The Best Skin-Care Capsules For Anyone Looking to Try the Single-Dose Beauty Trend
During one of your trips to the beauty store, you may have noticed a new type of product on the shelf: skin-care capsules. These tiny, individually packaged capsules are a new way to apply your products and are loaded with skin-care benefits — not to mention, they're pretty cool.
Skin-care capsules offer single doses of a product that you tear open to use. A variety of products come in capsule form, from cleansing oils to serums, and there are quite a few reasons that these encapsulated formulas are popular. For one, the microdoses are far more travel-friendly than packing an entire serum bottle in your suitcase. They're also more hygienic than jars — instead of dipping your hands into a pot over and over, you dispense the perfect amount directly onto your fingertips. You don't have to feel badly about using individually-wrapped pods because most are eco-friendly and made with biodegradable materials like seaweed. Certain ingredients that can lose their efficacy when they come into contact with sunlight and air, like vitamin C, also lend themselves to capsules.
If you're new to the world of single-dose beauty products, we rounded up a few of the best skin-care capsules to try, ahead.
Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsules
The Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsules ($75) offer an easy way to take off your makeup at home or on the go. Each capsule contains the perfect amount of cleansing oil to remove a full face of makeup. The formula dissolves away dirt and even waterproof cosmetics while leaving the skin feeling soft. These capsules are also 100 percent biodegradable.
Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Brightening 20% Vitamin C Serum Capsules
The Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Brightening 20% Vitamin C Serum Capsules ($26) may be on the lower price point, that doesn't mean its any less effective. This formula is loaded with a high concentration vitamin C to fade any dark spots, and because they're also biodegradable, you can treat your skin without harming the environment.
Bold Beauty Glow Don't Shine
The Bold Beauty Glow Don't Shine Capsules ($65) contain a mattifying, breakout-fighting serum. Ingredients like pumpkin seed oil, peppermint oil, chamomile, and rosemary oil help reduce the appearance of pores and leave skin looking clear and bright. The capsules are made of seaweed and are biodegradable.
Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum
The Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum ($87) contains 60 doses of retinol. The potent ingredient is blended with moisture-boosting ceramides to counteract any dryness, so you get all of the anti-aging benefits without the irritation.
Beauty Pie Superactive Capsules Pure Double Vitamin C & Vitamin E Serum
For a super-charged brightening serum, try the Beauty Pie Superactive Capsules Pure Double Vitamin C & Vitamin E Serum ($65). Each capsule holds a double dose of pure vitamin C and contains vitamin E to deliver moisture and antioxidants to the skin. The 100 percent biodegradable capsules made from red seaweed.
Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules
Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules ($105) are color-coded for morning and night — the pink is for the AM and the green is for PM. Inside is a dose of oil that helps fight pollution and calm stressed skin.
Isdin Instant Flash Face Firming Serum
When you skin needs a pick-me-up, look no further than the Isdin Instant Flash Face Firming Serum ($38). Each capsule comes infused with a dose of hyaluronic acid, peptides, and red algae extract to even out your skin's texture for a smoother-than-ever effect.