In our last feature, we revealed the details of Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage . But Elizabeth Arden is known (and loved) for some other now-iconic skincare items as well.
Elizabeth Arden started selling toiletries and fragrance in 1910. Today we’re checking out Elizabeth Arden Ceramide products, a brand new and novel Skin Renewal Booster, and their iconic, Eight Hour Cream.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum:
What It Is:
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum($76.00/60 capsules) are not brand new, but the unique pillow shape was and single-dosing was very innovative at the time.
These little pillows of skincare goodness are still dispensing benefits to people all over the world!
What It Does:
Fine lines and wrinkles can happen when your skin slows down it’s ability to make the moisture-magnet lipids called Ceramides.
The serum helps to restore a healthy skin-barrier function using ceramides and two forms of antioxidant vitamin A as well as some vitamin E.
It will replenish your natural Ceramide levels and helps to retexturize your skin for a firmer, smoother look with (hopefully) fewer wrinkles.
A shiny gold outer carton lets you know something special is inside. A very attractive round shiny gold plastic compact with see-through window in the flip top lid lets you see the individual pillows of product inside,
The unique form of the individual capsules are perfect for travel and they deliver a single measured dose of powerful anti-oxidant and moisturizing benefits. At the time they were introduced, I don’t think anyone else had this kind of travel-friendly, single-use, measured dosages of skincare serum.
Who Is It For?
The product is for normal to dry skin. If your skin is oily it might be a bit too emollient, but we’ve used them anyway with a good result.
If you have sensitive skin you’ll love to know that the serum is fragrance- and preservative-free.
While we have used it for years keeping the capsules on our dressing table, they’re just simply fabulous for travel…just pop a few into a zip lock bag or your makeup bag. They won’t leak or break!
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Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster
Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster ($65.00 1 oz) is truly new and novel
What It Is:
What It Does:
Used before your other products it is supposed to boost the effectiveness of those other skincare products and help your own skin renew itself!
Elizabeth Arden claims that it will also boost the power of both PREVAGE® and Ceramide anti-aging products for even better results.
The sleek, dome,shaped bottle has an all-in-one pump top with an “on/off”switch in the back to lock it. The shiny silver plastic coated bottle with gold accents is ergonomically designed yto feel very special in your hand.
What’s in It:
key ingredients include a botanical Glasswort Extract: Boosts skin’s natural moisturization by reducing water loss in the surface of the skin; Sea Fennel and Flaxseed Extracts to help reinforce the integrity of skin’s moisture barrier and a Probiotics Complex to optimize the skin’s microflora to help strengthen its natural defenses
Apply 1 pump of Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster onto a cleansed face avoiding the eye area. use it morning and night as yhour first step before applying other products.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Protectant:
What It Is:
Created in 1930 and still Elizabeth Arden’s best seller, Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant ($22.00 1.7 fl. oz.) has had claims that someone is buying it somewhere in the world every 30 seconds. The product name, ‘Eight Hour® Cream‘, takes its inspiration from a customer who claimed it healed her son’s scraped knee in just eight hours.
What It Does:
This is an all-purpose beauty balm that soothes skin in so many ways, from dealing with dry skin to chapped lips. It has even been used as a beauty balm to gloss eyelids, cheeks, lips and legs, as well as conditioning cuticles.
Although the original is still adored, there are so many different items with 8 Hour Cream we are just going list them:
- Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant, Eight Hour® Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15, Eight Hour® Cream Intensive Daily Moisturizer for Face SPF 50 Sunscreen PA+++, Eight Hour® Cream Intensive Daily Moisturizer for Face SPF 15 Sunscreen PA++, Eight Hour® Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment, Eight Hour® Cream Intensive Moisturizing Body Treatment and Eight Hour® Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50 Sunscreen PA+++
What’s In It:
A combination of petrolatum, a skin-soothing beta-hydroxy and vitamin E plus Salicylic Acid offers soothing, antioxidant and skin-soothing, protective properties.
If there is a downside, it’s the somewhat medicinal scent, and an orange tint (it is clear and shiny on skin).
We are showing the very pretty and cheerful limited edition packaging in red and pink, but the regular tube in white with gray accents and a pink top is just as lovely. We’d have preferred a pump to a screw top closure, but it’s a minor point.
Who Is it For?
More like an ointment than anything else, it doesn’t absorb quickly, but that doesn’t take anything away from its cult status. Everyone should have a tube of this soothing, emollient, does-it-all product (less of a cream and more of an ointment consistency) for just about any skincare emergency.