Monday, 26 November 2012

Worth The Hype? Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream


Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream is one of those cult beauty products that everyone seems to have. I held off on trying it for a long time because it sounded like over-priced vaseline but after receiving a small tube of it in a gift set, I was hooked. 

Okay, so a 'skin protectant' is never going to be the most glamorous product considering the price but I'm willing to pay £25 for a tube of it because it works wonders on chapped lips, burns, acne, dry skin, irritated skin and a whole host of other minor skin problems. The only other downside to Eight Hour Cream is the smell; it can be a bit overpowering and unpleasant. I'm notorious for avoiding products with a scent I don't like (sickeningly sweet lip balms: bleurgh!) but I managed to handle this orange balm because the benefits outweighed the initial suffering. I'm so used to the scent now that it doesn't bother me at all.

I use my Eight Hour Cream most often as a lip balm but I've also used it recently all over my face before bed after a bad skin day and around my nose when I had a cold. It's become a staple of mine and I've yet to come across a similar cheaper product which works as well. 

Do I think Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream is worth the hype?
You bet I do!

You can pick up a tube online or at Elizabeth Arden stockists. 

Stace xx

15 comments:

  1. Yes yes yes, I just love it. I'm yet to need it for anything other than soothing sore lips but I know it will be magic on anything else

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    1. I remember when you were considering buying it! So glad it's working out for you :) xx

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  2. I've been resisting this but everyone seems to lurvveee it so I think it'll be going on the Christmas list!
    xx

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    1. See if you can get your hands on a little mini size - it's a great way to try it out.xx

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  3. I sometimes steal my mum's when my skin is acting up, it works so well! They've released a non-scented version as well now, so you could try that out next time. xx

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    1. I've smelled that one and it seems to smell just as bad!xx

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  4. This sounds great, i get really dry skin :( xx

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  5. I love eight hour cream but i've also found moa green balm recently which is another great multipurpose product, have you tried it? x

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    1. I've not heard of it but will definitely have to look into it!xx

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  6. Ooh i've always wanted to try this, but its so pricey!

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. Definitely worth it - try to get your hands on a smaller size/sample!xx

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  7. Easily my favourite beauty product. Used it for crap skin, lip gloss, burns..the whole shabam!
    x

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    1. Yep! I should have mentioned that I also love using it after I pluck my eyebrows.xx

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  8. I swear by this stuff! So glad you liked it :)

    Your blog is fab I am now following! x

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