Since the start of the pandemic, skincare trends such as “skinimalism” and “slugging” have been all about rebuilding our skin barrier. Now, we’re slowly reintroducing actives into our routine by way of single-shot skincare that gives the perfect dosage each time. Today, we’re getting acquainted with the concept of “monodosing”.
What exactly is monodosing?
Instead of reaching out for pots of moisturiser and bottles of serum, skincare buffs have turned to tabs, ampoules, and patches. These formats give you a daily dose of product in a more concentrated form, cutting down on preservatives and amping up the potency for targeted use.
Bacteria and oxygen can significantly lower the efficacy of an active, advanced formula, which is why brands have been coming out with products in clever packaging to preserve their freshness, keep them sanitary, and ultimately maximise their benefits.
Since these mighty formulas come in mini packaging, you can take them along with you on your next staycation without having to lug around a bulky bag.
Keep reading to discover some of our favourite one-shot wonders.
Monodosing: Products to try
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Daily Youth Restoring Serum
As we age, our skin loses the ability to produce ceramides, which leads to a weakened barrier as well as an increase in wrinkles. These innovative skin-firming capsules from Elizabeth Arden deliver a concentrated dose of bio-engineered, skin-identical ceramides to repair and strengthen the lipid barrier as well as support natural collagen renewal.
A botanical complex blend of alfalfa, olive, and coconut oil nourishes the skin with hydrocarbons and lipids, while omega acid-rich tsubaki oil restores elasticity for soft, supple, luminous skin. Each capsule is biodegradable too, and the serum is fragrance- and preservative-free.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Daily Youth Restoring Serum retails for S$146 (60 capsules). Click on the retailer links below for the most updated prices.
BMF Cell Booster Plus Serum
This serum is packaged in convenient ampoules, so you can use them with ease. Each dose contains a high concentration of taurine and revitalising marine actives to help restore your skin’s vitality and radiance while fighting against dehydration.
Signs of stress and fatigue don’t stand a chance against this concentrated, paraben-free serum. Your skin will feel softer, firmer, and glowier.
BMF Cell Booster Plus Serum retails for S$380 for seven ampoules. Click on the retailer link below for the most updated price.
Oskia Super C Smart Nutrient Beauty
Brimming with antioxidants, these heart-shaped capsules from Oskia contain a supercharged blend of nutrients and potent actives to intensely hydrate, protect, nourish, and brighten tired skin.
The brand uses a stable, oil-soluble form of vitamin C that works synergistically with a patented Smart Vitamin E, which is supported by tomato lycopene. This combination protects the skin from external aggressors and oxidative damage whilst delivering a soothing effect.
Encapsulated in vegan, biodegradable capsules made of algae, the formula works to unify uneven skin tone, brighten lacklustre complexions and promote skin’s natural collagen production.
Oskia Super C Smart Nutrient Beauty retails for S$119 for 60 capsules. Click on the retailer link below for the most updated price.
Your zit may be gone, but what about that stubborn mark it left behind? Enter ZitSticka’s Hyperfade, a dermatologist-recommended, microdart treatment that is proven to lighten and fade the appearance of fresh or stubborn dark spots.
Each patch is layered with 24 self-dissolving microdarts that melt within two hours of application, releasing brightening, regenerative ingredients, such as the likes of hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, ascorbic acid, and tranexamic acid. Together, they restore your skin’s tone and texture to its former glory, fast.
ZitSticka Hyperfade retails for £29 (S$54.13) for 24 patches. Click on the retailer link below for the most updated price.
Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsules
Cleansing oils can be messy to use, but that’s a thing of the past with Eve Lom’s Cleansing Oil Capsules. The formula dissolves impurities and daily buildup without stripping the skin of essential hydration.
Perfect for travelling, these capsules ensure you get just the right amount of product daily to remove traces of makeup as they soften your skin. The cleansing oil is housed in 100% biodegradable, vegetable-based capsules.
Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsules retail for S$120 for 50 capsules and S$42 for 14 capsules. Click on the retailer link below for the most updated price.
Dr.Jart+ Vital Hydra Solution Capsule Ampoule Booster
Infused with five types of hyaluronic acid and seaweed extract, these ampoule boosters lock in hydration to leave your skin supple and glowy.
Simply dispense the serum from one of the capsules before applying moisturiser to hydrate and nourish your skin.
Dr.Jart+ Vital Hydra Solution Capsule Ampoule Booster retails for S$33 for 6 capsules. Click on the retailer link below for the most updated price.
Innisfree Capsule Recipe Sleeping Pack
Housed in sleek, simple capsules, Innisfree’s sleeping packs come in various offerings to target numerous skin concerns, from dryness and dullness to oily skin and sensitive skin.
Leave it on for 10 minutes for a rejuvenating mask session, or leave it on overnight as a sleeping mask and rinse it off in the morning. You can pop these capsules in the fridge for an extra cooling and refreshing masking experience too.
Innisfree Capsule Recipe Sleeping Pack retails for S$$8.19 – $21.67 for each 10ml capsule. Click on the retailer link below for the most updated price.