After the recommendations of so many of you, I toddled off to the Elizabeth Arden counter to try the 8hr cream with a view to buy it there and then. On taking a first sniff of the product it set me off dry wretching. The smell was intolerable. I had to go outside and get air as I was gagging. I resigned myself that it wasn’t for me.
A few tweets and weeks later, I understood that the product doesn’t smell quite so strongly once applied and that it was actually a nice medicinal smell to most folk. I still wasn’t convinced.
Whilst sitting on the airplane in a huff that the Duty Free had no Chanel Bronze Universal in stock, I thought stuff it, I’m having some Elizabeth Arden.. I’ll learn to like it!
I picked up the 8hr Cream in the tub rather than the tube, with the pretty Parisian design on the box and the frosted glass tub inside. I have to say the smell is actually a lot less over powering in the tub than it is in the tube… I don’t know why but it is!
I thought the 8hr cream would be a fad with me but in 1 week alone it proved worth it’s weight in gold. I burnt my nose chin and forehead on holiday and whilst I was using the Proactiv moisturiser to keep it soft, it wasn’t really helping with the healing and peeling. That’s where the E.A came in! Due to the heat I couldn’t wear it all day but I gave my skin a healthy dose every night before bed and it really did keep that horrible sore tight feeling you get with facial sunburn. It really tamed the flaking skin on my nose too – pretty image huh!
Since I got back I have been using it sparingly on my dry elbows and lips but when I burnt my arm, after the skin cooled down the 8hr cream was the first thing I reached for and it is keeping it supple and pain free!
So, I’m now a convert to Elizabeth Arden and wish I’d bought the lip protectant too!