Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Review

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It occurred to me whist packing for Florida that in the 18 months(ish) I’ve had my blog I’ve never spoke about my holy grail holiday product, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream!  Then I realised that it’s because I haven’t had an intense holiday where I would use it since I started my blog *Hits self on the forehead*  So I guess now I’m going away it’s about the right time for me to start singing it’s praises.

I was first introduced to Eight Hour cream by my mum when we came to Florida in the early 00’s.  She used it for all her skincare ailments whilst on holiday and has always recommended it to me to take away.  I myself, started using it back in 2007 when on holiday to moisture my face, elbows and knees overnight.  As I’ve grown to love this product I realised that it has more uses than you can shake a stick at.

Before I divulge the list of things that I’ve used it for in the past lets set the record straight, this is NOT a cream!  It is more of a thick, gloopy gel that gets easier to work in as it warms up between your fingers.  It also stinks, even the non scented version has a slight whiff to it but no matter how bad it smells, you can’t take away from it’s excellence!!  It also lasts for ages, honestly, I’ve had this current bottle since Christmas but before that my other bottle probably lasted two years with regular use!! So onto it’s uses.  It’s probably better for me just to list them for you as there are so many!!

  • It’s a great intense overnight face mask for dry skin
  • Good for keeping skin on the joints moisturised
  • You can get a hand cream version but even the original is great at sorting out dryness on hands
  • The perfect chapped lips treatment… you can even get it in lipstick bullet form so you can just pop it in your handbag!
  • It’s a great treatment for nail cuticles, keeping them soft and healthy
  • It’s great as an in-flight hydrating treatment if you dont want to pop on a face mask
  • I’ve also found that it sorts out my dry, cracked heels just as well as specific toot treatments
  • When I’ve been struck down by cold or flu I find it perfect for protecting my nose from harsh tissues… no Rudolph look here!
  • It makes a great aftersun treatment for the face
  • It keeps my eyebrows in check (back before I tamed them and filled them in but i’m sure it would work now too!!)
  • My friend use to use it as a gloss for her eyelids and a highlighter for her cheeks
  • She also use to use it to remove waterproof mascara… weird but it worked!!

The list goes on and on and on…that’s probably not even a dent in the amount of things you can actually use it for!!  As you can see Eight Hour Cream is pretty versatile, something that helps justify the price.  You can get it for £25 from Boots for 50ml or use my trick and stock up while in duty free!! I kind of feel sorry for my bottle, since blogging it has lay forgotten at the bottom of a draw but after thinking about all it’s uses, I think I can say with certainty that this will be making it’s way back to the front of my skincare shelf!!

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