Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

The Cult Skin Saviour

£25

Created in 1930 by Elizabeth Arden to soothe skin, Eight Hour Cream became an instant and overwhelming success. What made it so effective is a combination of petrolatum, a skin-soothing beta-hydroxy in one of its first cosmetic uses, and vitamin E. The apricot coloured balm was so beneficial to her clients, Miss Arden used it to soothe her famous thoroughbred horses’ legs. Even its name came about thanks to a remarkable performance, a loyal client used it to treat her child’s skinned knee and eight hours later the skin was all better. A multi-tasker, this ultra-repairing cream has been hailed for its healing and restorative properties and can be used on everything from dry skin, to sunburn, and even makes a glossy lip treatment.