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on 12/30/2018 2:35:00 PM
More reviews by Susan2148A
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Silver, Straight, Coarse
First of all, this cannot be compared with Vaseline or Aquaphor. I've used both for many years, and Egyptian Magic is a completely different product with different ingredients. Your skin absorbs Egyptian Magic. If you think it's greasy, you're using entirely too much. Warm a very small amount between your hands so it will liquify; then, apply. It is the best product I have used on my hands and cuticles. Unlike Vaseline and Aquaphor, Egyptian Magic comforts my hands, makes them soft, and absorbs into my skin. I can actually do things like use my computer, pick up a mug of hot coffee, touch my face, anything -- because there is no greasy residue. I apply it to my lips and they become soft and comfortable, not greasy. Yes, it's pricey, but you use so little at a time, a jar will last for months. It makes my sore winter hands feel healed and comfortable, and I've never used another product that can do that for me. To apply this to my hands and feet after a hot shower is a luxury that makes me feel like I'm doing something good for myself. I love it.
7 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 12/18/2018 6:20:00 PM
More reviews by Celinepow
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Amazing Amazing Amazing!!! The hype is most definitely real... Works great over a serum, first cream I've used in a long time were I wake up and my skin feels dewy, no nasties, no harsh chemicals, if your trying to be more natural and use less chemicals this is most definitely the one, just wish I'd discovered this years ago, top marks... Even if you just use it twice a week as a night treatments, stops the dryness head on
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 12/12/2018 2:07:00 PM
More reviews by isavella
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
Just background info - I have oily, acne-prone skin that has normalized in the past few years. I rarely break out anymore and only need to blot in the summertime at this point. I do get wicked dry skin about 2-3x per winter though, depending on what I decided to inflict upon it.First of all, this is way different than Vaseline/Aquaphor. Not knocking those products, this is just different. Egyptian Magic sinks in and feels nourishing. It can feel like it's "locking things in" but I wouldn't use it as a sealant like petroleum jelly.I use this as needed on face, lips, and especially hands/cuticles when my skin is extra parched and flaky. It smoothes and calms, has never broken me out, and has never dried my skin out. However I'm not sure I'd use it as my daily moisturizerâ€”I'm starting to get a little wary of oils for my face. I feel that they're more of a "conditioning" step vs. moisturizing. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that all the ingredients EXCEPT the olive oil are what makes this great. Also, I haven't experienced this myself, but I can see how using olive oil a lot can dry your skin out. I do think it's a little overpriced but I spot the little tubs at Marshall's from time to time for about $12 and they last forever. (Also, use that 20% off Bed Bath & Beyond coupon!) The packaging is wondrous and ridiculous and makes me laugh. I'm not mad at it.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 12/10/2018 11:22:00 AM
More reviews by Everythingbreaksmeout
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I was in search of an eye cream/balm without any type of alcohol, without glycerin (feeds fungal acne) and without shea butter (allergic to it). Those are usually my rules when I look for any kind of face cream. So, when I found out about reddit users using Egyptian magic as eye cream, I thought I was in luck, but boy was I wrong.
I started using it under my eyes at night and on my hands and lips throughout the day. To my surprise, my lips became dry within days and so did my hands! My face is naturally oily, so I didn't notice my eyes getting crepey for almost a week. After that, I researched EM causing dry skin and I found out that olive oil, which is the first ingredient in EM, can damage the skin's moisture barrier! So, now I'm on the hunt AGAIN for a good eye cream that fits my ingredient criteria. Ugh. I might have to diy.
Price paid: $35 at Bed Bath and Beyond. I wasn't going to buy it cheaper from Amazon, or eBay because I read that there are fakes being sold there and I like to know the true ingredients of products I'm using!
Bottom line: I would definitely not purchase this again!
on 9/8/2018 2:21:00 PM
More reviews by jedikitty
Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Not Sure
I had to chuckle when I read a review comparing Egyptian Magic to Aquaphor. One has to just take a quick look at the ingredients to know (hopefully) that you cannot compare a truly remarkable skin healer to this petrolatum (aka mineral oil) laden garbage you should never put on your skin in the first place.Egyptian Magic is all natural, while Aquaphor is most definitely not. The first one, although of an "oily" consistency, will not clog your pores, while the other will, which then usually result in huge pores and breakouts.Anyway, long story short, I find Egyptian Magic to be the go-to skin and hair product, and never had a reaction, or a single pimple (and I do have combination to oily skin) develop from using it. When I over-process my hair, I use Egyptian Magic to restore the shine and silky feel. Once a week hair "mask" of Egyptian Magic, wrapped in a warm towel, seem to work wonders on split ends as well.I also apply Egyptian Magic on my GSD's skin issues; he is an older dog, not as active as he used to be, and he sometimes develops very bad hot spots that seem to also get instantly infected with resistant bacterial strains... The poor guy has to take antibiotics for that but, when I add Egyptian Magic to the treatment, the hot spots heal much faster, and without scarring.Egyptian Magic might be a bit overpriced but, for what it does for me and my pet, I highly recommend this product.
5 of 9 people found this helpful.
on 8/20/2018 5:46:00 PM
More reviews by Natoulya
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I seriously can't believe all the reviewers who would rather use Vaseline than this cream. Have you ever looked into what Vaseline is made of? How can it be more beneficial for your skin to slather on some oil refinery derivative instead of normal adequate skin care ingredients? Well, I am not here to argue with the Vaseline-lovers (to each their own), but in the battle of opinions on Egyptian Magic cream I know exactly where I stand:It's a great product. Many reviewers mentioned the cream's oiliness - have you tried using less? My husband also complained it's oily, and I couldn't understand why until I saw how he applies it - what he used in one go would last me a week! So, adjust the quantity, and if you are still dissatisfied with how much is not absorbed, blot it off with a paper towel, for goodness sake. What is so hard to figure out?On to the smell: anyone who finds the smell weird - the cream smells of its listed ingredients. I recommend you get acquainted with the smell of bee propolis, so that you know it when you come across it. On to the packaging - thank heavens it's a normal jar, that has only one lid, that opens and closes easily! I simply hate those ultra-modern bottles that do not come apart, are non-transparent, and you can never tell how much product is left in that darned bottle. Also, you are never getting to use all of it, AND you pay the manufacturer MORE for the dubious privilege of using only 3/4 of the packaged product. Anyway, if you can't be bothered to wash your hands before you stick them in the jar (because tell me how else would you get DIRT particles into it???) - use a spatula. And wash it after each use. And keep it in a clean place. If you can't trust the cleanliness of that place - wash it also before you stick it in the jar. But then remember to wipe it dry with a paper towel, or else you might find some water accumulating in your cream jar. Again, what is so difficult about it? My personal improvement on the cream is to scoop it out into a glass container, as I am not a fan of plastic and other harmful chemicals. One lippie off.On to the price - in a word, it is justified. Anyone who does not think it fair to pay this much for such easily accessible ingredients is welcome to replicate the cream at home at a fraction of the price. Ohhhh, but that requires effort....Right, so let's look at it this way - you are paying for convenience here, and the price is pretty fair. By the way, if you ever tried a Chanel cream, please explain to me what justifies the price there? All I can see is the same basic plastic container with a twisting lid, a hefty list of chemicals, and none to insignificant results - yet, you wouldn't find a Chanel cream cheaper than $80 a jar. At least with Egyptian Magic I know I am buying a quality product in decent quantity.And finally on to efficiency - it really depends where you start with your skin condition and what results you are looking for. This cream does not irritate my skin (unlike so-so many others), keeps it elastic and soft, heals any dry patches, and behaves equally well as a night cream, and under makeup. Do I expect near-Botox results on lines or wrinkles? Nope - because no cream will give you that, no matter what they claim. My verdict: Egyptian Magic cream is a great basic multi-purpose skin care product. The ingredients are true staples in skin care, have been that for centuries, and are really good for various skin types (though, obviously, those allergic to bee products won't find this product beneficial). Personally I'll keep using it.
on 8/19/2018 10:12:00 PM
More reviews by Harriet1991
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I like this, it's a no-frills simple balm that helps heal and protect dry skin. It's not a "miracle" product by any means but it does the job and has nice natural ingredients (if, for some reason synthetic ingredients scare you). It seems to store well, maybe due to the slightly antibacterial properties of honey. The only thing is the jar isn't super hygienic so you just have to be careful about contaminating it with bits of dirt etc. I also love the packaging which is superficial but it brightens my day to look at! Still unsure on Makeup Alley if I'm meant to give more lippies for better value for money or if that means I think it's too expensive?? This is too expensive for what it is in my opinion but I just make sure to buy it on sale. It also lasts forever as a little goes a long way.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 7/30/2018 5:04:00 PM
More reviews by retinoladdiction
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
When I was in my early to mid 20s I used this often because I heard it was magic. Not really.Main benefit: It can soothe severely dry, chapped skin. But so can Vaseline and Aquaphor at a fraction of the price. Also, it's can relieve hemorrhoids if you want to apply it there...There is nothing really antiaging about this - no scientific ingredients that treat anything. It's way too greasy to be an effective moisturizer. try putting it on your face and going out in public and you'll be laughed at.So really, there's no good reason to use it.
on 7/12/2018 9:41:00 AM
More reviews by LufuDesign
It says this is a "cream" but more like a balm - very waxy (well bee wax is one of the key ingredients, so). I've already read few reviews so made sure to use very little amount (size of a soy bean). I usually warm it up on my fingertips by rubbing till it becomes oily, then press it all over my face to seal all the water-based moisture. It works perfectly as a seal, the final step of the skincare routines. My skin feels softer and nourished, without being greasy. I use different cream for the night time, but this is perfect for morning / daytime care before sunscreen.
on 6/13/2018 9:56:00 PM
More reviews by phoebepofreilerbay8490
Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure
I did not immediately appreciate Egyptian Magic until I figured out how to use it. It's an oil, so you only need a TINY TINY bit for effective moisturizing without greasiness, and this applies to all oils. Start with too little and build up if you need to. This is a solid that melts as you rub it in so it's super travel friendly. I take maybe half a pea amount for my hands and cuticles, and then pat my face, especially the eye area, before bed instead of a night cream. My lashes seem healthier and my eyebrows are better behaved. My cuticles don't rip up if I diligently use this after washing my hands. My lips are healed. This is nothing like Vaseline in that it sinks into your skin. For very chapped lips I use this first and then seal it all in with Vaseline. The main ingredients are olive oil and bees wax, so it has a very natural olives with a touch of honey scent. This may bother you but I don't mind. I do think it's overpriced considering the ingredients but as long as my skin loves it I'll use it. It'll last ages anyway.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
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