This stuff is pretty nasty. I have it in the jar container and it's so unsanitary. The smell is just awful. It doesn't do anything for my lips which is all I dare to use it for. Vaseline moistures my lips much better than this stuff. I'm not sure what all the hype is about. I would definitely not be buying this again.
Well I like it, even if others dont. I get seriously dry lips and the skin around my lips all cracks and flakes off. It really hurts but I find that 8 hour cream sooths and smooths my problems. I put it on before bed and my lips are soft in the morning, ill admit its not the onlyproduct that can do this, but all the same it is very very nice. It is pricey but it lasts a really long time, and I like that its use is not restricted to my lips. I have also used the tinted 8 hour lip treatment stick and I like them to. Yes I will be buying again.
I don't see much of a difference between this and a drugstore brand (ie-aquaphor), except that aquaphor has no obnoxious smell. Haven't noticed it perform any better than the other products I have. Will definitely not be purchasing this again.
My bestfriend used to rave about this and always pushed me to try hers out. She told me to use it on my lips and hands, saying it would make them all soft & hydrated. Ehhh. I think this is just glorified vaseline but more smelly and thick. Sure it makes your skin feel a little softer, but as soon as it fades, they don't feel as soft anymore. This isn't moisturizing at all, it just traps moisture in. The smell is very herbal and strong, clashes with my perfume and just stinks. Why is there so much hype over this? continued >>
Yuck. My ex-husband swore by this stuff...he used it on everything...even his lips. I hate it, merely for the smell and taste. I know I know...you're not supposed to use it like that, but it resembles cheap lipgloss...why not? Anyway, I don't buy the bull@$&* story behind it's creation, and I don't buy Petroleum Jelly for $50.00 Canadian...especially if it's got a disgusting, cloying fragrance. This stuff should've stayed back with the seventies. continued >>
My skin reacted terribly a minute I applied Olay facial moisturizer SPF30.
I thought it will go away in a couple days but it stayed for more than 4days and I started to be really nervous about it.
I put this on at night and 2 days later my skin was perfectly clear. No trace of break out at all.
I don't mind the tea tree smell but it's just too greacy to use it everyday so won't use it daily but it's good to have knowing it will be a saver when my skin is bad.
I'm a bit older than most of the ladies on this board...so I remember 8 Hour Cream from back in the '70s. It was quite hot for a time...touted in magazines as the cream airline stewardesses swore by, since it saved their skin from dry airplane conditions. First of all, this is not really a "cream". It has kind of a slimy, viscous texture, and is the color of gasoline. So, ugh...right off the bat. It's mostly petroleum jelly which works really well to seal in moisture, and to calm and protect skin. (Not all skins, obviously.) It takes a long time to sink in and I'm not sure it's ever completely absorbed. (I have the pillowcases to prove it.) But it does do a great (if not glamorous) job of moisturizing and soothing. I find it particularly effective in winter, or if my face is parched from the summer sun or wind. In the 40 or so years it's been around, 8 Hour Cream has been outclassed by new technologies and formulas, but it's still a solid moisturizer. It's just not something I would use everyday. The price is ridiculous, and I have to admit the only reason I bought a tube was because it was 9.99 at Marshall's. ;-)
I tried this in 2004 upon recommendation by co-workers for my very dry skin caused by eczema. They raved about it so I thought, why not? Unfortunately, it felt irritating and just felt like it was sitting on top of my skin. Vaseline is also very irritating on me so now that I've seen the reviews here I realize my mistake. I could see it being soothing if you have a rash but moisturizing it is not. Because of the medicinal scent I thought it should work after a few more uses. Sadly, not for me.
LOVE this! all my friends have been raving on about it for ages so ive finally decided to splash out but went for a a small pink tube instead. i have eczema and very dry flaky skin all over my face and this soothes everything. i actually really love the smell too. it has a herbal smell which makes it feel even more beneficial. i also use the daily moisturises spf15 and it hydrates my flaky skin beautifully. a deffinate must have
This product is simply amazing.
It's a lifesaver to me. Canadian winters are basically the bane of my skin's existence, and up until this winter, I've had to deal with dry flakiness on my cheeks, nose, chin and worst of all - the dry, cracking of my lips.
But this year - aha! - I've had this in my arsenal. And it truly made the difference.
Yes, it's gooey and smells like tar - but in a no-nonsense way, it gets the job done. And that's what really counts. I can't imagine going through another year without it.