This year marks the 70th birthday of Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream, the 40th birthday of Dr. Hauschka's Rose Day Cream, and the 30th birthday of Yves Saint Laurent's Opium fragrance. To celebrate these products, the companies have re-created the original packaging for a limited time. Here are the details on these three retro-cool items.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Gift Set ($25) contains a lip protectant and the famous cream that treats different ailments on the hands, legs, elbows, and cuticles.
The set isn't available online at the moment, but you can pick it up at Elizabeth Arden counters in Macy's stores.
For two more vintagey beauty products,
Yves Saint Laurent Limited-Edition Opium Luxury Anniversary Palette ($57) comes in a red lacquered case decorated with a gold phoenix and gold flowers.
Dr. Hauschka's 40th Anniversary Kit ($59.95) includes a one-ounce cleansing cream, a one-ounce facial toner, and a one-ounce tube of its famous and rose day facial cream. It all comes in a replica the original 1967 packaging inside a gold-tinted tin. The products are suitable for all skin types, but it's especially good for sensitive skin since roses help calm and soothe irritation.
Here's a fun fact: Did you know that 30 roses go into each tube of cream? I hear Madonna is a big fan, and considering this cute packaging, I may need to become a "material girl" myself.