I've been using these along with the rest of the Ceramide line -- cleanser, toner, eye capsules, intensive night repair cream and plump perfect for day -- and I am convinced that I have found the right product for me! Before I began this system I had huge pores, red patchy skin and tons of fine lines. Now, after only 83 days my pores seem less noticable, gone are the red patchy and uneven skin tone areas and the lines have really faded. Definitely my HG line!!!
This is a VERY old product--at least 25 yrs.--that I've gotten as a GWP more times than I can count. It was novel in its day, but there are much better products out there these days. Even with my dry skin, I find it too greasy. Not only wouldn't I buy it, I won't use it at all. And try twisting that top off if your hands are damp from the shower or if you have any moisture on them whatsoever.
This is a great product because the moisture provided is most identical to what normal, healthy, lubricated skin manufactures on its own. I think it works best if you add a couple of drops to your regular moisturizer, mix, and apply. Just wanted to add that, contrary to some opinions expressed here, this product is NOT like jojoba. I think jojoba's great for the price, but the moisture provided by these ceremide capsules is much lighter, and more refined in my opinion. Jojoba oil was actually a bit much for the dry sensitive skin on my face.
This is a great product because the moisture provided is most identical to what normal, healthy, lubricated skin manufactures on its own. I think that one capsule should last just about anybody 2 uses at the very least. I have dry, sensitive skin and find that mixing a little with my daily oil-free moisturizer works wonders - goes on smoothe and absorbs completely. I don't mind the cost b/c each capsule lasts me 3 or 4 uses, and with each use I feel I'm doing something that will benefit my skin for years to come. Thanks to Elizabeth Arden for a product that so simple and pure, yet lives up to its claims.
These are difficult to use and I do not see any difference. I looked at the ingredients and found the eye and face capsules very similar - also I found that some of their newer creams have the same ingredients but with moisturizers as well. The capsules are tedious and a waste of time in my opinion.
I got a little sample pack of these from my mom so I don't know how much they cost. They sat in my dresser drawer for a few months, I never tried them b/c I thought they were for wrinkly old ladies, and I'm only 22 & still break out. The other night though, I decided to give them a try. At first I thought- Oh god, these are oily as hell & I'm gonna break out. But to my shock, the few zits I did have seemed to be almost gone when I woke up the next day! I've only been using these for a few days now but I've already seen a huge improvement in my skin. I may have to scrimp & save to actually buy some when I run out. I've got almost 5 left, and one capsule lasts me 3 nights if I only use it on my face. The only thing I dont like is the fact that the product is in the capsules I need scissors to open them. They tell you to just twist them open, but that doesn't work. Oh well.
I have been using this product for about 14 years. I noticed that most of the other reviewers think that this is a moisturizer...it's not...it's a serum! I have dry, fair, sensitive skin and use it daily under my moisturizer. If you think the price is a bit steep ($59.00), check out ebay...you can buy them new for as little as $19.95!
Open a capsule and use it on your face, throat and upper chest. Trust me ladies, you'll be glad you did. It totally absorbs into the skin in about 5 minutes (wait that long before adding moisturizer or makeup.) After 30 days of use you can (but I don't) reduce your use to once every other day. PLEASE use the entire thing! It WILL absorb into your skin, given time. Even extremely oily, scarred skins will love this stuff once you get over the initial "oily" consistency. It absorbs and leaves your acne scarred skin looking smoother.
I am 29, and have been using these capsues for the last year. My skin is super soft, the redness has gone and the texture, OMG, I would go without food for this product. I only use one capsule a day, in the morning on a clean face. So worth the extra expense.
These are so cute! These are nice because they are fragrance-free, apparently irritant-free, and seem to moisturize nicely. I love the adorable packaging--the little capsules that are totally totable and (after use), disposable! Good for travel, I think! Pricey but nice.
I have been using this product for some days. It is really fabulous!! My skin is very sensitive, oily and has a lot of flakies. When I applied this product for the first time, I felt comfortable. It is very greasy and sticky, not yet very light. After a few days' use, I found the most positive change was my skin's flakies decreased a lot!! I was so happy!! However, my skin also got some pimples because of oils in it. Well, in a word, it is good!