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Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream
4 fl. oz. for $38.20
Expert Rating
Community Rating (11)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:12.02.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:No

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.

Community Reviews
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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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.