This has one of the longest names of any products I own – I was typing the title for this post and had to leave out the ‘Eight Hour Cream’ part of the name.
Lengthy name aside, this is part of the Eight Hour Cream range, that well-known face cream so beloved of many women. The original Eight Hour Cream is some kind of miracle in a tube, and this night time version is no different.
I’ve been using it for a couple of years now, and suffering from dry skin as I do, this stuff is close to a miracle. I not only use it on my face – my elbows and heels get a slather of this when they’re overly dry too, and it works wonders.
It’s not a cream that’s easily absorbed at first (give it about five minutes) and the texture is a bit strange if you’re not used to how the original Eight Hour Cream felt. It’s not even really a cream, more sort of a gel, I suppose. The closest thing I can compare the texture to is the Elemis Pro-Collagen cleansing balm, only a bit softer.
As you’ve probably gathered by reading my previous posts, the smell of some products is an issue for me. I have always had issues with scent, and when I read that this cream had lavender in it, I was expecting it to be very overpowering. But this cream isn’t too highly scented, and what smell it does have is quite pleasant. It claims to be relaxing and soothing and I’ve noticed I sleep better on nights when I’ve put this on instead of my regular night cream.
When I wake up the next morning, my skin is lovely and soft. There is some residue if I’ve been a bit too enthusiastic in my application, but it washes off just fine. I don’t use this with a serum, as I find it sometimes makes my skin a little greasy if I do.
This product isn’t that expensive either – it’s £32 for the 50ml pot, which is the one I have, and it does last a while, especially if you’re not using it every day. I’ve just opened my second tub, so it’s an average of about a year’s worth in each pot depending on how often you use it. You don’t need to apply much of this product, so it is value for money too.
So yes, this cream is most definitely on my ‘forever repurchase’ list. It works well alongside my regular skincare routine, and it’s seeing more use now winter is here. If you’re a dry skin sufferer, ask at your local Elizabeth Arden counter for a tester sample of this, give it a try and see if it works as well for you as it has done for me. Highly recommended!
(All views and opinions in this review are my own and I was not paid for this review.)