Friday, October 24, 2008

Beeswax, Honey, Royal Jelly Used in ‘Magic’ Skin Cream

The Product: Egyptian Magic ($36, Whole Foods)
Los Angeles Times, 10/23/2008

On the market since 1991, this product has a beeswax, honey and royal jelly extract formula that was "used in ancient Egypt as an anti-aging skin cream," or so the label says.

The Promise: Label doesn't list any specific uses, but there's that vague suggestion of "magic."

The Test Drive: Best cuticle oil of all the products, rubs into the skin the fastest and has an easy-to-control consistency. Too heavy for the hair; it left our locks looking greasy.

The Verdict Good for especially dry patches and cuticles, but not as face-friendly as the Eight Hour Cream or as hair-friendly as Problem Salved. Loses major points in the convenience contest. The 4-ounce jar makes it too big to tote around or carry on a plane.

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