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  • I bought this in error in fact as I had not researched it first and all I could remember is that a lot of people have been raving about how good it is
  • I thought it was an anti-ageing facial mosturiser, which it is not
  • It claims to have softening properties for dry skin, but to be honest I found it no better in this respect to your bog standard petroleum jelly which you can pick up for a quid in the supermarket
  • In fact, it even has a disadvantage in this respect to petroleum jelly because the Elizabeth Arden cream has a strong, not particularly pleasant smell and petroleum jelly has no scent

    • by jeanne71
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      Firstly, I must point out that Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant should not really be called a cream at all. Creams are opaque and look a bit like..er…cream. This is like a firm, clear balm that is similar to petroleum jelly, except it has a tinge of orange colour. I bought this in error in fact as I had not researched it first and all I could remember is that a lot of people have been raving about how good it is. I thought it was an anti-ageing facial mosturiser, which it is not. This has a variety of uses but it is supposed to be used on patches of skin and not the whole of your face really as it is way too greasy. As I had no moisturiser left

      and I only had this Elizabeth Arden ‘cream’, I tried putting that all over my face and it felt horrible, just as though I had smeared my face in Vaseline. This should not be called a ‘cream’ at all. Now I have cleared that up, I will tell you what I thought of it when I used it more as it should be used.

      I will tell you what does NOT impress me about this product first, before I get to the benefits. It claims to have softening properties for dry skin, but to be honest I found it no better in this respect to your bog standard petroleum jelly which you can pick up for a quid in the supermarket. I rubbed it on my feet and on dry patches such as elbows and kness and, OK it was somewhat moisturising, but no better than Vaseline! Apparently make-up artists think it is wonderful because they can get a brush and mix it with powder eyeshadow to make a cream shadow, or mix it with lipstick to create a tinted gloss, but you can do all that with cheap petroleum jelly anyway!

      In fact, it even has a disadvantage in this respect to petroleum jelly because the Elizabeth Arden cream has a strong, not particularly pleasant smell and petroleum jelly has no scent. The scent is difficult to describe but it is a kind of spicy, herbal type smell with the intensity of essential oil. If I use it as a lip balm, it is moisturising but it has an unpleasant taste too and probably tastes similar to if ...


      • Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
      I did have essential oil on my lips - not very nice.

      So, based on what I have said so far, it sounds like ‘the emperor’s new clothes’ - a very expensive, designer version of petroleum jelly at twenty times the price. But, I have to admit that it is wonderful as a healing agent. I would give it ten out of ten for its healing properties alone. I am getting quite a few itchy bites at the moment as the weather has suddenly turned hot here in England and I rub some of this cream on and it feels soothed and the itchiness quickly disappears. I also have a very irritating patch of skin, similar to eczema, that I cannot resist scratching until it goes red and raw but this cream has been very effective

      in soothing and healing this. I used to put petroleum jelly on this eczema patch which did soothe it and moisturise it but the Elizabeth Arden Cream is much better at relieving the itchiness and healing the skin and the effect lasts for hours. I have also heard that it can be used on cuts and abrasions to heal and relieve the irritation - I have not had any cuts as such but based on how it has worked on my patch which did have broken skin as I scratch it so much, I would guess that it would be good for this as well.

      To summarise, as a moisturiser and something to mix your make up with, it is no better than petroleum jelly and has a nasty smell and taste. But to heal and calm irritated skin it is fantastic.




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