Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour skincare solutions for hydrated winter skin. Images supplied.
The change of season means the needs of your skin changes and if there’s on thing that’s common for most people in winter it’s dry skin. Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream has long been regarded as the perfect remedy to help hydrate dry skin and the original product has been so successful that the brand have produced several variations to meet different skin needs.
What is it that makes Eight Hour Cream work so well?
A combination of, among other things, petrolatum to form a protective barrier and help moisturise; a skin-smoothing and anti-inflammatory beta hydroxy acid (pioneered by Miss Arden for use in cosmetics over seventy years ago); and vitamin E, a biological antioxidant.
Known as The Healer, Eight Hour Cream, has escalated to cult status over the years. Variously advertised (1932) as the savior product in ‘Dilemmas Elizabeth Arden Has Solved’, Eight Hour Cream today has become a household name, a childhood memory, a cosmetics kit staple of models, makeup artists, and just about every woman/man with rough skin problems who has ever heard of it.
Winter Skin Woes and how Eight Hour Cream can help
Summer time is great. Your skin feels young and alive, but as winter approaches your skin begins to dry and you feel uncomfortable and itchy.
Skincare is totally seasonal, just like your wardrobe. In summer, you’re busy with sun protection and self-tanners, while in winter you become addicted to moisturisers because your skin gets so dried out and flaky.
So why the dry skin in winter? Low temperatures, low humidity and strong, harsh winds deplete skin of its natural lipid layer which keeps the skin from drying out. Our skin is one of the most sensitive parts of our body we have to take care of if we want to maintain our overall grooming and beauty.
To keep your skin feeling dewy and moist even in the harsh winter weather, below are some useful ‘Eight Hour’ tips:
Day – Eight Hour Cream Intensive Daily Moisturizer for Face SPF 15 is a daily hydrating lotion that leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturised for up to 8 hours. It also protects your skin from the effects of extreme weather and climate changes.
Night – Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer is proven to intensely hydrate the skin by sealing in moisture as it helps to relax and soothe your senses. A product superhero that helps to rebalance, renew and restore skin during its nightly restorative process. So, even if you don’t manage to get those 8-hours of sleep, your skin looks and feels like it has.
You can also use Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant on any stubborn dry/flaky patches on your face.
The stratum corneum and epidermis of the lip’s skin are much thinner than the rest of the face and as a result, lips require extra care to keep them looking and feeling their best.
There are three Eight Hour Cream lip treatments that offer lip-loving benefits – Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15 moisturises and protects lips (also your lipstick glides on more smoothly with this as a base); Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm with its refreshing eucalyptus scent delivering intense, long-lasting moisture that also helps strengthen your lip’s delicate moisture barrier; and Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm SPF 20 which is enriched with 8 vitamins, minerals and nutrients, and includes UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection.
Hands can suffer terribly in winter. By using Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment it provides immediate and long-lasting relief for hands for up to eight hours. The fast-absorbing gel cream contains a glycol humectant and soothing emollients that smooth and soften rough, weather-exposed skin. Signs of dryness and cracking are reversed so hands look and feel soft and touchable. Also Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is the perfect product for dry cuticles and brittle nails.
If you suffer from dry cracked heels, apply Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant before bed to the problem areas and then sleep in cotton socks. You will wake up with soft, smooth feet.
Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Body Treatment is a perfect companion to the original classic and just what the body needs. This fast-absorbing hydrating cream lavishes the entire body, saturates deeply and moisturises intensely to reverse skin dryness and flaking. Leaves skin luxuriously soft and smooth for eight beautiful hours.
Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil contains a potent blend of moisturizing ingredients, including Tsubaki Oil, to deliver intensive all-over moisture for face, body and hair. Clinically proven to moisturise for up to 12 hours, this multi-use formula leaves skin hydrated, smooth and looking luminous, without a greasy after-feel.