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.