November 15, 2014

Sponsored Review: Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Limited Edition Collection

I recently somewhat recovered from a facial allergy. It's not been fun....... and I was ultra depressed at times.. One of the notable moments being that I stood in front of the super harsh Inglot makeup mirror (have you guys seen that PARTICULAR ONE?) and remembered how even the creamiest foundation/concealer came out in the ugliest blotches across my face... *shudders*.


So you can imagine my joy when I received a package of goodies SPECIFICALLY meant for problematic dry skin! I swear, this wasn't a planned thing and I never requested for any help. This was a Godsend simply put. If you've got problematic skin, be it from an allergy, constant rashes, eczema, this may be the answer you are looking for.


Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
This cream is the legendary, award winning Eight Hour Cream Protectant that everyone has been talking about for ages. This amazing product is so supremely moisturizing and can be taken out to be used anywhere anytime - yes literally anywhere, don't feel limited to using it on your face alone.

The Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant's versatility extends beyond just hydrating your skin after all; it can be used to shape brows (like your typical brow gel!), smooth cuticles and nails, rehydrate lips and protect skin against/alleviate symptoms of chapping, peeling and windburn due to dryness from exposure to the elements.




Key Ingredients

This balm is highly effective due to its combination of petrolatum, a skin-soothing beta-hydroxy as well as Vitamin E.

Petrolatum: A universally acknowledged intensive moisturizer that also soothes and protects skin.

Salicylic Acid: A beta-hydroxy acid pioneered by Elizabeth Arden over seventy years ago. It gently exfoliates to encourage smoother skin.

Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate): Acts an antioxidaant to help protect the skin from environmental assaults that contribute to visible signs of aging. It is easily absorbed by the skin and has moisturizing and soothing properties.

This product is Clinically and Dermatologist tested.


Color, Texture and Smell

Apricot color, smells medicinal/herby (is that a word? lol), okay maybe herbal. It definitely isn't pleasant. It isn't anything strong though, and disappears quickly after application, so no worries there. Texture isn't oily, more balmy than anything, and absorbs very quickly!

For testing sake, I applied a sufficient amount (I didn't layer, just scooped up one time) onto my hands and rubbed it in. After 5 minutes, I washed my hands with soap and didn't feel the cream coming off at all! It absorbed so well!!! I have moisturizers mind you, which still wash off after a 30 minute - 1 hour period.

P/S Above I blended halfway to show you how it melts in. This shiny-ness does kinda last but if you pat it in enough, it disappears by about 90%. I suppose this means that there is still a slight "layer", so do take note.


Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick

This Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick kind of makes me feel like it is a stick version of the cream above hahaha. They have similar vibes. But enough of my rubbish commentary, let me start on the more official description.

This Lip Protectant Stick is a super-protective portable stick for lips. It is enriched with emollients to moisturize, soften and smooth, and relieve chapped, cracked lips due to dryness. It contains Vitamin E which moisturizes deeply, and has SPF 15 to help shield against UV exposure.


Key Ingredients

Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate): Acts an antioxidaant to help protect the skin from environmental assaults that contribute to visible signs of aging. It is easily absorbed by the skin and has moisturizing and soothing properties.


Color, Texture and Smell

P/S - I'm not wearing lipstick, it's my lip embroidery. But that's a review for another day.

It looks pretty colorless when applied, a typical balm color which you get if you should use any other lip balm. It isn't tinted in any way. Smells the same way as the cream does, which is somewhat medicinal, but nothing that lingers. It goes onto the lips very smoothly, though there is a slight filmy texture - I suppose that's pretty typical? Taste-wise it is kinda nutty. A little overwhelming perhaps to begin with, but it didn't bother me very much. And by nutty, I don't mean peanut butter! Haha, I mean it's more like those nutty oil kinda flavor - just to be clear. If you apply a thicker layer, it can look glossy even! ;)


Overall Thoughts

I can see why this 8 hour range is such a hit. After all, it does what it says. It's great for sensitive skin, especially those really prone to irritation like mine is.

Whilst I really like the lip balm - it is an essential in my makeup pouch now! - I can't quite say the same for the skin protectant! Not because it isn't useful, but because I don't see myself using it quite so much when Singapore is so extremely humid. Perhaps, on the scale of sensitive irritated skin, mine is at a 5 or 6, so that's why I can survive without constant usage. At most, I apply this at night (I sleep in air con!) to eczema prone spots to keep them smooth and itch free! But for those who sleep without air conditioning, I must admit I'm not sure how comfortable this can be. Especially if you are going to apply it to your face! It may absorb easily enough, though if you're going to sweat during the night sometimes, it may mingle together and feel a little sticky.

Do note that the skin protectant ISN'T a moisturizer of any sort! it's a balm, meaning it's more for targeted areas. So don't go putting it ALL over just only on spots that really need tender loving care!

The lip balm is fine for any time, even with an SPF15, so feel free to take it wherever. My lips have stopped peeling by a lot after I started using this - which is great especially when I have lip embroidery on!

To those who do lip embroidery sessions and find that normal lip balm isn't quite enough during the recovery period, try this and you won't regret it!

Please feel free to check out the whole range of Eight-Hour products here:
http://www.elizabetharden.sg/skincare/eight-hour-cream/





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