I haven’t used anything from Elizabeth Arden for many years. I remember the only thing I tried from this brand was a moisturizer. I can’t remember what it was now. Back then I was young and had oily skin, and I didn’t like how the product felt heavy on my skin and makes my skin oilier.
Things could have changed now that I’m older and have very dry skin.
Both of these products were from Chemist Warehouse, currently sold at A$30 each. These were probably old stock because you see different packaging from EA’s website, which probably explained the huge price slash.
Millenium Day Renewal Emulsion
This was the first item I tried. Earlier this year SIL told me that she bought a good moisturizer at Chemist Warehouse at a fraction of price. She liked it and recommended it. She gave me the leftover to tried, which was about 1/4 of the bottle.
Millenium is a line developed for mature skin and claims to revitalize your skin to look more radiant and glowing.
The moisturizer comes in a tall matte glass bottle.
It comes with a little spoon-like scoop which makes it easier to get the product. You only need 1 spoonful of product.
The product felts quite heavy on application and takes quite a while to sink into skin. Initially I thought my dry skin might like it. However once it’s fully absorbed into skin I felt like nothing on my skin. Nothing as in, nothing has ever been applied. My skin still feels dry. It wasn’t doing anything to my dry skin even during the summer months. I needed to add additional product afterwards.
This is probably something more suitable for someone with normal to dry skin.
This is also heavily fragranced and takes quite a while for the scent to go away.
Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex
I later went to Chemist Warehouse to check out other EA products.
I ended up getting something from Visible Difference range since it sounds like what I need:
Rich, emollient, protective, it cushions skin with moisture and provides an occlusive barrier to prevent moisture loss.
The texture of Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex is thicker than Millenium Day Renewel Emulsion. It also felt heavy on application and takes quite a while for the product to sink. The skin feels less tight after it’s fully absorbed. However the moisture level is still insufficient for my dry skin. I need to re-apply moisturizer in less than 4 hours. It does nothing to my skin during the winter months.
This is also heavily fragranced, but not as strong as Millenium Day Renewel Emulsion.
With their basic function failed, I do not see any improvement to my skin while using them.
Like: Huge price discount at Chemist Warehouse.
Dislike: Strong scent. Does not work on my dry skin.
Have you tried these and do they work for you?