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Cult Beauty Classic: 9 Things You Never Knew About Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

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Makeup artists and celebrities around the world swear by it. Beauty editors rave about it.

Even though Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is a miracle worker that needs no introduction, here are eight little-known facts about this beauty essential that may surprise you:

- 84 years ago in 1930, this beauty product was created by Elizabeth Arden herself.

- 8 hours after a loyal client aplied the cream on her child's skinned knee, the wound nearly healed -- that's how this product got its name.

- The balm was so effective, Ms. Arden used it to soothe her thoroughbred horses' bruises!

- Eight Hour Cream still uses Elizabeth Arden's original skin-soothing formula.

- The iconic beauty product has received over 115 beauty awards worldwide.

- This cream is considered a key part of the celebrity makeup artist bag.

- Makeup artists dab it over eye shadows for a glossy look, pat it over the cheekbones to give dewy highlights, brush it through brows to tame and condition -- all tricks found on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

- It's more than a balm! This multi-tasker can pamper your stiletto-ravaged feet, calm irritated skin, and soften your cutitcles for a DIY manicure. Just ask this IG user. She's gettin' her skin softening on!

- The Eight Hour Cream evolved to an entire product line including a Fragrance Free Cream, Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer, and Intensive Lip Repair Balm to name a few!

And get it while you still can! Try the 2014 Limited Edition Eight Hour Cream Gold Collection!

Own this cult classic? Let us know what you used it for with a note below!

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