There’s a new limited edition collection from Elizabeth Arden that just launched recently and the packaging is absolutely delightful. This collection is worth checking out — especially if you’re a long time fan of Elizabeth Arden’s iconic Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
The Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant ($41 SGD) comes packaged in an adorable tube with colourful illustrations of the Statue of Liberty, the Roman Colosseum and more!
I feel that this is not an ideal product to use during extremely hot and humid days, here in Singapore. However, my friend, Clarabel is a flight attendant and she loves using this on dry skin whenever she’s overseas. I can see this being a staple for me on during my travels to countries with a drier climate since this product has various multi purpose uses! It can be used for the brows, scrapes, minor abrasions, chapped lips, dry hands, cuticles and more! Whenever I’m a cold climate, the air can get especially dry and my arms and legs tend to get a little itchy when skin is dry. This will definitely come in handy during those situations.
If you’re sensitive to fragrances, do note that this has a slightly medical scent to it. It’s hard to describe but it’s not floral nor is it sweet. The smell of it reminds me of a sterile environment, like say, a clinic. But then again, this cream was created in an era where science was slowly intertwining with beauty to create skincare formulations based on research and tests. So if you’re wondering, this cream was created in 1930 by none other than Elizabeth Arden herself.
I digress a bit but did you know that in the 1910s, ladies (and the general public) were not so educated back then so they actually used cosmetics, butter, milk, and toothpaste filled with radium because they believed that radium was beneficial to health. Shocking right? I read the BuzzFeed article and literally had chills down my spine reading about the side effects of radium.
Eight Hour Take Off & Touch Down Limited Edition Lip Duo
This Eight Hour Take Off & Touch Down Limited Edition Lip Duo ($34 SGD) contains the new Eight Hour Lip Scrub and Eight Hour Lip Protectant. Both of them come packaged with the cute illustrations as well. 🙂 Start with the lip scrub to exfoliate your lips before applying the lip protectant. The lip protectant provides immediate relief for dry lips and does a great job to help improve texture and look of the lips. I highly recommend it!
Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist
Whenever I travel on those long-haul flights (22 hours to New York help), my skin becomes very dry and needs an extra hydration boost. The Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist comes in a TSA approved 100ml plastic bottle that could easily fit in your hand carry. I use this after I have cleansed my face at night. As it contains a blend of antioxidants and vitamins, I prefer to spray this onto clean skin, instead of over makeup to ensure the ingredients get absorbed into the skin.The mist is very fine so it doesn’t feel like you are drenching your face each time you spray. Thankfully, there isn’t any strong perfumey scent to this, just a light floral scent that dissipates within seconds.
Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil
This Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil contains Tsubaki Oil which I really love! I use this on my hair after a shower to eliminate frizz and flyaways and also on my elbows and knees if they are dry. The oil absorbs fast so it doesn’t leave behind a thick layer on the skin. If you have frizzy hair like me, this will work to tame those baby hairs! You can also use the Miracle Oil for the face as well. I recommend spraying the oil first onto your hands before pressing it gently into the skin. If oils are your thing, you should definitely give this a go.
Overall, Elizabeth Arden never disappoints. It was my first time trying the Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist yet it has already made its way to the forefront of my new favourite skincare products – I’m truly impressed.