Hold onto your seats, because I’m about to blow your mind, everyone: I have been using a night cream as a day cream. Yeah, I’m a rebel like that.
How to Use: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer (how’s that for a lengthy product name?) is a restorative night cream meant to hydrate your skin during your eight hours of shuteye. The ingredients include shea butter, vitamin E, and salicylic acid. It has a luxurious consistency — think buttercream frosting that just out of the fridge — and is meant to keep your skin moistened throughout the night. You can also use it on other dry areas of your body, like the elbows, knees or even your feet.
Results: I did use it as directed on the packaging the first time I tried it — I washed my face before bed, applied this moisturizer, and went to bed. When I woke up, my notoriously dry skin was still beautifully hydrated, fresh and youthful. I work at a beauty blog and I have lots of fancy moisturizers at my disposal; this, however, is the one that has made my skin look the best. That’s when I decided, hey, I want to wear this as a day cream instead.This is the kind of moisturizer you want on your face in February: it’s lightweight but thick and truly does protect the skin from the elements. I’ve worn it as a face cream on some of the coldest days of the year when the wind chill in New York City dropped to the single digits. Amazingly, my face still felt soft and not at all chapped afterwards. And I mention it keeps your skin hydrated for hours?! Finally, a product that claims to moisturize for eight hours and actually does!Some people might feel that paying $39 for a 1.6 ounce jar of face cream is too much money, but in my opinion, this is worth every penny. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer is absolutely my favorite new wintertime moisturizer.Disclaimer: I received Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer as a sample.