by Mia M.
An extensive review of the Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Serum capsules, their benefits and whether they’re worth the splurge! (Plus a look at their environmental impact.) Affiliate links in post.
Hello, beautiful people, and welcome back to my corner of the web! Today, I’m going to be talking about one of my favourite topics: skincare.
If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you will know the battle I have had with my skin. For years I had infuriating acne . . . and the search to heal my scarring lead me to retinol!
Retinol is a miracle skincare ingredient that’s great for anti-ageing, reducing lines and (in my experience) fading acne scarring.
Now, I’ve been using The Ordinary’s Retinol Solutions for years and I adore them . . . but, after my experiment into testing luxury skincare last year, I realised high-end beauty products can definitely be worth the price difference. So it was time to upgrade my night serum! And boy am I glad I did.
Before we jump into the review, let me get the most important thing out of the way: how environmentally friendly are the capsules? Good news – they’re plant based and biodegradable! (Aside from the bottle they come in, no plastic. We love to see it!)
Joy from Mademoiselle Lantern shared a brilliant post about sustainability and conscious consumption with beauty products. It really stuck with me, so the fact the capsules aren’t plastic is a really important factor. (And yes, you should check out her post.)
A common issue with retinol products is that they can be drying and irritating to skin. Fortunately, Elizabeth Arden seem to have cracked that puzzle!
The use of moisturising ceramides in the formula means this is a hydrating (yet lightweight!) serum suited for any skin type. I have combination skin that is oily by nature, with severe dry patches due to Accutane, and my face loves this.
For a girl that normally pays $15 for her night serum, the $86 price point was a bit steep. That said, I 100% think these are worth the money . . . let me tell you why!
As I’m sure you can tell, I cannot recommend these capsules highly enough. If you’re in the market for a new night serum, I vote give them a try!
Love the sound of retinol, but not the $80 price tag? That’s fair! Check out my review of The Ordinary’s Retinol Solution for a cheaper alternative!
Alright lovers, we shall end at the end! I hope you enjoyed this review – are you a big retinol user? Have you ever tried these? Would you? Let me know your thoughts down below!
About Mia M.
I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.
tattoo lover, plant hoarder, DIY addict and overall stoner grandma