Unlisted Brand • Crisco • Skincare - Body
|Would buy this product again.||86%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
My one week experiment with Crisco as a facial moisturizer is pretty much the same as the majority of the people here. I have very senstitive skin and whatever I use on my face, the less ingredients the better. I just apply a VERY thin layer on my fact at night (probably not good for daytime use) wait 10 minutes before I go to bed and by that time it has sunk right into my skin. No clogged pores, no zits. Nothing but really hydrated skin. Even jojoba and olive oil gave me bad reactions, but not Crisco. I really don't understand all the people getting so freaked out by this product on the boards. Like a poster below me stated, you find all kinds of oils in beauty products. Crisco has cottonseed and soybean oil, that's pretty much it. Don't knock it until you have tried it...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
when i was a little girl,my grandmother and my mother use to use this to keep their skin beautiful.I remember my mother when she spread the crisco all over her face and body and and telling me"niņa ,if you always use this, your gona have a beautiful skin"well,she was right , i'm still using this and i have very nice skin.(sorry for my english, i'm learning).I really recomend this to all the people who wants to keep a beautiful skin, specially as a body cream
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
OMG am I happy that I tried this to remove my mascara! I just rubbed a tiny bit into my eyelashes and it TOTALLY removed all of the mascara. Haven't tried it for any other purpose...but I probably will. HG eyemakeup remover, IMHO.
EDIT: And before you say 'ew' or knock other people for trying 'new' things, keep in mind that shortening is oil...which is in a good number of body lotions, etc. Some of the simplest products out there perform better than the more complicated (and absurdly expensive!) 'high' end cosmetics with a fancy label. Take Vaseline, or coconut oil, for example...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Laugh if you will, but I'm telling you, in just 3 days this has helped my skin so much. Is it greasy - yes. Does it feel a little gross putting it on - yes, yes. But I can tell you that in a few days, I have seriously softer and more supple skin. I apply at night before bed and in the moring my skin looks fantastic. I would not recommend trying this during the day. It has also repaired a dry, scaly patch on my hand that reappears at every change in the weather. For the 2.75 it cost me to purchase, I will definitely be holding on to this as a cost effective beauty secret! I think this may be too much for younger complexions who don't need as much hydration, but great for those of us in maintenance mode :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
After reading positive reviews and contemplating about this for about two weeks, I decided to try it. Went to the grocery and bought the small tub for a little over $3.00 (WOW!), went home, took a deep breath after washing, and applied a thin layer of the stuff on my face. I must say, it's not as greasy as I expected it to be. Woke up with soft and hydrated skin; it felt wonderful! It didn't irritate my skin; no pimples popped up! So far, so good. I'll try this nightly for a week.
Usually, my face dries up like the desert during colder months. If my skin feels like misbehaving, then the eczema patches pop up. Then, I spend so much money on crap that makes my face drier than before. Went to the dermatologist and she prescribed me steriod creams. I never liked taking them. Can you sense my frustrations here? I REALLY hope this works. I will update after a week.
So, it's been over a week since I've used Crisco as part of my night routine. I have nothing but great things to say about it!
On my second day, I remember reading somewhere that whipping this up makes for a better texture than getting the shortening right out of the can. I bought some small jars to store my Crisco cream in anyway (because the Crisco tub does NOT look pretty in my bathroom). I scooped some Crisco in the container and put a couple of drops of lavender essential oil (lavandula angustifolia) and mixed them both until it became a nice and creamy texture. I read and heard from a massage therapist friend of mine that lavender fights acne, softens scars (I have acne scars on my face), heals burns, etc. So I figured, "Why not?" Also, since I'm putting this on my face at night, lavender would be a wonderful and natural sleeping aid. I bought my essential oil from Ulta (Tisserand Aromatherapy Ethically Harvested Lavender Pure Essential Oil). You can also purchase them from thelavenderfields.com or from Whole Foods (I think they have 'em).
With both Crisco and lavender essential oil mixed together, my face is getting clear and feels soft and smooth. Crisco did NOT aggravate my skin. In fact, I had NO breakouts at all. The scars on my face has softened to the point that I can probably feel confident going out in public without wearing any foundation soon. Also, this makes an excellent makeup remover. I had stubborn eye shadow that just wouldn't go away with washing alone. Took my Crisco/lavender concoction, put some on my eyelids, tissued it off, and voila! Finally, it makes a wonderful lip balm and hand cream. It may make a wonderful body lotion/cream, but I haven't gone that far (yet).
In conclusion, that $3-something dollars that I've spent was a great investment. It has certainly paid off and still continues to. Crisco is my HG as my night cream, makeup remover, and hand cream. It probably wouldn't hurt if you try this yourself. Maybe research on some essential oils to add on (according to your preference). I stress on the research with the oils and proceed with caution.
That's all! I'll update if there's anything left to say. Ciao!
I actually got through the day without foundation! I just applied a few dabs of concealer under my eyes and some scars, swiped on some blush and I was good to go. My boyfriend commented that my face looked clear and added that it was a drastic change from six months ago when my face was very pimply (especially my cheeks and chin) and had really noticeable acne scars. He was joking in saying that maybe my skin is clear b/c I'm in love. I told him that being in love could be a factor, but Crisco could of contributed to that as well. LOL
Yay! Hopefully I don't have to depend on foundation as much as I used to.
UPDATE: Do not use this during warmer months. Use something lighter instead like Dermalogica's Active Moist.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I wouldn't have tried it if I hadn't seen all the rave reviews but yes, last night, I stopped at the grocery store and bought the "half" size of Crisco for about $3.50.
Once hubby and kids were in bed, I took out the Crisco. I first rubbed it on my cuticles and hands, and once I deemed it Good, put it on my arms and a bit on my face.
The texture was definitely smoother and lighter than I expected. Felt really nice going on. Did not make my face break out.
I'm going to recommend this to my friends!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Final Update: Decided to stop using it on my face because of it's slight comedogenic properties. I still use it under my eyes at night, on my legs after shaving, and on my heels. No more dry winter skin or cracked heels, HURRAY!
Well tonight is the first night I've used Crisco. I took it out of the jar and whipped it first, then put it back in it's original container for storing. I may put a small amount in a travel container and place the rest in the fridge (possibly a safer method of storage?)
Use on Face: after whipping the crisco it feels very nice on the skin... my first impressions are good. I only needed a VERY small amount to cover entirely and my face is quite soft, not greasy at all. I tend to break out relatively easily from just about anything so I'm a little afraid, but I'm hoping this will be better than other "regular" lotions and moisturizers I've tried.
Use on legs: SO great after shaving. I left my legs damp with water and rubbed a small amount of crisco on them (less than the amount of lotion I would normally use.) It sunk in after about 30 minutes and they are baby smooth. LOVE IT!
I'll update for the use on my face as time goes by but I'm hoping you MUA'ers are right about this one.
NOTE: I found that Crisco has the same comedogenic properties as olive oil (about a 3 on the 0-5 scale) and no irritants. I'm a little concerned about use on my face because even things that are slightly comedogenic can clog my pores.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
excellent oil to use, hydrates like a dream, use it under aloe vera gel to seal the oil in.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been using for a short time. So this review might have some updates later!
My recipe : Take a small bowl. Scoop out Crisco butter flavor (has betacarotene and Vit A as indicated in the package). Fluff it up like whipped cream with a immersion blender. I do this as i dont like the texture of the crisco. The end result is all light stuff.
Can be used as a eyecream, face cream, for hair split ends.
The small batch i tested worked well. I am going to try adding strong coffee to crisco and blend and use it for the same purpose i mentioned above. I might get a good caffeine loaded cream which i see now hyped almost in every magazine! Will update in a month.
Thanks for reading.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Crisco, where have you been all my life? I can't even begin to tell you how much I'm loving this. My skin hasn't looked this pretty in years! It's silky soft, smooth & very hydrated after using Crisco. Like others have said, it doesn't feel as greasy as you'd think. I haven't gotten any breakouts or clogged pores from this AT ALL. It's very soothing & healing, & the redness is totally gone from my face. This is one of those HUGE secrets the skincare industry probably doesn't want us beauties to know about...hee hee, too late!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Crisco? REALLY? Yes; it absorbs well and feels wonderful, a great treat for the hands/cuticles, heels, elbows, dry areas of the face, and so on. My nose had flaky skin after I went through a box of tissues during a recent cold; two nights with a little (and I mean a LITTLE) vegetable shortening smoothed over the dry bits and the flakes were gone. My cuticles aren't cracking and my hands feel nice in the morning, too. You can buy 16 ounces for this for around 3 USD; I portioned mine into small 2oz clear jars (from the "traveling size" section of the drugstore) for convenience and, let's be honest, to avoid having to look at an actual can of Crisco on my sink. Bonus is that there is NO smell whatsoever - zip, zilch, not even a vegetable oil smell - not even "fragrance free" products can claim that.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I can't believe how much Crisco has helped my awful dry, itchy, winter skin. This stuff is the best. It contains 20% vitamin e, I am not sure if this is what helps or not but it is better than any over the counter cream I have tried, even upper name brands. It doesn't leave your skin near greasy as you might think, it quickly absorbs and leaves it so soft. Give it a try!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have a variety of moisturizers and none have been able to put the moisture in my skin like Crisco does. My forehead was flaky, and the flakes are barely visible, my skin looks so much better and more supple. I love it! I have acne prone skin and it didn't seem to effect my already existing pimples :) It didn't make me break out more or anything, its great and so cheap! I can't wait to try it on other parts of me!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown, Curly Eyes: Brown
I had heard about some women using this in their hair and also using it for a moisturizer. I became a little bit frightened, but VERY intruiged. I looked at the contents of Crisco and there are very few things that make up Crisco and none of them sounded too horrible for skin.
It's Winter in New England, and my nose and forehead have been SO dry, it's ridiculous. My skin was cracked. I decided to try Crisco and was fully prepared to wake up with a face full of pimples. (Mind you, I have acne-prone skin, so this was really scary!)
I woke up with smooth, supple skin. After 3 days, my skin was no longer cracked, dry, flakey... just... well moisturized. My foundation now applies like a dream. No cracked skin visible because there IS NONE!
I also tried this in my hair and it makes my curly hair look great! My hair isn't frizzy with Crisco in it.
I know it sounds strange, but it's SO inexpensive... honestly... just try it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
My eyelids are easily dried out and this rehydrates them.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've only been applying this under my eyes as a moisturizer.
I haven't been brave enough to put it anywhere else on my face, although I haven't had any breakouts or irritation in my eye area.
I can't really report on any improvements, since I'm using this mostly as a preventative treatment (young skin, 25). My eye area is looking very nicely moisturized though.
I bought a "brick" and transferred it to a tub container, I already had. I don't imagine I'll ever run out of this, since I only need VERY little at every application.
You really can't beat the price, so I would recommend this to everyone to try.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
LOL...I never would have envisioned slathering my face in Crisco as a beauty treatment, but there you go. In the winter, I have the driest of dry skin. I also use Benzaclin so that doesn't really help the whole moisturizing thing either. I love my Vaseline lotion and my Weleda Skin Food, but they just weren't enough.
Enter Crisco. So I'm not sure I could wear this as a daytime moisturizer as it's a little shiny and slippery, but as a night moisturizer, Crisco's the shit. Sealing it with Vaseline makes it even better. My skin is so supple in the mornings. And so far, no breakouts either. The best part is, if it ever does break me out, I can just go bake a pie instead, and no money would be wasted. :D
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
saw the review here a few days ago and thought it made sense for dry skin. was worried about those big tubs in bathroom or bedroom but they now sell in mini tubs a bit bigger than butter cubes with a plastic cover. who knew? anyway, so far working well and neck especially in much better condition. using as body moisturizer also and see some good results but will give more time. edit: did not use for very long. did not absorb well enough but mainly did not calm the skin. i had qualms about body use because one of the things some diet centers warn you about is using fats as they absorb into the body.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Grey, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This feels ridiculous writing a beauty review of shortening! After a few too many late nights and too much sugar, I noticed some incipient Botox lines creeping in. My HGs were not doing their job! I had read about some folks using Crisco (Crisco?) and decided why not? From the very first I loved it. It was like a good body butter, but I was using it on my face! The crows' feet disappeared, the other nasty lines went into abeyance. And a week later I'm still happy: no breakouts, no allergies or red spots, just dewy skin. And cheap--this beats my $90/oz eye serum all to heck.
Next stop: body cream. Eat your heart out greedy beauty industry.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
I went to Sephora a couple weeks ago and the makeup consultant said that my skin needed some major hydration. At 27, my skin doesn't have the acne breakouts as in high school, but my skin was so dry that it felt taut and I could feel and see wrinkles forming around my eyes and forehead. I needed a good moisturizer.
I did some online research and found good reviews here for Neutrogena anti-wrinkle day and night cream. They worked okay for me, but my skin still felt parched. The one moisturizer in the past that did wonders for me was Lancome Nutribel which, at an expensive $47 a pop, became discontinued several years ago.
I read about Crisco--a vegetable shortening, not lard--doing wonders for people's faces. I was surprised and skeptical at the idea of putting a cooking product on my face. I was also concerned that it would cause me to break out.
Nevertheless, Crisco has remarkably improved my skin and has not caused a single breakout. I put it on within three minutes of taking a shower--to keep hydration in--and I put it on at night. Though it glides greasy, in the morning, my skin is soft, supple, and it even smoothed out some bumps on my cheeks! My fiance thought I was silly for putting Crisco on my face, but he also noticed how softer my skin was.
I'm amazed at the results of putting Crisco on my face. The wrinkles around my mouth and forehead are much improved, and even the deep lines on my neck are less noticeable! Though other people may still cringe at the idea of putting vegetable shortening on skin, I've found that it is a miracle moisturizer, my HG, for me!
UPDATE: I just wanted to write again saying that I am still using Crisco and I've been recommending it to other women, many of whom are doubtful or disgusted at the idea. But it's worked well for me and I have not bought any other skin lotion since using Crisco.
UPDATE#2: I am still using Crisco as my HG moisturizer. I just wanted to give a word of advice to those of you who did not see any benefits from using it. The way to keep hydration in is to introduce hydration first, such as by taking a shower, washing your face. Very quickly afterwards apply the Crisco. That's what I always do and it keeps my skin always hydrated. What's funny is that I am close to 30 yrs old yet whenever I go into the mall, women always commenting how youthful I look, even telling me that I look 16 or 18 (don't know if that's a good thing though...)