I had the pleasure of trying out a new spin on a legendary skin cream. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment Cream (wow that is a word full!) is an addition to the legendary 8 Hour Skincare Collection. I have never used any of the 8 Hour products, but they are mentioned in almost all of the fashion & beauty magazines as a must have for a myriad of remedies.
First and most noteworthy is the lovely tube that the cream comes in—it looks so pretty and luxurious that carrying it around just makes you feel special. As for the product – this is an intensely moisturizing gel cream for the hands. It has “micro-encapsulated emollients & Vitamin E” which are meant to soften and soothe the skin. Well this all sounds very fancy, but the bottom line is that this cream works. I used the cream all weekend in 40 degree weather and was pleasantly surprised at how my hands never felt dry. It was fast absorbing and left no sticky reside at all.
One caveat I have though, is the smell. I am not sure how to describe it, but it’s like a natural, earthy type of aroma that wasn’t very exciting. It left a hint of scent on my hands all day and I found myself asking what is that, until I remembered it was the gel cream. I can look beyond the scent though because the cream is that good.