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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream 1950s Vintage Set

Posted Oct 28 2008 2:31pm

I’m doing backflips for Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream 1950s Vintage Set, a limited-edition pairing of the legendary Eight Hour Cream (in a pot!), plus the equally fabulous Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15.  The duo costs $50 (not exactly a steal in this economy, but hardly a splurge considering the amazing multi-uses of the products) and arrives in the most delectable retro packaging.  (Please, who says marketing isn’t important?) 

If you’re not familiar with Eight Hour Cream, you should be.  It’s one of those can’t-miss products that’s endlessly namechecked by glamorous celebs who travel by PJ–that’s private jet, darlings–and have matchy matchy Louis Vuitton luggage.  Its jet-setting connection isn’t surprising, since the supermoisturizer (containing a hell of a lot of petroleum mixed with salicylic acid) is impertative on drying flights, and can be used pretty damn much everywhere: face, lips, hands, body, elbows, feet and even (sparingly) on hair.  The product is something of an acquired taste, as it has an odd, almost medicinal smell and is incredibly thick–I slather it on my hands and cuticles and then use a cloth or tissue to wipe it off; the residue that remains keeps you moisturized for hours–but, trust me, it’s easy to get hooked.

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