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I bought this cream in a duty-free shop while at the airport, sad to be flying back home, and using it as an excuse to spend money! You all know that feeling, right?
As I've always liked Elizabeth Arden products, and they always get great reviews (how many times did I read in beauty magazines that the 8-hour cream was a star's best friend? Too many to remember!), I decided it was time to treat myself.
I often get dry skin around my nails, and because I wash my hand quite a lot they are not as soft as I would like them to be. So I decided to buy the intensive moisturising cream to see if it would actually make a difference compared to my usual high-street hand cream.
This cream works wonders!!! It moisturises deeply and doesn't leave a greasy film on your hands like other creams sometimes do. The only downside is the smell: my friend says it smells like coriander but I think it smells more like a mosquito repellent. As it is a hand cream, it can be quite embarrassing because the smell sticks to you and people can give you weird looks.
Because I wash my hands often during the day and because it is a bit expensive as well, I tend to use it before I go to bed, so that no one can smell it and it can really regenerate my skin for 8 whole hours.
Great buy, not to use daily if you are on a budget, but a treat well worth the money!
I'm a huge fan of the Elizabeth Arden 'Eight Hour Cream' range and this hand cream is excellent. I had a small tube of it thanks to a plane bought duty free box set last year and was distraught when it was all gone... so was very happy to receive a nice big tube of it for Christmas this year! It is expensive but works so well that I think it is worth it - a small amount goes a long way as it spreads easily and absorbs fast. It is a touch on the greasy side this formula so you have to make sure you don't use too much but you can always put any excess on the elbows which works a treat too on dry skin there. I have quite dry patches on my hands which I hate, particularly in between the knuckle bones and that bit of skin between the finger and thumb - some hand creams are too watery and make little noticeable difference but this works and the quality of my skin is immediately better after application. It stays on your hands so you will feel moisturised so a good long time (some creams seem to almost evaporate after a while) but you will need to re-apply after you wash your hands or do washing up etc. As with all Eight Hour cream products, it has that distinctive smell which may not be to everyone's taste (not unpleasant but perhaps a little medicinal in style) and the packaging of the regular tube is nothing exciting to look at. This is too good for me to take to work to have on my desk - colleagues have a habit of helping themselves - so will use a cheaper alternative and keep the good stuff at home! I would definitely recommend this hand cream as an overnight treatment too with the white gloves, you may feel a bit funny doing it but trust me, you will wake up to lovely smooth soft hands.
Elizabeth arden 8 hour moisturising hand cream
I tend to find that my hands dry out really badly in the winter months and so to stop this happening I purchased some of the Elizabeth Arden cream. I have used the 8 hour moisturising treatment for my face and find it works, so wa hoping for the same results here.
WHAT IS IT?
The cream promises to promote healing and to seal in moisture for up to eight hours (as the name suggests). It will apparently instantly smooth and soften rough, weather exposed skin and reverse the signs of cracking and dryness.
All in all, if it delivers on the promises, this seems to be the one for me.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The hand cream comes in a tube with a screw on/off lid, and some of the information and details on the back.
When I unscrew the top and squeeze out some of the cream it is quite like a gel cream, and doesn't feel thick as I expected it to. It is white in colour and has no discernable smell. I rub the cream into my hands and it is instantly absorbed into my skin, leaving no residue and stickiness and it doesn't make my hands feel slippy as some hand creams do.
The instructions on the back of the tube suggest that the product is applied liberally as often as required. I tend to use it every morning and night and after I have washed my hands I try to remember to apply the hand cream because although it does last a long time, it doesn't last a hand wahs.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The cream is widely available online and from department stores and cost £23 for 75ml.
The cream is expensive but a little amount goes a long way, and it does last a long time- this has lasted me most of the cold weather and there is still plenty left. My hands were very dry and the skin around one of my nails had cracked and within a week or two of using this, they had softened up and didn't feel sore and chapped any more. At first I did use it many times in a day mainly because my hands were hurting but as the skin on my hands improved I found that I had to use it less and the softness is now maintained.
I would recommend this product for anyone with dry skin on their hands .
Thanks for reading.
Whilst flying home from Egypt in April, my mum bought Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment. As she had bought a new bottle of this product, she gave me her old bottle which was still half full! Result. She had told me how fantastic she thought it was but I didn't quite believe that it could be as good as she made out. I have since used the half a bottle that she gave me and when talking about the product, sound like an echo of what she would say to me.
*About the Product*
The perfect combination to the original Elizabeth Arden classic. This fast-absorbing gel cream for the hands moisturises for up to eight hours. Smoothing emollients smooth and soften rough, weather-exposed skin. Signs of dryness and cracking are reversed so hands look and feel soft and touchable.
Applying this hand cream is as simple as applying any hand cream is. All you need to do is flip open the lid, squeeze as much or as little of the hand cream into the palm of your hand and then massage it into your skin. I don't like to use a great deal as the cream is expensive and also luxurious which means that a very small amount, like the size of a pea will moisturise both of your hands just as well as if you smother them with the cream.
*Price and Availability*
This hand cream can be bought at the very expensive price of £23. Yes you did hear me correctly, £23. This is probably one of the most expensive hand creams that you will ever come across but it is very good value for money as it works amazingly to soften and moisturise your hands. Only you can are able to decide whether you would spend this amount of money on hand cream.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment is not widely available to buy. You can buy it from most of the larger Boots stores as well as Debenhams, John Lewis and House of Fraser. The one other place that you can buy it from is online at www.boots.com.
The packaging: This intensive moisturising hand treatment is packaged in a bottle which uses the flip open lid as the base to stand on. When you open the lid, you will see a small dispensing hole. The thin plastic tube is flexible which makes the bottle easy to use and dispense the hand treatment when you squeeze it gently. This bottle is white in colour and all over the bottle is the number 8. On the whole, I quite like the packaging of the product. Although I wouldn't say there is anything particularly special about it, it looks expensive and does the job adequately. I certainly feel like it is money well spent.
Colour, texture and smell: The colour of this hand treatment is white with a gleaming tint. When it is rubbed into your hands, there is no colour residue left on your hands, it simples soaks into your skin. The texture of this product is thick and luxurious with a capital L! When hand creams are usually thick, I find that they don't soak effectively into your skin but this definitely isn't the case with this hand cream. It is absorbed quickly into your skin especially if you do not use an excessive amount. There must be something bad about the texture you're thinking? Actually, no there isn't. It isn't sticky which is a pet hate of mine when it comes to hand creams. It is perfect in consistency and it dries almost instantly into your skin and leaves them feeling soft and refreshed.
Now for the smell. This is probably the least appealing thing about the product as far as I am concerned. Although it isn't truly awful, it has a slight chemical scent and is certainly not a smell that I would choose to have lingering on my skin. Luckily, the scent doesn't last an extremely long time and linger and it isn't particularly strong which is why I am happy to tolerate it as it has so many other positive features. If I were Elizabeth Arden, I would look into getting a smell like that of Soap & Glory Hand Food and it will be an all round winner!
Longevity of the product: A bottle of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment will last you approximately 5-6 months when using a very small amount of the product every day. When you look at the price compared to how long the bottle will last, it doesn't seem like you're paying an extortionate price.
Does this product live up to the claim that it is a fast-absorbing gel cream for the hands moisturises for up to eight hours? Yes and yes. I have found that the cream absorbs extremely quickly into my skin when I massage a small amount into the front and back of my hands. It moisturises them instantly and definitely agree with the claim that it lasts for up to eight hours.
Does it smooth and soften rough, weather-exposed skin? Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment definitely fulfils the claim that is smooths and softens rough, weather exposed skin. I hadn't particularly had dry skin in the past but it has been truly awful since my move to Belgium. The water dries my skin out terribly but this product works its magic to make my skin feel soft and silky.
Are signs of dryness and cracking are reversed so hands look and feel soft and touchable? Yes, yes, yes! I could not answer this question with anything but a yes because any sign of dryness of your hands are well and truly reversed the second that the moisturiser is rubbed into your skin. After application of this hand treatment, your hands feel like they have been pampered for hours at a spa.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment is an intense and very effective cream which leaves your hands feeling beautifully moisturised, soft and smooth. It is even perfect to keep your cuticles soft by simply rubbing in the smallest amount of the product into them.
*Would I Recommend This Product?*
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment is undoubtedly the best hand cream that is available to buy but it comes at a high price. If you have the money to splash out on this product then fantastic! But if you can't afford to buy this hand treatment for use on a regular basis, buy it as a one off and use sparingly. I honestly do not think that you will regret it.
I absolutely love Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment. After using this product, my hands are left feeling more amazing than I can even begin to describe. I have used a number of different products whilst over in Belgium because the water dries my skin out greatly and I have found myself applying hand cream every few hours so that they don't feel uncomfortable and I think that this Elizabeth Arden version is easily the best that I have used. It is the only one that I can apply twice a day and my hands feel softened and moisturised.
For additional information about this product or the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour range, you can visit www.eighthourcream.co.uk.
I received this in a gift set for Christmas along with a lip balm and the original eight hour cream. I had always heard that Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream was highly recommended in all the magazines so I was eager to give it a go!
The packaging is simple, yet elegant and fits well in to my handbag.
The smell of this product is actually a little unfortunate though. It smells very medicinal and the only real way I can describe it, is a 'hospital' type smell. It is also rather difficult to rub in and initially feels quite greasy. Once it is rubbed in though, my hands felt incredibly supple and smooth and it definitely made them so much softer. I was very impressed with this cream and it certainly provided my hands with a good barrier to the elements.
I'm not sure I would buy this regularly though as I should imagine it is pretty pricey. Having said that if I received it as part of a gift again I certainly would not be disappointed!
I am the hand cream Queen ! I have tried all sorts. I have horrible dry hands, especially in the winter. I have just finished the tube of this Elizabeth Arden cream and have to say one word, disappointment.
I was expecting great things from this, but it did not do a thing to improve my hands. I wanted to wait and see, before passing judgement, as sometimes products do not always work immediately, but given time, they do make a difference, but alas not.
The cream itself is quite thick and did not really seem to soak into my hands and also the smell- eeew. It smelt a bit like parrafin or castor oil , I am not really sure how to describe it, but it is not very nice. I would have put up with smell, if it had worked, but no , there was no immediate relief or indeed any long term benefits to using this, so I would not recommend to anyone.
I love the outdoors and getting my hands dirty so one of my must-have cosmetic products is hand cream to help soften and soothe the wind-chapped skin particularly on my knuckles. I'm not loyal to any particular brand but I have been using Marks and Spencer's Almond Replinishing Hand Cream until recently, when a friend gave me this Elizabeth Arden Intensive Moisturising Treatment. This is a premium brand and quite pricey so I was expecting great things!
When I first recieved this I was happy that the tube was a large size - 75mls or 2.3 fluid ounces worth of product. The tube is malleable which makes it easy to squeeze out the cream from the dispensing hole in the cap. There is a flip style lid which opens easily and then clicks back into place. I'd tape this over if you intend to take this travelling though.
There is very little information on the tube itself regarding the benefits of the cream. The brand simply refer to this as a "gel cream" and claim it keeps hands moisturised for up to eight hours. More details can actually be found on the Elizabeth Arden shop website where the cream is described in more detail. Here you can learn that the cream has "soothing emollients" which help to soften weather worn skin. Emollients are ingredients which help to smooth over the roughness of skin by providing oiliness or waxiness.
The cream is quite thick and has a pearly white colour. It can be rubbed into skin very easily and abosrbs very fast, immediately changing the appearance and feeling of the skin. I don't need to use a lot to cover my hands, a few tiny spots of cream does the trick. It basically absorbs into your hand if you just rub your finger through the cream once. Straight away my skin feels soft, new and healthy. The cream also eradicates that straw-like colouration of my dry skin and gives skin a matte glow. A great thing about the cream is that it is not sticky nor does it take too long to dry or be absorbed. This means I can touch things or put on clothes just seconds after using the cream. My palms and fingers do not feel damp or glue-like either.
The effect of the moituriser lasts as long as you keep your hands clean and don't wash them. If you get your hands wet you can feel some of the cream working off - it's like a melting wax sensation. I have never managed to last the eight hours the brand claim this cream protects for without having to wash my hands. I do feel that the cream gives a high degree of protection and moisturisation though and for as long as you keep your hands dry!
One thing I dislike about the cream is the fragrance. I have previously used the Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream and discovered this smelled horrible - a bit like parrafin or petrol fumes. This hand cream is not quite as bad but still has an unpleasant and chemical aroma. It does smell like something you'd be using to treat a medical complaint - like a muscle pain gel. Fortunately once the cream is rubbed in the fragrance is not noticable unless you actually smell your hand, so no worries about other people noticing this strong, unpleasant fragrance!
In comparison with the most recent hand cream I've been using - the Marks and Spencer Almond Replenishing cream I'd have to say that this Elizabeth Arden cream provides a much more intense and effective moisturising experience. I'm not entirely sure the cream is worth the £22 price-tag though. In lots of ways the cream is very similar to those very moisturisers like Atrixo (you can get 200mls of Atrixo for around £4) which similarly protects and moisturises with a waxy layer and has no feminine fragrance either. Overall, though I can endorse the Elizabeth Arden Intensive Moisturising Hand Cream as being effective and worth using.
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This popular, award-winning hand cream moisturizes for up to Eight Hours / Softens rough, weather-exposed skin / Relieves dryness and cracking / Is non-greasy and fast-absorbing / Leaves you hands looking and feeling soft and more beautiful / How to use:Apply liberally as often as necessary / Clinically, dermatologist- and allergy-tested /