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Review // Elizabeth Arden Good Night's Sleep Restoring Cream

If you have been following my little blog for a while then you will have read about my issues with dry skin. I never used to have dry skin. Instead, I had oily/combination skin which, whilst I didn't particularly like having a shiny face every day, I found that I could control it easier than the dry skin I currently have. Every time I apply my foundation it just seems to cling to the dry patches which I absolutely hate. I have tried so many different moisturisers and face creams but nothing has really helped. Not until now.

When I was in America I went to TJMaxx which is the American version of TKMaxx and I decided to buy the Elizabeth Arden Good Night's Sleep Restoring Cream. I hadn't heard of it before but I liked the idea of applying the cream before I go to bed, letting it work its magic over night then waking up to baby soft skin in the morning. I think I paid about $15 for a 50ml pot which isn't very expensive at all but in all honesty, I would have paid a hell of a lot more. When I stepped off the plane and had the chance to look in a mirror, I was utterly horrified at my own reflection. Even more than usual, anyway. The air on the plane had dried my skin out completely and my foundation was flaky and gross.. I think I may have actually cried but I do think that was a mixture of exhaustion, travel sickness and jet lag, not just my general appearance! 

About the Elizabeth Arden Good Night's Sleep Restoring Cream:
"Elizabeth Arden's Good Night's Sleep Restoring Cream is an intense moisturising and calming night time treatment that assists with the skin's repair in appearance and the recovery from daytime damage to look and feel firmer and more resilient. Helping to moisturise and restore your skin, while the soothing aroma of lavender and honeysuckle surrounds you as you fall asleep, taking full advantage of your night's sleep cycles for maximum effect."

I was so excited to try this product because not only had I never tried an Elizabeth Arden cream before, but because my skin sure needed some TLC. Firstly, the cream smells lovely and fresh, with the scent of lavender definitely coming through. It is a really light smell, perfectly soothing for night time. Consistency wise, it isn't lightweight like a day time moisturiser - instead it is thick in consistency but it isn't heavy on the skin, nor does it sit on top of the skin or feel sticky on the face.

I cleansed and exfoliated my skin before going to bed then applied a rather generous layer of the Elizabeth Arden Good Night's Sleep Restoring Cream before closing my eyes and letting it do its magic. When I woke up the next day it was like I had swapped skin with someone else. My skin felt so soft and hydrated - it was like the Elizabeth Arden Good Night's Skin Restoring Cream had actually nourished and repaired it, putting my skin back together again. Within one use I could notice a big difference and with multiple uses my skin was back to normal again, dry skin all gone. Can you tell I was impressed?

I will say that I think it is a product that once you start using, you should continue to do so. I stopped using it for a few days and my skin could definitely tell that it had stopped being applied so I would say it was definitely a product to apply every evening before bedtime. I found that it soaked in to my skin fairly quickly, although it did make my face appear shiny/greasy however it didn't feel oily or greasy to the touch.

I was after a thick, creamy, nourishing night cream to repair my skin and I found one in the Elizabeth Arden Good Night's Sleep Restoring Cream. The downside? It has been discontinued. Wah. After a little Google I have found that the Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating Night Cream has pretty much the same ingredients in as the Good Night's Sleep Restoring Cream, so we can assume that this is the next best thing!

Elizabeth Arden Good Night's Sleep Restoring Cream



  1. This is amazing! My skin is exactly like yours - it used to be oily/combination and now the dry patches make my foundation look horrendous! I can't believe how cheap this was

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

  2. I've never heard of this but it sounds amazing! I'm on the look out for a new night cream so I may have to add this to my wishlist :)


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  4. I have combination skin but sometimes I feel it very dry so I was thinking about trying a new night sleep cream to add extra hydration! Great review :)


  5. Ohh this looks totally ideal for dry skin! I'm the opposite, mine used to be much more try whereas now it's more combination!

    Jasmin Charlotte

  6. This sounds amazing. I've had a dry patch around my nose for ages now and it started to clear up but recently it's come back and it now down the side of my now too. This cream sounds exactly like what i need!
    Natalie xx