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I first bought this a few years ago as a "pick me up"
Eliabeth Arden has been around for years and can be purchased at most department stores or online. The products I have tried have been good its just a shame my bank balance cant always afford them.
The last one I got was a 30ml sample size. The proper packaging is very sturdy feeling and its easy to screw the lid on/off. Its designed in such a way that you can easily get all the product out.The sample size is more in a squeezy lid which again makes it easy to get all the product out
To be honest when I first bought this I tended to only use it when I felt my skin needed it as it is expensive, possibly about once a week. I did decide to make it daily as my skin started to feel extra dry.The first pot got used very irregular and lasted about 2-3 years.
I knew from previous experience that this didn't break me out. I would say that is is great for dry skin as when I was younger I would use it when my skin felt extra dry to give it moisture. With the price of it I do try and make it just for winter use when I feel I need it most.This is a night cream but I don't think that it feels that heavy on or you need to apply that much of it- I apply four wee dots and massage into my skin. With this it can be applied to your neck but I don't because of psoriasis.I also found that it could be applied daily and my skin didn't end up feeling greasy or irritated. This has a nice consistency not to thick and its not runny.
**Would I recommend**
Hmmm well it is expensive, saying that I think this is the most expensive product I have ever bought that's not in an offer or had any sort of free gift with it. I don't know if I would buy it again.This costs around £45 for the 50ml tub.
Edit: Thinking about it no I wouldn't recommend. Yes it does what its supposed to, leaves skin nice etc but there are so many other night creams that are cheaper and work just as well.
Whenever my mum goes on holiday she always brings me a treat back from Duty Free, bless her. Several months ago now, one of these treats was an Elizabeth Arden gift set, a lovely box filled with samples of lots of different products. To be honest, it got put into the airing cupboard with the rest of my toiletries and then promtly forgotten about. I've gradually been using some of the gems inside since rediscovering it and for the last couple of months have been using up my tube of the Good Night's Sleep Restoring Cream.
I'm not a particular product junkie like many of my friends and, whilst I do like to stick to a cleanse, tone, moisturise routine every day (except those 'can't be bothered' days when just a face wipe does the trick), I don't really bother with anything fancy and tend to stick to my trusted Nivea. So until now I've never used a night cream for my face and have tended to either use the thicker Nivea Soft or just put extra of my Light Daily moisturiser on at night when I wanted to give my skin a bit more of a treat.
Some sample sized products can be teeny weeny so that you don't really get chance to experience them, or their benefits, fully before they run out. Elizabeth Arden, however, are much more generous (although I don't know how much my mum paid for the set so probably shouldn't comment on whether they're generous or not!) and I received this product in a small royal blue plastic tube containing 30ml of the product. As the normal sized jar only contains 50ml I think this is a decent enough sized to really form an opinion on the cream.
The Good Night's Sleep Restoring Cream is widely available from many department stores and even in larger Boots stores or from their online shop which is, surprisingly, the cheapest place I've found it available apart from eBay. You can get it from Boots for just £20.99 for the 50ml jar, rather than the standard RRP of nearly £40. Obviously postage charges need to be added to that, although you can get it delivered for free to your nearest Boots store and you can collect 80 advantage points too. And as an added bonus, if you buy two Elizabeth Arden products you receive a free gift of 6 sample sized make up and skincare products in a red cosmetics bag, which looks absolutely lovely!
As I said, I got a small blue tube with a white screw top lid, but the normal packaging is a purple glass jar as can be seen in the picture above. On products like this where you have to use your hands or fingers to apply the cream I much prefer the packaging to have a flip top lid as they're easier to close, but with this tube, as you need such a small amount of the cream and it really only sits on one fingertip I've found it relatively easy to close the tube up again before actually applying the cream to my skin. I think I actually prefer my tube to the standard jar as it only has a really small hole through which you squeeze the cream, meaning you don't end up with copious amounts of product all over your fingers and so there is no waste. Whereas with the jar you would have to dip your fingers in it every night and to me this presents a slight hygiene issue.
So, the cream is squeezed out of the tube in a really small worm shape and only a very small amount is needed for good coverage of my face and neck. The tube doesn't give any information about how much to apply so I generally use a pea sized blob and this is ample. It is quite a thick consistency and feels like a really creamy cream, if you know what I mean?! It is easy to spread it evenly over my face and neck and it rubs in nicely without leaving my skin feeling greasy and manages to make me feel like I've got cream left on my face without leaving any residue behind.
The fragrance of this cream is quite a tricky one to describe. The first couple of times I used it I really wasn't sure whether I liked it or not, but it has grown on me and now I don't really mind it. It doesn't have a strong fragrance to it, more of a subtle floral background and, although I wouldn't particularly choose floral frgrances in anything, there's nothing really offensive about this.
As this is a night cream I always apply it last thing to cleansed and toned skin before I go to bed but, althought the tube states you should use this every night, I only use it once or twice a week as I find that if I overdo it with moisturising products on my face it can lead to me getting small breakouts of spots. I don't really use this expecting to see any visible difference to my skin, more to feel the difference it makes. Because, believe me, it does make a difference.
As soon as I apply this cream to my face I can feel it sinking in and it makes me feel like my skin must have been really thirsty and that this is quenching that thirst. Any dryness or tightness from my cleansing and toning immediately disappears after application of this and my skin feels softer and moisturised. And, despite this being a night cream, I was really surprised to still be able to feel the effects of this cream the next morning when I woke up too. My skin still felt much softer than normal and I really didn't feel the need to apply my usual moisturiser like I normally would as part of my morning routine.
I would imagine from the name of it that this cream is supposed to make you feel and look like you've had a good night's sleep and, whilst it does make my skin feel lovely, I don't think it makes my skin look any different. I certainly wouldn't use it after a big night out when I know I'm not going to get much sleep and expect it to make me look like I've had my full 8 hours. It doesn't brighten my skin or add any radiance to it so I'd still use my Clarins Beauty Flash Balm if I felt like my skin needed some oomph on a morning.
I've been really surprised by how long this small tube has lasted me. With using it probably an average of twice a week I've used maybe half of it now so can this lasting me until Christmas at least. Obviously if you use it every day it won't last nearly as long, but for my skin twice a week is plenty and so I think it is worth the price tag (in Boots, I wouldn't pay, or ask anyone else to pay, the full RRP).
Overall I've been really impressed with the Elizabeth Arden Good Night's Sleep Restoring Cream. It's not something that I would have picked up myself in a shop, particularly given the high price tag, but it's definitely something that I'll be adding to my Christmas wishlist in the hope that some generous soul will add it to my stocking. I would never use it every night as the packaging suggests as I think it's too intensive for every day use for me personally, so I use it more as a treat for my skin every 3 or 4 days and think it will be particularly beneficial in the coming winter months when my skin has been battered by the winds and frosts of the Lake District. It makes my skin feel like it's been given a real treat and when I apply it it really does feel like my skin is just drinking it in. So if you want softer skin that feels moisturised and cared for then I would recommend this cream.
Elizabeth Arden Good Night Sleep Cream - 50mls costs £40
This night cream made by Elizabeth Arden comes in a 50 ml jar and costs around £40. It is available to buy at all Elizabeth Arden Cosmetic Counters and at online stores like Fragrance Direct.
This night cream has been around for over 20 years. I have been using it for just over 7 years. Millions have been sold worldwide and it is one of Elizabeth Arden's best selling products.
The cream comes in a purple coloured glass jar with a white screw top lid. No cheap packaging here - the jar looks fantastic and great on the dressing table but at £40 then so it should! The cream comes in a sealed cardboard box so this is an advantage as it means when you open it that you are indeed the first user! This is important to me when buying beauty products - I could never use anything that someone else had poked their finger in!!!!
The actual cream is white in colour with a slight tinge of pink, the cream is luxurious and quite rich - it absorbs easily and when you feel you face after using it - it really feels good, soft, supple and very moisturised.
The cream has a fantastic smell - it smells slightly of lavender and more strongly of honeysuckle. It is really a lovely smell and the fragrance of this cream is very calming at night - great for bedtime.
This deeply moisturising dream cream helps restore, repair and strengthen the look of skin from daytime damage to look and feel firmer and more resilient. Fine lines and wrinkles are softened and skin is conditioned and fresher looking. Aromatic lavender and honeysuckle help ease away the cares of the day.
This cream is also Dermatologist, allergy and clinically tested.
All in all this night cream works really well for me - I usually just buy about 2 jars a year so in all honesty 100mls lasts me almost a whole year. The cream is quite thick and a little goes a very long way.
I have often seen it at eBay quite a bit cheaper but it does not usually come in a sealed box.
Try it and see - you may be very surprised.
I have always been a little dubious over spending lots of money on products like this - I mean are you paying for the name / does it really contain anything different - well after reading the reviews on here and I saw the product on offer on a website I couldn't resist - the shopping bug got me and i had to buy it. I have been waking up with quite dry skin in the mornings and was looking for something to combat this. I work very long hours and the idea of looking like i had had a "good nights sleep" I have to admit was also very appealing. In summmary - this product actually works - I mean when you have had 3 hrs sleep theres no miracle cure but this leaves your skin refreshed and looking healthy which helps! In the winter months with the central heating on you need to nourish your skin and I can thoroughly recommend this - it might be a bit oily for those with problem skin but for normal to dry skin its a godsend!