Chapter 30: A Guide to Skin Care Capsules 

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You may have come across these tiny skin care capsules, especially if you’re really into serums. But do you know what their benefits are and how exactly you should use them in your skin care routine? Here’s a quick guide to answer all your skin care capsule-related questions.


Korean skin care is known for using single dose packaging, such as for sheet masks or hair masks. The first thing you’ll notice about skin care capsules is their cute petite packaging. These capsules give you just the right amount of product so you know you’re not applying too much in one go.

The single dose packaging also helps keep your products potent. For example, a Vitamin C serum loses its potency when exposed to sunlight or air but when packed into a tiny capsule for a single use, it helps preserve the product for when you need it.

If you’re often traveling but don’t have enough space to bring all your skin care products, opt for skin care capsules instead. They’re super light and travel-friendly, and you can bring just the exact amount of capsules that you’ll need for your entire trip!

Are you guilty of dipping your finger into your skin care products instead of using a spatula? If you are, then skin care capsules may be more hygienic for you.


Skin care capsules are usually packed with a high concentration of serum or ampoule. These capsules deliver various benefits for skin such as restoring skin’s elasticity, boosting the moisture levels of skin, smoothing skin’s texture, or improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 


If your capsule is packed with a serum then apply it after cleansing and toning. Simply break one capsule open and apply the product all over your face. Reserve your capsules for your nighttime routine rather than your daytime routine as the skin repairs itself overnight, which allows it to better absorb all the active ingredients from your capsule.

If sleeping masks are what you’re after, go for BRTC’s Sleeping Capsule Pack. You can pick between the Pore Tightening or Vitalizer Sleeping Pack. Both sleeping packs are suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Since these capsules are sleeping packs, apply them at the last step of your routine, which is after your night cream.

The Pore Tightening Sleeping Pack is great for those with oily or acne-prone skin. Each capsule contains green tea and safflower extracts that help tighten pores and improve the skin’s elasticity and texture, and six types of patented botanical ingredients including lavender and chamomile, which soothe and hydrate skin.

If you have a dull or dry complexion, go for the Vitalizer Sleeping Pack. The capsules are formulated with centella asiatica extract and Hippophae rhamnoides that provide long-lasting hydration, keep the skin firm and add radiance to dull or tired-looking skin. 

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WELLAGE’s Real Hyaluronic Bio Capsule & Blue Solution One Day Kit is perfect for keeping skin hydrated throughout winter. In the kit, you’ll find one capsule and one ampoule. After cleansing and toning, mix the two together and apply the mixture all over your face.  

The capsule is packed with freeze-dried hyaluronic acid and the ampoule is formulated with 8 types of natural herbal extracts. When combined, the formula not only deeply moisturizes the skin but  also restores the skin’s elasticity and improves its texture. After just one use, you’ll notice your complexion is softer, brighter, and more plump and dewy than it’s ever been! 

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If fine lines and wrinkles are your main skin concern, WELLAGE also offers a Gold Collagen One Day Kit. The combination of the Real Collagen Bio Capsule and Gold Solution reduces the appearance of fine lines and leaves you with a tighter and firmer complexion, thanks to the power of freeze-dried collagen, hyaluronic acid and 24K gold.

 Other skin care capsules to try: 

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