ROADTEST: Everyone is talking about these single-dose serum capsules so 3 women put them to the test.

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Skincare isn't exactly easy — not only do you have to find products that actually work and suit your skin type, you also have to figure out the correct amount to ensure you’re getting the most out of whatever you have finally chosen. It's... a lot.

Which is precisely why capsule skincare is making it big at the moment. 

I know what you’re thinking: why capsule skincare? And what even is it? 

Well, Elizabeth Arden has a whole range of capsule skincare that is designed specially to skip all the fluff to ultimately take the guess work out of skincare. 

You end up with products that are sealed from light and air, meaning ingredients stay fresh for longer and are more powerful when it’s time to use them. 

Not only that, but the pre-measured and portable packaging means that you are always getting the precise measurement for the best results. Oh, and did we mention the capsules are biodegradable too? 

Elizabeth Arden’s range of single-dose serum capsules are designed to address various skin concerns.

To see if they’re worth the hype, each of us trialled a different formula from the range, based on our individual skin goals, for two weeks.

Here’s our verdict.

Laura: Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum

For brighter skin and protection against premature aging. 

I’m now starting to hit my late 20s and good skincare has become even more important in maintaining my ultimate skincare goal of keeping my skin looking fresh for as long as possible. 

I am always after something that is going to reduce my pigmentation and even my skin tone, while also leaving me with a brighter, healthier looking complexion.

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That's why I was so keen to try out the Vitamin C capsules. They are specially designed to brighten the skin, diminish dullness and fight hyper pigmentation, and they are heavenly to use!

After just two weeks I am already loving myself sick. 

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The best part though is that my skin is just glowing. It looks fresh, plump and I have noticed that some of my scarring and pigmentation is starting to clear up as well. I am just obsessed!

The capsules are super easy to use: just twist until they ‘pop’ and then massage into the skin. The dry oil formula is hydrating and nourishing, which has been just what my dry skin has needed, especially coming into the cooler months.

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Margaret: Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum

For visibly firmer, smoother, healthy-looking skin. 

Ever since turning 30, I noticed my skin just wasn’t the way it was when I was in my 20s – sounds obvious, but it was as if I really noticed and felt the change when I ticked into the new decade.

My skin just wasn’t as tight in certain places, it began getting dry in others, and don’t even talk to me about those fine lines. WHERE did they come from? I swear it was as if they sprouted overnight.

I’ve been using the Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum for two weeks now and the difference it has made to my skin has been incredible. 

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The serum has a consistency of a rich oil which is both lightweight and silky smooth to apply. 

These advanced ceramide capsules are formulated with ingredients that mimic the skin’s moisture barrier structure meaning it both replenishes and restores what the skin often loses with age which definitely ticks all the boxes for my skincare needs! I added the serum to my evening skin routine (it can be used night and day) and loved the way it felt on my skin. 

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Immediately on application I could feel how nourishing the serum was – just look at my before and after to see how my skin is noticeably dewier and glowing. In just two weeks my skin is feeling firmer, those pesky little fine lines have been kept at bay, and my skin is feeling more youthful than ever.

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Emma: Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsule Hydra-Plumping Serum

For plumper, firmer and more hydrated skin.

When I stumbled across the Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Plumping Serum capsules, my parched skin cried out in joy. 

You see, I’ve tried just about every hydrating product to land on my desk... and as a writer in women's media foraging in lifestyle on the occasion, that’s been a good number.

But here’s the problem. My skin is red, dry, and angry. Like, really angry. I mean, take a look at my before photo:

Dry patches a plenty. Image: Supplied. 

But then there was a bit of a plot twist, one my skin wasn't expecting: the Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules came into my life.

My sensitive skin was oh-so-nervous to try out a new product, particularly amidst a season-changing flare up, but from the first use I could tell these powerful capsules meant business.


My first impression of the product was that it. Is. Luxe.

Elizabeth Arden’s capsule design is not only beautiful sitting in my cupboard, but it’s also efficient. 

For a product with such power, every drop counts and that’s why the dosage-style packaging is so useful.

After cleansing my face, I pop the serum on damp skin and, I cannot understate this, this product feels like a light, silky dream.

Next, I let my skin drink her up, pop a moisturiser on and voilà! Job well done, morning and night.

There’s an immediate glow to my skin after using the serum, plus it sits delightfully under makeup.

Pre bed selfie, feeling glowy as heck. Image: Supplied. 

And after a few weeks of use, gosh I’m hooked.  

I cannot stress this enough, the Hydra-Plumping capsules have very quickly taken their place as my skincare MVP. Sensitive on skin AND delivering results? Check and check!

Keen to give them a try yourself? Check out the Elizabeth Arden Serum Capsule Range here.

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Elizabeth Arden
Elizabeth Arden reigns as the global leader in monodose technology. The brand’s single-dose serum capsule innovation makes skincare effortless, efficient, and effective; offering powerful ingredients and moisture-boosting ceramides in a protective, biodegradable capsule. Target, twist and treat. Easy-to-use Ceramide Capsule Serums deliver targeted skincare for every concern—Advanced Ceramide Capsules nourishes, Retinol smooths lines & wrinkles, Hyaluronic Acid plumps and Vitamin C brightens.