Back in the day, when I was a university student, I had a tiny budget and just a small, squidgy make up and skincare bag which would house a few cheap essentials and some rather more expensive goodies, that I guarded with my life.
I actually remember to this day having a conversation with a flatmate about Stila Lip Glaze, which used to be about £20 and we were saying how one click was a quid or something…
Anyway – a few of the items that I guarded included:
1. Stila Lip Glaze
2. YSL Touche Eclat
3. A Chanel Blusher
4. Clinique Loose Powder and
5. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream!
Ah yes. Me and my aunt have a bit of a thing for 8 hour cream and the tinted lip balms.
They say:First created in 1930 by Elizabeth Arden to soothe skin, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant became an instant and overwhelming success.
This skincare classic restores, calms and helps relieve chapped, cracked and dry skin. It works efficiently to sooth roughness, redness and minor skin irritations.
I used to take this everywhere with me, I used it as a lip balm, and intensive dry spot cream!
I guess the main thing about this product is that it has that unusual oily, thick texture, that yellowy colour and that smell.
It’s medicinal alright – some people hate it some people like it. If you hate it then you may want to steer clear and check out the other products in the 8 hour range instead. I personally love it! Yeah it reminds me of deep heat plasters.
I do like this product a lot and it’s been a whilst since I’ve had a tube but I’ve been using it for all sorts, like my cuticles, lips, on my eczema and…you don’t wanna know.
Any downsides? Well I think one tube is quite economical, it will certainly last you a year but it’s dearer than I remember at £25 for a 50ml tube.
It has that strong smell and it’s very oily/waxy so it’s not something to use on any large patches of skin.
I guess these days there are hundreds of products out there that are multi use but you gotta give Arden credit for being one of the first! Oh also, I always buy the Limited Edition jars of this stuff, they usually come in retro patterns and they don’t cost any more than the usual tube.
Petrolatum 56.8%, Lanolin, Mineral Oil, Fragrance, Salicylic Acid, Propylparaben, Castor Oil, Corn Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, BHT, Iron Oxides.
What do you think? Do you use 8 hour cream?