Elizabeth Arden – 8 Hour Cream

It’s found in the handbags of makeup artists & models worldwide. Created by Ms. Arden herself, this legendary, award-winning cream calms, protects and hydrates skin for up to eight hours. It also promises to shape brows, restore shine, and smooth cuticles. Hence you can imagine how elated rather honoured I must have felt on receiving this classic magic potion by Bashara Care.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is the legendary, award-winning skin protectant that does more than soothe sun-burned skin, rehydrate chapped lips, and heal rough elbows and calluses. It’s also the secret that makeup artists all over the world have been using for ages to keep legs, lips and eyelids shiny; eyebrows in place; and cuticles perfectly manicured. There are an infinite number of ways to use this classic cream, but here are 8 great ones that I put to test:

Skin Saver: It claimed to protect skin from drying wind, central heating and air conditioning. This skincare multi-tasker soothes, restores, calms and helps relieve minor skin irritations, including roughness, redness, chapped, cracked or dry skin. My verdict – Since I have dry skin which tends to get a bit itchy during winters and I need to apply body lotion twice a day. When I used this cream, it felt very thick. But after I applied it, my skin felt velvety soft and moisturised the whole day. It would even serve as the best moisturizer for people who live in places that are affected by blizzards. Hence PASS!

Shine Factor: Found in top makeup artists’ kits worldwide, this all-in-one beauty tool adds shine to eyelids, cheeks, lips and legs. My verdict – not really. Because vaseline gives more shine than this. FAILED.

Eye Opener: All it takes is a dab to smooth eyebrows and create a perfectly defined arch that will stay in place all day. My Verdict – it did tame my eyebrows for a couple of hours but then my eyebrows were back to their bushy self. FAILED.

Cuticle Conditioner: Soften rough, dry cuticles to keep them smooth, supple and beautifully manicured. My verdict – Oh yeah! My rough and dry cuticles became magically smooth after sometime of application. PASS.

Treat For Feet: Smooth rough heels and soften soles for barefoot beauty in every season. My verdict – It definitely stood up to the claim and worked wonders overnight  on my cracked heels. PASS!

After-Sun Soother: With its legendary soothing and moisturizing benefits, it’s the ideal after-sun treatment to relieve minor sunburn and calm dry, irritated sun-exposed skin. My verdict – Since it’s winters hence there’s no chance for me to get sunburn.

Flight Tool: Flying can leave skin looking and feeling dry and uncomfortable. Pack this intensive hydrator to boost skin’s in-flight moisture level wherever you go. My verdict – I’ll have to go on a flight to try that, lol.

Leg Wear: Great for an apres shave or apres wax treatment. This classic cream calms irritation, reduces redness and leaves legs super-smooth and silky-soft. My verdict – PASS.


You can buy your Elizabeth Arden Eight hour cream at Basharacare.com which delivers it for free at your door step for orders above AED 100. Basharacare.com is an authorized retailer for carried brands. Products are guaranteed authentic.

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