Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
I'm a sucker for beauty products with a story. If it was used by Greek royalty, contains an ingredient from in a rare plant found on an island, or was a staple in Marilyn Monroe's beauty bag... I have to try it! So, I was at the airport recently looking for a rich beauty cream to give me that fresh healthy look after getting off of a flight. Btw... side note, why don't people dress up for flights anymore? When I was little my mom used to buy my sister and I a new airport outfit. So fun!
So, I was at the airport wandering the aisles of international duty free. I noticed a gondola with a huge promo for the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. I watched a couple of pretty flight attendants grab of a few of these creams and casually toss them into their baskets. I've always been fascinated with flight attendants since I was a little girl. Not so much the American ones... but definitely the international ones! They are so glamorous and pretty. They must get some kind of beauty allowance because they go on serious airport shopping sprees! Btw... I was a flight attendant for Halloween. he he!
Believe it or not... I had never heard of the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. It's famous! The Eight Hour Cream is one of the first beauty cult classics. This cream was a staple in Marilyn Monroe's Beauty bag. Elizabeth Arden created the cream in 1930 to soothe dry, chapped, cracked skin. Although it is called a cream, it feels more like a balm. It contains a combination of petrolatum, skin soothing beta-hydroxy and vitamin E. I apply a generous amount of this apricot colored balm to my face and lips prior to takeoff. (Btw... It shows up clear on your skin) It does leave your face looking a bit oily, but totally worth it when you see your face after you get off a flight. My face looked plump and fresh, without any of those annoying little lines that appear after being mile high for so many hours. I have also started using it on my elbows and feet... and even on the scar on my leg from my tour bus accident in Rio. For dry skin like mine, this product is such a dream! It smells so good too... like a day at the spa!
Here are 8 great ways to use to the Eight Hour Cream, directly from the Elizabeth Arden website:
- Alleviate dry skin
- Great gloss for lips
- Highlight eyelids, cheeks and shoulders
- For after shaving or waxing
- Shape brows into place
- Soften rough, dry cuticles
- Antidote for rough heels and soles
- Best in-flight moisture booster
This cream retails for around $25. Totally worth the price, because the tub lasts for quite a while. The packing is so fab too! The most recent packaging is 50's vintage inspired. A perfect tub of cream to display wherever you keep your beauty products.
Give your rough, chapped and cracked skin a break. An Eight Hour Break!