Sunday, 28 February 2016

Elizabeth Arden 'Eight Hour Oil'

As a beauty blogger, there is not a lot more that I love than getting my hands on a new skincare or makeup item to have a play around with.  When this gorgeous little parcel turned up on my doorstep, I was pretty darn excited; I was lucky enough to receive the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil to test out.  This is the first ever product I have tried from the Elizabeth Arden range but having heard such good things from bloggers & friends, I couldn't wait to give this a whirl.

Admittedly, I'm not usually one for using oil-based products; I tend to stick to body lotions and serums in my day-to-day skincare routine.  The product itself consists of moisturising ingredients, including Tsubaki Oil and is designed to deliver intensive all-over moisture for the face, body and hair.  It also claims to have been clinically-proven to moisturize for up to 12 hours.  At this time of year, I find that my skin does become incredibly dry and can feel quite tight in the colder weather.  I'm also all for a product that is quick and easy to use, so one thing I particularly loved about the Miracle Oil is the fact that it has a spray for the easy application.  Most mornings and evenings, I have been spraying a generous amount on my arms, legs and body, which I have then gently massaged in.  The product is very quick to absorb and does not sit atop the skin, which is something I look for when purchasing moisturising lotions usually.

Once I have applied the oil, I do find that my skin feels a lot less tight throughout the day and it adds a slight 'glow' once massaged in.  I also really like the scent of the product; the oil smells very natural and I think it smells pretty similar to Bio Oil.  I'm not the best when it comes to picking up on notes of a scent, but I would liken it to an almond/herbal natural scent, as opposed to a 'fragrance'.  It's very subtle in it's scent and is suitable for those of you that are headache-prone, like me.  There is nothing worse for me personally than applying a moisturizer/body butter in the evening, slipping into pyjamas and then smelling an overwhelmingly perfumed scent on my skin.  I can reassure you that you will be safe with this product as it is not 'fragranced', it just has a minimal 'organic' scent to it.

Although the product can be used for hair too, I think I will stick to use on my skin only. I tend to apply very few products to my hair and in my day-to-day routine; the main styling agents that I use are my trusty Toni & Guy Sea Salt spray and Elnett hairspray.

I do think that the oil serves it's purpose and leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated after application, but for me personally, it doesn't achieve a 'cult' status.  I doubt that I will repurchase this as I have found moisturisers that have had a longer-lasting effect on my skin than the Miracle Oil.  The product does last for almost the full 12 hours for me, but it doesn't seem to have had a huge impact on the condition of my skin after that period.  Once the oil has been worn/washed off, my skin does feel quite dry again, particularly on my legs, until reapplication.  I think that going forwards I will be sticking to my Liz Earle Skin Repair moisturiser and Dove Intensive Nourishing Lotion as they seem to fit the bill for me.  I will most likely stash away the Miracle Oil for the next time I go travelling as it would be best-suited to me when I need a spray on-the-go.

Have you tried any Elizabeth Arden products? What were your thoughts on the range?


  1. I absolutely love Body Oils as opposed to cream so I definitely want to try this! x

    1. It feels very light on the skin too, so if you were to give it a try, it would be perfect for the Summer months! xx


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