Top Ten Uses For Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream (Fragrance Free)

Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream has been one of the most celebrated beauty products for as long as I’ve known what beauty products were. Loved by women of all ages, makeup artists and skincare experts alike, this is one product that everyone should have stashed in their handbag for all kinds of emergencies. Although I was quite late to the Eight Hour Cream party, now that I’ve discovered it it’s become an essential on my dressing table and a product I would thoroughly recommend. Its unusual gel-balm texture is nothing like a cream, scaring away many consumers who simply don’t know how to use it, but this lends itself to being extremely multi-functional and a great investment buy. Here are my top ten uses for Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream, now available in a ‘fragrance free’ version.

1. Dry Skin Soother: The thick texture of the balm ensures it makes a great soothing solution for dry skin patches, flaky elbows and dehydrated hands. A small amount can be massaged into the skin easily to leave it feeling instantly hydrated and tension relieved. It’s great to carry around during the winter months, providing an effective hit of relief when the cold winds get too much.

2. Lipbalm: Great for dry and chapped lips, a small amount can help relieve tightness and restore the natural balance of your pout. No only does it provide shine and help to create the illusion of fuller lips, the formula is long-lasting and helps to soothe in the long-term too.

3. Cuticle Care: A little amount of balm massaged into each of the cuticles can help to hydrate dry skin and massage away dead cells. If you’re not a fan of cuticle oil, then the Eight Hour Cream provides a thicker and more maleable formula which will help to keep your hands looking tip top. 

4. Heel Relief Balm: Dry, cracked heels are unsightly and uncomfortable, but using a little of this can help to hydrate heels and prevent them from cracking further. It’s great when used as a weekly treatment and massaged into feet to leave them super smooth.

5. Aftersun: Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream is proven to help relieve the symptoms of sunburn by rehydrating the skin’s surface and soothing the damaged area. It contains Vitamin E, essential for healthy skin, and gets to work to leave skin feeling much better within eight hours… Hence the name!

6. Shaving Relief: In the same way the balm works as a great treatment for sunburn, the Eight Hour Cream works extremely well for irritation caused by shaving. It can also help soothe cuts and nicks caused by a dodgy razor, leaving your pins looking fab in no time. 

7. In-Flight Companion: Thanks to its high concentration of ingredients and ability to rapidly hydrate the skin, Eight Hour Cream is a great companion if you’re taking a long-haul flight. Apply it to your face after removing makeup and let it sink in during the flight duration, ensuring when you apply your makeup upon landing it sits perfectly and your complexion looks refreshed.

8. Eyebrow Tamer: The wax-like texture helps to calm unruly brows and comb them into shape, keeping them in place all day. Perfect for when you haven’t had time to take a trip to the salon, or when you’re just channeling your inner Cara Delevigne.

9. Face Mask: If you’re suffering from the cold winter winds and your skin has seen better days, applying a thin layer of Eight Hour Cream as a face mask can provide a hydration kick. After twenty minutes your skin will feel plumped, refreshed and much smoother.

10. Spot Treatment: We all get unsightly pimples at certain times of the month, which ineveitably leave us with a dry and flaky patch that’s worse than the original spot. Using a touch of Eight Hour Cream can help soothe the irritation, calm redness and hydrate skin to get your complexion back to normal much quicker.

Do you have any other uses for Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream? I’d love to know!

Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream is now available in a Fragrance Free version priced £22.10 for a 50ml tube.



  1. JK Taylor-Moran
    February 23, 2014 / 6:41 pm

    I love the Elizabeth Arden 8 hr cream, i've been using it for years and it's a fantastic multipurpose product. My only problem with it is the scent so I'm glad to see ints available unscented now :)xo

  2. Laura Chapman
    February 23, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    I do love 8 Hour Cream and have a pot of it sat on my desk to regularly apply to my lips, cuticles and hands. I haven't tried it as a spot treatment before, so will definitely give it a try.Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  3. Rinica Warner
    February 23, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    This post has reminded how much I need this in my life again, I used to use it for all sorts, it's brilliant on cuticles and cracked skin too (I had super dry hands and this worked wonders!) x

  4. littlebitofstardust
    February 23, 2014 / 8:27 pm

    I always use it as a lip balm, so It's handy to know what other ways you can use it too!

  5. Lucy
    February 23, 2014 / 10:37 pm

    when im stressed i get really dry patches on my eyelids and around my eyes and this is literally the only thing that doesnt sting them when i put it on! its also great to take skiing as its wonderful on wind chapped skin :)Lucy xxSailor Speak

  6. Sarah hanrahan
    February 23, 2014 / 11:15 pm

    I had no idea it was available in unscented… people seem to have a love/hare relationship with the smell but using it as lip blam & having it right under your nose can be a bit overpowering! i come undone

  7. Natalie MacDonald ♥
    February 24, 2014 / 12:21 am

    I love the sound of this cream! I love how versatile it is too! Thank you for sharing, I'm going to check it out on fragrance direct now:) xoNatalie | Shabby Chic and Tea♥

  8. SuperSummer
    February 24, 2014 / 12:42 am

    I use the sample tubes for lipbalm!

  9. Anna Maria
    February 24, 2014 / 7:16 am

    This sounds like a great product possibly something i need to invest in for the handbag :)Anna-Maria |

  10. flabbyface
    February 24, 2014 / 8:11 am

    I'm poorly ill. Currently using mine all over my nose. Its great at stopping noses get sore when you need to constantly blow them.

  11. Ana B
    February 24, 2014 / 8:44 am

    Wow!!! This have many uses. I have heard so many positive things about this and now I am convinced after reading your post. I wanna try it out and see how it works.

  12. Vivian Yuen
    February 24, 2014 / 1:07 pm

    So many uses, I had no idea!LIVE . IN . LOVE ✞~

  13. Anonymous
    February 26, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    You've convinced me to go and buy this immediately! I love a multi-tasking product, feels like you get so much more for you money :)

  14. Tamara
    March 12, 2014 / 11:44 am

    I wish there was fragrance free version when I got mine…can't stand the scent. 🙁

  15. Anonymous
    January 17, 2015 / 8:18 am

    I use it on my face and hands, on my husband's rough hands and even on my horse when she had small patch of dry itchy skin. Works brilliantly on all. The WD40 of the cosmetic world for versatility and efficacy.

  16. Murray p
    February 14, 2016 / 12:54 am

    I use it on my cracked lips in winter dry heels eyelashes sunburn kids scrapped knees face mask eyebrows hands and I love the scent

  17. Unknown
    May 31, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I burnt my self on the iron it quickly relived the pain highly recommend it

  18. Unknown
    August 20, 2017 / 8:49 am

    I was told by a pharmacist that is is very similar to what is used on burns victims in hospital. Since that time it's our households go to gel whenever we get a burn and I would highly rate it for soothing burns and minimising scarring.

  19. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 / 12:53 am

    Be very careful using this on burns! It can be very harmful to put things like petrolium jelly on burns before they have cooled beneath the surface – they trap the heat and the burn gets worse. I first read about this in a letters section in a medical journal. Allow burns to cool for a long time and only use things like 8 hour Cream to treat resultant dry and scabbed skin and reduce scarring. Stay safe out there!

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