I’m sure all of you know the brand name Elizabeth Arden but if you don’t, here is a little background information.
Elizabeth Arden was started by Florence Nightingale Graham over a century ago, opening her first Red Door salon on 5th Avenue in 1910. Her belief was that ‘beauty should not be a veneer of makeup, but an intelligent cooperation between science and nature in order to develop a woman’s finest natural assets‘. By the 1930s, the brand had opened salons in the majority of the world’s fashion capitals, swiftly becoming the brand we all know and love.
The Packaging: We all instantly know when a skincare product is of the Elizabeth Arden brand – the white background, red logo and black writing is synonymous with the company, Although nothing spectacular, the packaging is instantly identifiable and wouldn’t look out of place on display on a dressing table or hidden away in a bathroom cabinet. The plastic tube has a squeeze-dispense mechanism – my favourite way of releasing a product, as you can easily control just how much you are getting – and a flip top lid which easily snaps back into place, even with hands covered in product!
The Product: I dispensed a fair-sized amount into my palm, roughly the size of a 10 pence piece – and massaged it into my hands. Of course, as it is a hand cream, you would not expect to see any product on my hand above, although it does leave a nice, subtle sheen – I’m not sure if that is very obvious in the above picture.
The product itself felt creamy and luxurious and I could feel it sinking into my skin almost right away. I let the product do its work for a few more minutes and was amazed at the results – although my hands have never been exactly dry, I do suffer very occasionally with some dryness around the knuckles. This product kept them feeling refreshed and moisturised for hours.
Would I repurchase? Without a doubt, yes. Just not right now as I have a mountain of hand creams to use before I shell out for this! Although Elizabeth Arden products sometimes come with a hefty price tag, the quality of their products cannot be denied.
Have you ever tried any Elizabeth Arden products? What were your thoughts?