Elizabeth Arden Ardena Skin Care and Cosmetics Set

Currently not on view
date made
ca 1955-1960
Elizabeth Arden Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (container material)
glass (container material)
plastic (container material)
metal (container material)
overall, box: 6 in x 7 in x 2 3/8 in; 15.24 cm x 17.78 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Ruth Kline
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Make-up
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Fragrance
Data Source
National Museum of American History


Way back in the very late 1970's my mother gave me a pot of her 'Ardena Healing Cream'. It was about half full at the time. It was a fabulous cream that when applied on teenage pimples would make them miraculously disappear overnight or over the course of a couple of days. Fast forward on to today, 2018, I still have the pot and it still has a tiny amount of cream remaining. Some would throw their hands up in horror that I am still using it after all these years and that it should be thrown away, but the contents still work their magic after all this time. It's been renamed the 'Special Pink cream' due to its amazing qualities. My biggest regret is that Elizabeth Arden no longer sell this product, or at least if they do, I have no idea what it's modern day equivalent is today - can you help with this question?

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