Elizabeth Arden Fragrance Free Eight hour Cream - £18.00 for 30ml
I've always thought that this is one of those cult products that can't be as amazing as everyone makes it out to be but I decided to pick it up last week as I've been coming down with every cold and sore throat that's been going round for the past couple of months and I was willing to try anything to get rid of the dry, chapped and very sore skin look I got around my nose and mouth. I have to say my first impressions were completely wrong about this product as I honestly can't sing it's praises enough.
Normally it takes over a week to for my dry patches to heal and they are horribly sore for a few days. This soothes the skin, protects it and helps it to heal faster. Since about halfway through my last cold which was a particularly nasty one, I've been using this a couple of times a day when I'm at home as It doesn't look too good around the nose in public, as lipbalm (obviously looks fine in public) and on some cracked skin on my hands and I'm really happy as they've all healed so quickly. After the first application I could see a massive difference and after nearly week there's no sign that my skin was ever the mess it was not long ago. Some people say that this is basically jumped up Vaseline but I genuinely think that this is a hundred times better. I don't like using vaseline as I feel like it just sits on my skin and does nothing but this sinks in after a little while and leaves the area feeling moisturised and looking better than before. Also I find with this that a little goes a long way, the tiny amount on my hand was enough for all three of the areas I used it on.
I got the fragrance free version as aside from the hefty price tag, the main thing that really put me off buying the original was the smell, I can't describe it but I just didn't like it and any of you that have been reading my blog for a while will know that I'm obsessed with things smelling nice. This has a slight smell but I've never found anything that's 'fragrance free' that has no smell at all and it smells okay so I'm not too bothered about it.
The price did make me want to put it back once I'd picked up and it was one of those times that I spent the walk to the till hoping it was wrong (we've all been there) but I feel like even though this is the smaller size it's going to last me for a long time and it's such a versatile product that I think I will keep repurchasing this long after this tube is gone.
Have you tried eight hour cream? What are your thoughts about it?