The importance of sleep shouldn’t be underestimated. It resets and refreshes both mind and mood, while facilitating our body’s restorative functions. Our skin is a major beneficiary of this process while we’re in sleep mode, so it’s not surprising the experts in skincare have been developing new technologies to amplify sleep’s restorative benefits while we’re catching some Zs.
The New Bedtime Regimen – Ceramides and Retinol
The new Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules are a night serum that combines the powerful line-erasing benefits of Retinol with the moisture-boosting and skin barrier repair benefits of Ceramides. Together, they visibly diminish the look of lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, tone, and clarity to reveal dramatically younger-looking skin you can feel confident about.
By leveraging these complementary technologies, Elizabeth Arden is able to provide visible results while helping to protect against the dryness that can be indicative of Retinol products.
Powerful Retinol, encapsulated
We asked Dr Dendy Engelman, Celebrity Dermatologist, Cosmetic and Skin Cancer Surgeon about the benefits of night-time retinol use. “Since Retinol can be unstable under UV radiation and skin can be hypersensitive to sunlight with Retinol use, the capsules are best used as part of your night-time skincare regimen,” says Dr Engelman. “This is also the optimal time to enhance skin’s natural cell turnover since skin naturally resets overnight.”
As Retinol is extremely sensitive to light and air, this can affect its stability. The mono-dose capsule format of the Retinol Ceramide Capsules allows for targeted and precise dosage, along with a meticulous manufacturing process to help protect Retinol from light and air exposure, ensuring the potency of every application.
And the proof is in the capsule – in stability testing*, the Retinol in these capsules was 76% more potent than its non-encapsulated equivalent.
* Based on tests predictive of 10-month shelf life.
Control in a Capsule
“Using more of a Retinol product won’t make it more efficacious, just more irritating,” says Dr Engelman. “Retinol Ceramide Capsules help with this because they’re pre-dosed so you don’t need to think about how much you’re using. Formulating with Ceramides also helps protect against irritation – by adding Ceramides to the formula, we are helping to moisturise with the application of the serum itself.”
- Ceramides 2 & 3 help replenish skin’s natural ceramides to reinforce its moisture barrier.
- Retinol enhances skin’s natural collagen to visibly reduce lines and wrinkles.
- Youth-Restoring Peptides promote wrinkle smoothing and improve the appearance of skin tone and elasticity.
- Avocado, Sunflower Seed and Olive Oils impart skin with moisturising and skin-conditioning benefits.
96% agree skin looks healthy
94% saw visible improvement in skin’s texture
94% agree skin looks more youthful and radiant
91% agree skin tone looks more even
87% saw visibly reduced lines and wrinkles
85% agree pores look minimised
† Based on a US consumer study of 58 women aged 30-70 after 8 weeks of use.
For fans or new recruits to the Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules, the great news is they’re designed to use in tandem with the new Retinol Ceramide Capsules, for double duty anti-ageing. Think of the Advanced Ceramide for day and the Retinol Ceramide for night.
Advanced Ceramide Capsules use Ceramides, Fatty Acids, and Cholesterol to maintain skin’s barrier layer, while the new Retinol Ceramide Capsules pair Retinol with moisture-boosting Ceramides for powerful results that help protect against the dryness and irritation that can come with harsh Retinol treatments.
As Dr Engelman puts it, “Both capsules play different yet complementary roles. Think of it the way you brush your teeth every day – you wouldn’t skip that step for a whitening treatment. Advanced Ceramide Capsules provide daily support to your skin, and Retinol Ceramide Capsules help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, texture and tone.”
The capsule format makes the serum so simple to use. Simply twist the tab on the top to open. Smooth the serum over your cleansed face and neck nightly, before your moisturiser, for smoother, retexturised skin when you wake.
Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum, 60 capsules $150.00
Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum, 30 capsules $75.00