My sister has sworn by Egyptian Magic balm since the night she first used it. We were gifted it as Christmas presents and it’s taken me only until recently to try it out myself.
I must admit, I first looked at the packaging and, for the £33 price tag, wasn’t immediately impressed by it. I’m a sucker for nice packaging and first appearances didn’t sell it to me: it looks quite old-fashioned, with a horrible font and tacky lines such as “Peace” printed across it.
But my sister continued to bang on about how wonderful this balm was; according to her, it’s stopped her acne from reappearing and faded stubborn scars from her skin. I still wasn’t convinced until I saw her skin recently and thought how wonderful it looked. Her skin has improved substantially, and the only thing she says that’s changed is her skincare routine.
So I gave the balm a try. I’ve been using Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Cream (one of my top 5 products) for years, and was curious as to whether this could match up to it. I often sleep in 8 Hour Cream to help replenish the moisture and hoped this would do the same.
First, I wish to apologise to the makers of Egyptian Magic for being so snobby about first appearances. It’s wonderful. It glides effortlessly onto the skin and a little amount goes a hell of a long way. What I love most about it is the fact it uses 100% natural ingredients, like beeswax and honey, and unlike 8 Hour Cream, hardly smells at all.
To use, you take a small dab of it and rub it in your palms until it goes oily, then apply on whatever area of the body needs it. It’s used to treat the likes of eczema, psoriasis, the healing of tattoos and even sun burn.
Overall, I wish I’d started using Egyptian Magic balm earlier. It’s pricey, but my skin hasn’t felt this smooth in a long time.