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Product Review: Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

I’ve been using Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant for a few years now, and it’s probably my favorite skin care product that I own. From the very first time I used it, I was absolutely hooked!

Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is a heavy duty skin hydrator. It can help to soothe sunburns and discomfort from shaving or waxing, and the key mix of petroleum, salicylic acid and Vitamin E gives you instant relief. It’s an essential not only for your skin care collection but also your medicine cabinet!

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

This product is also apparently an essential in many makeup artists’ kits. Not only can it help to totally smooth and rehydrate skin, it’s good for a lot of quick fix beauty tricks! From helping your eyelids and cheekbones shimmer and shine, to helping your eyebrows keep their shape like an eyebrow gel, or keeping your cuticles and nail bed healthy, this product is really a jack-of-all-trades.

In the winter, I put it on my lips every night before bed to keep them hydrated and to avoid those terrible chapped lips that I’m prone to. It’s perfect for dry elbows and other annoying dry patches that regular lotions can never seem to help. It works miracles on cuts and scrapes; it soothes them immediately, and if you put some on at night, the scrape will be practically healed by morning. Anytime someone comes to my house with a bandaid on, I make them put some Eight Hour Cream on it and they’re always amazed at the results.

The formula is very thick and you don’t need to use much at a time, which means one bottle lasts a good while! It doesn’t get absorbed fully into the skin—there’s a little stickiness on the surface—so it’s something you should really only use when you’re going to be home for a while. This might be a dealbreaker for some people, as it can get kind of annoying feeling that residue, but once you see the results you’ll forget all about that slight inconvenience! Another slight con for Eight Hour Cream is the scent, it’s not the worst, but it smells slightly more like an ointment than a beauty product. Once again, the amazing results totally outweigh that slight problem.

Even if you can’t think of a specific use for this product at the moment, I would recommend picking it up anyways. I’m so in love with this that I’m confident a day will come where everyone will need this in their home. It’s not too pricey, coming in at around $21 for 1.7 oz, and it’s totally worth every cent!

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