Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream appears on every list of Cult Beauty Products or Classic Beauty Products or Best Beauty Products of All Time. To complete the previous sentence I just typed in the terms shown, without using 8 hour cream in my search terms. But voila! There it was!
It is a product created for Elizabeth Arden’s racehorses in 1930 – to treat their small ailments. It works to soften cuticles, to soothe chapping and windburn, for flyaway hair, as a face mask for very dry skin, on heels, knees and elbows. Can also be used as a lip balm, a lip gloss, and a cheek and eye gloss. One thing to note is that it is NOT a common or garden moisturiser. It has a very distinctive smell which many people do not like – although in the past few months there has been a fragrance-free option. It has a texture like axle grease. A tiny bit goes a long way and it is not something you can use as a facial moisturiser under makeup or as a body lotion. Though these products are now available in the range.
If you like 8 hour cream for your skin, you may like to try Sebastian Potion 9. Sebastian came out with some really groundbreaking products a few years ago – like Potion 9 and Potion 7 – a fantastic pre-shampoo treatment.
Potion 9 is like 8 hour cream for hair. It has the same colour, a similar smell and a comparable versatility. It is a wearable treatment. So it works both as a leave -in conditioner and as a styling product. For curly hair it is absolutely brilliant. I have used it for about ten years and I love it (see pic of my hair below). I buy it in bulk! For finer hair there is a lighter version, but for curly hair that needs moisturising and to be tamed this is the biz!
It is easy to find and there are several sizes. Where I live it is common to buy the bigger one and get the smaller one free.