The Egyptian Magic all purpose skin cream is undoubtedly one of the most hyped skin creams in the beauty market. Sadly, more often than not, whenever I excitedly try any such intensively publicised products, the experience is a negative one.
And so, when I decided to try the egyptian magic cream, I went with my gut and bought the sample size of 3ml for £0.50.
Now, the very first thing I noticed about this cream is that it is NOT a cream but a BALM. A light yellow, greasy, smooth, weird smelling balm that spreads onto skin with little application of heat or by slight rubbing. The surprising thing about this cult product is that it is made of ONLY six ingredients – Honey, Beeswax, Olive Oil, Royal Jelly, Bee pollen and Bee Propolis. So, that explains the strange smell.
I used the balm all over my face as well as some dry eczema spots on my elbows, only at night. The texture is quite greasy and hence not suitable for day time/summer time use. I’m happy to report that the balm did not irritate or dry out my sensitive, oily, acne prone and dryness prone skin. And, no breakouts either.
I found the 3 ml balm sample to be enough for a week’s usage. However, although my skin was quite happy with the product and I always woke up with soft, clear & moisturized skin, I was unable to find the legendary ‘magic’ in the balm um cream. As for the price, for a 118 ml tub it comes out to be £33.50 (INR 2981.41).
Also, the packaging is a tub which is quite unhygienic. Perhaps, a tube like Weleda skin food would be better? And, since the ingredients are few and 100% natural, I believed that the shelf life would be quite short. But, apparently, the shelf life of the balm is 3 years! Although, I’m not so sure about the effectiveness of the balm for those 3 years.
I think I’ll stick to trying more new creams/balms for now. Toodles..:)