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Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream?!

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TheDowagerCuntess Mon 22-May-17 09:47:48

I just came across a tube in the bathroom cabinet, and put it on my face after my evening shower.

3/4 of an hour later, I'm still glossy and sticky, and I'm having to wipe it off before I get into bed, otherwise the pillow case will be grim.  I was really sparing with it, as well.

I remember now why I don't use it. I can't imagine using it in the morning either, before putting make-up on. It would all slide off.

What am I missing - it's supposed to be a wonder product.

RJnomore1 Mon 22-May-17 09:48:34

It is but it was a wonder for the dermatitis on dh hands!

cowgirlsareforever Mon 22-May-17 09:49:01

I didn't think it was designed to use all over the face.

namechange20050 Mon 22-May-17 09:50:18

It's topical balm for really dry bits, not face moisturiser! grin

misscph1973 Mon 22-May-17 09:50:46

You don't use it as a face cream. It's good for dry spots and chapped lips.

SinglePringle Mon 22-May-17 09:50:51

It's not for using like that!

It's for dry, rough skin. I use it on lips, cuticles, heels etc. Also sometimes a tiny tiny amount to de-frizz hair.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Mon 22-May-17 09:51:55

It's vaseline, some vit A and some salicylic acid, so no surprise it's just sitting on the skin.

TheDowagerCuntess Mon 22-May-17 09:59:37

It says it 'works wonders to moisturise and protect anytime, anyway you choose' and 'apply liberally as often as needed'!

Eek - I have taken it way too literally it seems, and I really put just a teeny amount on?!

TheDowagerCuntess Mon 22-May-17 10:00:34

Ooh, de-frizzing hair, I could definitely use up the last of it for that.

misscph1973 Mon 22-May-17 11:00:31

Yes, it's very concentrated, just use a tiny dab. It will last for ages.

Blahblahblahyadayadayada Mon 22-May-17 11:41:12

Good for dry lips, dry patches on skin, hands, feet (with socks). I have applied a very small amount all over my face on occasion, but very sparingly.

LiftElevatorWhatever Mon 22-May-17 12:04:31

I can't get past the weird smell of 8hr cream, but DM swore by it.

QuietCorday Mon 22-May-17 14:52:03

I use it on blemishes, bits of rough skin, the odd spot of redness.

Think of it like a kind of bonjela for your face, if that helps.

dudsville Mon 22-May-17 14:53:43

I use it for my hands, feet and elbows here. I'm like the Sahara.

A1Sharon Mon 22-May-17 14:54:57

I use it on cuticles, dry patches, lips etc. I wouldn't slather my face in it! grin

Maudlinmaud Mon 22-May-17 14:56:16

I remember reading that posh spice uses it on her face as she has dry skin, so I tried it and ended up like you op. I have used it on minor burns and it's quite good for that.

LadyOfTheCanyon Mon 22-May-17 16:54:57

But dear God, THE SMELL!

I can just about bear to put it on my feet.

Blahblahblahyadayadayada Mon 22-May-17 17:10:42

I think there is a fragrance free version as well.

bluebellation Mon 22-May-17 17:11:00

I put it on my heels after I've foot-filed them; and yes to the awful smell, which is why I can only put it over 5 feet away from my nose!

Hairq Mon 22-May-17 17:54:31

Yes, rough skin, chapped lips, dry feet etc. It stinks to high heaven though.

Maudlinmaud Mon 22-May-17 18:18:11

I've just remembered I have an eight hour lipstick. Bought it moons ago but it refuses to die and turns up in handbags and jacket pockets. Have to say it's great.

WindyWednesday Mon 22-May-17 18:24:59

I love it. Great for chapped lips, burns, dry cracked bits on hands and feet. It a balm for severe dry skin. It's not a day cream!

I always take it abroad. It's so useful. Eyebrow balm, lip balm. It's so versatile.

Oh.....and I love the smell.

MadameSzyszkoBohush Mon 22-May-17 18:29:06

You get used to the smell, I use it everyday and don't notice it anymore.

Doobigetta Mon 22-May-17 20:44:56

My kitten seems to like it...

dudsville Mon 22-May-17 21:17:48

I don't mind the smell but it's not high on my list of favourite scent!

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