I’m sure I’m not alone in saying this but the winter weather wreaks absolute havoc with my skin and at the moment my lips seem to have been suffering the worst. In the past I’ve never really suffered with dry lips particularly but recently Vaseline just hasn’t been cutting it and so I moved onto using Carmex but still no luck. Next thing I knew I started getting dry patches of skin on my chin too, which I then tried numerous thick creams on without much improvement. I knew I needed to try out a new alternative, when I remembered the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant. I had used this product numerous times before on shoots. Often it’s a makeup artist’s go to product for reliving models dry/chapped skin and lips. It’s a product that for years I said I’d have to buy but never got round to doing so until recently.
Finally I made the long over due purchase and literally after a day of using the Eight Hour Cream on my lips and on the dry patches of skin on my face, my lips were no longer chapped and the dry skin on my face had improved significantly. I don’t know why I didn’t purchase it sooner to be honest. Actually, I do, it’s most likely the price that had been putting me off, as spending £26 on a 50ml tube of product doesn’t seem worth it when your skin is feeling great but as soon as your having an absolute nightmare with it, it seems significantly worth it. However I was pleased to find that after shopping around, I found a couple of places selling the Eight Hour cream for way below the regular retail price. I ended up purchasing mine from Bodycare where I was surprised to see they were selling it for only £13.99. And after that I found it online for only £11.99 here, which is even more of a bargain!
The Eight Hour Cream squeezes out of the tube in a gel like consistency which has a slight orangey tinge on first appearance but then looks clear as it is rubbed in. It has a distinctive smell which I cannot quite describe, however it is not over powering or offensive. The cream is slightly sticky to the touch (similar to that of a lip balm) but absorbs easily into the skin and like I say it doesn’t take long to start working wonders on the parts of the skin in need of that extra TLC.
I couldn’t recommend this product enough. Whether you’re currently suffering from dry skin or not, it’s certainly a beauty must have as it can be used for so many different purposes. You can even use this product on dry hands or on your cuticles and nails and It’s the perfect size for popping in your hand bag, which is where I now keep mine.