Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant Review

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

I call Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream is my *smelly miraculous product*

It is going be a long review but please bear with me .

This review was long awaited.. especially Radhika had told me to review this one when I had posted my haul. i had already started writing one when I slowly kept realizing its benefits while it kept unfolding its magic 😉 so I stopped and decided to try in how many ways can this cream be used.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
For starters I had purely looked around at the Elizabeth Arden counter because i had heard this cream had won quite a few beauty awards and it is one of those products that regularly crops up in magazines in top ten product lists, and on beauty pages as a highly recommended product.

Also I had read and heard it is used on a lot of international runways to make cream eyeshadows to mix and match, whatever shades the makeup artists wish. And that its a favourite with the runway artists also as a high shine lipgloss.

When the SA made me try this she only told me that it is a lip balm. So I decided to try it. Heard the price  Rs 790!! Like 790 for a lipbalm? I just walked off and continued with my clothes shopping when in every trial room I couldn’t help but notice what nice natural tint this orange lipbalm was giving to my lips and also how glossy it was – way better than a lipglass! I still didn’t want to buy it.

But boy oh boy when I reached home and the next day!! My lips were healed!!

Lets go back to my dry lips history- I have the driest lips in the world. I am serious! I’m literally known for it!even in summers they are super dry. I could never help my lips’ condition ever!! Because I have the habit of peeling the hard skin off. And it looks ugly! I am teased and very infamous for it. I have tried all the possible lipbalms in the world, Tbs, Himalaya, lotus, burts bees,Vaseline, oriflame,and many many many more that I don’t remember. They all temporarily softened my lips but never repaired my dry peeling skin surface. And I ended up peeling that surface AGAIN! And that viscious cylcle continued forever.
Gosh it sounded like teleshopping advt but its true . 🙁

Cut to my present story. When i went home i realized how beautifully it was healing my lips. And the entire next day my lips looked smooth with no abrasions or peeling skin. Pure plain skin and healthy lips!!! I finally decided im getting this one and I am soooooooooo glad i got it. I might sound weird but its like God’s boon to me after suffering from parched lips agony for so long.

Price 790 for 50gms. Made in usa.

Ingredients: Petrolatum 56.8%(active ingredient),Lanolin, Mineral Oil, Fragrance, Salicylic Acid, Propylparaben, Castor Oil, Corn Oil, Tocopherol, BHT, Iron Oxides

What Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream claims:-
Soothes minor skin irritations. Also for symptoms of chapping, flaking,peeling or irritations due to sunburns, windburns, scrapes,abrasions or cracked lips.

How to use:– Apply liberally as often as necessary. For external use only.discontinue use if symptoms persist for next 7days and consult a physician. *not to be applied over punctured wounds , infections,lacerations.

My experience with Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream :-It is a matte white flip cap tube. Looks classy , simple , minimal and boring 😛

The silly part is its not really a cream , its more like a gel or a balm i daresay. Its extremely thick in consistency and orange in colour.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream has a very strong medicinal smell. Many people i know hate it but I personally find it calming. It is medicinal but very essential oil or balm like also at the same time. But i dare not let the smelly thing go in my mouth when i use it as a lip balm. So I try using it night before going to sleep.

It does not get absorbed in the skin but forms a coating over it.


Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

This is how it looks on my lips. Without a lipstick underneath or above it.but the flash has ruined the original tint it gives to my lips.nevertheless this is the best I could get.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream on lips

Pros of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

• Best lip balm in the world!!! I mean it. If I apply it over night i don’t have to apply it for next one and a half day – no cracks and peeling skin in between. I don’t have to apply it again and again unlike regular lipbalms.
• Best glossy gloss in the world too. Albeit a transparent one 😛
• The colour of it is such that it imparts a nice fleshy tint to my otherwise my natural pale lipcolour.
• It is multipurpose
• It even healed my painful cuticles. Just give it one night and it works wonders.
• Recently I was dying some clothes of mine . and i hate wearing gloves – too much of acetic acid made my skin horribly dry and weirdly shiny textured- not in a good way. I just knew it that all had to do is apply this balm before sleeping. And voila! 😀
• Can be used after waxing to heal the itchiness and redness.
• Can be used for dry spots on the feet,knees etc and it works well again.
• It heals sunburns also well. I had gone outstation and i got a small patch of sunburn right above my cupid bow, it looked dark funny and moustache like. I tried using so many things until i realized I should put this cream and needless to say within 3 days it noticeably healed that too!
• you can try making cream eyeshadows(temporarily) and lipstick shades out of it
• Can serve as an instant moisturiser before applying a matte lipstick. You can apply for 15 mins, wipe it off and you are ready to rock a matte lippie without any shine of lipbalm peeking through.
• IMO only; the smell is calming
• Little goes a long way. You need tiniest amount for lips.
• Thoroughly dermatologically ,clinically and allergy tested.
• It is vintage 😉 its literally around since the 30s!
• It is like your Vaseline,only fancier and trillion-gazillion times better!

Cons of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

• The cost would be high for some people. Initially it was for me too until it solved my cracked lips tragedy and I don’t seem to mind it anymore.
• The distinctive smell would be infamous with many.
• Since its very sticky for skin application , it is restricted only to night use.
• Methylparaben and mineral oil in ingredient list.
• Not easily available.

Would I buy it again!! Yes its a necessity for me. I will buy it all my life
Would i recommend it to others? YES!
Rating: :-* :-* :-* :-* . 1 point deducted because I loathe parabens in my products.

Have you used Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream? Please rate in the box below

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63 thoughts on “Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant Review

  1. you know neha, i recently checked it out at the store and I didn’t like the smell nor the texture and I was like there was no way i was going to get that cream. i loved the green tea spray though.

    I guess now I’ll def pick it up. :toothygrin: It makes a great product for glossy eyes as well. :yelo: :yelo:

    1. yeahh no oneee likes the smell!!! :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: heheheh but its such a multi purpose thing!! like in winters toh its awesome for dry skin… even my mum uses on any dry patches 🙂

  2. Hi.being an IMBB addict nw cudnt help myself to chk this review (in middle of my hectic office hrs..:P).it sounds so gr8..even my lips get super dry and gets all chapped up and cracked ..will surely get one..do u or any1 have any idea in delhi whr can i get ELIZABETH ARDEN products..?? do let me knw plz..:)

      1. preeti if u have terribly dry lips then i really recommend this to u! its like i found the holy grail with this one! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

        1. Hi rati and Neha-thnk u so much for ur help and guidance..will surely get this cream by end of this week..thnk u guys..:)

  3. :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: WITH ENVY !!!! LOOK AT THOSE LIPSSSSSSS !!!! :green: :green: :green:

    1. heheh thankoo its elizabeth arden ka kamal…originality mein my lips are terribly dry :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

    1. thanu varshini… yeah if u can do check this out… but dont forget to smell it before u buy it :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  4. Even I have super dry lips like yours.The price is no doubt a lil over the top but i guess its worth it:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. i dont think entire face … but maybe dry patches anywhere else on the body…
      i personally hvnt tried coz i have oily skin …. except lips nothing is dry on my face :(( :((
      but since its sucha thick cream i dont think u shud ever try putting on the entire face… :-/ :-/

  5. A definite pick form my side….. Thanks a lot neha for the review , I ws in desp search of this kind of lip balms, mine lips too damn dryyyyyyy though my face is oily….
    :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

    1. same pinch rachana … my face is hyper oily but my lips are sahara desert!!! try it u wont regret it.. and u dont evn have to apply it again and again…

  6. Looks like it is totally worth the price. I am definitely picking this up some time! Thanks for the review Neha :))

  7. This helped you with your dry lips. Wow…same pinch, nothing has helped me so far and I have like 5 lip balms under my pillow!!! I have been looking for some miracle product to cure my dry lips, so your review has really helped, I must now go & check this out soon. Thank you so much. :yes:

    1. Hehe yeah try it out u know just right now I was reading aug vogues issue and andthey had done this whole thing of vogue beauty awards 2010 . This cream is. Featrued there also :yahoo:

      1. hey cali..thnks ofr ur advise abt basic make up products.. 🙂

        would also appreciate if any1 wud let me know wht basic products and brands shud i carry or shud be der inn every gurls makeup box..?? thnks.. 🙂

  8. I know of another product, which is the Loreal Hydrafresh lipgloss, it’s wonderfully moisturising and soothing, comes for Rs.249. But of course i haven’t used this elizabeth arden one so cannot compare.

    1. hehe evn i hvnt ued loreal one so cant say but i can say i have innumerable products for my lips.. and this is the end of my search :yahoo: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

  9. keepin aside d high cost :silly: …. although m a student n it would b a very hefty amount fr me to pay fr a lip balm … m all in fr it … anyhow anyway anytime … i m goin to get it at any cost
    thanks a lot neha .. O:) .. i myself suffers from the same dry lip problem irrespective of the season n month of the calender ..I knw how badly I was lookin fr a good lip balm…. :sweat:

  10. Trust me I was also a student. When I got thsi hence evn I was apprhensive.. But now since its soo effective I really don’t mind it anymore. And its been more than 3 months I guess and its nowhere close to geting over

  11. *green* d smell is disastrous it never goes away!!!! *ghost*
    but its great healer smooth lips and amazing skin *powder* i use this at night *pompom*

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