Elizabeth Arden Great 8 Review {Giveaway}
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Elizabeth Arden Great 8 Review {Giveaway}

30 July 2019

In today’s busy lives we are constantly looking for ways to save time and money. We are rushing from point A to B to actually get to C and then home to make dinner and look after the kids. In today’s post we will be looking at the Elizabeth Arden Great 8 Review {Giveaway}!

Elizabeth Arden recently launched their Great 8 Moisturiser and to be honest it is so much more than your ordinary moisturiser. It literally is an 8-in-1 beauty product, a modern day superhero! The Great 8 does not just protect but it also has perfecting qualities.

Elizabeth Arden Great 8 Review {Giveaway}

Elizabeth Arden Great 8 Review {Giveaway}
Elizabeth Arden Great 8 Review

I have always been in love with Elizabeth Arden and I have been using their products for years and years, it ย must be something I learned from my Mom. She always believed that a good brand and a regular skin care regime will always make you look your best. And Elizabeth Arden has been her go to brand. Not only for skin care but also for makeup and I am sure that love rubbed off on me, cause I am in love with most of the brand’s products. Skincare, makeup and scents.

The Great 8 is the newest addition in the famous 8 hour range and smells like a breath of fresh air. It fits right in with the type of lifestyle we are all living today and is marketed to make your life easier. We do not have time for multi step skin regimens no more and this is where the great 8 comes in handy. It has the following benefits.

Elizabeth Arden Great 8 Review {Giveaway}

The Great 8:ย (taken from press release)


  • UVA/UVB protection: Broad Spectrum SPF 35
  • Pollution: Protects against damaging effects of pollution
  • Infrared: Helps soothes skin when exposed to heat
  • Blue Light: Recent scientific studies suggest that blue light may contribute to premature photoagingย 


  • Oil Control: Helps control excess oil and shine and minimizes look of pores with continued use
  • Brighten: Leaves skin with a luminous, healthy glow
  • Hydration: All day hydration helps keep skin moisturized and soothed
  • Purify: Helps eliminate free radicalsย 
Elizabeth Arden Great 8 Review
Elizabeth Arden Great 8 Review

This is quite amazing if you think about it. So let’s break this down.

SPF 35 – Normally your foundation (that contains SPF) will have a factor of 20 or 30 and through a white cast with flash photography. Because this formula is so lightweight, it feels like a gel that sinks right into the skin with no oily residue and no white cast.

The Great 8 protects your skin against pollution as it also acts as a primer – before you apply your foundation. Please take note that this will be a hydrating kind of primer rather than a pore filling primer. In saying that lets chat about hydration. We al know and love the 8 hour cream and if you are like me you use it on anything and everything. This is the same, just in an updated formula. The Great 8 will keep you hydrated and leave your skin with a very subtle glow.

The packaging is something worth mentioning as well. It is modernised with the addition of the pump. If you listen carefully you can hear the makeup angels sing in the background. The addition of the pump to me, means less mess and less chance of using too much product as once. The other is the clear cap. It is straight at the bottom which means it can stand up right you your vanity (something very small and maybe insignificant). But this means it can stand up straight and use less space, the product seeps towards the pump so you waste less product and most important of all you can brag with a beautiful new skin care addition ๐Ÿ˜œ.


African Whitewood Tree Bark Extract – Reduces the oil on the skin and the appearance of pores.
Deep Sea Organism Ferment – Helps protect, calm and soothe the skin from harsh environmental exposure.
White Horehounds Flower Extract – Helps reduce the signs of ageing while protecting against effects of pollution and blue light.
Vitamin E Analog – Helps to purify the skin and making it look radiant.
Clary Sage – Brightens the skin and make it look even.
Japanese Bloodgrass Extract – Provides long-lasting hydration and attracting water to the surface of the skin

This lovely moisturizer retails for R425 / 45ml. This is one of the aspects I adore from the 8-hour range, it doesn’t cost an arm or a leg.

Elizabeth Arden Giveaway Hamper
Elizabeth Arden Giveaway Hamper

Elizabeth Arden sent me the Great 8 as a gift, and they also very generously sent an 8 Hour hamper for one lucky reader to win.

This Hamper will include the following.

  • 1 x Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Limited Edition
  • 1 x Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Limited Edition
  • 1 x Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil
  • 1 x Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist
  • 1 x Eight Hour Great 8 Daily Defense Moisturiser SPF35

To be eligible to stand a chance and win this beautiful hamper the following rules apply.

  • This Give-away is open to SA residents only
  • Like and subscribe to my social media platforms (each one will earn you an extra entry.
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  • Tagging a friend on any social media platforms will also ear you a bonus entry.
  • This giveaway will close on Women’s Day (9 August 2019) @ midnight.

Elizabeth Arden Great 8 Review {Giveaway}

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Hamper
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Hamper

Good luck all you lovelies!

Elizabeth Arden Great 8 Review {Giveaway}

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  1. Wow such amazing Hamper. Liked on all platforms and subscribed ๐ŸŒธ

  2. Oh wow, the legendary Elizabeth Arden. These sound amazing! I’ve used the 8 hour skin protectant before and am in love with it, as is the whole world I suppose hahaha. Holding thumbs! Subscribed, tagged and (already) following on all social media channels ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Love love LOVE Elizabeth Arden!! Have only used the skin protectant and can’t get enough. This will be an amazing treat. Subscribed, tagged and (already) following on all social media channels ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Awesome giveaway ๐Ÿ’— following you on all the accounts Melanie. I would love to be a winner, Elizabeth Ardens products are the best (but to expensive for me) . I really need a special treat in my life and this gift set is perfect, holding hands to be a winner ๐Ÿค— tagging a friend on Instagram

    1. Flowing on all platforms๐Ÿ’• (Twitter @J_Sunderlall, IG: @janelsunderlall)
      I looooove Elizabeth Arden products and This would be a treat

  5. Wow that is one amazing hamper. I have not tried this range but only heard things about it. Also from reading your review makes me want this so much more. Following on FB : Sophia Junaid IG : @sophiasadam Twitter @sophiasheikadam

  6. This is an incredible giveaway! Thank you for explaining the range so beautifully, just made me even more excited to try it. Holding thumbs! Xx

  7. Heard grea things about these products would love to try them. Entered on all social media platforms. fb- Bianca Chante Balutto, twitter- @b_balutto and Instagram: @bcbalutto

  8. Loved reading the wonderful product review most enlightening thank you. Subscribed to all platforms
    A absolutely wonderful giveaway.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win

  9. Hi I trust you are well. Please advise on a safe a good cream for daughter [19] she is sometimes prone to pimples, with sunblock and vitamins. I also need information on removal of pigmentation on my cheek area as I am (54), antiageing, brightening etc

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