I love crisco! Sure it's weird using a baking product on your body , but everyone is into
"Natural" skin care so whatever. I apply crisco after I dry myself after a shower and it keeps my skin soft and supple. I don't use it on my face (cos I only put sunscreen on it, but that's another story) so I don't know if it would cause any breakouts.
Bottom line is: this stuff is cheap and last for months. I bought the wrapped sticks which was silly cos they have horrible packaging, so i tranferred the crisco into a glass jar. Convenient to use. Crisco also doesn't leave an oily residue like baby oil, which I also use, so that's nice if I'm going straight to bed.
Bonus TMI time: Crisco is actually good for your vulva, or so I've seen in medical articles online (look it up!). Keeps the skin down there soft at least ;)
First of all, I already loved Crisco. Everyone always compliments my amazing double chocolate chip cookies and Crisco is my secret ingredient.
So, when my CeraVe ran out, I needed a new cleanser. I thought about trying a cold cream, but it's primarily mineral oil, so I thought, "I could just use Vaseline for that! Then I thought about making my own cold cream using oils and borax, but the borax had me a little concerned.
So, long story short: I went online for alternatives and came across Crisco.
I decided to use the Crisco as a cold cream: I slathered it on, let it sit a minute and then wiped it off with a warm, wet wash cloth. It left my face clean, dewy and amazing.
I decided to also use some as a face moisturizer at night--just a very minute amount--and my face looked great this morning.
After further research, however, there are some chemicals in it that I find to be questionable (please look through these reviews for further details on that issue). Of course, there are far worse products out there than cottonseed oil and hydrogenated soybean oil. Still, I don't want them sitting on my face.
As such, I plan to keep using this as a cold cream--cheap and amazing!--and continue using grape seed oil mixed with a little geranium oil as my moisturizer.
If you are in need of a moisturizer and on a tight budget, I definitely recommend trying this. There are so many natural alternatives to beauty products, most of which you can find in your own kitchen. There's really no need to spend extra money, plus I find my skin responds better to the items in my cabinets anyway.
Super impressed that this works so well. I don't think i'll ever be brave enough to put it on my face, but it does wonders for the rest of my body. I made a lip balm out of crisco and kool aid and I have soft supple lips. Before I started making crisco lip balm that was never possible. This recipe also helps me save money since kool aid and crisco are super inexpensive. I would highly reccomend this as a lip balm or body butter (but beware, a little goes a long way).
LOVE IT i have sensitive skin and have used Crisco for over 1 year. my skin looks great and is smooth even in winter. I use it at night also on my feet and heels. for $3.59 its worth the money. My husband laughs at me when he sees the label so I put it in a pretty antique jar!
It's winter and I have very dry skin as it is. I woke up and my face looked like all the moisture in it was sucked out over night. After my morning cleansing I used my coco butter stick (pure) and my face seem to have ate that in the same hour!!!
Went to make breakfast and seen the Crisco so grabbed some and applied to my face, took a slightly wet towel to pat some off then on my way. Hours later I am shocked that my face is smooth still! Love it and should try it on my body but whip it first also but idk yet. lol
I tried Crisco on my feet last night and then slept in socks. I had more improvement in the texture of the skin on my feet from Crisco than anything I have ever used.
I have sensitive skin all over: under-the care of three-different-departments (dermatology, rheumatology and gynecology) of the State-Medical-University-type sensitive skin. I discovered this stuff as a skin cream by accident. I was ina hurry in the kitchen and rubbed some into my dermatitis covered hand. A few minutes later I noticed the redness was gone.
To make a long story short, all of my doctors say its perfectly fine to use, and I have the softest healthiest skin I have ever had. I use vanicream bar cleanser and this and I am comfortable in my own skin for the first in a long time.
It's great for cracked heels, rough elbows and as a make-up remover: and it's far better than anything else I have bought, and goodness knows; cheaper than dirt. On me it absorbs real quickly: I smear it on after a shower.
I bought a nice vintage crystal covered jar at the Salvation Army and keep it in there, so I don't have the big tub in the bathroom.
Love this stuff - wish I had discovered it long ago.
I never thought about trying Crisco until reading reviews. I purchased a small can today and will update you on it once I mix it up with coconut oil, shea butter and lavender oil. Definitely interested it trying it. In the infamous words of Minnie from the movie the help "Crisco, ainít just for frying. You ever get a sticky something stuck in your hair, like gum? Thatís right, Crisco. Spread this on a babyís bottom, you wonít even know what diaper rash is. Shoot, I seen ladies rub it under they eyes and on they husbandís scaly feet. And after all that it will still fry your chicken.Ē So I am going to try and let you know.
I am so disappointed that this did not work well for me.
Yes, it does seem to moisturize a bit and it feels nice and is silky and I like that it is un-scented and I can add EO's; but it really just sits on top of my skin.
It seemed to leave my skin more dehydrated looking after it 'absorbs' and I found it slightly irritating to my skin too.
I've used petroleum jelly on my face and body for a while now and feel it is a 'cleaner' feeling moisture and with the petroleum jelly (Vaseline) I only need a tiny bit and I'm set for days. With the Crisco needed tons and then if I would wash my hands my hands would be instantly dry again.
I even tried exfoliating with sugar and soap and then using the Crisco and still it just sat there and made my skin feel more and more dehydrated. Finally I looked at my arms and they looked like 100 year old arms! And I put the Crisco away in the back of my cabinet in the disgraced products pile.
I'm glad it works for a lot of people and frankly I'm jealous because it would be so cool to have a giant tub of white un-scented goo to rub on after a bath... if only it did something.
I love Crisco! Everyone thinks I'm nuts when I tell them to use Crisco for skin problems and dry hair but its true. I get very, very itchy dry skin on my legs and occasionally have eczema breakouts. Crisco is the only thing that gives me instant long lasting moisture and relief. Crisco is only plant oils in solid form ( I think palm and cottonseed. I have an older generic brand tub which is soybean and cottonseed but it works just as well) A little goes a long, long way and using to much will make you very greasy till it absorbs. I use it more on my hair. I use it as a overnight treatment, I usually melt it and slather it on. If I'm feeling lazy I just rub a glob between my hands and smear it on thickly. I then braid my hair or put it up in a bun and go to sleep. Can be a bit hard to wash out(especially if you co wash- if you co wash you need to pre soak your hair for about a half an hour in conditioner to help break down the oil) but so worth it. Best moisture treatment ever. Also great for "sealing" dry, frizzy and/or split ends or used as a protectant/smoothing/shine cream before and after heat styling. Can also be used like cold cream to remove makeup and as a moisturizer. For around $4.00 a huge tub that will last years I will always use this stuff! Oh and you won't smell greasy either! Promise!