Review: Eve Lom Age Defying Smoothing Treatment (Anti-Aging Capsules?)
While I’ve certainly tried Eve Lom products in the past with success and pleasant outcomes, it would likely never occur to me to purchase items in the form of capsules, or why one would do so. But the truth is, this product is a miracle worker.
Ultimately, be it capsule, cream, gel, and completely irrespective of method of delivery, results and benefits with use are all that matter, and these capsules are like little magical beads that can be popped on the face to erase wrinkles and repair the skin from damage. The additional benefit is acting as a spot treatment to address specific areas of concerns, and doing so both precisely and cleanly. These powerhouse doses of potent anti-aging serums and ingredient formulations are designed to treat fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and sallowness, loss of elasticity and firmness, and improve the overall texture of the skin. The product is formulated for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and is particularly good for aging or dehydration.
After opening the capsule, you may apply to the face and neck or a desired area of treatment. Anti-aging, firming, and smoothing peptide complexes in the capsules will deliver noticeable anti-aging and radiance results that improve over time, eventually eliminating the appearance of sun spots and hyper-pigmentation. A revolutionary proprietary blend of hexapeptide is the key ingredient in the formulation and made of a blend of six naturally-derived amino acids. The single-dose serum capsules help minimize the appearance of aging, reducing line and wrinkle depth by targeting and smoothing wrinkle formations, especially on the forehead and around the eyes. The product is also loaded with antioxidants to help prevent against future damage and environmental damage, and is free of all preservatives, parabens and sulfates.
The product offers multi-use benefits, and capsules can be used as an intensive night mask or an instant boost of added hydration to promote radiance or treat dry skin. Some refer to it as “botox in a capsule,” without the pain and with added hydration of course. According to the company, “Eve Lom believes flawlessly clean and gently exfoliated skin creates the perfect canvas for skin care to perform. Explore how you can transform your skin with Eve Lom’s wide range of indulgent, targeted, and proven products.”
This review will cover some main benefits and features of the product, some positives and negatives to bear in mind prior to purchase, some ingredients and topical benefits, and a final verdict, to aid your purchasing decision prior to any point of sale.
The Main Features
This serum comes in capsules that are broken apart and applied topically, toto support anti-aging benefits by reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkle depth by targeting and smoothing wrinkle formations. With continual use the product also targets sun spots and signs of hyper-pigmentation. The product definitely leaves skin renewed, refreshed, and radiant. It’s smooth, supple, soft, and visibly younger. Not to mention, it can be used as an anti-aging treatment product, moisturizer, and pore minimizing product in one go, so the multi-use benefits add value.
Designed to treat dull and uneven skin, lines and wrinkles, and dry skin, these capsules also act as moisturizing agents and are designed to minimize the appearance of pores, making it a suitable multi-faceted product as well, and valuable though pricey. Formulated free of any parabens, sulfates, or chemical additives (and odor-free), the product is gentle enough for sensitive skin barring any allergy, and results are visible quite quickly. The capsules can also be used as overnight mask treatments, or simply as leave on pick-me-ups prior to dates and events. The product should be applied to the face and neck area, and a single capsule is enough to treat the whole face, as the ingredients in the formulation are quite potent and effective, so using more will not yield better or faster results. The formula has been clinically proven, and in testing it, I can attest to visible benefits very quickly including smooth skin, soft skin, more youthful looking skin and a brighter complexion with restored radiance.
How To Use:
Apply on clean skin every evening before bedtime, twist the capsule open and apply by lightly tapping the serum onto the face and neck area. You may use each single capsule as an intensive overnight treatment as a mask or as an instant boost of hydration. For travel, you may apply them during air travel as needed to maintain an optimal hydration level throughout flight and in poor air quality. Leave on skin or pat off any excess product. Skin will be left dewy, refreshed, and feel incredibly supple following application.
Ingredients and Benefits
Especially for those with sensitive skin, understanding product ingredients and formulations can be akin to checking food labels. Here is a list of some main benefits with topical everyday use, in terms of the ingredients used in the formulation.
- Helps restore radiance in sallow or dull skin, creates a smooth and soft glow
- Balances oil production, making it suitable for different skin types, including combination and oily types
- Restores hydration, for those who are dry
- Helps to repair uneven skin, lines and wrinkles, and dry skin
- Feels incredibly nourishing and soothing upon application, and following treatment
- Powerful anti-aging benefits: helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and over time sun spots and hyper-pigmentation
- Restoring radiance, glow, and promoting a brighter and more even skin tone
- Helps fight and prevent any bacteria on the skin, anti-acne benefits and reductions in blemishes
- Helps improve the appearance of uneven skin, while restoring smoothness of texture
- Helps protect skin, forming a barrier, and helps restore depleted hydration
- Relieves skin irritation, redness, and breakouts (has anti-inflammatory properties)
- Often referred to as “botox in a jar,” Hexapeptide is known for incredible anti-aging benefits, and research shows that there is a 30% wrinkle reduction within the first 30 days of use
- Anti-aging benefits: promotes tighter skin with fewer fine lines, wrinkles, and sun spots
- Extremely hydrating in restoring any depleted hydration for those with dry skin
- Improves skin elasticity and the skin’s natural moisture barrier
- Relaxes facial muscles while restoring hydration, hence “better than botox”
- Works to relax expressions that create wrinkles
- Boosts collagen and elastin production
- Adds radiance to sallow or yellow skin, or those experiencing dullness
- This fat soluble Vitamin E is much more powerful than the traditional vitamin, and packed with antioxidants
- Helps in fighting against free radical damage and protects against environmental damage, creating a strong barrier on the skin
- Anti-aging benefits: due to free radical prevention and protection, this ingredient helps in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and sun spots
- Helps promote a more even and radiant complexion for those with sallow or dull skin
- Works in tandem with other ingredients in the formulation to promote overall skin health and a glowing aesthetic
- Compliments any uneven skin, lines and wrinkles, and dry skin
- Protects from free radical damage and neutralizes free radical damage and environmental stress
- Keeps skin calm and hydrated, if you are dull or dry
- Helps restore radiance for sallow skin
- Fights inflammation and can help with itch, redness, or rash
- Protects skin from sun damage naturally and heals from prior damage
- Brightens the skin naturally and reduces signs of uneven tone and discoloration, promoting an even and smooth overall tone
- Over time, helps minimize and decrease the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and sun spots
- Improves hydration and moisture, helps bind moisture into the skin and restores any depleted hydration
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory and expedites healing rates
- Helps heal sunburns and promotes skin repair, working in tandem with aloe ingredient
- Anti-aging, antioxidant-rich vitamin E helps boost collagen production and elasticity, diminishing the appearance of any wrinkles or lines
Positives and Negatives
While the overwhelming majority of benefits of use of this product is superior to many others in the category, and value is high, the only downfall with this product is the price. My favorite key benefit was the multi-use properties, as it acts as an anti-aging serum, moisturizer, and pore minimizer all in one go, adding value, and providing longevity.
Here is a list at some key positives and negatives to bear in mind prior to purchase:
- Cruelty-free company: company does not test on any animals, or use any animal product in its formulations or during any manufacturing processes
- Safe and suitable for all skin types, including the most sensitive skin
- Perfect for airline travel or poor air quality, you may use as needed and desired throughout flight
- Formulated without the use of any parabens, sulfates, or harsh chemical additives
- Product did not irritate my very sensitive skin, cause any redness, irritation, dryness or damage, or breakouts (with acne-prone skin)
- The product is rich but not at all sticky or greasy, skin is left feeling refreshed and never weighed down by any residue, it is highly breathable
- Product longevity adds value: although pricey, this item should last for quite some time, as a very small amount of product (a single capsule per night) goes a long way, and daily use is not even always required
- Product is fragrance free and contains no artificial dyes or harsh odors
- Longevity: one capsule can be used to treat the entire face area
- Skin appears smooth, soft, radiant, firm, and there is a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Perfect for using at night to wake up to glowing and radiant skin
- Perfect to use under makeup for a more radiant aesthetic following application
- Makes skin so smooth and perfect that there is often no need for any moisturizer or oil, or other conjunction product
- I noticed visible signs of lightening and tightening after only a few days
- Skin feels radiant, renewed, and baby soft to the touch following application
- Product did not cause any inflammation, dry patches, or reactivity
- Contains natural ingredients and is free of sulfates and phthalates
- Visible benefits with use included restored radiance, hydration, supple and soft skin, more youthful looking skin, and a decrease in redness
- Product lived up to initial claims of benefits with use, creating a younger and smoother appearance to the skin and restoring a healthy glow
- Multi-use benefits: can act as a pore minimizing treatment, moisturizer, and anti-aging serum in one product, making the price a bit more reasonable
- Little pearls feel great when applied to the skin
- Price: while the product lasts quite some time and value is quite considerable, at $150 this is still quite an indulgent splurge for most of us, so it’s important to bear in mind longevity and the reduction of a need for a moisturizer
- While most people agree this is a multi-use moisturizer and treatment product in one, some were under the impression it was only a moisturizer, and surprised by this discovery (I am pleased to have both in one, though we do all have different levels of skin and dryness.
The manufacturer, Eve Lom, has a strong return and exchange policy that honors full refunds upon dissatisfaction or allergy, and this policy favors the consumer, both new and returning. If you are dissatisfied with the use of the capsule treatments, or if it does not work for your skin to provide suitable hydrating or anti-aging benefits, or you experience any product allergy or reaction to the formulation, you may elect to return it at any time. In this case, you will receive a full refund equal to the entire purchase price of the item. If the item was received as a gift (without receipt), the policy applies for an even exchange, and this policy is applicable to online purchase, as individual store policy may vary depending on location and distributer.
I was happy to discover that the formulation was gentle enough to use even with very sensitive skin and did not cause any breakouts, but due to price barriers or sensitivity concerns this policy may help assuage fears, as individual allergies are highly variable.
The Final Verdict
Ultimately if you are seeking a multi-use skincare product in the form of a capsule (a unique and fun way to use skincare), this is an ideal product for you.
While it is a splurge, it offers multi-functional benefits including pore reduction, moisturizing properties, and advanced anti-aging benefits all at once. While it is a splurge, you may be able to eliminate other steps within your regimen and it lasts for quite some time, adding value and leaving the skin supple and soft. This is a great once in a while option for most of us, and also makes a lovely gifting option for a recipient in your life who enjoys skincare. Benefits with use included restored hydration, radiance, even texture, brightening, a reduction in pore size, and an overall more youthful aesthetic.
This may not be an every day purchase, but it certainly lives up to initial claims of benefits and fully replenishes and restores the skin. Price not withstanding, this is a 10/10 product very worthy of hype!