packaging so appealing now. Of course, if the serums in the elegant gold and red boxes didn’t work I wouldn’t find much use for them, but this is a case of being able to tell the book by the cover. What’s inside is just as elegant and luxe as the packaging would suggest.
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Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules
A few weeks ago I received a large package with several beauty products to test. (Yes, this really is one of the great perks of blogging!) I couldn’t wait to try the tubes of anti-aging potions in the beautiful gold and red packaging but it was the little capsules that really caught my eye. Like an oyster filled with shimmery pearls the large round container of Ceramide Capsules is a delight to behold.
Out of each little glycerine pod comes the perfect amount of anti-oxidant rich oil. After having used one every night for two weeks I have to say that, yes, my skin is dewier and more youthful looking than it was prior, though I would also say that the effect is subtle. Here’s what the Elizabeth Arden website says about the product:
A lightweight, silky-smooth — yet non-greasy — serum for your face, neck and décolletage that instantly infuses your skin with youth-restoring Ceramides. Absorbs quickly to strengthen and repair the appearance of skin for a visible improvement in overall appearance and a noticeably more youthful complexion.
- Immediately smoothes and revitalizes the look of skin.
- Visibly improves skin tone and clarity.
- Supports skin’s natural collagen for a firmer look.
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Gives you skin that’s noticeably softer and smoother.
- Reduces roughness and dryness.
- Enhances your skin hydration for a fresh and balanced feel.
In a world where cosmetic manufacturers make all sorts of unsubstantiated claims about their products this is a case where what they say is true. The little gelatin pods keep the antioxidants inside fresh without preservatives and the serum is fragrance free. I use it all over my face and eyelids without any problems but you should know that I have only mildly combination skin. Someone with oily skin might have a different reaction. (I’m not the only one who rates these little capsules of serum highly. Beautypedia also gives them a very good review.)
What I really love about these is how lovely and special they make me feel. I know it’s silly, but I love opening up the golden box, taking out one precious little golden pearl, and twisting the top to get to the serum. Would I buy them myself? Yes! I definitely would if I had the money. At around $72 for 60 pods they’re not cheap, but I think they’re worth it. Check out the product here. You can also buy a refill bottle of 90 capsules for $90, which makes them a bit less expensive per capsule.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum and Ceramide Lift and Firm Day Lotion with Sunscreen
In addition to the Ceramide Capsules, which I loved, I also received the Ceramide Lift and Firm Day Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 and Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum. I definitely like the Prevage Anti-Aging Serum. The fragrance-free, lightweight formula is easy to apply and can be worn under sunblock and makeup, at night, or both. The packaging is really something. The silver and gold box opens up like a Faberge Egg.
The Ceramide Lift and Firm Day Lotion with SPF 30 is also nice, though unfortunately it’s scented. It has a very pleasant scent, I just prefer my facial lotions with no added perfume. My only issue with it is it got in my eyes once and stung like crazy. Now I’m careful not to wear it when I exercise.
Have you ever tried an Elizabeth Arden beauty product? Do they look appealing to you?
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