January 11, 2013

egyptian magic balm

Over the last few weeks I've been trying out this tub of Egyptian Magic for all sorts of different skin complaints. If you haven't heard of the product before, it's basically an all-purpose balm that's loved by models and beauty gurus. It's marketed as a 'cream' which I think is slightly daft as it's very clear that it is in fact a balm and may confuse some people. I used the balm as a cuticle moisturiser, on shaving rash, cuts, dry patches of skin and as an overnight treatment for under my eyes (I get bad dark circles) and found it worked really well at everything. Personally my favourite use was to give the skin under my eyes a hit of moisture and I like that if you leave it on overnight it works almost as a hydrating mask. I actually woke up to glowing skin the next morning rather than looking half dead as I do on most mornings, so that was a great bonus. The texture of the balm may appear slightly greasy to most however as it's only meant for small areas of skin I don't find it a problem.

I definitely would recommend ditching the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour balm (for those who use it) in favour of a tub of Egyptian Magic, after all it includes olive oil, beeswax, honey, bee pollen and royal jelly! The only slight downside is the hefty price tag, and I know that some beauty bloggers have mentioned they'd expect more luxe packaging to go with it however I really love the quirky and eye catching packaging myself.


  1. I might buy this on your recommendation. we stock it at work so at least I'll get a discount! thanks xx

  2. This look great, thanks for the recommendation! :) ♥

  3. Wow will definitely try this it sounds amazing x