Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil
February 19, 2016
I have been trying out Elizabeth Arden’s new Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil* and wanted to share my thoughts with you. Like everyone else I love the Original Eight Hour Cream, and always have some in my toiletry bag so I was excited to try out the new oil version. This oil treatment can be used all over the body, from hair, face to body and provides moisture for 8-12 hours. Sounds like the perfect product for this time of year.
What They Say
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. Tsubaki Oil is derived from the Camellia flower, native
to Jeju Island off the coast of Korea, 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.
Further, natural key ingredients that enhance the formulation include:
Grape Seed Oil – Abundant with Omega-6 fatty acids, this oil intensely moisturises and conditions the skin.
Ginger Root Extract – Helps to improve the skin’s texture and tone.
Boswellia Resin – Helps to improve the skin’s firmness; helps to soothe and calm red or irritated skin.
Vitamin E – Helps to condition the skin and protect against free radical damage.
Olive, Avocado & Sunflower Seed Oils and Rosemary Extract – Impart skin with moisturising, skin
conditioning benefits and antioxidant protection.
What do I think
For Face: I love using oils on my face and was excited to try this one out. So the first night I added this to my evening skincare routine in place of my usual oil/serum (just before moisturiser). I sprayed a little onto my hands and massaged it over my face as I would with any other oil. I love the texture of this oil, it’s really lightweight and not too oily (if you know what I mean). It sinks into the skin quickly, meaning you can apply moisturiser over if you want and you’re not walking around with an oily face. I haven’t been using it long enough to comment on whether or not it has improved my skin, but I have noticed my skin is more radiant in the morning after using this at night.
For Body: I remember when I was around 14 reading about how baby oil was a great moisturiser in a magazine and going straight out to buy myself a bottle. I slathered myself in it and it wouldn’t sink in at all, I remember having to have another shower to wash this oil off (it was that or walk around like an oil slick all day). Unsurprisingly I haven’t used a body oil of any kind since. But after seeing how the All-Over Miracle Oil sank into my face I was happy to give it a go as a body oil. Although just in case I first tried it at night. This is where the spray bottle comes into its own, making it so quick and easy to spray the oil on and massage it in. This oil sinks into the skin really well and doesn’t leave any oily residue, meaning you can get dressed almost straight away (let’s face it no one wants to be standing about naked waiting for their moisturiser to soak in). My skin is really dry right now (it hates winter) so I was a bit concerned about how the oil would measure up to my usual moisturiser. I needn’t have worried as it is surprisingly moisturising and my skin felt comfortable for a good few hours afterwards.
For Hair: I normally use a little bit of oil on my hair after styling to help control the flyaways. This oil kept those pesky flyaways under control, without leaving a greasy residue. I also decided to try it out as an overnight treatment, putting on a little more oil than normal. The next day my hair felt softer and I think regular treatment could help damaged hair.
Overall I really like this oil, I love the fact that you can use the same product head to toe (anything to free up space on the bathroom shelf). The only niggle I have is the packaging, the spray bottle is great for the body as you can just spray and massage in. With hair, I don’t mind spraying into my hand and rubbing in. But with facial oils, I like using the droppers to ensure I use the right amount. With the spray, it’s very easy to use too much oil, especially on your face. I did try spraying a mist on my face but found the oil got in my eyes (and yes I did close them) and couldn’t spray it evenly over my face. I tried to use this as a cuticle oil, but couldn’t do it without getting my whole hand covered in oil. I think offering some kind of rollerball packaging like Liz Earle have would be great for this.
You can pick up the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil at any Elizabeth Arden counter for £29. You can also buy it online here.