Elizabeth Arden have released their famous Eight Hour Cream in luxe gold packaging for the festive season
There aren’t many beauty products that have survived for 84 years without changing their formula, but Elizabeth Arden have managed to do just that with their cult classic, Eight Hour Cream. An a-list, make-up artist and model must-have, one tube of Eight Hour Cream sells every thirty seconds, which goes some way to explaining how amazing this product is.
A total life-changing find, Eight Hour Cream excels at moisturising, healing and soothing – plus it can even be used to enhance make-up (dab over eyeshadow for a sheer effect, or mix with lipstick to turn your favourite hue into a subtle stain). Those in the know don’t simply dab this skin protectant on chapped lips – although Eight Hour Cream is an excellent lip balm – but use it to soften cuticles before an at-home manicure, to improve spilt ends or to tame unruly eyebrows. So it’s easy to see why Eight Hour Cream has gained a cult following and is a staple backstage at Fashion Week and in our make-up bags.
Originally created in 1930 by Miss Arden, Eight Hour Cream was the first product to bear the Elizabeth Arden name and earned its ‘Eight Hour’ moniker when one of Arden’s customers said that the cream healed her son’s scraped knee in eight hours. Arden herself found it effective enough even to soothe her thoroughbred horses’ bruised skin. Prince Harry even revealed the original Eight Hour Cream was his very own beauty secret, protecting his hands and face when he trekked across the South Pole for his Walking With The Wounded Allied Challenge. What better testimonial is there for any beauty product, ever?
Completely sold? Then head straight to an Elizabeth Arden counter to discover the limited edition Gold Collection, which has arrived just in time for Christmas. Featuring the Lip Protectant, which comes in an easy-to-use lipstick-style case and the classic Skin Protectant in an easy-access pot, both products are presented in chic gold packaging that’s sure to sell out soon.
Looking to gift this luxe pair to someone special for Christmas? Then don’t miss Debenhams’ exclusive set.
Or, shop the original Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant range, from £20.