I review many new products here at Diary of a Trendaholic but I haven't forgotten the faithful classics. Today I will feature the popular Eight Hour Cream which was created by Elizabeth Arden back in the 1930’s and used to soothe and heal the skin. This apricot colored cream has a balm consistency and although it is quite thick and contains petrolatum and mineral oil it isn't overly greasy when applied in a thin layer. Some of the other ingredients are: vitamin E, castor seed oil, vegetable oil and beta-hydroxyl.
This product got its name for it's ability to heal a scraped knee in just 8 hours and is formulated to protect, restore, calm and relieve chapped, dry skin. It also helps smooth roughness, redness, burns and mild irritations. Although the directions state that you can use it anywhere, I like to use it on my hands, heels and on dry patches that need extra hydration. This is a great product to use in the winter when skin tends to need more moisture and after shaving it helps reduce sensitivity and irritation for both men and women. Due to the strong medicinal scent which I eventually grew accustom to, I apply the cream at night but an unscented version is also available.
After application the cream seems to melt in and make skin feel soft and supple. You can use it to shape your brows, treat cuticles, and help alleviate sunburn and windburn due to environmental elements. I prefer not to use it on my face and usually apply it before bed so that it goes to work as I sleep. It works great on knees, hands, feet, elbows and any place that need softening and rejuvenation. Although the the texture feels a bit similar to Vaseline and is oily at first, it absorb quickly without transferring to my bedding or other surfaces. The Eight Hour Cream is available at Sears, Shoppers Drug Mart and the Bay, it retails for $21.00 U.S and $25.00 Canadian, you can visit Elizabeth Arden online by clicking HERE.
**Disclaimer: product was provided for review