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

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!

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