Elizabeth Arden has history when it comes to multi-taskers. Eight Hour Cream is a legend all on its own for its ability to smooth and soothe dry skin, but there’s a new contender for all purpose pampering in the form of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour All Over Miracle Oil.
Falling into the same family as Eight Hour, All Over Miracle Oil is quite different in formulation with a silky consistency that instantly softens the skin. The star ingredient is Tsubaki Oil, otherwise known as Japanese Camellia Oil from the seeds of the Camellia Japonica flower. A widely available ingredient across Asia, Elizabeth Arden sourced their supply from Juju Island, off South Korea, known for air purity. Although you might be familiar with the name, Tsubaki oil is not as well-known as it should be for its source of skin loving Omega 9, 3 and 6 and a molecular weight that is a near-skin match. As you might imagine, it’s very effective in boosting moisture retention and absorbs quickly which is exactly what you need in a multi tasker.
If we spin the clock back to 1910, when Elizabeth Arden opened her 5th Avenue beauty salon, it’s clear that pioneering beauty was part of the brand from the get-go. While the original Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant still sells at a rate of one tube every 30 seconds across the world, the modern update of multi-tasking might well be on track to beat that phenomenal sales rate.
Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil can be used on face, body and hair to target areas in need of a quick quench. It’s especially good on dry patches (think elbows and knees) and after shaving, but also as a cuticle softener (don’t forget toes for this) and a shine boost for hair (use very sparingly).
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I think everyone will find their own favourite way to use All-Over Miracle Oil; mine’s next to my keyboard when I notice my hands looking and feeling dry, but I’ve also spritzed it on my face after early morning – and very chilly – dog walks to put the moisture back into tight feeling skin.
Elizabeth Arden was famous for her support of the suffragette movement – a modern thinker of her time. I wonder what she’d make of these new formulas and global inspired ingredients that simply weren’t available when her beauty adventure began. I think that All-Over Miracle Oil captures the essence of her beauty philosophy, “beauty is one part nature and three parts care.” You can find Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All Over Miracle Oil HERE (£29).
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