Thursday, March 7, 2013

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Review

I think I will always be searching for that perfect winter balm. No matter how hard I try, I cannot seem to find the perfect balm. I can always find a fault in any I try, even if it comes close to perfection. Case and point: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant.

The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is well loved by makeup artists - used to groom brows to condition the cuticles, this cream seems to do it all. Miss Elizabeth Arden herself was said to use it on her thoroughbred horses' legs! When I put it to the test, I decided to use it on my cuticles, on especially sore and cracked hands, and lips.


How did it perform? Well, I loved the product on my cuticles and dry hands. It was quite greasy, I'll admit, but it solved my cuticle and cracked skin problems pretty much right away. It took a while to absorb, but I'd usually apply it before bed anyway. On the lips, it only performed so-so for me. It provided immediate relief for chapped lips, but if I applied it before bedtime, I woke up with semi-dry lips because the product was all absorbed. My Nuxe Reve de Miel performs better in that sense because it really coats the lips and stays on all night to protect them. So I'm sure I'll be using this little tin up, but most likely on my cuticles and especially dry skin!

Do you have a miracle product that does it all?

6 comments:

  1. Eucerin Aquaphor is my miracle product that does it all. I use it on my lips, hands, and cuticles. It works wonders for my boyfriend's eczema too.

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    1. I love Aquaphor too! I actually prefer it to the 8 Hours Cream since it doesn't smell of anything! :)

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  2. I may just have to check this out!


    XX,
    Miranda

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    1. Let me know how it works out for you! :)

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  3. It's a shame it doesn't work that well as a lip balm. I've been on the hunt for a really good multi-tasking product recently, too. I'm kind of tempted to give Egyptian Magic a go, as it's supposed to be good for loads of different things (lips, cuticles, body moisturiser), and seems to have some really good reviews.

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    1. Ooooh, I've heard it's good too! Eucerin's Aquaphor (as Christine suggested above) is also amazing for this kind of stuff!

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