Bought this product because it was on offer and had seen so many rave reviews in magazines about it I wanted to know what the fuss was about but didn't have any real idea what I would use it for. Basically I use it whenever I would normally use Vaseline, but its sooo much better. The consistency of its great cos its so thick it doesn't melt into an oil slick like vaseline. Use it quite often as a lip balm and for that its fantastic. But by far the best use for it is when you get a spot and as it heals it drys out, peals, looks red and then does the same all over again. I pop a blob of this wonder stuff on top of the drying out spot before bed and in the morning...voila! dry spot peels cleanly off with little redness underneath and make-up goes on so much better!! Sure its not that cheap but if you find it on offer or can get a free sample from the EA counter then you can find a million and one uses for it.xx
This is a very good night cream, but the key is to use just a TINY AMOUNT and warm it between your fingers first until it liquifies (about 5 seconds) and then gently press it (in a very, very light layer) all around the face. It works wonderfully around the eye area as well. It is 56% petrolatum, so it is somewhat similar in slip to petroleum jelly, but it also has other emoillents and salicylic acid in it, which makes is much, much lighter in texture and weight than petroleum jelly, and it liquefies and absorbs much better than petroleum jelly. The petrolatum helps create a moisture barrier on the skin. The salicylic acid in this cream is wonderful, because it acts as an exfoliant which helps reduce fine lines, evens skin texture and controls acne break-outs. But since salicylic acid can be very drying (it's in most acne-control products), the petrolatum base is a wonderful compliment to it to prevent dryness and lock moisture into skin. Again, the key is to use a tiny amount, warm it between fingers until it liquifies (about 5 seconds) and then press a very light amount gently all around the face. Just a very, very light layer. You'll be surprised at how moisturizing it is, and yet how nicely it exfoliates and evens skin texture. I have oily skin, and when I use this as a night cream it does not cause me any break-outs or clogged pores (thanks to the salicylic acid in it, I'm sure). However, it is too shiny and rich to use as a daytime moisturizer unless you have ultra dry skin that will drink it up (otherwise make-up will not apply properly over it). So unless you have super-duper dry skin, just use it as a night cream. I think there is a reason this cream has been on the market for so very long - it's a classic and it works. Oh, and one more thing .... I love the scent! It's medicinal in a slightly fruited medicine way. It's hard to describe, and a unique scent to be sure, but since I like the product, that may have influenced my appreciation of it's scent. Anyway, this cream gets 5 stars from me!
This is my HG product! I use it EVERYWHERE! On my lips (I haven't had dry or chapped lips in the five years I've been using this product) on my shins and elbows (smooth and baby-soft) on my heels (ditto) my legs after a shave (it minimises razor-burn) on my face the morning after a party (adds moisture) and in my bath in winter (makes skin baby-soft). I cannot stress how good this product is. It soothes dry and ragged cuticles, calms sun or wind reddened skin, eases the pain of chafing and eczema (I should know!) takes the burn out of sun-burn and keeps you baby-soft and smooth all year round.
The smell takes some getting used to, but is worth puttin up with for the sake of the best skin you'll ever have. Trust me.
I've had the same tube of this cream for about 7 years and only really use it when I get extremely dry skin on my lips or body. I think it is far too greasy to use on the face. I don't like the smell, it's not hideous but not exactly pleasant either, a bit too medicinal. It does work very well though - I recently burned my hand really badly and applied Eight Hour Cream immediately after holding my hand in cold water for 15 minutes and its helped it heal extremely fast and with minimum scaring. I will purchase again but don't see my tube running out for a long time yet.
I always repurchase this, usually at an aiport in a double pack with it in lipstick form. I love it to give gloss on eyes, lips and to moisturise cuticles. It really is a wonder product in my eyes.
My grand-mother is 86 and has only a few wrinkles because she has been slathering this since she is 20. People always compliment her on her skin and she gives me a tube every year for my birthday. I am 27 and I get carded in clubs (legal age is 18). It is more than a myth, it is a miracle.
This is one of my absolute favorites. Gets rid of dry skin in no time. I especially like to use it as lip gloss and sometimes mix it with lip/cheek stain to make a sheer gloss with a hint of color.
Very, very greasy. I love the smell, it gives me the idea of a miracle medicin like Haarlemmer Olie. To be used for healing purposes rather than as a cosmetic cream. I certainly won't use it on my face, except to keep eyebrows shiny and in place. Perfect for dry lips, elbows, cuticles, etc.
Nice cream 10 years ago, but now... not really unless you burned you skin- then it works great.
Otherwise Clinique nigh repair cream( but only night one, not day one!!!)really moisturises skin also Dr.Hauscha's rose cream, Weleda's rose capsules are great ones!!!
Love this! Like some other reviewers i bought this because of the hype, but unlike some i was not dissapointed. True, it does smell a bit funky at first, but after a while you get used to it. Also, i do agree that it is definately a gel rather than a cream, so i would NOT reccomend putting it on your face unless you have chronically dry skin. It is one of the most moisturising prods i have ever tried, and it truly does work wonders on dry cuticles, dry patches on your body (e.g. excema) and mild burns. Also a great price considering the amount you get in a tube (and besides, if you cant find it cheaper on tinternet then you're just not trying!) Will defo buy again, and whilst its not quite my HG, i rarely leave the house without a tube in my bag.