This is without a doubt my most random purchase in a while. I popped into my local Factory Store to buy a Pepsi Max and a bag of chocolate (well it was the weekend) and the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Limited Edition Skin Protectant caught my eye. I have wanted to try the original infamous Eight Hour Cream for a very long time, just never got round to purchasing. Even my mum said back in the 70's when she used to read Vogue (and she will kill me for giving her age away slightly) that the Eight Hour cream was pretty much the holy grail of creams. End of.
Although the ‘Eight Hour Cream’ is part of Elizabeth Arden’s permanent range of skincare products, the packaging seen here was created as part of the New York Beauty Limited Edition Collection I found, and features metallic silver and red exterior design along with a 'unique art deco 8 pattern design', apparently inspired by New York City’s 'legendary' art deco styles...whoever they might be.
First thing I noticed was its gel-like amber colour, bizare. In my eyes creams are white or white. Despite the colour, the scent is a deep resin-lemony scent with just the slightest hints of camphor – although I don’t note that as an ingredient in the label but that is what the website said. Obviously as if I know what 'camphor' is? Its also highly emollient, this long-lasting and deeply nourishing cream goes on almost sticky-feeling (sounds horrible, but it isn’t…trust me) which quickly turns to an intense soothing sensation. The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream may be too heavy for some as it does leave a bit of grease, this does quickly soak up and is very much worth it. I have been applying mine at night and this has been working well so far! I am in love with this cream, can't believe I picked this up a discount store too. Well my hometown is known for a pensioners heaven so maybe that is why? I'm not complaining...
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Limited Edition Skin Protectant £25 from Boots, or £12 from The Original Factory Shop.