Quick Question, What Are Skin-Care Capsules and How Do You Use Them?

December 19, 2019
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | skincare.com by L'Oréal
Quick Question, What Are Skin-Care Capsules and How Do You Use Them?

On-the-go products are a lifesaver when you’re in need of some skin TLC but have very little space to pack. While travel-sized minis and skin-care sticks are often our go-tos, skin-care capsules might just take the cake as our new quick favorite regimen. These tiny capsule-like pods contain cleansing oils or serums that are designed to remove makeup, clean and hydrate or otherwise boost the skin in some way. We chatted with Jawn Marques, Global Educator at Eve Lom to learn more.

What Are Cleansing Capsules and How Do They Work?

According to Marques, most skin-care capsules are formulated with a blend of oils to tone, cleanse and moisturize the skin. “Cleansing capsules are formulated with ingredients such as eucalyptus, clove and Egyptian chamomile to help keep pores clean,” he says. “They can also offer omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids to keep the skin hydrated and plump, like the Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsules.” 

To use capsules, simply twist to remove the top of the pod and squeeze out the contents. In the case of the Even Lom cleansing capsules, apply onto the skin in circular motions and wash off with water. “The oils are designed to balance oily skin while also hydrating dry skin,” says Marques, so any skin type can use them. 

There Are Other Kinds of “Capsule” Skin-Care Too, In the Form of Ampoules

Capsule skin-care is similar to another single-use product: ampoules. Ampoules are plastic or glass capsules that contain high concentrations of specific skin-care ingredients. These power-packed products are a way to boost the appearance of your skin. For example, the Vichy Liftactiv Peptide-C Ampoule Serum contains 10% pure vitamin C, natural origin hyaluronic acid, phyto-peptides and Vichy Mineralizing Water. The pack of ten can be used over a span of ten days to help reveal brighter, smoother looking skin. 

How to Incorporate Skin-Care Capsules Into Your Skin-Care Routine

Skin-care capsules are a great option for travel or to place in a gym or yoga bag. They can be stored in any type of container and are specially designed to not break before you’re ready to open them. After you use, though, be sure to follow the instructions on how to dispose of your capsules. The Vichy Liftactiv Peptide-C Ampoules, for example, are reusable (so you can use half and save some for later), while each Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsule is designed to be used in one sitting and is 100% biodegradable. 

Keeping our skin happy one tiny capsule at a time? We’ll take it!

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