I purchased this on a whim after seeing it by chance in the pharmacy, and having heard so many things about it – it really is a cult product. If you haven’t heard of it, well, sit back, relax, and let me educate you.
Firstly, please excuse the appearance of my pot. But hopefully this will give you an idea as to how much I LOVE this product. It is the Egyptian Magic All Purpose Healing Skin Cream. And believe me when I say, this cream is magic. It contains olive oil, honey, bee pollen and royal jelly, and is described as being all-purpose.
The product in the jar isn’t a cream exactly, its more like a balm. To use it, take a scoop and place it in the palm of your hand, and rub together to warm the product and bring it to an oil-like consistency. Then you can apply it to any area you like. This product can literally be used all over the body. The Mecca website describes it as having been “used as a face moisturiser, an eye cream, a scar treatment, a hair mask, a baby cream, a shaving balm and anything else you can think of. It also works wonders on eczema, skin irritations and redness, stretch marks, burn and wound relief.” I personally use it as a night cream, or to soothe areas of my skin that are irritated.
I have extremely sensitive skin, with rosacea so I am prone to redness. But as if that wasn’t enough trouble, I also suffer from dryness and oiliness. I find that if I don’t moisturise adequately, my skin produces excess oil to combat the dryness and I break out. I also get hormonal and stress-related chin acne, as if my skin didn’t hate me enough. So, I thought perhaps fighting fire with fire and giving my skin the moisture it needs in the form of this oily balm might help. And boy, it did. After only a couple of uses as a night cream I noticed that the redness around my nose that I normally see in the morning had pretty much disappeared, and the breakout on my chin was calming. I was not expecting it to help with pimples at all, but boy it did.
Being an oil-based balm, its very very oily and shiny on the skin. But if you can get over that sensation, and wear it overnight, the benefits far outweigh the oiliness. I would highly recommend this magic cream for those with redness and dryness, particularly in winter.
Basically, this cream is incredible, and has quickly made its way into my holy grail of skincare. It costs a pretty penny at around $50AUD or £25 for 113g, but I think it’s worth it. A little goes a long way, and it is such a great product to have, as it does so much. Big thumbs up from me.
You can buy it online here:
Mecca (Australia): http://mecca.com.au/egyptian-magic/all-purpose-skin-cream/I-002761.html
Cult Beauty (UK): https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/egyptian-magic-skin-cream.html
Let me know if you have tried this product in the comments and what you think!