A Beauty Staple
The preservative-free Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum ($143 for 60 capsules) has ceramides, vitamins and fatty acids to soothe irritation and leave skin smoother, more hydrated and more resilient to sagging, fine lines and wrinkles.
Aside from applying it on your face as a skincare serum, here are other ways to use it:
As a Face Mist
“I mix two capsules with 50ml of Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Purifying Toner ($59 for 200ml) in a spray bottle to make a nourishing face mist,” says Korean actress and spokeswoman for Elizabeth Arden's Visible Whitening line, Yoo In-young.
“I rub a few drops into my cuticles and the surrounding skin,” says Joanne Yan, manicurist and owner of Nail Alcove. “The serum absorbs fast and seems to penetrate more deeply – unlike cuticle oil, which tends to leave your fingers feeling oily for a long time. Best of all, my cuticles and skin feel soft and supple even the next day.”
On Dry Spots
“I use this serum on areas of my skin that are dry, flaky or irritated, and it soothes and moisturises them almost instantly,” says makeup artist Larry Yeo. “It calms the skin and balances moisture levels.”
On the Body
Taiwanese stylist and makeup artist Aven Wu uses four capsules to moisturise his whole body.
After using it on your face, massage any remaining serum into your hair-ends. “This can smooth and nourish dry, frizzy hair, and might be more suitable for coarse and dry hair,” says hairstylist Renton Lim.
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This article was originally published in Simply Her October 2013.