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Recently I have been away on holiday and as most of you would know, air travel can result in very dry lips. I suffer from dry lips at the best of times, however air travel means I will no doubt step out of the plane with extremely dry, chapped lips (lovely). This time I forgot to take lip balm on the plane with me and attempted to moisturise them with Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm (which I have loved for the past year) after the flight. However, this did not do much for my lips in the state they were in (I find this to be better to prevent dry lips rather than cure them), and I could not wait to apply some of my Elizabeth Arden Either Hour Cream Lip Protectant once I got back home.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant comes in a small, practical metal tin with a screw lid, which makes it perfect for travelling, and it retails for around £7-8.
The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant smells just like all the other products in the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream range, and although not the most pleasant of scents (to me, anyway), it does actually work miracles. It applies as a clear, glossy and oily balm and does feel like it is just ‘sitting’ on your lips feeling greasy. However, it doesn’t just sit there and do nothing – it really works!
After just one or two applications my lips felt much softer and looked much healthier – something that my Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm could not achieve. I prefer applying the Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant last thing at night, after my skincare routine, just before going to sleep – and I always wake up with soft, nourished lips! This is especially important when spending time in air conditioned rooms in the summer, which tends to dry the skin and lips out.
I should point out that I have only ever seen this available in the Duty Free sections in airports, and never in any other shops or department stores, which is such a shame. I’m not sure whether this is due to chance (unlikely) or whether it is only actually made available in airports. There are similar products in the Eight Hour Cream range that are available in most shops, such as the Lip Protectant Stick and the Intensive Lip Repair Balm, however these cost considerably more than the Lip Protectant in tin form. (Please let me know if you have seen this product available in shops outside Duty Free!)
What is your favourite lip balm?