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I'm a long time fan of Elizabeth Arden and have been using their products for decades however one of the few ranges I've struggled to get into is the 8 hour range. The original 8 hour cream has the colour and consistency of ear wax but allegedly has near magical properties. I probably would not have paid good money for the 8 Hour Cream Lip Protectant but got it in a bumper beauty box from Latestinbeauty around Christmas time. I'm glad I did.
Whilst I wouldn't pay the GBP 17 or thereabouts that EA charge for this, I'm happy to have it as it's a very nice product. It's not worth ten times what you'd pay for a standard lip balm though.
On the plus side, it's nicely presented in a branded tube covered 8s with the Elizabeth Arden name round the waist of the lipstick tube but in my case, the lettering has rubbed off. It's a light tan in colour - not like the pink in Dooyoo's photo - and is quite firm to the touch so it doesn't melt the moment the temperature rises.
It's better than an average cheap balm and does have quite a soothing feel to it. There's a slight taste to it but it's not strong and it's not unpleasant - I'd say it's not been 'flavoured' but just tastes of whatever is in it.
My lips got badly dried out by air conditioning and long haul flights a couple of weeks ago and my Arden 8 hour lip balm has fixed them within a few days. Not 8 hours, admittedly, but within a few days.
I like Elizabeth Arden products and have used many different Elizabeth Arden products in the past. Elizabeth Arden products are available to buy at Elizabeth Arden Counters found in shops like Debenhams and Frasers and online at stores like Salon Skincare and Cheapsmells etc.
Elizabeth Arden products are middle of the range products and in my opinion they are very good quality for their middle of the range prices.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Lip Protectant costs around £18 at Elizabeth Arden Counters. I have seen it as cheap as £5 at online stores. It is always better to compare prices before you buy.
The lip protectant takes the shape and form of a normal lisptick. It contains SPF 15 sunscreen and vitamin E, it shields lips against harmful UV rays, while the nourishing balm, enriched with super emollients, will also relieve chapping, irritation and cracking.
The lip protectant contains 3.7g of the product. It contains Elizabeth Arden's renowned Eight Hour Cream in a super-protective, portable stick for lips.
Created in 1930 by Elizabeth Arden to soothe skin, Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant became an instant and overwhelming success. What made it so effective is a combination of petrolatum, a skin-soothing beta-hydroxy in one of its first cosmetic uses, and vitamin E. The apricot colored balm was so beneficial to her clients, Miss Arden used it to soothe her famous thoroughbred horses' legs. Even its name came about thanks to a remarkable performance - a loyal client used it to treat her child's skinned knee and "eight hours later" the skin was all better.
I have used Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream in the past and would not be without it. It is particulary good to take on holiday with you as it works well to repair sunburnt skin. The only thing I really dislike about the cream is the smell, I think it stinks. The smell is very operpowering and I think it smells a bit like TCP.
I have been wanting to try the lip protectant for a while but I have not purchased it because I am worried it will smell and taste like the cream. It's almost bearable putting the cream on your skin but lips don't compare!
The lip protectant comes boxed and the box is sealed with thin plastic. The cardboard box can be recycled after use. When you remove the lip protectant from the box it looks just like a tube of lipstick. The tube is pearlescent white in colour and made from thick plastic. It is not cheap looking and really looks quite nice, and not at all out of place in my make-up bag.
When I smell the lip protectant for the first time it smells just like the cream but thankfully not quite as strong. The lip protectant also has the same slightly apricot colour of the cream. I am getting worried about using this on my lips!
The lip protectant twists up the tube just like a normal lipstick, after you have applied it you just twist it back down the tube again. It's really easy to apply, the texture is not butter soft or too hard, it's a perfect texture and it applies perfectly to my lips.
When I have the lip protectant on my lips it does not taste bad at all, it tastes slightly of almonds, it still smells a bit like the cream but it thankfully does not taste like the cream.
The results I got from using the lip protectant were excelllent. My lips were very moisturised, even when wearing this during the very cold icy weather my lips were soft and they did not crack or peel in the cold.
The lip protectant is suitable for every day wear, I have even blotted my lipstick and applied a small covering of this lip protectant over my lipstick and it has worked well. When you wear it on top of lipstick it does not change the colour of your lipstick because when applied this lip protectant is colourless.
The best results I get with this product is just using it as a normal lip balm. It works better than any other lip balm I have tried and it is honestly very moisturising without being greasy.
I like this lip protectant and the last time I bought it I only paid £4.99 for it from Direct Cosmetics. I was really happy with the price I paid. This product lasts so long that I only buy about 2 a year. It is also a great product for the beach, it really stops your lips drying out and it has added sunscreen and vitamin E.
This lip protectant can also be bought in tinted varieties. I have only tried this version but I like the look of the tinted lip protectant and I might buy it in the berry shade for using next winter.
All in all a great and very effective lip protectant.
I'm a huge fan of the Elizabeth Arden 'Eight Hour Cream' range and have owned the lip protectant in the past thanks to a duty free box set I purchased on a plane. I don't honestly believe there is another lip balm which matches it and was pleased to receive the limited edition version for Christmas this year which has a fab purple retro design so now the outside of the packaging matches how glam this product makes my lips feel! It is non-sticky, it is soothing and will rid you of rough dry lips in a jiffy. The lipstick design of the lip protectant makes it very quick and easy to use and is small enough to fit in your handbag or a pocket... I can't recommend it enough. It shares the distinctive medicinal style 'eight hour cream' smell which I don't actually mind but others may not be so keen. The only downside for me is how quickly I get through a tube of it, I regularly apply lip balm throughout the day and these are really only a little stick of eight hour cream so buying a tube of the traditional stuff might be more cost effective if you're on a budget. This is not to say that it vanishes from your lips quickly - far from it, but as with all lip products you only have to kiss someone, take a drink of tea/water or eat something and you need to re-apply!
After getting this as a free gift with a magazine subscription I have never looked back! At first I was a bit dubious I had always heard that the Elizabeth Arden range had been great but had always been a bit pricey and I really didn't want to shell out for a product that was as good as one that was half the price!
It really is a brilliant product and after putting it on before I went to sleep one night I woke up and my lips were completely soft and not dry at all! It contains an SPF of 15 which would be brilliant for holidays too. The smell is slightly unusual at first but not off putting at all. Once applied it looks very natural and you can barely see it on which is great as a lot of the "natural" looking glosses still give a slightly odd sheen and a very sticky texture which this does none of. It glides on easily and you can hardly tell its on. As another reviewer put I have dabbed it onto the odd spot before and it has completely gone by morning! Definitely an excellent product and I have continued to buy it and recommend it ever since!!
This is one of my favourite things I own and goes everywhere with me!
I have always been a fan of 8 hour cream and one year I got the lip protectant as a free gift and have never looked back.
I havent bought a lip balm since and very rarely wear lip gloss anymore.
I suffer from dry lips and it moisturises and leaves lips with a gloss look but without it being 'sticky'.
It has a SPF15 against sun exposure so great for everyday use and to take on your holidays too.
You can get different shades to give your lips a tint or colour.
Yes it is expensive for a lip balm but I now dont spend money every other week on lip glosses that I wear once and dont like.
The only thing that can put people off is its smell as it is made from vitamin E and has an unusual odour so before purchasing this product I would suggest going to a department store and ask to test it first!
The plus side to having vitamin E as its main ingredient is that it has healing qualities so I use for spots/ other dry skin but oviously use a cotton bud or a finger for that so not to contaminate you lips!