It’s Winter and as such skin is so easily and quickly chapped: be it the lips, hands, feet, elbows or even the cheeks (yes really!) – basically anywhere the icy winter winds can attack, they will. Now I don’t know about you but I don’t have the gumption – nor budget – to be purchasing a hundred and one products to care for all my skin ailments, I would much rather have one multi-tasking product. As variety is the spice of life, I have whittled down my top three “use everywhere balms” so you can get on with the more important things in life, such as finally getting around to watching the Gilmore Girls. No judgement here.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream £26 – link
The original and arguably the best (what can I say I’m a ride or die kinda gal) – yes I am of course talking about Elizabeth Arden’s iconic 8 Hour Cream. This thick, gel-come-balm has saved my skin quite literally, more times than I can count; yes it can be a little greasy but this do-it-all potion, quickly and effectively injects moisture when and where it is most needed. Safe to use anywhere – including the face – Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream offers a blanket of instant hydration and continues to moisturise for up to 8 hours – hence the name. No long haul flight or Winter skin survival kit should be without it, and if ever hesitant about the thicker than average texture, mix a little into your regular product (hand cream, face cream, body lotion – it all works) and apply to the skin for a lighter, less daunting but ultimately the same moisture rich, quick fix. Continue reading