Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

Ok, so it’s nearly 80 years old, not exactly a new product but Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream is a classic for a reason.

I have hormonal skin breakouts around my chin, generally they never really go away and when one disappears, another pops up in a different place. I’ve tried EVERYTHING, Clearasil when I was younger, toothpaste, Dermalogica adult acne range and then I thought I’d give this a go to see what all the fuss was about.

I put it on instead of my usual nightly moisturiser, woke up in the morning and couldn’t believe what had happened. My skin had practically cleared up completely, one more night and I had clear skin. This was a few months ago and it’s stayed clear – I honestly can’t remember the last time this happened and I am now only using it once or twice a week or when I can feel breakouts coming on.

It can be used for so many other things and the reason for the name is that in 8 hours it has healed whatever you want it to. I mainly want to shout about the skin clearing ability as this doesn’t really seem to get a mention too often. Don’t be fooled by the term ‘cream’ though as it is more of a balm and VERY greasy feeling and looking, hence putting it on at night. However, you don’t need to use too much and by the time my tube runs out, I think it will have lasted me at least 6 months, so £40 a year for clear skin ain’t that bad is it?

Secret Beauty Verdict: Every girl should have this on her shelf.

Stockists: www.elizabetharden.co.uk


  1. Yep another nod from me, I even used it on my dog and my little baby!

  2. I seem to remember having owned this years ago and using it on my lips, where my allergies manifest, but that was back when my skin was great, and I never got to try it on any blemishes or such.
    Maybe its the copious amounts of wine or something (it is the wine, not something..), but nowadays my skin is far from perfect so i think I'll have to invest into a new tube of this and see what all the hooplah is about.
    Thanks for reminding me.

  3. I think wine has a lot to answer for, I always use this before I go to bed and have had a bit too much, guarantees I don't wake up with scaly dehydrated skin!

  4. It's like a brown gel - Its smells yucky! Like something medical! I put it on last night over my epiduo - my skin feels lovely and smooth this morning. Though i don't know for sure which is much better visiting top aesthetic clinic to get laser skin rejuvenation or continue using the cream.

  5. I read great reviews about this product, i wonder if this facial cream is complementary to anti wrinkle injections?

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