Cleansers, serums and moisturisers make up the foundation of a well-rounded skincare routine, but sometimes it’s necessary (and fun) to integrate different products and steps. For today’s instalment of Inside Vanity, we’re looking at three unique skincare inclusions that work extra hard to hydrate, nourish and protect the skin: a dedicated eye cream, a facial essence, and single-dose capsules loaded with targeted active ingredients.
Keep scrolling to watch contributing beauty editor Emily Algar talk through each one, and further on to shop the edit.
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First up: Essence. Or more specifically, the Jurlique Activating Water Essence+. This recently reformulated product is the perfect way to boost skin hydration and ensure you get the most out of the remainder of your routine. Packed with moisturising marshmallow root and biodynamic botanical extracts like rose, calendula and lavender, try gently pressing it into the skin post-cleanse. You’ll look bouncy, soft and plump.
Ceramides are almost like a glue that holds our skin cells together – they’re necessary for healthy barrier function. Elizabeth Arden was an early adopter of the ingredient, but what’s even more interesting is that they presented them in single-dose capsule form. Each capsule is biodegradable, and contains enough product to cover your face, neck and chest. Not only do the capsules ensure you’re using the correct amount of serum, but they protect the integrity of each ingredient as well. The original ceramide formula (as seen here) is perfect for dry skin in need of nourishment.
The Elizabeth Arden Line Erasing Night Serum capsules contain a mix of ceramides and retinol, meaning they work to improve the look of lines, wrinkles and uneven texture. Because retinol can make the skin photosensitive, integrate these into your evening routine.
Dehydrated complexions on the other hand will love the Elizabeth Arden Hydra-Plumping Capsule, mostly due to the fact it’s full of hyaluronic acid – a molecule that can hold 1000 times its weight in water. This one works well combined with any of the other Arden capsules, or any time your skin needs a hit of hydration.
Finally we have the Vitamin C Capsules – an antioxidant-rich option that will brighten the skin and protect against free radicals. These ones are best used during the day before your moisturiser and sunscreen.
Last but not least, we have the Lancome Advanced Genefique Eye Cream. This one is rich in pre and probiotics, so will nourish the delicate skin around the eye, resulting in a firmer, brighter, smoother eye contour. To ensure proper absorption, try tapping it in both under the eye and around the brow bone before you go in with other moisturisers.
Until next time,