Unlisted Brand • Crisco • Skincare - Body
|Would buy this product again.||86%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
One important "tweak" I would add to the positive reviews of Crisco is this: buy the store brand. Yes, Crisco itself is a very cheap (and good) moisturizer, but the store brand is exactly the same except for the price. I buy the Walmart store brand (Great Value) and can't tell any difference in the quality of the product. If the ingredients are any different, I can't tell. I use this on my face, neck, hands, and the rough patches on my knees and elbows. One caveat: it is slightly irritating if I get it in my eyes, so I use another moisturizer (Pond's Dry Skin) around them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
My brother in law told me about Crisco for my chronic itchy skin.... I didn't believe him so I put it off... well today I could stand the itching anymore and slathered the Crisco on and the itching stopped!!! It didn't really feel gross because when it melted into my skin it was light. I'm in love because my cetaphil moisturizer was just sitting on top of my skin and making it worse... I even found a recipe for homemade flavored lip gloss made with Crisco and kool-aid it's awesome!!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
OMG!! Great as a heat protectant on natural hair. I got great results when I used a small amount when flat ironing my hair. My hair was left very smooth, bouncy and luscious. Crisco has no scent.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I once read that Helen Gurley Brown (former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine) was advised by her plastic surgeon to put Crisco (yes, the shortening for baking!!) on her face to speed healing and keep skin dewy and elastic.
I figured if Helen Gurley Brown was doing it, it can't be all bad.
I tried it and have continued to use it regularly with excellent results.
BUT, I don't think this product would be for everyone...I have normal to slightly dry middle-aged skin that has never been prone to blemishes. I fear that someone who has really active oil glands might break out using Crisco. But if your skin is like mine, read on:
Crisco is my night cream. I like a really rich cream overnight and Crisco fits the bill. I put it on damp skin and it goes on very, very greasy. However, it seems to absorb into my skin overnight. I wake up looking dewy and refreshed, not greasy.
I understand the hydrogenated oils contain a lot of Vitamin E, which promotes healing and even skin tone. If nothing else, the cream locks in moisture to allow your skin to stay supple.
I think that "locking in of moisture" is important. Many of the miracle, scientifically researched cosmeceutical-type night creams I have used have not performed any better.
Obviously, this is not a daytime moisturizer. And if you enjoy the fancier lotions/creams with miracle ingredients for daytime use, go ahead and enjoy. But as far as locking in moisture, and allowing gentle healing from environmental stresses for the overnight hours, dollar for dollar, Crisco cannot be beat.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
So I was alternating using Eucerin products and another product on my sensitive, mature skin. Suddenly I had a flare-up, and my whole face got red, tight, and dry. I guessed the irritating product was the non-Eucerin one, so I stopped using it and looked for a replacement. Then I remembered I had this tub of store-brand Crisco in my kitchen cabinet, and decided to give it a try. So glad I did! It really moisturizes and soothes my face, and I certainly don't have to worry about problematic ingredients. I also sometimes use it to remove makeup (even mascara). I now alternate this with my Eucerin night cream and am super happy with the results. Crisco would be a great desert island product--you can safely and effectively use it on your whole body; it's great for dry or chapped hands, lips, anything. The longer I use it, the more things I find myself using it for. The only downside is it's probably too greasy to use on your face during the day, and it has a very slightly unpleasant scent. Ladies who think using Crisco on your skin is gross, ask yourself this: could you safely eat that expensive skin cream you're using???
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Smells disgusting despite the claims that it is unscented. Tried to mask with some Chanel No19 and to no avail. I used this on my dry legs and it would not soak in, too hydrogenated.
I would like to try some non-hydrogenated Virgin Red Palm oil just to see how the it would do in it's natural state.
Anyway I swear by Coconut oil now. In the hair and on the skin and also internally (made me lose a bunch of weight without even trying). I use Olive oil too and it is another amazing and cheap product.
Spend the extra two bucks and get some Coconut or Olive oil.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This makes a nice foot moisturizer. Takes a lot of time to massage it in and could do with a few drops of essential oils to make the smell more pleasant. It doesn't smell bad, but very plain and oily (it is just semi-solid oils after all!).
I wouldn't use this on my combination facial skin as I'm prone to blackheads, but it is definitely worth having this around for moisturizing the feet. I've used this on my legs and hands in the winter, helps cracking knuckles and ashy calves, but is too greasy for me during the summer.
The packaging is okay. It isn't originally intended for skincare but for kitchen use. You can easily put a large pat into an empty cosmetic jar.
Not an essential item for me, I could easily live without it, BUT for the price you may as well give it a try! If it doesn't work Crisco does help make a wonderfully flakey biscuit ;) † † †
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Crisco...Oh how I love thee...
My face is soft,
My feet are smooth,
My hands look like a babies.
My elbows no longer have that gross sandpaper feeling.
Another big plus is the lack of perfume smell...I don't like anything scented on my face at night. It gives me a headache.
Seriously, this stuff is the miracle, all-in-one product I've been looking for.
Just for the record, I'm 48 with acne prone skin. I only use the Crisco at night, I feel its too heavy for day wear. I have not had one breakout since using it...almost a year now.
A friend at work just had surgery to remove a small spot of skin cancer on her face. After she was healed, her surgeon told her to use Crisco to help with scarring...hey, if a plastic surgeon recommends it, it must be pretty good stuff!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Please forgive me for posting this, since I have not tried Crisco for skincare (yet), but I wanted to share some interesting info:
Here are the ingredients of Crisco:
SOYBEAN OIL, FULLY HYDROGENATED PALM OIL, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED PALM AND SOYBEAN OILS, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, TBHQ AND CITRIC ACID (ANTIOXIDANTS).
Well, I read that TBHQ is a derivative of hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is used in many skincare products for a whitening/brightening effect.
So, I wonder if this is part of why people like it's effect. (Although, many are warning that we should not be using Hydroquinone on our skin since it's somewhat toxic - in higher doses - and can cause DNA damage.
For brightening, I've had great results with the whitening cream from the Derma-E line...all natural too. Even if Crisco worked miracles, I'd still always have the 'toxic thing' in the back of my mind, since I'm a purist)
Okay, back to Criso.
The MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES are emulsifiers derived from fatty acids. Fatty acids are also good for our skin. So, that's a plus for Crisco.
CITRIC ACID: Anti-oxidant used for collagen building, and skin bleaching
Hmmm..this is getting more interesting.
SOYBEAN OIL: This is a light oil, contains linoleic acid, good for all skin types and is easily absorbed.
Yes, great, but is it organic, cold pressed and naturally extracted soybean oil? The processing makes all the difference with the oils quality.
Lastly, HYDROGENATED PALM OIL:
You can read the possible hazards of contaminants in this type of oil here>>>>>
So, I can see why this might create a cosmetic benefit to the skin - but I'd be concerned about long term absorption of certain ingredients.
If you want plumping effect, go check out all the rave reviews for Vitamin E Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, and one of my favorite ingredients to add to carrier oils: Essential Oil of Sandalwood.
Not only do all of these plump and refine, but you can feel good about the nutrients you are receiving also.
Just my two cents. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm so glad I finally tried crisco as a moisturizer. Years ago I had heard that it made a great moisturizer, but I didn't try it until discovering it on here. It's very moisturizing. It doesn't sink in quickly and is greasy till it does sink in, but it isn't sticky feeling like vaseline usually is. The feel of it makes me think of a smooth and creamy version of vaseline. And the best part is how cheap it is! I got a 3 pound tub of it for less than $4. I definitely suggest this for dry skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
My gyn recommended Crisco for preimenopausal vaginal dryness. At first I thought she had to be kidding. However, after many attempts to stop the itching, Crisco is the best so far. I've used A&D ointment, Vaseline, CeraVe (worked second best to Crisco), hydrocordone cream, coconut oil, etc. and the Crisco is the best so far. I use a small Pampered Chef glass container with lid to store about a 1/4 cup This way I don't have a tub of Crisco in my bathroom or bedroom. It's working great on my hands and feet too. Makes them soft and suprisingly not greasy. Haven't tried on my face yet, I think I may.