Are you an Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream devotee? Well, this latest addition to the range the ultimate all-in-one. It promises to do the job of eight products says Trudi Brewer. Find out how.
I love a multi-tasking beauty buy, a cream that promises to provide an invisible yet essential shield to the damaging effects of our environment, an SPF, and a pre-makeup skin booster? If you don’t believe this is possible, read on.
Elizabeth Arden GREAT 8 Eight Hour Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 35, $69
What is it?
Eight Hour Cream needs no introduction for most women. In beauty circles, it’s a heal-all balm that has been soothing our faces, lips, elbows, feet, and just about any dry spot on the body for decades. Well, now the brand has a clever new cream that has eight skincare benefits, in one tube.
What's in it?
Just like the original multi-tasking balm, this is a skin cream-gel stacked with African whitewood tree bark extract that helps curb excess oil production and smooth out the look of open pores. White horehound flower extract gives skin instant luminosity (so you can skip the primer), while Japanese blood grass extract works much like hyaluronic acid to draw moisture to the surface of the skin, and then lock it in. Finally, a marine-based ferment calms and soothes irritation from environmental exposure, and the addition of vitamin E and Clary sage brighten and purify. While the necessary broad-spectrum SPF 35 protects from the sun and blue light (HEV ray) that are floating about in our atmosphere all year round, even during winter.
Why do we like it?
You would expect a cream with eight benefits to be thick almost like a balm. Not so. It offers a heavy-duty result in a lightweight formulation. The texture is almost gel-like and leaves no white cast or residue like many SPF's. And as for that lit-from-within glow it promises - you will get it within days. Winter or summer, this eight-in-one moisture boost not only helps you declutter your beauty wardrobe, but it also makes the path to great-looking skin so smooth.