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8hr cream - what is it good for??

(15 Posts)
Flisstizzy Sat 21-Jan-17 12:48:14

I was given a tube of Elizabeth Arden 8hr cream, and I dont really know what to be using it for. What is it good for? Is it a posh Vaseline?

LoupGarou Sat 21-Jan-17 12:54:01

Its an excellent overnight hand and foot cream, great lip balm and I have even sometimes used it as face cream if I'm going to be outside for extended periods in winter (we live in the Arctic). I have extremely dry skin and it works wonders. I also rub it into the pads of the dog's paws so she doesn't suffer in the ice/snow. Great nail and cuticle moisturizer too, I love the stuff!

applesandpears33 Sat 21-Jan-17 12:59:00

I get very dry patches on my face and it is great on them.

Ifonlyiweretaller Sat 21-Jan-17 15:41:30

I cant stand it. Expensive vaseline in my opinion, and I cant bear the taste if i put it on my lips. I've never understood the hype personally...

Gillybobs Sat 21-Jan-17 15:46:15

I loathed it but have found a use for it as a foot cream (far far away from my nasal passages) , it honks!!

VintagePerfumista Sat 21-Jan-17 16:20:27

Yes, rubbed it on my hard skin on my heels, but for the rest, meh.

It's strange smelling gloppy Vaseline.

woodhill Sat 21-Jan-17 16:31:57

Good if you get a sore nose with a cold.

dudsville Sat 21-Jan-17 16:40:07

I've had some for far too long as I don't use it often. I will however, thanks to this thread, do my feet and hands before bed. I tend to only think of using it for sore nose like pp said. BeWare though. It once blocked a poor on an inside but visible place (I don't know words for nose parts!) and it took months to work out how to get rid of it.

CannotEvenDeal Sat 21-Jan-17 16:41:33

Hands, feet and elbows lol

Doobigetta Sat 21-Jan-17 18:01:28

If you get sunburn (yeah, yeah, I know) it is fucking amazing. Might not work on proper full-on burn, but if you get a little bit pink, if you slather 8 hour cream on overnight the pinkness and tightness will go by the morning.

Shukinskaya Sat 21-Jan-17 20:05:47

I've only ever found it useful if shoes rub, but it works so well for this I repurchase! Rub it on the minute shoes start to rub and it stops blisters forming.

AmeliaPeabody Sat 21-Jan-17 20:25:49

It is really, yes. I use it as an occasional night cream, lip balm, and for hands.

Flisstizzy Mon 23-Jan-17 22:57:06

Thanks everyone, currently using on a very dry patch left by roseacea (helps but not cleared it up).
dudsville the nose thing sounds sore- will have to try to avoid that!

Elfontheedge Mon 23-Jan-17 23:11:06

All of the above plus I get mild eczema on my elbows it really helps with that. Just don't lean your elbows on a table when you've just applied or you slide right off!

YerDaSellsAvon Sat 04-Feb-17 00:17:53

I used a sample of this on my newborns nappy rash. Cleared it right up. I went and bought a tub from TJ Hughes to use for any further outbreaks. Each time this bloody miracle in a tube worked. Which I'm glad about as it was useless for me. (Takes an eternity to sink in).

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