Unlisted Brand • Egyptian Magic Healing Cream • Skincare - Body
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This product worked great for me when I first started using it, my scars disappeared within 3-4 days. But after using it more than a few weeks it doesn't really make anymore difference. I only use this product every now and then these days, it still makes my skin feels great in the morning but doesn't really help much with my acne scarring anymore.
Only use this at night because it doesn't smell too pleasant and it is super oily. And only apply a very thin layer on your face.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have combination skin like many people and this moisturizer has solved some problems with areas of my face that were so dry nothing else worked. However, it's not great for the parts of my skin that tend to be more oily. Sometimes it makes me break out if applied to heavily. All in all a quality product but be careful if you have any problems with pimples.
I have it from iherb dot com, $37 for 118ml, if you buy the first time from this site, you have 5$ off with my code: VIK284.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I don't know- I have a hard time believing that Urban Outfitters and urbanoutfitters.com is selling a fake. I haven't tried theirs, but according to the review a few down, they are selling fakes. Anyone have any ideas on this?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I had to write about this product because I was just so, so disappointed. After all the hype and the high price point I was expecting to find a new beauty staple, but this was a total waste of money and I really can't understand why so many beauty writers are giving this the time of day. Firstly the smell - so, so gross. Really musty - my friend told me I smelt like a camel! This would normally have been enough to stop me using it but as I'd paid so much I persevered. My skin's on the dry side, particularly round the elbows and knees and while this did help - I really can't say that it worked any better than any other intensive cream or body balm would have.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I wish there was a "maybe" option on would you buy this product again. However, I think it's a good product for dry skin, especially used as an overnight treatment. I have eczema and have been looking for a product that is really moisturizing. Its not a miracle worker nor is it magic but, it has reduced the flaking on dry spots, minimized lines caused by dryness, and it's non-irritating. I absolutely LOVE it as an under-eye and eyelid treatment. It works better than the expensive eye creams out there. I tried it as a lip moisturizer but found it didn't do much. But it is multi-purpose and works great as a hair and scalp oil, cuticle oil, and helps remove tricky makeup. It does take a looong time to absorb and a little bit goes a long ways so there's no need to scoop it from the jar. Natural body heat will cause it to melt on your fingers and glide on your skin. The price is the biggest con. $40 dollars will give you 40z plus a 1oz travel size. However I got just the 4oz jar from Ebay for $28. But beware of the bootleg versions on Ebay and Amazon and do research on the correct packaging before purchasing. The product will last a good while although i think there may be alternative solutions to get the same effects without breaking the bank.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Oh I had such high hopes for this lovey little product. First off it is way overpriced. It doesn't do the things that the product claims. Did nothing for my dry elbows, broke my chin out when I put it on a healing pimple, to help with scarring. This stuff became an obsession of mine. Everytime I went into Costco, I would contemplate getting it. It was 40 dollars for 2 tubs, one being 4oz & the other being 2oz. It was a steal at 40 dollars for that much product, compared to other online prices. I don't feel like this did anything special and I feel there are many other products out there that do the same thing. It did help when my daughter was sick & her nose & lips were chapped. But not 40 dollars worth. I can't see myself purchasing this again, which is a total bummer, because I was soo excited when I finally broke down & bought it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
HOW TO SPOT A FAKE
my retailer inadvertently sent me a counterfeit tub of cream and then replaced it with a real one. assuming their information is good, this list of the main differences between the two tubs may help you spot a fake:
the genuine cream is a pale yellowy-cream coloured solid with a very faint honey smell.
the counterfeit cream is bright yellow with a strong honey perfume smell.
the top of the real tub fits tightly to the body and there is no use-by date printed on the base.
the top of the fake tub doesn't fit the body tightly - it leaves a gap and feels loose if it's twisted the wrong way - and there is a use-by date printed (badly) on the base. (there's an ebay 'how to spot a fake' forum discussing use-by dates, and from what i can gather a use-by date does not mean the cream is genuine. of the two, only my counterfeit has a use-by date.)
the front of the genuine tub has an (R) after 'MAGIC', and says 'The Ancient Egyptians' Secret, Magical Cream' at the top.
the front of the fake tub has no (R) after 'MAGIC' - it's printed in a white circle close to the stars instead - and it says 'The Ancient Kamitians' Secret, Magical Cream' at the top. there is also an 'S' printed between 'Egyptian' and 'Magic' that does not appear on the genuine tub.
on the real tub the printing is clear and crisp with no blurring or smudging at all.
the counterfeit printing is less crisp, especially on the french and english sections on the back of the tub, and the outline around these sections and the barcode is smudged.
there are many differences between the tubs in the french and english text on the back:
the fake has an ingredients list above the guarantee which is not on the genuine tub.
the fake says 'Money back guarantee!' and the real tub just says 'Guarantee'.
the french on the fake tub has multiple errors - it reads like a poor translation of the english. the easiest error to spot is the bottom line which reads 'Egyptian Magic es una marca registrada' (which isn't french) instead of 'Egyptian Magic est une marque deposee' (which is).
elsewhere on the web i've read that real cream comes in tubs with 'DELTA' on the bottom, but as both of my tubs have this it isn't a good test for fakes.
as your fake - or genuine - cream may look different to mine, egyptian magic recommend you contact them if you're not sure. the egyptian magic website has information in their faqs, the most significant of which is that there are fake products on ebay and amazon. as i was sold my fake cream by a reputable retailer, it looks like high street companies (and their suppliers) can be duped too. also, at the time of writing this review there is one photo uploaded, and it looks very much more like my fake cream than the real one ;-)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I was totally sold by the name of this product. Who wouldn't want to try something called egyptian magic? LOL
My boyfriend started using this to moisturize and hide shaving bumps on his face. I used a small amount on my forehead and it feels ridiculously smooth and velvety. It's great to put on under moisturizer. Used with moisturizer, primer, foundation, and powder, my face looks refreshed and youth has been restored.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this product, is has so many uses for face and body and a great price compared to most moisturizers.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I heard so many ppl rave about this product so i decided to take the plunge and pick one up at Costco. Even at Costco i found the price a bit steep. $40 for a 4oz tub and also came with a smaller tub (2oz) for travelling or to put in your purse. At first I was worried about using this on my face due to the olive oil content but figured, I already spent the money and if any reaction occurs I'll just use it for targeted areas (elbows, knees, feet). First time I used this.. .i had to get used to the greasy feeling. It's almost like vaseline to be honest, but unlike vaseline (on my skin) it absorbs completely into my skin. I wake up with soft and moisturized NON greasy skin! Yes, it does take a while to absorb, but I use this before bed so to me, it's a non issue. I use this as an eye cream as well. Even just as an eyecream, the price is worth it cuz we all know how expensive eye creams are!! and you only get 15ml lol. With EM you get a WHOLE LOT more. I notice that the redness I have on my face has gone away and this works wonders on my eczema!! Cures it in a couple nights!
I haven't tried this on my hair yet (don't plan on it) since my hair gets oily very fast.
As for the tub: yes it's not very hygenic, but I use a small spatula to get the amount i need. Also, if this were in a tube, I'm sure you'd get a lot less product, so I'll take the tub container, thank you! :)
Scent: Not sure what it smells like... wouldn't say it's pleasant or unpleasant. It's all natural so doesn't really matter to me. Plus, I only use this at night anyways.
I would repurchase when i run out. This stuff is great!!!
***UPDATE*** - LOVE this stuff even more. Shocking thing is - I have HYPERSENSITIVE skin on my face so everything seems to break it out. Sometimes not right away...but eventually it will end up breaking out or clogging the pores in my skin!! I have been using EM for about 2 months now and NO break outs!!! yay EM!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This moisturizer has let me down a little bit. It's incredibly greasy, I can only use this as a night cream. And it doesn't seem to really absorb either, all the grease is still there in the morning right on top of my skin. I'd be willing to overlook it if this did something impressive, like if it moisturized my skin really really well. But it doesn't. Overall, this is just okay. It's not so horrible that I won't use it all up, but I won't be repurchasing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
So. I am completely amazed by this product. I bought it on a whim at Costco since I trust Costco's procurers, and it seemed to have only a few ingredients. My skin is hypersensitive and dry and gets hives from 95% of all creams on the market, so I am thrilled to have found a second cream (Clinique's yellow lotion is my first) to use, and one that has a bit more weight and mousturizing power than the Clinique one. This one has been working as a night cream, as a primer under makeup in my dry patchy areas, and as an eye cream with NO SKIN SENSITIVITY issues and no eye reactivity. It honestly has 2 ingredients - Olive oil and honey.. although the honey is broken out on the label into all of its parts (e.g. propolis, bee pollen etc) so that is why I hope it would be unreactive, and it is. It feels initially like it has a vaseline texture, but once on your face it feels matte rather than greasy. very pleasant since my skin has been screaming for something thicker for a while now. Overall I HIGHLY recommend to folks like me who have dry sensitive skin. It is a must have in the arsenal. Hope this helps.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't have much of a review, because I recently realized that I'd bought a fake! Beware everyone, next time I'm just going to go by a Whole Foods, because the one that I got off of EBay did NOT smell like everyone's explaining it to be. It also clogged my pores, definitely will buy at whole foods, like I said, just wanted to warn everyone that there are fakes out there!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I don't have super dry skin, but just couldn't find anything that was truly effective. I read reviews for this a while ago, and forgot all about it until I ran across it at Costco. I'm so glad I bought it! The texture really had me worried, butt this product is GREAT. I love the way my skin feels when I have it on, and can't wait to get my makeup off and this on my face. No clogging, blackheads or breakouts...just beautiful, glowy skin. I used it for a few weeks, then started on Retin-A. I use this on nights I don't use Retin-A and have had virtually no flaking or redness. Big thumbs up!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Great product! I have eczema, mature skin and a bent for natural products. this works very well for me as a facial moisturizer, hand cream and cuticle oil. Works great under makeup, and it has not made me break out, peel or flake. Good stuff.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I just finished using the entire jar and have just ordered my 2nd, So I have been using it for about 3 months. This is the best product for my face that I have ever used. I have dry, sensitive, acne prone skin. I have tried all kinds of face creams; from La Mer (recently) to Clinique to Neutrogena. This is the only product that actually moisturizes my skin and does not break me out.
I am using Cetaphil cleanser, Neutrogena 3% benzoyl peroxide (thin layer to entire face; let soak in for a few minutes), then Egyptian Magic over the peroxide (day and night) Every other day I skip the peroxide and use retinol at night. My skin has not looked this clear, glowing, and healthy in years.
We live in NJ, and it is winter. The air is super dry and cold; every winter I have a horrible time finding a moisturizer for my face that actually moisturizes and does not break me out. Egyptian Magic works perfectly; even over benzoyl peroxide and retinol. I just returned from a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic where the weather was hot and humid--- and still the Egyptian Magic did a great job. My skin was not greasy and did not break out. (I did skip the Egyptian Magic during the day and used La Mer sunscreen instead).
The cream is made of olive oil, honey, beeswax, and royal jelly (primarily). I believe it is the honey, which is a natural antibiotic, which helps ease the acne, and the olive oil with moisturizes. It seems to be a great combination for my super tempermental facial skin.
Funny though, does not work well on my hands and elbows--- just my face!
I definately recommend Egyptian Magic to anyone with very dry, sensitive, acne prone skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Reporting back as someone who's used Egyptian Magic for a month:
--It really dries my lips out, so it's not a great lip balm.
--Not a good moisturizer, either; it is drying and (I suspect) made me break out a little.
--It's great as a healing balm for cuts! It's less messy and less expensive than using raw honey.
--The texture is thick and Vaseline-like, so it's easy to take a big dollop and rub it into my chapped heels without making mess. My friend borrowed this for his extremely chapped hands and was happy with the results (BUT also mentioned that his skin felt tight afterwards).
Overall: In my experience, it's drying and seems to clog pores; but it's great for cuts and super chapped areas (although the verdict is still out on that). This product is obviously s-u-p-e-r hyped up, so just don't be disappointed if it's not amazing. If you want a true "magic" product, just pick up a $10 jar of coconut oil--it's a fantastic moisturizer and doesn't clog pores.
But I appreciate the all-natural ingredients and it looks like it's going to last forever, so I don't regret my purchase. Just beware the hype.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
My family all has dry skin issues in winter, especially hands and (for me, feet). Was going to purchase this first off Amazon until I read lots of horror stories about counterfeit ones being sold, so I traipsed over to Whole Foods and actually found the generic version for quite a bit less. It's called Medicine Mama's Sweet Bee Magic and the ingredients are almost identical. I tried both in the store and I couldn't tell any difference on my skin = saved myself $10 and change. My ingredients are: organic extra virgin olea europea ( olive) fruit oil, organic cera alba ( beeswax), organic honey, propolis extract, bee pollen, royal jelly.
DH, DS and I have all used a few nights now = wonderful relief!, I am also using on a rash I currently have ( interigo) and it is definitely helping! This after months of Rx, coconut oil, powders...and no it is not fungal or bacterial in nature ( per my dermo) so I'm pleased w/ this product even after just a couple of uses!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I came across this as a fluke a little over a month ago while looking for something else on Amazon. It intrigued me with 200+ rave reviews. I found a listing for a small health store in town that carried it (for what looks like $10.00 then the average going price). I have mostly oily skin especially my t zone so I was skeptical. I figured if it didn't work for my face there were so many other uses for it so why not. I LOVE THIS STUFF! I thought I'd give it the 2 week test at the very least but after using one night I was genuinely impressed the next morning. I slather this stuff on every night now before bed. In the morning I even will after my sunscreen apply just the smallest amount patting gently onto my face. No excess oil. No pimples or breakouts. Just soft dewey glowing complexion. I've paid 3 times this amount on products that have never came close to this. Even the texture of my skin dramatically changed. This stuff amazes me. And I am a VERY skeptical lady mind you. I will no doubt have this hanging around the house forever more.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't use this on my face. I use it on my feet, elbows, knees as a massage balm.
+ very moisturising; i woke up to incredibly soft feet
+ INGREDIENTS; most amazing list of ingredients i have ever seen on a commercially sold product
- scent needs some getting used to
- a little greasy on initial application; doesn't get absorbed right away