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According to legend, Elizabeth Arden used this rich balm as a soothing ointment on her thoroughbred horses’ legs.

Elizabeth Arden

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Elizabeth Arden’s apricot-hued cream is such a classic, we think it deserves a display in the Smithsonian. Developed in 1930 by the beauty maven herself, the award-winning formula enjoyed instant global success and has never gone out of style. The creamy, multi-purpose salve not only hydrates dry skin, it adds shine to lips and lids, tames unruly brows, conditions cuticles, and even soothes minor scrapes and sunburns.

How it Works

Key ingredient beta-hydroxy helps soothes irritation, while moisturizing petrolatum keeps dryness at bay. Next up, salicylic acid works as a gentle exfoliator to unclog pores and refine dull skin. Rounding out the formula, vitamin E (a.k.a. tocopherol) infuses skin with antioxidants to guard against damaging free radicals.

How to Use

The sky’s the limit. Apply a generous amount onto skin to combat dryness, sunburn, or redness anytime and anywhere. Or dab a small amount onto brows to keep unruly hairs in line; smooth onto lips, cheekbones, and lids for a glossy, fresh-off-the-runway look; massage into dry cuticles and rough heels; or use as a post-shave treatment.

Petrolatum 56.8%, Lanolin, Mineral Oil, Fragrance, Salicylic Acid, Propylparaben, Castor Oil, Corn Oil, Tocopherol, BHT, Iron Oxides

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Cured my eczema

I've struggled with eczema and this heals it! I dab it on my forehead and night and viola! It's also amazing used as a night time foot cream for dry cracked heels

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Rename it. not a daily face moisturizer.

I was surprised how thick and greasy this was. I thought it would be a face lotion type cream. I think it is for very chapped times. For lips when they are very chapped. It is very expensive. Quality but I think it should be renamed.

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Great product
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It's a great product. It does moisturize and everything is says it will do. My only problem is I bought the product thinking it would be a cream..like it said, but it actually is more of a Vaseline than a lotion or cream so it's oily. I use it at night rather than during the day because it is oily and gets everywhere if you aren't cautious.

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EA 8 hr skin protectant
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I think it does what its says. Not an everyday product for me so I kinda forget about it. Super strong.

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multi tasker!
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I bought this with some hesitation, because it seemed a little too good to be true. However, I am so happy I did! I love it! I use it all the time- lips, elbows, face, feet..pretty much all over. I also use a retinoic acid product on my face and it leaves my skin flaky- and this is perfect as a moisturizer. I'm always raving about how great it and often tell my friends about using it. Elizabeth Arden makes timeless products and this is one of them. With winter coming up I will buy a few - also a great stocking stuffers or for the holidays or 'just because gifts'

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The ultimate multi-tasker
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This product does it all! Lips, dry patches, taming hair flyaways, cuticles- the list goes on and on. I really enjoy this the most on my lips during the cooler and drier months. I highly recommend this product. While you may think it is a little pricey, it lasts for ever.

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Totally get why people rave about this stuff...
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I ALWAYS have a hard time with chapped lips...no matter HOW much serums, etc. I put on! BUT with this, seriously, over night, they were smoothed and ready for lipstick. The smell on this stuff is kinda strong, not super pleasant BUT considering its been a beauty staple for 70+ years, I can get over that! I've also used it on my cuticles, and hands. I'm a fan!

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Multipurpose wonder.

I love this product! A little goes a long way and there are so many ways to use it. I use it daily on my lips and I like to add whatever product is left to my cuticles. It's too gooey to use as a normal moisturizer so I'll apply it to areas that need some extra moisture before going to sleep. I also use it for "no makeup" days, I'll put a tiny bit on my eyelids, above my cheekbones and on my lips. If I want a dewy look I'll add a very small amount to a cream blush and use it on my cheeks, lips and sometimes as an eyeshadow, it looks very natural and pretty, like you just went running through a field (minus the running and the allergies).

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Not fot lips

I first tried the product on my lips, which was way too sticky and thick for that purpose. It's also too sticky as a moisturizer (even on hands). However, it does work well on cuticles as well as heels.

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Effective

This product is a bit greasy for daytime wear, but is perfect for hydrating durning the evening! It smells a lot better than most products of it's kind. Perfect for the winter, dry season!

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