First thoughts: Egyptian Magic

Saturday, October 19, 2013

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.

First let me state for the record that if you're vegan this product is not for you. Also note that there are people who have can have an allergic reaction to Royal Jelly so if you have any type of bee allergies or sensitivities you may not want to use this type of product.

Ingredients: Olive Oil, Beeswax, Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Propolis Extract.

I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from Egyptian Magic. I didn't know if it was a cream or if it was a solid wax product. Imagine my surprise when I opened the container to see a creamy color firm yet melts very easily product. In a way it reminds me of a lip balm only in a large tub rather than in a stick. It has no smell not even of olive oil as far as I can tell.

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.
I've mentioned it before here on my blog, on my Facebook wall and on Makeup Talk that I've been suffering from Rosacea for several years now. I hate showing my face bare skin and from time to time I will via photos like me wearing a facial mask but because of my own insecurities I don't recall ever posting a photo me face on showing exactly what my skin looks like and I don't think I ever will.

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.


  1. I discovered my skin reacts to bee ingredients, so I can't use this stuff on my face. :( It is very moisturizing though, I have used it on cuticles, dry elbows, etc.

    1. Ack! That's not good. Since you can't use it on your face have you tried it on your feet and if so what did you think?

  2. I haven't tried it on my feet yet. I guess I should!


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