As someone who suffers from chronically dry skin year round, I’m always on the lookout for a cream which will hydrate and soothe without weighing down my sensitive skin. I’ve long been a fan of Elizabeth Arden’s iconic Eight Hour Cream, and haven’t been without a tube of the stuff for the past ten or so years, so, when I went to grab a new tube for my bedside drawer I caught a glimpse of their new Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer.
Packaged in a dinky little screw-top jar, the Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer looks like the original cream, just little more whipped. Even though Elizabeth Arden claim that it has a lavender scent, the fragrance is super subtle and shouldn’t irritate sensitive skin. After going through my evening cleansing routine, I take a little of the Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer in my fingertips, and apply to my driest areas.
It’s not quite as thick and sticky as the original Eight Hour Cream, and even though the formula is quite thick and rich, it feels much balmier. What’s the most surprising thing about the Miracle Moisturizer is how quickly skin drinks it up. Within 10-15 minutes of applying it has completely sunk in, and my face feels calmed and nourished. This means you also don’t have to worry about staining bedding or waking up greasy-faced! Instead, as you sleep, it gets to work soothing and moisturising your skin, and you wakeup looking and feeling good to go!