Eight Hour cream Miracle oil

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream All-Over Miracle Oil – Is it really a miracle oil?

So it’s Winter in South Africa and Summer in the Middle East and travelling between the both right now has wrecked havoc on my skin. My skin is feeling a lot drier that usual and it just feels like it’s lacking. I’m not sure what but it’s definitely lacking something. So I decided to try out the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream All-Over Miracle Oil in the hope that it would be the ‘tall drink of water’ that my thirsty skin needs.

Description
Elizabeth Arden describes the Eight Hour® Cream All-Over Miracle Oil as
‘A potent blend of moisturizing ingredients, including Tsubaki Oil, combine to deliver intensive all-over moisture for face, body and hair. Clinically proven to moisturize for up to 12 hours, this multi-use formula leaves skin hydrated, smooth and looking luminous, without a greasy after-feel. Hair regains its moisture and shine.”
Elizabeth Arden also says that the Eight Hour® Cream All-Over Miracle Oil can be used for 8 different purposes:
– All-Over moisture
– Reduces dry, rough skin
– Adds shine to dry, dull hair
– Post-shave moisturizer
– Massage away stress
– Scent promotes a sense of well-being
– Cuticle softener
– Instant shine

After reading that, I must say, the bar was set pretty high. Combined with the fact that the All-Over Miracle Oil is the latest addition to the legendary ‘Eight Hour® Cream’ line, a brand that I’ve come to know and love. I was excited and expectations were high. And I had so many questions:
1) Is it really a Miracle Oil?
2) Does it really perform the 8 different purposes that Elizabeth Arden says it does?
3) Does it live up to the expectations set by the ‘Eight Hour® Cream’ brand that we’ve come to know and love?

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil
My experience
The packaging is simple, subtle and elegant. I love that it is a spray, as opposed to pouring out a bottle. The scent is abit strong and not very pleasant. On my first use, I sprayed abit on body and I massaged it in as per the directions. It took a long time for it to absorb and you really have to work it in. After application, my skin immediately looked hydrated and luminous, however it still felt greasy despite me spending a fair amount of time working it in. I then applied 2 sprays to my hair and worked it in. I was not happy when I looked in the mirror, I looked like a greasy monkey. Only 2 sprays and my hair was greasy and oil.

My thoughts
I used the Eight Hour® Cream All-Over Miracle Oil for 2 weeks but to be honest I was abit reluctant after the first use. But I decided to continue with it cause well, everyone including skincare product deserve a second chance. So what are my thoughts on the Eight Hour® Cream All-Over Miracle Oil?
The Good
My skin looks beautiful, it is hydrated and luminous. And it doesn’t feel as dry or tight anymore. My skin doesn’t look like its lacking something, which is wonderful. Plus, my cuticles are softer which is a bonus
The Bad
The scent is not pleasant, it actually reminds me of a mild Air Freshner. I really don’t enjoy it. It takes to long for the oil to be absorbed and when I have toddler tugging at my leg, I really don’t have the time or the patience to work it in. After every use, my skin felt greasy. On one occasion, it irritated my husband so much he made me go wash it off before I jumped in bed.
The Ugly
Using it on my hair made me look like a greasy monkey.

Q & A
1) Is it really a Miracle Oil?
– It does hydrate and makes your skin look good. But that’s where it ends, I’m afraid there’s to many negatives for it to be called a ‘Miracle Oil’

2) Does it really perform the 8 different purposes that Elizabeth Arden says it does?
– It performs 5 out of the 8 purposes
☑ All-Over moisture
☑ Reduces dry, rough skin
      Adds shine to dry, dull hair
☑ Post-shave moisturizer
     Massage away stress
     Scent promotes a sense of well-being
☑ Cuticle softener
☑ Instant shine

3) Does it live up to the expectations set by the ‘Eight Hour® Cream’ brand that we’ve come to know and love?
– No, it doesn’t. The ‘Eight Hour® Cream’ brand is synonymous with perfection. And this although good, is definitely not perfect. I love the original Eight Hour® Cream and I regard it as one of the best on the market. So it’s disappointing that the Miracle Oil fails in comparison.

Is it a Fab Favourite?
The Eight Hour® Cream All-Over Miracle Oil did exactly what I needed it to do. It made my skin look beautiful and hydrated but at a cost. That cost being, patience, time, greasy feeling skin and being exposed to an unpleasant scent. Based on that and the greasy monkey looking hair, I think the cost is too high.
So I’m afraid that the Eight Hour® Cream All-Over Miracle Oil does not make my Fab Favourites.

Would I recommend it?
I can’t recommend a product that doesn’t make my Fab Favourites! But if you can handle strong scents, have alot of patience and free time and you don’t mind your skin feeling greasy in order to get it looking beautiful, then go ahead and give it a try.

The Eight Hour® Cream All-Over Miracle Oil although good is not for me. It’s definitely not miracle oil, so I’m still on the lookout for a skin fix. What’s your ultimate skin fix?

5 thoughts on “Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream All-Over Miracle Oil – Is it really a miracle oil?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s