These lovely face oil capsules came in my Stella Loves beauty box. I haven’t really taken to Elemis products in the past (their papaya enzyme peel is a cult favourite but just didn’t do anything for my skin, causing it to feel sensitised and look grey).
I think there are brands that are loved by the masses but that end up just not being suitable for absolutely everyone. Our skin is so individual, and what we eat, drink, apply to it, how we feel and the lifestyles we lead, are all factors that determine how it will behave.
The cellular recovery skin bliss capsules provide pre-measured morning (pink) and night (green) time face oils for skin that are packed with anti-oxidants. The ingredients list is impressive – containing Moringa oil (both), Rose absolute (morning), and Lavender (night) – the oil du jour that is Moringa is packed full of anti-oxidants and helps to protect skin from the onslaught of every day pollution, whilst rose absolute is an essential oil often used for its anti-ageing properties, and lavender is one that helps calm both skin and mind.
My expectation was that these capsules were going to add to my skincare routine and give my skin an additional boost to help with plumpness and smoothness. In fact, I didn’t see any vast improvements to my skin. My feeling is that it is because I use moringa and rose absolut in my own blend of face oil, which I apply every evening (along with a few other oils), which means that I am not getting anything more from these capsules.
I am pretty sure that if I wasn’t using my own oils, then these capsules would have given me the youthful radiance it claims to, or at least a smoothness and plumpness that one expects from a blend of face oils. So, if you are someone who doesn’t already slather their face with oil, then give these capsules a try. And the way the capsules dispense just the right amount of product adds to the ritual, plus there is no wastage of product and they are easy to pack for a night away, but there is quite a bit of wastage with the amount of packaging that is used for just a month’s supply of oil.
It costs £65 for 60 capsules, which is technically 30 morning and 30 night dosages – a month’s supply (naughty marketing people playing with words).