Elizabeth Arden • Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF50 • Sunscreen

rated 4.4(7 reviews)

Average Rating.4.4
Would buy this product again.85%
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rated 5 of 5 soups12 on 3/22/2013 8:03:00 AM more reviews by soups12

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Tan   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

I have a love/hate relationship with this product. I absolutely loath the smell but adore the texture. I have dry skin so this is a fantastic product for those who are looking for sun protection and moisture. This is maybe the only non greasy sunscreen with SPF50 that I have come across. I'm on my second tube already, love what it does for my skin.

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rated 5 of 5 smellinlikeacupcake on 7/23/2012 6:01:00 PM more reviews by smellinlikeacupcake

Age: 44-55   Skin: Dry, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Brown    

Bummer. This has been discontinued as of summer 2012. I loved this stuff.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Sweryn on 6/12/2012 10:02:00 AM more reviews by Sweryn

Age: 25-29   Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Curly   Eyes: Brown    

This is a good sunscreen. I got this to protect my skin in summer, as I'm a skin freak and I don't want to get burned/tanned/get wrinkles. I think this does the job, as it protects my skin and it stays longer than other sunscreens I've used. I can also use makeup over this. The only bad thing is that it smells funny and it has a thick consistency, but it absorbs rather quickly.

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rated 4 of 5 EvaVic on 5/7/2012 2:14:00 PM more reviews by EvaVic

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 11.62%, Octinoxate 7.40%, Octisalate 5.00%
Water/Aqua/Eau, C12-25 Alkyl Benzoate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprlyl Glycol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Arachidyl Glucoside, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Behenyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Parfum/Fragrance, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid

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rated 5 of 5 katy42 on 3/30/2012 6:02:00 PM more reviews by katy42

Age: 44-55   Skin: Very Dry, Olive, Warm   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

Being a long time fan of the Eight Hour Cream, I found this product in a special value kit with the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Moisturiser SPF 15 and decided to try them out. Sun Defense is the FIRST high factor sunscreen I've ever used which doesn't leave an ashy cast on my tan/olive skin which for me is fantastic - I usually have to wear foundation to cover the ashiness and then powder, which is really not what you want on a hot day. I can just wear it with powder over the top if I need to but it looks perfectly natural on its own.
This cream is quite heavy, as you might expect from a product in the Eight Hour range, so great if you have dry skin but probably not for oily/combo skins. It does absorb easily though and makeup goes on over it just fine = best to wait about 5-10 minutes.
I love this product - I've just bought another SPF15/50 duo kit which takes care of my sun protection all year round. Elizabeth Arden probably isn't the most fashionable of brands these days but if this is anything to go by there must be a few other unsung hero products tucked away behind their counters!

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rated 3 of 5 evelynhg1107 on 3/11/2012 4:47:00 PM more reviews by evelynhg1107

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Black    

I got this from StrawberryNet for $15 which is not bad for SPF50 but I found the smell overpowering and the texture way too oily for my combination skin.

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rated 5 of 5 violet_avalon on 3/4/2012 6:52:00 PM more reviews by violet_avalon

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

/This is a review for the European version of this sunscreen)
Can't imagine why this product hasn't been reviewed yet...
I've been using this all through this very mild and sunny Winter. I'm often outside and I didn't have a lower SPF around so I started using this and I am hooked.
It comes in a cute pretty yellow tube, very handy to carry with you. When you squeeze it out it looks like a very thick cream but when you apply it to the face it glides on really easily and smoothly. For a minute or two you may see a white film but it quickly absorbs and leaves smooth skin. The description says it's oil-free but I think this will be incredibly heavy for oily skins so I wouldn't recommend. In my case, it leaves my combination-dry skin comfortable all day and it's a good base for foundation.
In all the months I've been using it, it hasn't clogged my pores or affected the clearness of my skin.
Beware however of the strong fragrance: it bothered me a little in the 1st or 2nd use but I've grown to love the smell. It's supposedly the same fragrance as the 8 hour cream - I haven't tried it so I can't confirm.
I got this in conjunction with the 8 hour cream daily moisturiser (with SPF15) but I didn't like the sunscreen ingredients in that (oxybenzone, namely), so I only kept this one, which doesn't have oxybenzone nor avobenzone. Perhaps that's connected with the fact that the spf15 is made in the USA and this spf50 is made in Greece, this formula seemed more like the european style, but I'm no sunscreen-expert.
Since I bought this in a kit, I paid less than half price, so it was a great deal. Normally I don't think I would pay 20 for sunscreen, it's just not within my budget, but I really really like this product and I'm glad I bought 2.

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