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6 posts tagged "Eight Hour Cream"

The Fab Five: Post-Fashion Month Skin Savers

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And…breathe. Fashion month is officially over, which for many of us means the end of a three-week trek around Europe, plenty of jet lag, aching feet—and skin that has been put through the wringer; there’s nothing like air travel, late nights, and early call times to bring out the worst in your complexion. Compounding this is the fact that we’re coming up on a seasonal transition. Despite last night’s lashing of snow and rain on the East Coast, the first day of spring is just two weeks away, which should mean a whole new host of concerns, from dryness and flaking to redness and irritation. So it goes without saying that your skin could use a little R&R right about now, and luckily there are plenty of skin savers just hitting the market to help you repair, renew, and—fingers crossed—relax.



Magic Eye
Clé de Peau Eye Contour Balm Anti-Wrinkle
This extra-creamy, soothing lotion contains pure retinol, super-bio-hyaluronic acid (an intense moisturizer), and an illuminating complex to tighten fine lines, rehydrate, and prevent the signs of aging around the eyes. It also happens to be the perfect base for concealer, and can be applied on top of makeup, too, for an instant pick-me-up.

A Pore Thing
Darphin Ideal Resource Micro-Refining Smoothing Fluid
The fast-absorbing, hydrating ingredients in this silky formula are ideal for those of us with combination skin. Mattifying mineral extracts work to visibly minimize pores while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and increasing cell turnover. The fact that it’s lightly scented with a delicate white flower essence certainly doesn’t hurt.

Lip Service
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair
Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream is a cult favorite among beauty editors and makeup artists such as Pat McGrath, who regularly pulls it out backstage at the shows. This season, the multitasking wonder balm has been specially redesigned for pouts. Bolstered by ingredients like arnica-flower oil, honey, and watercress extract, it works to soothe extremely chapped lips on contact.

Night Shift
Sisley Botanical D-Tox, Detoxifying Night Treatment
Sisley’s newest night treatment is packed full of powerful ingredients like rice peptide extracts and ginkgo biloba, which have an anti-asphyxiation action on cells, working to draw toxins out from the skin. The superlight lotion instantly refreshes, and after some quality shut-eye, you’ll awake to a noticeably brighter appearance.

Patch Work
Le Métier de Beauté Ultra Hydrating Eye Mask Duo
Le Métier de Beauté’s new under-eye mask is a favorite for in-flight pampering, although it works just as well as an at-home indulgence. With these two self-adhesive gel patches that contain a patented calming seaweed ingredient, fifteen minutes is all you need to get a good dose of nourishing hydration that helps eliminate dark circles and puffiness. Editor’s note: Pop these into the refrigerator for an extra-soothing experience.

Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Charlotte Ronson

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The Pro: Charlotte Ronson, fashion designer and founder of the Charlotte Ronson beauty collection for Sephora.

The Product: “Some of my fondest memories growing up revolve around Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. My mom would always wear it on her lips. It’s both shiny and matte, and has that distinctive waxy, Vaseline-y smell that reminds me of trips to the Elizabeth Arden salon when we moved to New York from London. My mom took me there for my first manicure on my sixth birthday—and that’s where the manicures stopped! During the colder months in the city, my sister, Sam, my brother, Mark, and I would put the Eight Hour Cream on our lips, under our noses, and pretty much smear it all over to protect from the wind and cold. It was a funny sight—our hair would stick to our faces in the wind. Sam and I were thrilled about using our mother’s product but our brother wasn’t so into it! Today, I still use [it] to keep my lips and skin soft and moisturized. And I put a little under my nose to prevent germs on the plane. But I did stop smearing it all over my face!”

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Arden

Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Jemma Kidd

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Beauty Nostalgia is a new, weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.

The Pro:Jemma Kid, London-born makeup artist and founder of Jemma Kidd cosmetics

The Product: “My mum always used to have Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream in the house, and it’s a product that takes me back down memory lane. It has this really distinctive smell, and whenever I smell it, I go back to being a 14-year-old. She used it for everything: lips, cracked hands, and my grandmother was a real believer in nourishing the eyelashes with a petroleum-based cream, so she would swipe this over the lashes, too. My mum is a lot like me—we come from the same pod. Our styles are very similar, we like the same look with clothes—a blazer and a pump—and she wears my makeup line. Even though I’m always trying out new formulas for products, I usually keep two tubes of the Eight Hour Cream with me. Lately I’ve started using the Eight Hour lip balm stick, which is less liquid-y than the original and in my kit these days. I’ve found it’s one of those products that you can put on so many different parts of the body to catch the light just right.”

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Arden

MAC, The Bees’ Knees For Summer

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Cleopatra mixed it with milk and bathed in it; Queen Anne of England used it to silken her hair; and this month, MAC is making the most of honey’s amber color, prized skin-softening abilities, and sweet scent for the launch of its new Naked Honey collection. In addition to dabbling in the scent category with two honey-tinged fragrances, the line also boasts three new lip glazes, eye shadows, and highlight powders in shades of gold, apricot, and warm brown. We found ourselves most intrigued by the range’s skincare offerings, though, which include a moisturizing body wash and cream, as well as a multipurpose salve that you can use anywhere that needs a little hydration or shine. It’s sort of like Elizabeth Arden’s original Eight Hour Cream, but the delicate aroma and creamier texture of MAC’s formula, which is packed with organic beeswax, sunflower oil, and yes, honey, trumps the old standby.

Photo: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Elizabeth Arden Gets Groovy

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Elizabeth Arden has just released the second installment of its Eight Hour Cream Celebration of the Decades collection, and this sixties edition of its classic moisturizing salve screams “flower power.” With packaging inspired by the colors and typography of the era, each application of the all-in-one lip hydrator, face gloss, cheek tint, and cuticle cream is designed to conjure iconic images of Jackie Kennedy, Julie Christie, Twiggy, and women’s lib. After all, is there anything more liberating than replacing a multistep makeup regimen with one can’t-live-without-it product? The 1970′s are up next, and our bet’s on a disco theme. The punk movement just doesn’t seem like it would jibe well with the brand’s image (a Sex Pistols tribute would be an epic move, though)!

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Arden