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8 hour cream - miracle worker?

(18 Posts)
VulvaVoom Tue 06-Jan-15 19:53:07

I have horrid dry, flaky yet also spotty skin go me

Can anyone tell me if the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream if worth a try? I also have quite sensitive skin.

I've just purchased some anyway but would be good to hear about it grin

Diryan Tue 06-Jan-15 20:00:44

It is very good, but I've had just as good a result on my dry skin using Lanisoh cream which is a lot cheaper!

buttercrumble Tue 06-Jan-15 20:01:51

Yes its amazing stuff i bought a set in the sale at debs , It worked out nearly as cheap as buying a single tube.

VulvaVoom Tue 06-Jan-15 20:05:41

Darn it, I have some Lanisoh as well grin
Will update on whether it's any good, thank you

Hopefully Tue 06-Jan-15 20:26:19

Your skin sounds similar to mine. I find it brilliant for moisturising/protecting dry patches without using a rich all over moisturiser. I also love it as a face mask for 10 mins in the bath, the take off gently with a hot flannel.

Doobigetta Tue 06-Jan-15 20:31:41

It certainly works wonders on (mild) sunburn. Completely takes the redness down.

misscph1973 Tue 06-Jan-15 20:33:59

I have used 8 Hour cream for 10 years for my lips, nothing else works in winter. I don't have any at the moment, and I am in such pain!

But to me it doesn't sound like 8 hour cream would do much good for your face, it's not really a face cream, it's fair too oily and waxy, it's more of an ointment or salve.

Have you tried the oil cleansing method? I have spotty skin that can get dry, and it does wonders for me. Also you could try using bicarb as a gentle exfoliator. I use bicarb in a "hand bath" as my hands get so dry and sore, and it works wonders. I am thinking it might calm your skin down a bit. Many people use it in the bath for kids with chicken pox.

VulvaVoom Tue 06-Jan-15 21:14:01

What's oil cleansing misscph? am intrigued

misscph1973 Wed 07-Jan-15 09:31:41

I discovered it on Mumsnet, Vulva, read here:

Ohmygrood Wed 07-Jan-15 09:35:01

I use 8 hour cream on my face. It's a very good primer.

Lansinoh wouldn't spread as well I'd have thought? Lansinoh is brilliant for chapped lips though - better than 8 hour cream IMO.

Ohmygrood Wed 07-Jan-15 09:36:21

Sudocrem is also good for the face - have you tried that on the flaky bits op? My teen ds uses it on his spots and it really helps.

Lilymaid Wed 07-Jan-15 09:45:05

If you buy 8 hour cream only buy it when there is a special offer on. I bought a gift pack consisting of cream, hand lotion, lip salve and large body cream for under £25 recently.

UncrushedParsley Wed 07-Jan-15 09:48:16

I bought it on Amazon. Got the unscented version. Much cheaper than Boots, etc. I find it too rich for everyday use, but for skin rashes, chapped skin, cuticles etc it's great.

VulvaVoom Fri 09-Jan-15 12:47:00

Is it supposed to smell so strong?! It came today and I'm surprised by the pong confused

LightastheBreeze Fri 09-Jan-15 14:31:40

I have never used it on my face but if my hands get chapped and sore, I put it on in bed with cotton gloves over, as its very greasy, it heals them very quickly. I don't use it very regularly just when I have sore chapped skin.

It does smell quite strong, more of an ointment smell than a moisturising cream and I do use it more like an ointment than a general cream.

I wouldn't be without it.

UncrushedParsley Fri 09-Jan-15 21:49:43

It smells quite strong. That's why I have the unscented.

efeslight Fri 09-Jan-15 22:16:13

I am another big fan, use it on scars, cold sores, chapped broken skin etc...I have many skin problems and and always have a tube or two on the go. Its great on nappy rash too.

Awks Fri 09-Jan-15 22:20:55

I have a similar skin to you and I've discovered the L'oreal extraordinary facial oil. It's amazing - £13 at Superdrug and lasts for months x

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