By Amy Lawrenson
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream is a cult classic with more functions than we can possibly list here. In fact it’s not only a staple in most ELLE team handbags but also in yours. We took to Twitter to find out what ingenious uses you’ve found for this wonder balm; plus Team ELLE shared too.
Oh, and I created the hashtag #8HOURELLE so keep on tweeting us with your great tips!
@ELLEUK Can't remove waterproof mascara? Rub a little 8hr cream on your lashes then wipe off with cotton wool!
‘I massage it in to my cuticles to keep my nails healthy.’
Carrie Tyler, ELLEuk.com Editor
@ELLEUK fantastic as a mask the night before an occasion. Intense hydration xxx
‘Cracked heels don’t stand a chance when I apply this balm and leave on overnight.’
Emma Strenner, Beauty Director
@ELLEUK I am currently lying in bed ill with my #8hour on my nose to stop me looking like Rudolph. Perfect protection when blowing nose.
‘This balm applied over bare eyelids gives a modern glossy finish. A brilliant backstage beauty trick!’
Amy Lawrenson, Beauty Writer
@ELLEUK as a hair serum to smooth down frizzy end in the summer heat.
‘I use it on dry chapped lips! And on my hands! And elbows!’
Sunil Makan, Picture Assistant
@ELLEUK my Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour comes everywhere with me! It’s great on dry skin, lips and for taming my frizzy hair!
‘8 Hour Cream is a saviour in-flight when my skin feels really dry.’
Sara D’Souza, Travel Assistant
@ELLEUK I use it cold, directly from the fridge to my face...
‘For a dewy complexion I use it on my cheekbones, where I would normally put a highlighter. It’s reflective but doesn’t add any colour.’
Suzanne Scott, Beauty Writer
@ELLEUK I sometimes use a tiny dab over eyeshadow for a glossy effect. And it’s great for taming eyebrows.
‘My hands really suffer in winter but it transforms my sandpaper-like skin into something altogether more silky, smooth and delicate.’
Patricia Campbell, Commercial Editor
@ELLEUK it is the best cure for repairing the damage rock climbing does to your hands! Heals all the cuts and dryness #8HOURELLE