Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream All Over Miracle Oil
Now, here’s a launch that made me sit up and take notice! I am a big fan of Elizabeth Arden’s iconic Eight Hour Cream (watch out for it in the cult beauty category soon), so I was thrilled to try their new Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil.
It’s one of those multi-taskers that are actually brilliant, packed full of fab ingredients, and, obviously, this one has all the benefits of Eight Hour Cream and more.
Eight Hour Cream is probably the world’s most iconic multi-tasking balm, and is defintely one of the most well-known beauty products in the world, beloved by celebrities, industry insiders and legions of loyal fans alike.
So, what is in this new wonder oil, and why should you use it? Well, Elizabeth Arden scoured the globe to source and extract “exquisite and beautifying” botanical oils to develop this moisturising and conditioning oil for the face, body and hair.
So it contains Tsubaki Oil, which is derived from the Camellia flower, native to Jeju Island off the coast of Korea – apparently a rising beauty mecca thanks to its unpolluted ecosystem and purest skincare ingredients.
A popular all-over beauty treatment in Japan and Korea, Tsubaki Oil is known for its anti-oxidative, anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory, smoothing and soothing effects, and is even credited as the Geisha’s legendary hair and beauty secret.
It contains a high concentration of Omegas 6 and 9 to help nourish, soothe and protect the skin. In addition, it helps to boost skin’s natural collagen to smooth skin and improve its overall texture.
The other ingredients in the oil include grape seed oil, ginger root extract, boswellia resin, vitamin E, olive, avocado and sunflower seed oils, and rosemary extract. All of these combine to moisturise, condition, firm, soothe, and protect the skin.
This oil does not smell like Eight Hour Cream The Original, but rather has a really delicate citrus/floral scent which promotes a sense of well-being. It’s not over-powering in the slightest.
So, how to use it. For the face, mist on a thin layer to clean, dry skin and massage in an upward circular motion. It won’t clog pores, and is light enough for all skin types.
For the body, use it on dry or damp skin. it penetrates deeply, and will lock in moisture for eight to 12 hours. Mist it on after a shower or bath.
For the hair, smooth a light mist onto damp hair, and blow dry, or onto dry hair, in particular to damaged ends.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil, £29, 100ml, from Elizabeth Arden counters, and elizabetharden.co.uk, now.