Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster


There should be a law that says: every bottle of moisturiser should be sold with a dispenser mechanism like this. Why? Because Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster comes complete with an 'On-Off' switch that ensures it won't ever leak in your travel kit.

We're sure we're not the only ones who've stood in hotel rooms wiping down our entire kit with a damp flannel, lamenting the cost of all the product that has covered every last jar, bottle – not to mention toothbrush. And then having to perch our travel bag inside out on a windowsill to dry off.

That's quite aside from the fact that this is a rather good product in its own right: light-textured, delicately-scented (fresh – a tea note, we're thinking), nicely moisturising – and probably enough (under sunscreen) to quench skin, for the next few months, unless you've super-dry skin.

It's designed to 'boost' the effect of your other skincare – and while we can't really say we identified that benefit (unlike the 95% of women polled by Elizabeth Arden who did), it's definitely a real pleasure to use.

It's not 'natural' – this is Elizabeth Arden, guys, who are renowned for their skin technology! – but it does feature sea fennel and flaxseed extract, something called 'glasswort extract' (to boost moisturisation), and a probiotic complex to strengthen skin's own defences.

And as travel-friendly as any product ever, in all of beauty history.

Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster/£40.50 for 30ml at johnlewis.com