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I was given some of this Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Facial moisturiser with SPF 15 as part of a gift set. It was in a small sized tube but I know that I can buy these in the larger tubes if I want to – I don’t really want to and I am so pleased that I was given this as a gift and didn’t pay for it myself. It is the weirdest facial moisturiser I have ever used.
I had already tried the original Elizabeth Arden Cream a few years back and wasn’t too impressed with that either. This stuff is no different and it still has that ghastly medicinal smell. My hubby hates it whenever I sued this stuff and he used to tell me he could smell me from a mile off! Charming, but I know what he meant!
The moisturiser itself was fairly thick in consistency and I cannot say that it was absorbed particularly well by my skin. It just seemed to sit there on top for ages without actually sinking in and I found it all a bit frustrating to be honest. I ended up using this facial cream for my elbows and knees in the end, and just gave up trying to use it on my face as apart from anything else, I found it really greasy and it gave me spots all around my oily T zone. Not a great look!
Overall, I cannot really see what all the fuss and hype is about with this product. IT is overrated for sure and I cannot possibly recommend it.
I received the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour cream Gift set for Christmas which included the Lip balm, the Skin protectant 50ml, and some other intensive moisturisers which I don't believe are available to buy individually.
I have been told by friends that this is a premium product, and a beauty must have. However I have not previously purchased it myself due to the extortionate price, saying that since using it I have found that a small amount does go a long way and this product will last.
Since researching I have also found that it is also available online or in duty free for a more affordable price which I would recommend.
The packaging to this product is sophisticated, making it a perfect gift for a woman of any age.
It has a different consistency to normal moisturiser; it is more intensive and best used on small areas like around the lips and nose in winter. I have just returned from a skiing holiday in which it was perfect to protect my face against the elements, as it has a spf and acts like a barrier similar to Vaseline.
One small disadvantage I can see to this product is the strong medicinal scent, which I actually quite like however others have commented upon.
I suffer from Psoriasis and although it does not affect my face, it does mean my skin gets very dry - in fact it used to feel like stubble! I knew that i wanted a fantastic face cream without an expensive price tag, and this product has provided me with the answer. Within a few days of using it my skin felt smoother and softer, this is my miracle cream. I have been using it for a while now and recommend it to people all the time. My only criticism is that it has a very over-powering smell, i suggest putting on first thing in the morning. This way the smell will ease before you get to your work-place or where ever you maybe travelling! I also recommend using with the Skin Protectant. I cannot tell you how happy i am to have found this product and it means i get to spend a bit on myself every few months!!!
I read a long article about Elizabeth Arden and the somewhat romantic way in which she created the famous Eight Hour Cream (involves thoroughbred horses, so has to be good). Back a year or so ago when my cash flow was healthier I invested in a deal, which involved a tube of Eight-Hour Cream, hand cream and tinted lip balm. That was three years ago and we are still using the cream.
I thought I'd break down each 'issue' we use the cream for and tell you how it performs.
Sore skin behind ears.
We put a bit of Eight-Hour behind one of children's ears when he gets a bit sore there. It might be dermatitis or eczema). The result was noticeably less irritable skin. An advantage when you travel on the school bus and are a teenager and other teenagers comment on the 'fungus' behind your ears!
Sore, chapped lips when playing sport.
So far, Eight-Hour has been used by both children when playing football, rugby, hockey and undergoing cross-country runs. I think it compares very well with Vaseline and other lip salves, being slightly lighter to apply. We decant the cream into small travel pots and send them to school with the kids.
Applying over knees and elbows while putting on fake tan.
To avoid hideous mistakes, I rub a little of the cream over knees, bony parts of feet, etc, when I'm putting on fake tan or 'holiday' skin. Works well.
I've run out of the eight hour lip balm and I thought I wouldn't miss it. I was wrong. It's less sticky than the Boots product I'm using instead. I shall have to ask Father Christmas to be kind to me.
All in all, I think this is (almost) worth its price. It is expensive, so I am knocking off one star for the cost. But the lightness and lack of stickiness of the product and the success we've had using it for a range of family skin complaints means it's definitely a good, all-round cream.
This is the superhero of skin care products. What doesn't it do?! Suitable for all skin types, it has been dermatologically, clinically and allergy tested. A multitude of uses - from your head to your toes. RRP is £25 for 50ml.
"Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is an absolute must have for everyone! This skincare classic restores, calms and helps relieve chapped, cracked and dry skin. It works efficiently to sooth roughness, redness and minor skin irritations. This award winning cream has also been praised by make-up artists and beauty editors for many years now and no self respecting model would be without this cult product in their make-up bag. First created in 1930 by Elizabeth Arden to soothe skin, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant became an instant and overwhelming success.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant also aids in the temporary relief of chapped lips, smoothes rough spots on your knees, feet and elbows and softens tough, hard cuticles and hangnails."
Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream is a product I couldn't live without, and you will always find one in my handbag, and one on my bedside table. I don't find anything else that works for combatting dry cracked skin, especially in the winter months.
It is very sticky and waxy, and has a very distinct smell (it reminds me of the "snufflebabe" my mother used on me when I was little, though that was a long time ago maybe I'm wrong) This puts a lot of my friends off. When I offer it to them they always look dubious and enquire if I have something else! I always persist it's the best though, and they usually end up buying their own.
Due to its thick texture, it is best to apply this at night before going to bed. I slather it on my lips (heaven forbid anyone saw me, I look like I've been feasting on something very greasy) then the next morning exfoliate with a soft face cloth. A couple of times a week I will rub it all over my feet, then cover with socks. I always wake up to beautifully soft skin.
At £25 of course you want to be sure you're spending your pennies on something you'll actually use. This was my first concern before buying at least. However I believe it is really worth that price tag - not only because of its many uses, but it also lasts such a ridiculously long time, since such a little of the product goes a long way. Instead of going through a tin of a cheaper brand every few weeks, this lasts for months and months.
I was just as excited as the next girl when this supposed amazing beauty product, which outweighs all others, has hundreds of different uses, and promised to change the way we did our make-up and skincare was released. I was desperate to get my hands on the seemingly reasonably priced wonder cream. "Winner of over 22 awards", "most amazing thing I have ever used", screamed at me from newspapers and magazines, all my friends were raving about it, and added to the huge sell out demand everywhere all highlighted what a must-have product this is!
I absolutely HATE it. From the moment I unscrewed the lid and was blown away by the most disgusting plasticky smell I have constantly wondered why this amazing cream has failed to get me to even like it. Don't get me wrong - I have persevered for months, trying out ALL of its uses, and to be honest hating it more and more everytime I smell that disgusting stench, and get the dirty, brown/yellow, goo on my fingers. "Cream"??? I have never ever seen another cream like this - it really is like gooey gunk, it is like a sticky oil based gel, which sticks everywhere and to everything - just perfect when the disgusting smell accompanies it everywhere too!
'Save your skin' is its first use - apparently it creates a barrier. Now this I believe - anybody covering their skin in thick, 'PVA glue' like coverings will certainly create a 'barrier'. Whether you will want to be seen in public with a shiny, 'wet-look' face, oh and not forgetting absolutely stinking(!) is another thing though.
'Trick for Lips' - I can understand it may be good for a lip balm - it has that sticky, gooey, consistency, not hugely unlike some balms or vaselines. My huge problem again is that by putting this stuff on my lips it is EVEN CLOSER to my nose and makes the smell a thousand times worse! Trying to breathe through my mouth to bypass the smell creates a menthol vapour feeling that freezes my mouth. Hugely peculiar odd product. Just writing this highlights even more to me how amazingly odd this product it - and how in hell can so many millions of people swear by it - is my sense of smell amazingly unique or something?!
Make up uses - 'the staple in every make-up artists bag".... REALLY?!?!? When I put it on my eyebrows, it looks like I have borrowed my bfs hair gel to slick my eyebrows - LOL not a good look! People ask my why my eyebrows are stuck together. Put it under my brows to 'accentuate' them, again I look slightly like Cameron Diaz in 'There's Something About Mary' - having odd slimy gels in places where they look totally wrong. A hand cream?!?!? If I put it on my hands I wouldn't be able to pick anything up or touch anything - if this stuff gets in my hair it looks like I haven't washed it for weeks.
Apologies for the rant - again I must state that millions of women would apparently be unable to live without this product. I must just be a total weirdo.......
Elizabeth Arden is an established brand, favourited by mothers everywhere. I worked for Elizabeth Arden one year and had to get clued up on the 8 Hour range.
The 8 Hour range has even invaded my generation as my older sister swears by this on holidays as they released an 8 hour cream that is in a yellow tube instead of a white tube with built in SPF protection.
This is a multi-purpose cream, used for neck, hands, lips as it feels so mild but it is heavy duty. I do feel it is a little greasy when applying as I have naturally oily skin anyway but it does soak in after 10 minutes and softens skin for the rest of the day. Or at least when the sun light is about, so 8 hours.
The skin specialised ingredients of Lanolin and Vitamin E are soft and nourishing for the skin while the useful Glycerine is the smoothing factor and even encourages the growth of your nails if you use it as a hand cream. Due to Glycerine though, this product hence has a form of animal fat and is not suitable for those who are vegan. Elizabeth Arden also do not test on animals either but Glycerine is an ingredient found in many food stuffs also.
This is a great product if you have dry, cracked lips or extremely dry skin. Having very dry skin myself; this is the only product I have found on the market that heals my dry skin very quickly. Whenever I have dry patches on my face, I apply a tiny amount of this (that's all you need, a little goes a long way) and by the morning my skin is nice and smooth again. Supposedly also helps soothe minor burns, sunburn, windburn, scrapes and abrasions but personally I have only tried this on cracked lips and skin. The only issue I have with this product is that it has a strong, medicinal scent (so may be something to bare in mind if you are sensitive to smells) and is very thick and greasy when applied liberally, so I recommend only using this as a treatment at night if you plan on applying to the face because makeup could not be applied afterwards.
Overall this is definately one of my go-to, must have products. It lasts forever and has really saved my skin during this past, harsh winter. If you have skin prone to dryness, this is a must have!
One of the reliable signs that you're definitely a girl is an astonishing collection of lip balm. I've just looked in my bag and I have 3: a Lancôme one that looks pretty when on but which makes my hair stick to my lips; one called 'Lips and Hooter Balm' which is lovely but which isn't tinted and an E.L.F one which I got because it was so cheap. There are many, many more at home.
The strange thing is that I keep buying them even though they don't really have the desired effect. My lips get very dry in the winter and then start to peel and split. Cracked, bloody lips are definitely not a good look and so lip balm is required. The vast majority of the balms simply make my lips feel greasy; a few feel sticky but then once they've worn off my lips feel drier than ever.
Thus far, after years of slicking various unguents on my kisser, the only product I've found that really works to remove my leper lips is Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream.
Like most Elizabeth Arden products, the packaging is understated but classy; white with a silver trim underneath the lid (although I think they might now have updated the packaging slightly - my bottle's been on the go for ages). The bottle is a tube that will stand on its lid, which is useful when you're trying to get the last dregs out.
The cream is more of a very dense orangey-red balm. It has the consistency of very thick Vaseline which means it's ideal for lips but is a bit more tricky to apply to the body or face. Whilst the blurb claims that it can be used for dry or chapped skin, I find that it's just too thick and heavy for this. My hands get very dry and sore at this time of year and applying this and leaving it overnight really wasn't that effective as the cream stayed on the surface of my skin and so most of it ended up getting smeared on the bedding. I have occasionally used it on minor facial scratches and abrasions where it seems to absorb faster and work more effectively. However, it's so thick and heavy that you're constantly aware of it on your face. This is not helped by the product's perfume which is very strong and medicinal. I don't find it particularly unpleasant but it does overpower all other scents which some people may find objectionable. I only ever use it before bed as the smell is so strong and a wee bit headache-inducing if used throughout the day. I find it works really well to soften my lips and help remove any dry skin if used a few nights in a row. Any places where my lips have split also heal much faster if I've been using this rather than ordinary lip balm.
At around 15 quid it's a lot dearer than almost all other lip balms. However, it really does work and a tube lasts forever - I've had mine for at least 3 years with no deterioration in the quality or effectiveness of the balm.
Lastly, my mother tells me this stuff can be used to 'train' eyebrows to go where you want them to. God only knows what she means by that.
This has been a beauty classic my household for years, my Gran and my mom always had this on their dresser and I guess their wisdom has been passed down to me.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is classic and must have beauty bag essential. This skin protectant is a classic cream that soothes, restores, calms and helps relieve chapped, cracked and dry skin. I use this everywhere but mainly on my lips as it protects them from the earths elements, provides a nice shiny glow and smells divine.
Its also great for minor skin problems, I suffer from eczema and its great on my hands and feet too, it really does soothe and makes cracked skin much much better. It is slightly pricey but well worth it and seeing as my Gran and mom still use it its suitable for skin types young and old. Its not only a must have in my family I know some celebrities (Mylene Klass) and make up artists swear by it also. Its such a dynamic and useful product as has so many uses it can be used on nails, insect bites, dry skin, chapped lips to name but a few!
A skincare classic and my make up bag must, I carry it everywhere with me. I have quite dry skin so like use it as my refresh product if heading out after work etc. It helps re-hydrate my skin and make it look more alive after a long day. It also helps to sooth any redness and along with dry skin.
It comes in handy 50ml bottles which travel well. I understand from others it has lots of other uses but I mostly just use it on my face or hands. You can also dab a bit on lips to ease is chapping etc.
I'll be honest that when I first got it I wasn't too keen on the smell, its hard to describe but more fragrant than the average cream. Maybe have a look at it in store to decide if you like the smell before purchase.
It is quite expensive but a little does go along way as you don't need much for each application.
This product defiantly deserves the awards it has won and I would recommend it to anyone.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour creme accompanies me on my travels where ever I go I first used this in 1985 whilst working in the Persian Gulf we were clearing minefields and were spending up to 10 hours a day sat in inflatable boats a member of the USN Seals working alongside us ,gave me some to treat my very sore lips (Windburn and salt water not nice ) I have used it ever since and it has been a topic of interesting discussion on may occasions. Whilst I guess most of those reading these reviews are female it may be interesting to put a male slant on things. I have been told that members of the Special Air Service have used it to treat chapped lips when serving the desert for prolonged periods. And on occasions it has been used to lubricate everything from weapons to heamorroids, I know a Diver who's girlfriend uses it on her horse ? I didnt ask for further details
I personally have used it on my lips and primarily on my hands and neck after long Saturation Dive lockouts 6-8 hours in duration best used before retiring as its greasy for around 10 minutes after application it has helped with sores on my neck caused by my diving Helments latex neck seal, I use it on the seal itself to prevent abrasion of my skin. I have used it to treat minor Hot water suit burns. Some of the reviews here state that it is just expensive petroleum jelly. well that is simply untrue, it certainly contains Lanolin and vitamin E I think it may have some Glycerine in also but cant confirm that it has for sure. some of the toughest guys in the world use excellent this on a regular basis in some of the harshest environments around. Bomb proof moisturiser also does a great job on timberland leather boots.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream has became a cult favourite amongst beauty experts. It has been around for years and has followers of all ages.
It is supposed to be a very intense moisturising cream for all over the body. It is really only appropriate for extremely dry skin and could not be used as a traditional moisturiser as it is so thick- one of the main ingredients is petrolium jelly (vaseline)
My favourite places to use it are dry patched of skin such as elbows and knees and is also a good cuticle softener. Where I use it most however is on dry, chapped lips which I tend to get all the time.
I think this product is great but to be honest its really just an expensive vaseline. Ok so it doesn't smell as good and doesn't have the glamorous name or packaging, but it really does do a very similar job. Eight Hour Cream is a nice occasional treat but usually I prefer to spend my money elsewhere.
I have been a regular user of this cream for several years now.
The eight hour cream comes packaged in a posh looking cardboard box with the Elizabeth Arden logo on the front. Inside the box is the tube of cream.
The tube is made of thick white plastic with a very simple logo and product title on the front. The back of the tube has some product information written upon it. The cream claims to soothe minor skin irritations, symptoms of chapping, peeling or flaking due to minor burns, sunburn, windburn scrapes, abrasions and cracked lips.
The tube has a screw top cap. Once you open the cap the cream is possibly not what you would expect. It's more like a gel than a cream and slightly sticky - almost like a very runny kind of vaseline. Colour wise it's a very pale orange.
When you apply it to your skin it creates a kind of barrier effect, so really protects sensitve skin areas from the elements. It helps me ward off mild patches of eczema when the weather gets really cold.
The cream does not smell very pleasant. It reminds me of Vics Vapour rub (if anyone remembers that!) as it has a slightly minty medicated smell.
I never apply make up over this cream as it would not provide a good base - it's just to sticky and leaves too much of a residue. But, its brilliant to protect your skin or help irritated patches to heal.
The price of this cream can be high, at around £23 for a 50ml tube on the high street. However, you can buy it a lot cheaper online - around the £12 mark at which price it is a great skin defence cream.
I suffer from stressed out skin in the Winter and this cream has been my lifesaver.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream:
Positive: An intensive moisturiser which is ideal for those times when you need an extra boost for your skin. I love this product especially when I have a cold, or 'wind dried' winter skin. A small amount goes a long way and you can feel the benefits almost immediately. It is useful for your skin but also as a lip balm when you only need a little bit of help. When I am using it on the whole of my face I tend to apply it at night and let it do its magic as I sleep.
Negative: when worn during the day, I find it to be shiny and a little greasy. My husband also thinks it smells horrible, although, I do agree that it is not exactly perfumed, I have got quite used to the smell and find it somewhat strangely soothing! Given the high street prices of this product, I will always buy online which for me requires some organisation to ensure that I do not run out.
Overall: In comparison to other similar products, I find, when bought on discount websites, that this is a reasonably priced product for the benefits you get. I would expect to pay no more than £12-13 per 50ml tube.
This daily hydrating lotion leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturised for up to 8 hours / Formulated with the perfect blend and aroma of classic Eight Hour Cream, it even protects skin from the effects of extreme weather and climate changes while SPF 15 shields skin from the harmful effects of the sun / The Legend 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 coloured 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 / Directions for use: Smooth onto cleansed face and throat daily before sun exposure /