Beauty,  Skincare

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Great 8

Your summer skin all in one has arrived. You all know I love a multi-tasker, but even I am impressed with 8 benefits from one product, especially when SPF35 is one of them!

The new Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Great 8 Daily Defense Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF35 (R425) delivers healthy-looking skin in one step, with 8 benefits.

Our skin has to protect us from so many aggressors on a daily basis; it’s only fair that we give it all the help we can. This innovative formula contains White Horehound flower extract to fight free radical damage, deep sea organism ferment to calm and soothe, and African Whitewood Tree bark extract to reduce the appearance of pores, while balancing oil production.

In one application your skin will be protected from UVA and UVB rays, pollution, infrared and blue light, all of which are becoming more of a problem in skin ageing. But it doesn’t only protect, it also perfects by hydrating, brightening, purifying and controlling excess oil without drying.

Throughout winter I used the Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF50 (R349), which was super hydrating without being too rich. I’ve been testing the Great 8 for a few weeks, and I think that it will be a better option in the warmer months because the formula is so much thinner. (Word of warning – take care when dispensing the Great 8, as I’ve spilt it a couple of times by being careless – you just don’t expect a sunscreen to be so liquid.)

It works incredibly well with other skincare and under makeup, without pilling or oxidizing. The most remarkable feature is that, although it comes out white, it goes onto the skin clear, which means there will be no ashy film left on even the darkest skin – FINALLY a brand has nailed it!

If you hate traditional sunscreens, are in the market for a new one, or just like the idea of getting 8 benefits from one product, then the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Great 8 Daily Defense Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF35 needs to go straight onto your shopping list.

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