I originally received these in a gift package from Ulta. I enjoyed using them so much that I did wind up purchasing a regular container from EA.
I like that each one opens separately which is quite sanitary. The product works nicely on my skin, absorbing well. It plumps my facial areas well where needed, and minimizes fine lines. As a serum, it is more on the oilier side. For that reason, I only use them at night on my entire face and upon awakening, my skin does look refreshed.
The capsules aren't cheap by any means at all. One capsule more than covers your face and neck area. I found that I can open a capsule and drop it into one of those tiny sample containers and then use a smaller amount on my face instead of having to use the entire amount. As I said, using the entire capsule I found overkills for me and my face didn't absorb all of it. For over a dollar per capsule, that's wasting product. Using half a capsule was better for my usage. Or, you can empty however many you want into a container and just use the serum that way.
I do notice some immediate plumping. I always look at my under eye area. That's where I have fine lines and I want to see a difference. I immediately noticed my fine lines were improved by the plumping effect and minimized.
In the morning, my skin looks good and the hydration from using this type of serum does feel luxurious. I will say that I use this serum in conjunction with the matching ceramide moisturizer when I use the capsules. The moisturizer is thick and when used in conjunction, my skin is pretty happy.
Basically, I treat myself to using the ceramide capsules a few times a week as a special treat to myself. I do like the way they have made skin appear. When I use them, I almost feel as if I'm getting a spa massage with oils and ultimately the product is beneficial to the fine lines I must endure as my skin ages. I'll always have the lines, but at least the lines are lessened because of the plumping effect with this product. Many serums I've used don't plump. This one does. I'd also definitely use it in the wintertime more often than in the summer hot weather, but I use it sparingly around my under eye area more often. That's why I suggest putting the capsule in the tiny container so you can use it that way and not waste an entire capsule if you don't want to.
For me, it's a product that I'd like to treat my skin to because I think it's beneficial and it works for a variety of reason for me.
I love this product.
It did restore my problematic (age increase, moisture loss, wrinkle appearance, sensitive, chapped) sensitive face skin to a soft and firmer status.
I'm only 16 but I have very problematic skin in terms of sensitivity and frustrating switches from dry patches to oily patches. My mom got a sample with about 8 of these a while ago and gave them to me because she's not really into beauty/skincare products and these are such a miracle worker when my skin is acting up.
One capsule lasts me a good 4-5 uses and I only need to open a new capsule every few weeks to regenerate it and bring amazing hydration and smoothness while feeling so light and never breaking me out! This serum even slightly decreases the few pimples I may have :) I'm down to my last capsule after having rediscovered this sample (I've had it over a year) and I will definitely be picking up a full size that is likely to last me 3 or more years at the rate I use these.
100% recommend, even for younger skin :)
I have moved to Asia. Maybe due to more UV exposure, my skin started to age much more quickly. The pores beside my nose became bigger, sagging on my cheek (loss of collagen). My face always feels dry. Have been using B5 day and night. The problem is I couldn't seal it and the moisture is lost / evaporated into the air. Then I find the serum capsule. It does miracles on my face and solves all those problems. I use 1-2 capsules/day for morning and night. My pores are significantly smaller and because of the decreased size pores, my face is firmer too! I read a book about what the skin cells need layer by layer. Then I know I need the ingredient-- ceramide which helps the outer skin cells to seal up /protect the moisture from leaving your face. Then, I searched for ceramide product and found this face serum capsule. It's easily absorbed and surprisingly non-greasy at all! I love it!! The eye serum doesn't do as well though...
I live in Hong Kong now and the capsules are much cheaper (30+% cheaper). So compare to other not-as-effective, yet pricey serum I have used, this is quite affordable.
Absolutely fabulous facial oil, it is much easily absorbed than any other facial oil I have used, to name a few, the NYR's orange flower oil, the NUXE gold oil. It's the only treatment that you would need in winter time. It absorbs so quickly that you won't end w/ an oily face. My skin type is combination towards oily and it can still leave a matte finish afterwards. Of course, i only use it at night. Tip, warm it in your palm before apply.
I liked that this product bc at first it seemed to make my pores look smaller and my face feel tighter. But I had a severe allergc reaction to it after a few days. Red bumps appeared all over my eyes, I had only used it near my eyes, but somehow it traveled all over my entire eye area and it was so bad I thought Id have to go to the hospital. Not for sensitive skin.
Initially I was concerned it would be too rich for my skin but I was pleasantly surprised. It is oily no doubt but it gets entirely absorbed into the skin in just like 30 seconds & the skin feels wonderfully hydrated & matte after that. I use it once every 2-3 nights and the next morning, my skin looks plumper & my pores visibly smaller. I usually use a whole capsule on my face & neck but it can still be a tad too much so I'll use the leftovers on the back of my hands too. Will definitely repurchase!
I've been using these capsules for about a month. I've had them in the past as GWP, but not sure why I never tried them. My normal/dry winter weary skin has reacted well to this liquid gold. I only use at night & in combination with the eye capsules. In the summer they may be too rich for my skin, as despite my normal skin I am prone to cystic acne with the use of certain products. I have seen an improvement in my fine lines & skin tone.
My routine for opening & storing these capsules: Use a stick pin to puncture the twist tab end. I generally use a full capsule each night, but store any partially used capsules in a contact lens case. One side for my eye capsule & one side for the face capsule. This keeps them from leaking all over & helps minimize any contamination issues that other reviewers have expressed concerned about.
This product is very moisturizing. It comes in individual caps that are easy to open. You know it is fresh each time you use it. It seems to firm the skin too which is a big issue for me. It is a good serum & not as costly as many and works better than many I have tried. I would recommend this for anyone w/dry skin who also has firmness issues.
-soothes parched skin
-one capsule is good for three nights for me
-doesn't sink into skin
-my skin gets little bumps but not quite zits
-opened capsule leaks all over the container
I think I'd use this for my hands. I think it suits more mature skin.