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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lipcare Stick
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick
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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick
Advantages: Smoothes and moisturises your lips
Disadvantages: Too expensive, does the same job as Vaseline
About Elizabeth Arden & The 8 Hour Range
Elizabeth Arden's 8 Hour Range was created in 1930, the first creation was the infamous Eight Hour Cream, which immediately became a popular must have with many people, including celebrities.
The reason behind the naming of the cream was quite interesting, I obtained this from Elizabeth Arden's website - "The name "Eight Hour Cream" 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. Referred to as "The Miracle Cream" for its healing and protecting benefits".
The 8 hour products are created with a combination of petrolatum, a skin-soothing beta-hydroxy and vitamin E. These are all renowned for high moisturising, heeling and soothing properties.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lipcare Stick
Elizabeth Arden's 8 Hour Lipcare Stick is the renowned Eight Hour Cream in the form of a protective, portable stick for lips. The lipbalm is packed with emollients, SPF15 and Vitamin E to soothe and moisturise your lips.
Eight Hour Lip Protectant Stick has won the 2007 Allure Editors' Choice Best of Beauty Award for Best Lip Balm.
Use & Effects
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Protectant Stick comes in a tube, the same as a lipstick. It is shiny white in colour, with a silver divide between the lid and tube. The lipbalm winds up and down easily and doesn't get stuck onto the lid. The lid also doesn't loosen with time and the whole tube remains in good condition. The lipbalm itself looks like a pale lipstick, it is apricot in colour and looks rich with nutrients.
To use, undo the lid, then wind up the tube, so not too much of the lipbalm is on show to prevent it breaking off, then apply liberally to your lips, as often as needed. The moisture is supposed to las I would recommend applying this every hour or so. Unfortunately, after about an hour, even when you haven't consumed food or touched anything with your lips this lipbalm seems to go bitty on your lips, as if you have small grains or sugar in the lipbalm. This is annoying so I have to wipe it off and reapply. The lipstick tastes very much like honey to me, with hints of vanilla so it isn't at all unpleasant to have on your lips. It also smells very much like honey, this is due to the fact that it contains beeswax, with has great moisturising properties. I can also definately smell herbal and medical aromas on the lipbalm too.
Keeping your lips moisturised is important, and also ensuring you wear an SPF on then when you're in the sun is even more important. Your lips are usually neglected, especially in the sun. You will always apply SPF to your body and your face but a lot of the time your lips are forgotten. It is just as important for your lips to have an SPF protection too. This lipbalm moisturises, softens and smoothes your lips, whilst providing antioxidant protection with Vitamin E. Vitamin E has great healing and soothing properties. It is great for irritation and soothes whilst moisturising and hydrating your skin and lips. Vitamin E also has anti-ageing properties in and helps to prevent cellular damage and maintains the elasticity and collagen production in your skin which helps to reduce visible signs of ageing.
This lipbalm is fantastic for moisturising your lips. Its quite soft in texture, it looks like a pale lipstick but when you place on your lips, it kind of melts onto them. It isn't really glossy or doesn't give you colour like a lipstick or lipgloss. Your lips are left soft and supple and don't feel tight. I like to use this over lipstick to give it some shine and under lip gloss to ensure it sticks. The lipbalm isn't at all greasy. It is a perfect consistensy to apply without being too stiff or too runny. Your lips absorb just the amount they need, but you don't need to apply too much. You are supposed to have full results in 8 hours. After just a few hours I did notice that my lips weren't chapped, dry or tight anymore. After 8 hours, they were very moisturised and it didn't feel as though I needed to put something on them as they had absorbed and held onto the moisture from when I applied. These results were after applying several times, as unfortunately this doesn't last on your lips for 8 hours, but to me that is an unrealistic estimation. This is not as an intensive treatment as the 8 hour cream itself, which you could also use on your lips.
I purchased this in May, I have used it nearly every day and it isn't really showing any signs of wear, so I would assume this does last a long time, as it has already lasted me 2 months.
Price & Availability
For a lipbalm this is very expensive at a RRP of £24 for 13 fl. oz and to be honest although it's good, it's not worth that much money. It can be purchased for £16 for Debenhams but I still think it is expensive. I purchased this in an 8 hour gift pack, which included 8 hour cream and intensive hand treatment, which cost me the same price. I got this from the airport so did get it cheaper but you can purchase this at department stores for between £30 and £40.
I really like this lipbalm, but for the price, I personally don't think it is any better than Vaseline, it does the same job for a fraction of the price.
Summary: An expensive vaseline
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