Skin care is complicated! Overwhelmingly so, in some instances, which is why Elizabeth Arden has simplified looking after summer complexions by making one complete product – Great 8™ Eight Hour® Daily Defence Moisturizer SPF35.

Multiple beauty research findings suggest that multi-taskers are the future of beauty with product layering and intricate regimes taking a back seat. I mean, who has time? And yet, it’s not so much about time – it’s about paring back without losing any benefits and gaining extra shelfie space in your bathroom.

Great 8 has earned a place in my heart immediately for offering eight benefits in one tube, including SPF35 (PA+++), in a formula that feels feather-light and unobtrusive, especially important on a hot day. Aside from the SPF, you’ll also get  pollution protection, infrared protection, blue light protection, hydration, brightening, purifying (against free radicals) and oil control. Which is impressive, right? Most of us have busy lives where it’s impossible to constantly monitor and cater to the environment we’re in when it comes to skin care, so this do-it-all defender is the answer to multiple beauty situations.

If you’re oil prone, African Whitewood Tree Bark Extract instantly reduces shine, while a deep sea ferment sooths and calms skin. Clary sage is a known brightener that combines with Vitamin E to boost radiance but Japanese Bloodgrass is a new one to me and serves to give long-lasting hydration. It’s interesting that there is a Japanese ingredient element to this formula because I think texturally, Great 8 is paying homage to Asian skin brands in terms of lightness and skin breathability. The final botanical ingredient mention is for White Horehound Flower extract – a power player in protecting from pollution and blue light.

Great 8™ Eight Hour® Daily Defence Moisturizer SPF35 has nailed it by front-running in the simplification trend with this outstanding, easy to use, comfort-wear complexion guardian. I’m in and happy.

Elizabeth Arden Great 8™ Eight Hour® Daily Defence Moisturizer SPF35 is £36 available HERE.

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