The celeb-favourite product sold every 15 seconds
When it comes to beauty, celebrities have access to the best of the best and most of the time, they don’t have to pay for it (not fair right?!) So, when there’s a product they ACTUALLY buy and genuinely love, it’s got to be good. And quite frankly, if it's good enough for Reese Witherspoon and Kourtney Kardashian, then it’s certainly good enough for us.
So, what long-wearing, multi-purpose staple can Hollywood’s A-list not get enough of? *DRUMROLL PLEASE* It’s none other than Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant ($37) – and for good reason.
Did you know it’s also sold every 15 seconds?! The fact it's still going this strong after a whopping 88 years is pretty impressive.
"I love Elizabeth Arden’s eight-hour cream," Kardashian gushed to V Magazine. "It works great when you put them on top of shadows, making them glossier. I also use it as lip balm and under my eyes. I just love it."
Eight-hour Cream Skin Protectant is a multipurpose balm lauded for its diverse uses ranging from highlighter to brow gel to cuticle cream and lip balm. It goes on clear and can be layered or massaged into the skin to increase hydration. We count it as a must-pack carry-on essential for long haul flights.
Read on for more beauty-editor can't-live-without multi-purpose balms…
Trilogy Everything Balm, $39,99
This award-winning multi-tasker is a great natural alternative that really works. Like Eight Hour Cream, it hydrates dry skin, nourishes and protects the body, strengthens nails and cuticles, conditions lips, soothes nappy rash and can even be used as a massage oil. Rich in omega 3 and 6, it utilises natural emollients, vitamins and antioxidants, all of which are chosen for effectiveness and environmental sustainability. Fair trade ingredients include: marula oil from Namibia, certified organic rosehip oil from Lesotho, extra virgin olive oil from Italy, jojoba oil from North America, evening primrose oil and 100 per cent free-range honey from NZ and coconut oil from the Pacific Islands | Learn more
Weleda Skin Food, $13.90
This iconic green tube is another cult celebrity favourite praised by the likes of Victoria's Secret Model Georgia Fowler and Victoria Beckham. In addition to its myriad of other uses, we recommend applying in a thick layer to your face when flying long distances to rehydrate skin | Learn more
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5, $ 17,99
Cult French pharmacy brand La Roche-Posay's multi-repairing balm is perfect for sensitive and irritated skin. The rich, soothing balm contains active ingredients that favour skin recovery and soothe dry, irritated areas. It has been formulated with panthenol and madecassoside, a skin restorative botanical ingredient derived from Centella asiatica. Panthanol (provitamin B5), soothes irritation and redness, while the soothing properties of madecassoside rapidly aid skin function. The balm also contains moisturising lipids to protect the skin while it is vulnerable. Its rich, soothing texture and anti-bacterial agents provide ultimate skin relief and protection | Learn more