If you’d have asked me a month ago for a skincare recommendation for someone looking to prevent the first signs of ageing, Elizabeth Arden would not have been the first one to name. Although I love their Eight Hour Cream and their Ceramide capsules, their skincare has previously been somewhat targeted at an ‘older’ age. Their rich formulas and mostly heavy creams may have been perfect for 35+, but for the younger generation they were just a little too much.
However, with the launch of their new Flawless Future trio they’ve finally developed a range that’s much lighter and more suited to younger skin. Conveniently it’s targeted at the 25-35 year old age bracket, and aims to target skin concerns that are prominent within their generation, they ‘all’ have hectic lifestyles, often run on empty, eat poorly, drink too much and don’t get enough sleep…. right girls? These three products aim to replenish some of the lost nourishment, whilst simultaneously brightening and targeting fine lines.
Elizabeth Arden’s Moisturiser Cream, Capulet Serum and Eye Gel
Unlike a lot of ‘anti-ageing’ ranges that are complicated and require a degree is cosmeticology to get right, this programme is incredible simple. The Flawless Future regime includes a very easy to use ‘capulet’ serum, a light moisturiser and cooling eye gel. I’m loving the Eye Gel as it’s super lightweight, absorbs quickly, cools the under eye area and instantly brightens too; it’s even better when applied straight from the fridge! The Capulet Serum contains little capsules that burst when the product is dispensed, providing a gleaming concoction that applies seamlessly to skin with no greasy feeling or noticeable residue, it absorbs so quickly into the skin that you don’t even need to wait before applying the moisturiser, great for busy women (or men!) that can’t spare even a minute in the morning. A few drops are more then enough!
The Moisture Cream is also incredibly light, feeling much more like an air-whipped emulsion than a traditional face cream. You need only the smallest amount over the serum, massaged into skin to leave it feeling plumped and hydrated. Although it takes a few minutes to dry thoroughly, you can easily apply your base over the top without it flaking or caking. The key to the range is simplicity; you need only three products and your skin is nourished, protected and prepared for the years ahead. There’s no heavy feeling or the skin or detrimental effect on your makeup, just a simple to use and pleasant skincare routine that provides a great introduction into the world of ‘anti-ageing.’
I’m really loving the three products and have completely replaced any other lotions and potions with Elizabeth Arden’s trio. They don’t contain any excess fragrance, don’t sting or overload my skin and can also be used at night for an added burst of goodness. I’m really pleased they’re investing in this new area of skincare and focusing on a somewhat untapped market, there are millions of women (and some men too) in their 20’s and 30’s that know they should be looking after their skin, but don’t quite know where to start. With ‘Flawless Future’ you can spend some money and get everything you need and more. After all, what’s that when it’s an investment in your (flawless) future face?
How to use:
- Mornings and evenings, after cleansing, first apply a few drops of the Eye Gel around the eyes,
- Then apply also with a few drops the Capulet Serum on face, neck and decollete (don’t forget!). Not to close around the eyes (stay on the bone stucture!)
- After that you can apply the Moisturiser Cream on face, neck and decollete. and also: not to close around the eyes (stay on the bone structure).
- The Eye Gel, when possible, keep it in your fridge. It’s more refreshing and works even better against puffy eyes. Provides relief to tired eyes, and may be applied more often per day. Also if you wear makeup.
- The Capulet Serum you may also use under your suncare product (some suncare products you can use instead of daycream) (Leave your ‘heavy’ daycream jar at home!).
- The Moisteriser Cream looks like a daycream (because of it’s SPF), but is actually a so called ’24 hour’ cream, so may be used for day and night. No problem if you want to use it with a other more voluptious cream, if you like that more for the night.
- is your perfect (cheap) quick home treatment!
- Would I buy it? Oh yes!
Capulet Serum: 9.5/10
Moisturiser Cream: 9/10
Eye Gel: 9/10
More about products and history of Elizabeth Arden, soon here on ‘Yakymour’
by Jean Amr