Monday, March 17, 2014

Egyptian Magic | Review


Egyptian Magic has long been touted as the secret skin cream of celebrities. The first time I remember seeing this product was in People Magazine, and it caught my attention as something to try. I snapped a picture of it on my phone, and would remember it now and then as I flipped through my pictures, making a mental note to try it out sometime and then promptly forget about it once again. 

A couple weeks ago I was walking through the aisles of Costco, and a double-pack of Egyptian Magic caught my eye. It was retailing for just $40 for 2, whereas one tub usually sells for about ~$30-35 on it's own. Knowing I could easily return it to Costco if I hated it, I decided to give it a go!



While many reviews I've read think the packaging is crazy, I think it's kind of fun! It reminds me of Dr. Bronner's soap, which actually I think is a little intense, but I do like Egyptian Magic's. The consistency is something like a cleansing balm, or a comparable non-beauty alternative would be butter. While it's solid in the tub, it quickly turns in to an oil when rubbed between the fingers. When applied to the skin, it rubs in well, but it does take time to soak in fully. 



Egyptian Magic has just five ingredients: Olive Oil, Beeswax, Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly and Propolis extract. It can be used in a number of ways, according to the Egyptian Magic website,"Egyptian Magic is one jar that contains a face cream, an eye gel, a hair masque, burn and wound relief, a baby cream, a shaving balm and anything else you can think of! We’ve even heard from veterinarians who use it on horses after surgery."

As I tested this skin cream, I used it solely as an eye cream and night time facial moisturizer. I liked it as an eye cream, as it hydrated my super dry under eyes. I'm prone to dehydration lines under my eyes, and this, partnered with my Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment in the morning, worked wonders! I really didn't like it as an all-over face moisturizer. Even though it's naturally antibacterial (although it does not claim to be entirely non-comodogenic), I think it broke my skin out slightly so I discontinued using it all over my face.



I do like Egpytian Magic, but once it started to break my skin out, I quit using the product altogether. I think it's just a bit much for my combination skin. I've been toying with the idea of returning it, but after discovering that it could be used as a shaving balm, I think I'll try that out first before trucking it back to Costco. I've read that Medicine Mama's Sweet Bee Magic Balm is a cheaper alternative that is actually certified organic, which Egyptian Magic is not. I think if I purchase anything like this again, I'll go with Medicine Mama's version over Egyptian Magic. Because it has so many uses, I'd recommend it. It's handy to have around. 

What do you think? I'd love to know what you thought if you've tried Egyptian Magic!

8 comments:

  1. That's too bad that it broke you out! I think olive oil can bother some people. I do like to use it on my face, but I keep it by my bed and I've started to reach for it instead of a regular lip balm, and I also massage it into my hands, elbows, and shoulders (which get dry and rough) at night. I can imagine that it'd probably seem to be too expensive to be worth it if your skin doesn't like it, though.

    Erin
    www.beautyloon.com

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    1. Agh, I know! I had hopes, especially after reading your review, but it just wasn't in the cards for me. I am excited to try it as a shaving balm though!

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  2. I've passed it so many times at my Costco too! I'm glad I didn't try it now because I'm combo oily skin and I'm sure it would have broken me out. I'll just stick to my organic coconut oil. Thanks for the review!
    xx
    Kenzie | Bloglovin'

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    1. Best to stick with what works for you!

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  3. Thanks for the review dear !! i am so glad that I haven't tried it yet :) Awesome blog !! xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  4. I have heard so much about this stuff! I'm glad I got to see what is actually looks like!!

    Brittnee
    http://beautyproductaday.com

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    1. It's everywhere! I wish it worked the wonders on me that it seems to for so many others!

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