A few weeks ago, I was invited to the Debenhams store in the Bullring to check out the Elizabeth Arden counter. Now, I’ll be honest. I always thought Elizabeth Arden beauty was more for the older lady so although I knew of it, I hadn’t really tried any of their products.
Upon arriving at the counter, I was given a little introduction to Elizabeth Arden. As I edge closer towards 30 (cries) i’ve realised that I do need to start taking more care of my skin. One of the things that Elizabeth Arden do which is quite handy is a free skincare analysis. During the free consultation, the Elizabeth Arden experts bust out a skin scanner which analyses your skin on: texture, pigmentation, radiance and brightness, moisture and elasticity. I knew that I was feeling quite dehydrated that day as my mouth felt quite dry. After my skin analysis, it showed that even though my skin is generally in really good condition (‘A’ for elasticity woop) I was really lacking in moisture.
I’d started to make more of an effort to drink enough water and I thought I was putting enough moisturiser on but the skin scanner doesn’t lie.
It was then that I was introduced to the miracle cream… the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant. Now this is one Elizabeth Arden product that I’ve heard mentioned in conversations but I didn’t realise just how amazing it is! They say it’s an absolute must have for EVERY ONE and I get why.
This award winning cream soothes, restores, calms and helps relieve chapped, cracked, dry skin. It also soothes roughness, redness and minor skin irritations. As I mentioned earlier, my mouth and lips felt quite dry and I was told you can put a little bit of this cream on your lips too. I never realised how versatile it is! It’s slightly pricey (from £26) but considering how much you can do with it, it is a worthy investment. I’ve been using it since and I am now a convert.
As well as skincare, Elizabeth Arden also do beauty products. Although I’m quite happy with my current foundations (Max Factor Miracle Touch for every day and YSL Touch Éclat for special occasions) I did have a foundation shade matchmaker analysis done using another impressive gadget. Technology these days, huh.
At the event, I was kindly given a goody bag from Elizabeth Arden which included a few beauty products. I’m looking forward to testing them out especially the Beautiful Colour Eye Shadow Quads palette in Chic Brown.
If like me, you are not as clued up on skincare and beauty then do take advantage of free consultations such as these to educate yourself. I’m determined to go back in a couple of months to see if my moisture level has gone up from a C to at least a B!
A huge thank you to the Elizabeth Arden ladies at Debenhams, Bullring for introducing me to the wonder cream and to Kim from Retail Birmingham for the invite.
Are you a fan of the Eight Hour Cream? Have you ever had an Elizabeth Arden skin scan?
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