First thoughts: Egyptian Magic2:20 AM
One item I've been wanting to try for a while has been Egyptian Magic but due to the price ($38) I wasn't completely sold on it. Well thanks to my Birchbox points and the fact Birchbox now sells Egyptian Magic I finally got to purchase a 4 oz jar!
While the title is a "first thoughts" in actuality this post will be a combination of first thoughts and my thoughts over the last week of using the product.
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Beeswax, Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Propolis Extract.
The directions state to apply "a moderate amount and rub it in your palms until it takes the form of oil" my idea of moderate and someone else's idea obviously are different. I've been using my little plastic mixing spatulas (found at beauty supply stores for $2 for a pack of 12) and scooping up about a nickle size amount of product and melting it in the palms of my hand before applying it to my face. That seems to be enough for my face and neck though there have been a couple of time I'd go back and pick up another dime size to go back over any spots that I thought didn't feel moisturized. I began using this on October 9 first on a nightly basis but over the last few days both first thing after I take my morning shower and after I cleanse my skin before bed.
In the photo of me wearing the Michael Todd mask you can see a bit of my skin with the Rosacea on my left cheek and a bit around my nose and upper lip. The photo really doesn't show the extent of the Rosacea but it looks pretty bad at times and on other days it's not as bad.
Over the last week of using Egyptian Magic the redness is not as pronounced and the rash-like bumps have subdued a bit. No my face hasn't cleared up, I've been using this for a little over a week, but I do think that it is helping. I'm going to continue to use this and only this as my moisturizer for the next month and see how it works out. I guess I'm looking for a miracle product to help return my skin to how it was before I had children - clear, blemish free and smooth. Well, guess I'll see in a month how it goes.
Disclaimer: Purchased using Birchbox points earned via referrals and reviews.