Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant Night Time Miracle Moisturiser

Elizabeth Arden is a well-known luxury skincare and makeup brand. The 8 Hour Skin Protectant Night time Miracle Moisturiser is one of their bestselling products and I was quite happy to receive it for a review. The moisturiser is part of their Eight Hour Cream collection and the Moisturiser has been formulated with the original and award winning Eight Hour Cream formula.

It has all the benefits of the original Eight Hour Cream and new additional benefits like intense hydration, a lightweight feel and lavender to soothe the senses. Key ingredients of the new cream include petrolatum as an emollient, lavender for soothing, vitamin E for antioxidant protection and salicylic acid for gentle skin exfoliation

Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Skin Protectant Night Time Miracle Moisturiser replaced my night cream and I have been using the cream for a few weeks now. The packaging is simple and effective and it comes in a small tub container which is easy to open. 

 I used the cream as the last step in my evening skincare routine, layering it over my serums. Interestingly enough, it looks and feels like a balm instead of a cream. The texture reminds me of Vaseline which is no surprise as petrolatum is listed one of the key ingredients. Elizabeth Arden recommends you use a little bit of the cream and warm between your fingers before application, which I agree with. I would say that warming the product made it slightly easier to apply. The balmy texture of the cream felt ‘heavy’ on my skin. I felt like it didn’t absorb into my skin but rather just ‘stayed’ on top of it. 

The cream is described as having a lavender scent that helps to soothe the senses however for me the scent is very far off from lavender. I do not find the scent pleasant and it reminds me of ‘chemical’ scent. The scent also lingers for some time. It left my skin smooth and soft the next day but I didn’t feel like my skin was moisturised enough.

I am slightly disappointed with this product; the scent for me is unpleasant and far from a lavender scent. The Vaseline-like texture meant the cream stayed on top of my skin instead of sinking into it.  Elizabeth Arden does not specify a skin type for this cream but I would say it will work best for really dry skin types. I also think it will be more suitable for the cooler seasons.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant Night Time Miracle Moisturiser is priced at £32.00.

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