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Elizabeth Arden’s Magical 8 Hour Cream

I didn’t say it.

American actress Amanda Peet‘s the one who said “Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream is like a magical ointment; it’s for cuticles, it’s for everything.”

And I couldn’t agree more.

You might remember seeing my previous post on Elizabeth Arden’s Blogger Launch for their latest fragrance and 5 min home facial. It was also when the VP Ficarelli insisted that we also be sent a tube of Elizabeth Arden Best Seller 8 Hour Cream so that we can experience and attest to the magic of this 8 Hour Cream so beloved by celebrities and everyday women alike.

I know, you’re probably thinking that Ena (yes, I do call myself by third person sometimes, lol) is totes over-selling this EA 8 Hour cream right here. But you know how each beauty brand has their something-something claim to fame and/or their skincare classic that’s a HG of cult status? Lest it be known that you’re an ignorant woman of skincare (like I was before I was educated by Mr Ficarelli, lol) the 8 Hour Cream is synonymous with the woman and brand Elizabeth Arden:

Eight Hour® Cream was created more than seventy years ago, in 1930, by Miss Arden herself and was the first ever cosmetic product to bear the Elizabeth Arden name.

The cream was so effective in its debut, that Miss Arden used it to sooth her thoroughbred horses’ bruises. The product name, ‘Eight Hour® Cream‘, takes its inspiration from a loyal customer who claimed that the cream helped to heal her son’s scraped knee in just eight hours.

Since its debut, Eight Hour® Cream has escalated to near cult status. Testimonials from customers attest to the product’s miraculous healing capabilities. Its wonderful versatility also makes this product a favorite of models and make-up artists alike. – Source Credit here.

I just love reading beauty brand history! It’s always inspiring reading about enterprising women creating their own beauty brands such as Estee Lauder, EM by Michelle Phan, Tory Burr.

What the brand history excerpt didn’t include but the information I have from the kind folks from EA Singapore is that
the Eight Hour Cream that was created in 1930 to soothe skin became an instant and overwhelming success. What made/and still makes it so effective is an combination petrolatum*, a skin-soothing beta-hydroxy** in one of its first cosmetics uses, and vitamin E.

*Petrolatum Wikipedia
**the term beta hydroxy acid refers specifically to salicylic acid, which is used in some “anti-aging” creams and acne treatments. Credits Wikipedia.

So as promised, the EA 8 Hour cream did reach my home, with a handwritten note no less:

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More specifically, the product is called Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant.

This skincare classic smoothes and softens skin. Protects against and helps alleviate symptoms of chapping, peeling and windburn due to dryness from exposure to the elements.

The benefits of using this includes: 
– Helps protect, soothe and moisturize skin.
– Soothes and comforts minor weather burns, scrapes and abrasions.

What they didn’t say is that it’s basically an all in 1 cream for most (I can’t claim all because I can’t prove it, lol) skin issues. I can attest that I had an issue of my lower left eye area hurting due to excessive rubbing (I promise I don’t usually do it, it was that once!) and I had no clue what to apply that would help speed up the recovery. So I used the 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant, and it worked. The formulation of this cream is more like a honey coloured, scented & consistency ointment. I personally don’t really rely on creams/ointments for my skin, rather I prefer lightweight cream lotions on my limbs which I also only put in the night. So I didn’t find that many uses (yet) for this 8 Hour Cream.

What my sister did find, is that this 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant helps her with reducing the itch she gets from spots /areas due to eczema:

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She was 100% skeptical, until she used it, lol.Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 4.27.18 pm

While my sister and I are new converts to this cream, my friends Clarabel & Smita are long lovers:

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In the event that you do decided to invest in a tube of this miracle 8 Hour Cream, know that in addition to the suggestions above, women around the world have also used it to
Refresh the skin from jet lag. Shape brows. Revitalize shine. Soothe hands. Nails. Knees. Ankles. Toes. This remarkable cream promotes healing for dry skin and seals in moisture. Use it whenever you need, as often as you like.

The Eight Hour Cream range also offers Sunscreen, Lip Balm, Hand Treatment, Daily Moisturizer. Prices range from SGD$33-51, available in stores here. For more info. visit their site here.

Now I’ve got to ask my sister for the 8 Hour cream, I’ve been told by my last manicurist that my finger cuticles are a little dry and I should apply an ointment to keep it moist. 😉

Thanks Elizabeth Arden Singapore for the magical 8 hour cream!

Do you use the 8 Hour Cream? Let me know your experience in the comments below!