Elizabeth Arden 8hr…. Sun Cream?

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 12 - 2010

Elizabeth Arden’s famous 8hr franchise has taken a new turn for the Summer.

Introducing Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for the Face (£22).  Boasting a potent SPF50 and a combination of both chemical and mineral sunscreens to offer intense sun protection.

I was given a sample to put to the test and wanted to share my thoughts with you.

When I first heard that Elizabeth Arden’s 8hr franchise would be introducing a suncream, my reaction wasn’t positive.

If you’re familiar with the original cream, you’ll know that it’s thickly textured, medicinal smelling and very, very heavy.  I own and use the Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream for a very specific purpose.  After I’ve had a cold, it clears up those horrible nose flakes like nothing else.  But using it daily?  All-over my face?  No freaking way.

When I first squeezed the tube… my doubts were semi-justified… the original scent is still there, and it’s pretty full-on.  I’d say the scent is about 2/3rds of the strength of the original cream… but it’s unmistakeable.  If you’re not a fan of the medicinal scent… don’t even entertain the thought of buying this.

Otherwise, let me tell you that this is actually one of the lightest-feeling suncreams I’ve ever used.  As a general rule, the higher the SPF, the heavier the cream.  In that respect, this stuff is pretty awesome.  It sinks right in, leaving no visible ashiness or even that greasy feeling that suncreams often leave behind.

The scent takes a good 15 minutes to fade, but once it has I’m thoroughly enjoying all the other benefits of a quality sun protectant.  I am torn…  I’m really not a fan of the smell, but it’s a fabulous facial suncream that doesn’t interfere with further makeup application.

Available from Boots instore or online.

***

As a very quick follow up to my poll earlier in the week.  30% of you aren’t replacing your sunscreen often enough according to current guidelines.


5 Responses to “Elizabeth Arden 8hr…. Sun Cream?”

  1. Rebecca says:

    I want this! SPF50 for face that sinks in nicely is hard to come by.

  2. Sheila says:

    I’m using an Estee Lauder sunscreen right now thats SPF50 and PA+++. Its amazingly light and milky and absorbs semi-quickly. There is still that awful sunscreen smell but I think its a great alternative for those heavier creams that are too rich and refuse to absorb. Sadly its a part of their Cyber White Ex line so its only available in Asia, but if you can get your hands on it I highly recommend it!

  3. liloo says:

    now if only we could smell it over the internet
    sounds so good though xx

  4. Wordbird says:

    As a real greaseball who has problems with spots in the heat (seriously! I went to Rome last year and developed a forehead full of unmentionable grossiosity), I was turned off right from the get-go by the association with 8Hr cream. I mean, seriously? On me a layer of regular 8hr would be complexion suicide. But since you say it’s not goopy, I might try this next time I go past a Lizzy Arden counter.

  5. Georgie says:

    I absolutely have to check this out now because of you, thank you lovely!

    xoxo

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Layla Cosmetics Shock Pink NOTD

I can’t stop showing these new Layla polishes off, I’m sorry.  Everytime I see a chink of direct sunlight, peeking through the shadows, I’m out …

Bourjois False Nail Effect Nail Enamel...

Exclusive to ASOS. Bourjois have released a new nail polish collection which claims to give a false nail effect for up to 8 days. Bourjois …

Dita Von Teese Eau de Parfum Review

When I was growing up, I’m pretty sure that smelling like a stripper wasn’t one of my greatest desires in life. Having said that, there …

Deal Alert: Soap & Glory BIG Splendour, better than half price at Boots

Perhaps the ultimate offering from the Boots Star Gifts this year is the Soap & Glory Big Splendour set which, from tomorrow, will be slashed …

Elizabeth Arden - Sueded Browns Palette

I’m already the proud owner of Sueded Brown’s little sister, Velvet Plumtones so I couldn’t help but pick this one up too when I saw …

The Lipstick League – Week of 14.4.14

Question of the Week: Do you have a “signature” scent? If so, what is it? Answer: In my husband’s eyes… my signature scent would be …

Confessions of a Beauty Snob

In the four years since I first fell in love with makeup, I’ve become a snob.  Caused by a simple case of exposure, or should …

Guess where I spent yesterday evening?

Like it’s not TOTALLY obvious from the snap below. QVC HQ! I was tempted to slip my shoes off at the entrance before entering the …

Christmas Scenting with the Isle of Skye Candle Company

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a new candle to burn, there’s something so homely, so comforting about watching the tiny flame dance against the …

What you want... what you really, really want...

C’mon, tell me! Here’s (a virtual) £60. The catch is, you can only buy one thing with it and it’s got to be a palette. …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads