Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm SPF 20

So recently it's been freezing in Durban which had a horrible reaction on my look lips. My lips went all dry and chapped, it looked horrible because when I put on lipstick it looked really dry on my lips and the lipstick had a really "cracked" look. I knew there must be something to solve this problem. I visited Edgars and purchased some amazing Elizabeth Arden products.

The Elizabeth Arden assistant is my friend and is always super friendly, so she introduced me to the Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm. It's really new on the market but it's selling like crazy and I've realised why.

This amazing balm comes in a classic white squeeze tube with a silver lining strip at the end of the cap. The cap is a screw on cap so you know there's no messy leaks in bags and pockets. There's a bonus about the item which I really loved. The squeeze tube has a small hole for the product to come out and has a lovely slanted tip for perfect application, and to make your life so much easier, they've included a small skewer in the cap which actually goes into the hole when the cap is closed so you don't waste the product.

The balm contains the following:
  • Petrolatum
  • Lanolin
  • Shea Butter
  • Castor Oil
  • Palm Tree Butter
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Honey Extract

With all of these products mixed together to create one amazing balm, you know you getting a full 100% lip protection. Plus the high level mixture of emollients helps seal in moisture, as it smoothes and softens lips and the petrolatum Provides protection and an occlusive barrier to prevent moisture loss. The amazing things about this product doesn't stop there. The balm is SPF20 because nothing is more important than protecting your lips on a hot day. The product contains Octinoxate and Avobenzone which are UVA and UVB Filters that provide sunburn protection.

I actually saved this amazing fact for last. The product has the figure "8" all over the balm tube in different sizes, which made me wonder why at first until I read about the product. The secret about the number eight is that the product contains eight essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals so lips feel softer and smoother. Those amazing vitamins, nutrients and minerals are:
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Omega 6
  • Omega 3
  • Calcium
  • Zinc
  • Iron

I'm sure you're convinced that you should own this product because its really essential for winter. Here's what I got to say about this product:

"I was super excited to try this on, I squeezed the tube slightly and a small amount came out, you don't actually need a lot of the product because a little goes a long way with it. As much as the tube applicator is for applying the balm, I find it easier to use my fingers and apply it properly to my lips. At first when I squeezed out a little of the product I thought it was a bit too thick because it had a petroleum jelly kind of look in a peachy colour. However once I applied it I allowed my worry to fade away. This product left me speechless. The exact same afternoon I could feel a difference to my cracked and chapped lips. I was so impressed. Although the product has a slightly strange smell, I grew on the smell because I could live with it for the major improvement it did to my lips of course. I noticed that when this product isn't on my lips I feel absolutely naked. The balm is perfect to use over lipstick as a gloss for extra lip protection on the go. I've been using this product over my lip stick and gives an amazing gloss, plus it makes my lipstick last longer. So a sheer shine and super soft and sexy lips, can you say no? It's been exactly two weeks that I've been using the product and wow! My lips have transformed like magic."

PRO's and CON's

  • Super nourishing
  • Contains seven emollients to seal moisture
  • Heals lips within days
  • It's SPF20
  • Contains eight essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals
  • Leaves lips soft and smooth overnight
  • A little bit of the product goes a long way
  • No sticky feeling
  • Lips have a glossy shine
  • Lips look more healthy
  • The tube allows easy application
  • The tube doesn't allow the product to be wasted

  • The product is quite pricey
  • The product comes in a small tube
  • The product has a slight strange smell

I would recommend you give this product a try ASAP! It's perfect for lips which need some extra TLC. It retails at R150 which is pricy I know especially for a 14.8ml tube, however you don't need much of the product and a little goes a really long way with this product. Plus the product is clinically and dermatologist tested and is hypoallergenic. So it's perfectly safe for everyone. I think everyone's lips deserves this product.

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