The best skincare ampoules and capsules are amazingly powerful and potent. Skincare ampoules and skincare capsules first appeared in Korean beauty but due to their incredible efficacy are now being seen more and more elsewhere in the world too. They are a real must-have in your skincare routine, especially if you are targeting a specific skin care concern such as reducing fine lines or improving the brightness of your skin.
Skincare ampoules and capsules often contain skincare that if exposed to the air would lose their efficacy and degrade a lot faster, hence why vitamin C ampoules and retinol ampoules, otherwise also known as vitamin A ampoules, are so popular.
The comparison table below lists the best skincare ampoules and the best skincare capsules currently in the Australian market. More detailed ampoule reviews and capsule reviews can be found further down this post.
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- 1 Best Skincare Ampoules & Skincare Capsules Australia 2020 Comparison Table
- 2 What is an Ampoule?
- 3 What is a Capsule?
- 4 Ampoule Benefits & Capsule Benefits
- 5 How To Use An Ampoule
- 6 How To Use A Skincare Capsule
- 7 Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Night Serum Capsules Review – Best Skincare Capsules Overall & Best Skincare Capsules For Reducing the Appearance of Fine Lines
- 8 Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules Review – Best Skincare Capsules For Luminous Skin / Best Skincare Capsules For People With Stressed Skin
- 9 Skin Doctors Potent Vit. C Ampoules Review – Best Vitamin C Ampoules
- 10 Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum Review – Best Skincare Capsules For Anti-Ageing Plumper Skin
- 11 Skin Doctors Potent Vit. A Ampoules Review – Best Capsules For Improving Skin Tone & Reducing Pigmentation
- 12 Mesoestetic Anti-Ageing Flash Ampoules Review – Best Overall Anti-Ageing Skincare Ampoules
- 13 Dr Hauschka Sensitive Care Conditioner Ampoules Review – Best Ampoules For Sensitive Skin
Best Skincare Ampoules & Skincare Capsules Australia 2020 Comparison Table
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What is an Ampoule?
An ampoule is a small sealed glass vial used to preserve a skincare product.
What is a Capsule?
Capsules are a sealed single dose skincare application in a non glass casing.
Often beauty brands seem to use the terms ampoule and capsule interchangeably.
Ampoule Benefits & Capsule Benefits
Potent & Powerful
Ampoule skincare and capsule skincare are potent and powerful forms of skincare.
Perfect Single Dose
Each ampoule or capsule contains a mono dose of the perfect amount of product you need to use. There is no wastage and no accidental overdose.
The ampoule or capsule protects the contents from exposure to the air and other possible contaminants. This is unlike products in a pump or pot which are exposed to fingers and air. Ampoules and capsules are a very hygienic skincare format.
Ampoules and capsules are perfectly sized for popping into your toiletries bag for travel instead of lugging around heavy full sized bottles or jars of skincare.
How To Use An Ampoule
Snap the ampoule at it’s narrow neck where the glass is usually scored to make it easy to do so. Pour the skincare onto your hand and then apply to your face.
How To Use A Skincare Capsule
Hold the base and twist the top to break it off, distribute the skincare into your hand and then massage the product into your skin. Skincare capsules can also be cut open if you prefer.
Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Night Serum Capsules Review – Best Skincare Capsules Overall & Best Skincare Capsules For Reducing the Appearance of Fine Lines
I was introduced to this targeted anti-ageing treatment when I participated in a BeautyHeaven trial team and I have been repurchasing them ever since. I use one capsule every evening as part of my night time skincare routine.
These capsules are absolutely incredible! They are so effective in visibly diminishing fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin tone and texture.
Retinol, which is a fancy name for vitamin A, is a superstar anti-ageing ingredient. It is an anti-oxidant that works cell turnover in the skin so it makes skin look rejuvenated, healthy and youthful. It works deep down in the skin epidermis where the cells are formed.
As we age our cell turnover slows down from 28 days to 40, 60 or even 90 days meaning we start to see more issues in our skin and it looks less youthful. Retinol speeds up our skin and cell turnover making our skin look more youthful again.
Retinol is sensitive to light and air hence why this capsule format is perfect for this serum. The capsule is made from biodegradable vegetable gum.
The capsule format of this serum makes it 76% more potent than unencapsulated retinol.
Elizabeth Arden blends their retinol with ceramide, a hydrating moisture boosting ingredient, to ensure we can still get the potency of the retinol but it feels moisturised and nourished on the skin.
With regular night time use these capsules result in not only reduced fine lines but also smoother skin texture and a more even skin tone.
Every Elizabeth Arden capsules review I have read of these products has been overwhelmingly positive.
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Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules Review – Best Skincare Capsules For Luminous Skin / Best Skincare Capsules For People With Stressed Skin
These Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules are small capsules with mega impact.
They are a night time skincare product and contain a powerful recovery concentrate which calms and rapidly renews the look of over stressed skin resulting in radiant, healthy luminous youthful looking skin by the morning.
Consumer testing on 567 women found 92% of them reported their skin felt calmed and soothed, and more radiant and healthy, the next morning after just one ampoule.
These are the best skincare capsules to use if your skin is stressed from environmental damage, lack of sleep, travel and even changes of season and weather.
Skin Doctors Potent Vit. C Ampoules Review – Best Vitamin C Ampoules
Before I start my review of this product let me just clarify that yes, by the definitions above these are capsules and not ampoules but the brand Skin Doctors named this product Potent Vit. C Ampoules hence my use of their wording of this product in the heading. Regardless of what you call this product it works amazingly well!
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid as it it also known, loses it’s skincare potency if it comes into contact with air. Thus this capsule format is the perfect, effective method of storing and then administering a single dose clean, powerful hit of vitamin C to your skin.
These ampoules work to instantly boost collagen production.
Collagen is essential for skin elasticity and firmness and is what keeps our skin youthful looking. Unfortunately, from the age of 30 onwards our ability to create collagen decreases. Vitamin C is the only antioxidant that has been proven to reboot collagen synthesis.
In addition, as one of nature’s most potent antioxidants, Vitamin C provides antioxidant protection against free radical damage helping combat the signs of ageing and fight the appearance of wrinkles. It also fights skin dullness and discolouration, resulting in more radiant, fresher, glowy skin.
The level of pure vitamin C in these capsules is 10% concentration.
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Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum Review – Best Skincare Capsules For Anti-Ageing Plumper Skin
Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, now have a new and improved formula with triple the anti-ageing power to firm, plump and smooth the skin.
These capsules are an absolute iconic Elizabeth Arden product rich in lipid ceramides which are essential for the youthful appearance of skin. Ceramides are naturally found in our skin but decline with age. These capsules are effective at replacing the ceramide our bodies no longer produce.
Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide capsules are an essential part of my morning skincare routine that I have repurchased numerous times. I apply one of these capsules every morning. The serum is easy to apply and absorbs quickly, deeply hydrating my skin and enhancing it’s luminosity resulting in a beautiful youthful radiant glow. It also minimises fine lines and makes my skin feel luxuriously soft and smooth.
You can use these capsules either once or twice a day. I highly recommend the combination of using an Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsule Daily Youth Restoring Serum in the morning and an Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Night Serum Capsule in the evening. It’s the winning skincare combination for me that results in a significant visible difference to my skin.
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Skin Doctors Potent Vit. A Ampoules Review – Best Capsules For Improving Skin Tone & Reducing Pigmentation
These Skin Doctors Potent Vit. A Ampoules contain an intensive high percentage 0.15% pure clinical retinol treatment to improve cell turnover and reverse any signs of skin dullness. These ampoules also help hydrate and maintain collagen and elastin for firmer and smoother looking skin. They help improve deep stubborn wrinkles, uneven skin tone and pigmentation.
As with all products containing vitamin A (retinol) this product ill make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. SPF protection MUST be worn daily when using this product.
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Mesoestetic Anti-Ageing Flash Ampoules Review – Best Overall Anti-Ageing Skincare Ampoules
Mesoestetic Anti-Ageing Flash Ampoules are the best overall anti-ageing skincare ampoules providing a repairing and immediate skin tensing effect.
These powerful skincare ampoules help to remove the signs of fatigue, providing immediate hydration and brightness as well as smoothing fine lines.
The repairing and firming properties are especially effective fighting skin flaccidity
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Dr Hauschka Sensitive Care Conditioner Ampoules Review – Best Ampoules For Sensitive Skin
The Dr Hauschka Sensitive Care Conditioner ampoules are the best ampoules for people with sensitive skin. This ampoule serum soothes and balances sensitive skin while also resulting in a skin strengthening effect. One of the benefits often cited in Dr Hauschka reviews of this product is its effect to gently ease away redness.
The skin strengthening effect of the Dr Hauschka Sensitive Care Conditioner Ampoules on the blood vessels benefits skin with ‘broken veins’ (telangiectasia). These ampoules fortify the skin and make it more robust, so it recovers its vital and healthy radiance.
The active ingredients of these ampoules include plant tensors for an immediate anti-wrinkle effect, collagen for moisturising, firming and anti -wrinkles, elastin for tensing and restructuring, vitamin C for brightening and promoting collagen synthesis and Mimosa tenuiflora, a microcirulation stimulant.
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Which of the above skincare ampoules or capsules would target your skin’s area of concern the best?
Ingrid is a lifelong beauty lover living in Australia who started Fabulous and Fun Life in 2014 to share her love of all things beauty. Being a qualified ergonomist Ingrid is especially interested in researching & testing beauty appliances to write product buying guides to help you find the best beauty appliance suited to your specific needs. Ingrid was an Influencer Judge in the TVSN Beauty Awards 2023, and also in 2021 in the hair care category. She has worked with numerous beauty brands & PR companies. To contact Ingrid, visit her contact page. Ingrid’s best beauty secret is sleeping on a silk pillowcase.