12.02.2014
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Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream
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4 fl. oz. for $38.20
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:12.02.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

The hype this moisturizer has generated is beyond belief. Lots of women are asking us if this blend of olive oil, wax, and honey is the miracle product it's made out to be. It isn't a miracle, not even close.

Olive oil is an excellent, antioxidant-rich ingredient for dry skin but it cannot heal acne, fade scars, prevent stretch marks, or be of much help to those with psoriasis. The other ingredients have moisturizing properties and honey is mildly antibacterial, but here's the problem: none of the natural ingredients will remain potent and stable once this balm-like, greasy moisturizer is opened because the product is packaged in a jar.

All plant extracts, vitamins, antioxidants, and other state-of-the-art ingredients break down in the presence of air, so once a jar is opened and lets the air in these important ingredients begin to deteriorate. Jars also are unsanitary because you’re dipping your fingers into them with each use, adding bacteria which further deteriorate the beneficial ingredients.

A far better option for those with dry skin would be to mix a small amount of pure, extra virgin olive oil (the kind you can buy at your grocery store) with a state-of-the-art facial or body moisturizer.

Claims

This miraculous all-purpose formula will amaze you. The non-greasy blend of all natural ingredients serves an astounding variety of purposes. Use it on your face as a night moisturizer and eye cream, as a split end mending hair conditioner and defrizzer, as a lip balm, as healing nail and cuticle conditioner, to smooth rough areas and treat conditions like eczema, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. It’s antibacterial and contains no toxins, making it a perfect stretch mark prevention regimen during pregnancy, soothing redness and fading scars, and even healing blemishes.

Ingredients

Olive Oil, Beeswax, Honey, Propolis, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly.

Brand Overview

Egyptian Magic At-a-Glance

Strengths: None.

Weaknesses: Jar packaging; a formula that's only suitable for dry skin and even then it isn't all that interesting.

Please see our review of this product for complete details, though you should know up front that this product is in no way the miracle it claims to be!

For more information about Egyptian Magic, visit www.egyptianmagic.com.

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04.16.2015
Dry Salty Skin

I've been using this product for years. I moved from Michigan to South Florida and dry, cracked hands & feet from winter or dry, salty cracked lips THIS STUFF WORKS!! I've even smeared some on my puppy when her nose & feet are sore.

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TIFFANY L.
04.07.2015
Miracle (too bad) in a Jar

Why only 50 characters? Amazing. Heals eczema.

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Kimberly M.
03.13.2015
Savior for winter skin!

Due to a combination of extreme winter conditions, dry air and hard water I started having issues with my skin for the first time in my life. I was breaking out but would have flakey patches on my face, my scalp was a mess and at times my whole body would feel chapped. This is the only product that I have found that relieves all my symptoms and leaves me with gorgeous healthy looking skin that stays hydrated. Best used in small amounts as a night cream, your skin looks flawless in the am!

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Alex N.
02.28.2015
i love it for cracked hands

i love it for my dry cracked hands in the winter. heals the cuts and bleeding areas in days. love it around my eyes. its dry in the winter! what is better than this? 30$ at costco. will probably last me two winters.

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sharon b.
09.25.2014
Goes to show!!!

I have the utmost respect for this site and the educated authorities behind it, but sometimes-it is SO FAR off the mark its baffling. This product is the latest example adding to that bafflement. Have used it for YEARS and is THE ONLY. And I DO mean ONLY thing...that keeps the dry, scaly lupus rashes away in winter here in MT. Ive tried EVERYTHING. All available scripts. etc Glorified or not, Egyptian Magic IS magic for me and many I know. Not to mention the glory to my hair ends!

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