Hey all, this is the first post of 2013 and of course its beauty related. Now Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream has been around a long long time. 1930 to be exact. But for the past few years, it would appear I have been living under a rock in relation to this product. I know there are numerous reviews on the cream and its wondrous properties but I didn’t really believe a lot of them until I finally tried it for myself.
The version I picked up is the limited edition range designed to reflect the art deco style of New York (yawn I hear you say). It cost me €15 on sale in Debenhams so I couldn’t resist trying it out despite all the ‘inspiration’ derived from the architecture in New York.
But this product really does live up to its expectations. For the past few weeks, I’ve been suffering from a multitude of different skin problems; acne one minute, dryness the next and uneven skin tone on my chin area. Well, I applied a good dollop of the cream to my face before going to bed (as recommended by the sales assistant) and woke up the next morning with skin that was no longer dry, but was smooth to the touch and visibly lifted and clear. I actually couldn’t believe it.
Now as many have pointed out, it’s not the nicest texture to apply to your skin because it’s thick and heavy and I think that’s why its best applied at night when you don’t have to worry about how its gonna look or feel. Another thing is the smell. Loads of people don’t like but there is a fragrance free version now so you can avoid all that. It doesn’t really annoy me to be honest.
The cream reminds me of ointment or a sort of medicated balm for some reason, something like my grandmother used to make for burns and scratches so the consistency and smell kind of appeals to me. Moreover, don’t worry about it getting all over the sheets, I haven’t noticed any product on my pillow or sheets, I just make sure to keep my hair back so it doesn’t get all ruined!
In conclusion it’s definitely a must have product, I’m so glad I’ve finally discovered it and I’ve no doubt I’ll be using it for years to come too! Elizabeth Arden have a host of other eight-hour creams for your hands, lips and body so check them out here. Have you ever tried this eight-hour cream? Did it work for you? Let me know in the comments below!