Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Advanced Time Complex Capsules
Posted August 6, 2010on:
There are some capsule-type of skincare products on the market, when talking about the classical one, I immediately think of Elizabeth Arden. I believe this is the old version and it had been replaced by EA Ultra Gold Restorative Capsules with similar main ingredients. Before spending THB3300 for 90caps on Ultra Gold Restorative Capsules, I got this old version at lower cost for try.
EA Ceramide Advanced Time Complex contains Squalane, Sphingolipids and Ceramide 6 for skin strengthening, Vitamin A derivatives for anti-aging, Vitamin E for antioxidant and Borage Seed Oil for skin barrier repairing. For reference, ceramides are important to the skin’s moisture retention, they are major structural components of the epidermis and naturally (or the synthetic one) occurring skin lipids. The formula is particularly helpful for sensitive, dehydrated and dry skin.
Because it’s preservative free, that’s important to use it up once the capsule had been opened. In fact, to preserve the product freshness, storing it in dry and cool place is crucial. The capsule is very rubbery and it has very good elasticity that took me a while to twist the head in order to create a small dispensing mouth. You will be more deftly after few trials. After storing it in fridge for several months, the rubber became harder. The longer time it stores in fridge, the more crunchy it’s.
A capsule is more than enough for face and neck. The oil is almost odor free, very runny on skin that serves as very good base for facial massage. Best use it after toning to facilitate the absorption, especially in dry weather. It actually absorbed quickly into skin, skin was feeling very smooth, looking semi-matte and shine free. For me, using it alone wouldn’t be sufficient for moisturizing but, when using it together with a good moisturizer, my easily dehydrated skin was visibly plumper and soft, the aging-pores also became visibly smaller.
After using this every morning and evening for nearly 3 weeks, I hadn’t noticed any improvement on aging signs despite the moisturizing factor. It didn’t calm down the very sensitive skin within a day either. Handling fickle sensitive skin is tricky, I had tried oral Evening Primrose Oil for face moisturizing and soothing but it failed for both purposes, neither moisturized nor soothed the skin more than 3 hours. Therefore, I do think the silicone contents of this EA Ceramide Advanced Time Complex is somewhat helpful and its moisturizing, repairing and anti-oxidizing ingredients are also well-studied and well-proven for anti-aging. It’s quite pricey but I would love to have this junkie-free skincare if I’ve deep-pocket.
Ingredients of Ceramide Advanced Time Complex Capsules:
Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Squalane, Isostearic Acid, Sphingolipids, Ceramide 6, Retinyl Linoleate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Borage Seed Oil (Borago Officinalis), Hexadecanolide.
Ingredients of Ultra Gold Restorative Capsules:
Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Squalene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Isostearic Acid, Ceramide I, Ceramide 6 II, Borage (Borago Officinalis) Seed Oil, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Retinyl Linoleate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Phytosphingosine, Oleic Acid, Hexadecanolide.