April 20, 2013

Initial Appraisal | Egyptian Magic

As you might know I have acne scars. I shared my feelings with you about the pigmentation and the texture of my cheeks. Right now there isn't much I can do about the texture but I can do something about the pigmentation.


I had heard of Egyptian Magic a while back but recently Katya reminded. Never hesitate when making recommendations or sharing your holy grails with me. You will find that I love trying new skincare and will give frank feedback on how they worked on my skin.

I've had this for a week but I feel like I can still call this an initial review because skincare results take awhile. I will begin by saying don’t judge the packaging it is not the prettiest thing on my counter  and don’t be scared of the word oil.

The Ingredients are as follows:
Olive oil, Beeswax, Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly and Propolis Extract
Just for funzees I goo-galed propolis extract and it’s a sticky substance that bees use to close the cracks in their hive. Wiki told me that. 

When I first looked into the tub I thought… the sales lady just sold me Vaseline. At $37 CAD I was wondering if I had made the right choice. I will agree that this does have a similar appearance to Vaseline but it doesn't act like Vaseline once out of the container.

The initial texture is soft, silky feeling almost like butter but even smoother than that. I’m not sure if everyone's is like this but mine has ultra small specks.  Yes, I did try to dig some of them out and I wasted product.

It is a little difficult to judge how much to actually use. That glob you see here would be enough for a full face (nighttime).  I recommend using it on the face, neck & decolletage (chest&boobies). I know that it looks almost sticky in this picture but I promise it`s not.


When you blend it it starts to look more like an oil. I feel like this has a low melting point or I’m just hot because it melts so quickly. If you live in a hot climate I would recommend putting it in the fridge.


I had to wipe a little bit away because I used too much for my hand. This is what a proper amount looks like once blended in. It leaves my skin looking fresh, dewy and diminishes the redness within a couple hours.  The first time I tried this I was surprised the redness was almost unnoticeable. The first morning, after I had purchased it, my skin felt amazing. It was soft, the redness had calmed down and I just felt beautiful. Like Cleopatra. :)


I've never had issues applying oils on my skin but there could be a small chance it might break you out. Also, there was a time when I downgraded my skincare to the most basic items. One of those was royal jelly. I used this to cleanse my face and my skin always felt like a baby's bottom. I still had really bad acne but the skin in-between looked and felt amazing. I know that there are benefits to using bee products because I've seen the results. I have a strong feeling that all the reviews on this product are correct and I’m very excited to see what this will do for me.

Do you have any scar fighting recommendations?

15 comments:

  1. I've wanted to try this for awhile, but was always putting it off due to the price of it.
    I really enjoy 'Regen Cream' you can use it for so much - dry skin, stretch marks, scars, wrinkles (not that I need it for that quite yet). Its affordable and I think that it actually works.

    :)

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  2. Hi Sarah!
    Some places sell little samples (1 months supply) for $5. I've never heard of the Regen Cream I will have to keep an eye out for it next time I go shopping.

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    1. I'll try and see if I can find the little pots. Regen cream might be a UK only thing, so I may not have been much help.

      :)

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  3. I love re-gen cream, I've only been able to buy it on ebay but now my pot is coming to an end (it lasts forever) I'm very tempted by this, anything thats reduces redness is a god send!!

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    1. I totally agree. I think I will have to buy it off ebay too.

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  4. this product sounds kind of amazing! for acne scarring, the philips reaura is amazing, but obviously, it's a Fraxel laser so it's about £900, ha. xx

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    1. I've been thinking about doing a laser treatment for a while. I think I will do something in a year. :P

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  5. I just found your blog on Aloha Friday and started following. I would love to see a followup post down the road about whether this product works out long term!

    Ashley @ http://downsizingashley.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hmmm. I wonder if this would work on other scars, too. I have really fair complexion and lots of random scars from childhood that just won't go away! I'll have to read up on Egyptian Magic!

    Natashalh

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  8. Hi! Newest follower here... I found your blog on Aloha and it is adorable!! I was hopin' that you would pop on by my neck o' the woods and follow me back! ;-)

    Have a great weekend,
    Sarah
    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

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  9. I'm so glad you are liking it so far!I had a really rough winter myself and the EM is the only thing that got my face to act normal and look ok.For the past 3 weeks I've been wearing it even during the day under my make-up and I'm feeling really good :)

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