The company that manufactures the Egyptian Magic cream was founded by Lord Pharaoh ImHotep AmonRa. In 1986, a water filter salesman by the name of Westley Howard met a stranger, Dr. Imas, while having a meal in a Chicago Diner. During their conversation, Dr. Imas revealed the secret formula to a cream that was supposedly found in an ancient Egyptian tomb. After this encounter, Westley spent approximately two years figuring out the recipe. In the early 90’s he started the business by trading the newly formulated all-purpose cream for food at an organic market in Washington, DC. Westley eventually changed his name to Lord Pharaoh ImHotep AmonRa, to make it more in line with the cultural overtones of the Egyptian Magic cream.
Ingredients – Egyptian Magic is an all-purpose skin cream with six natural ingredients, including; olive oil, royal jelly, honey, bee pollen, bee propolis, and bees wax. The Egyptian Magic cream manufacturer states that the cream does not contain any other additives, chemicals, preservatives, synthetic fragrances or parabens, and it was never tested on animals.
One beneficial ingredient in the Egyptian Magic cream is olive oil, which is a common component in various skin care products because it helps make skin soft and supple by acting as a moisturizer. Beeswax is also a common skin care ingredient that can be found in this cream. Beeswax helps the skin to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier. Honey and royal jelly work together by helping boost collagen in the skin. Bee pollen is also a free radical absorber and therefore can act as an antioxidant to help aging skin.
Uses – The ingredients in the Egyptian Magic cream also give it natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The cream itself is not significantly greasy and has been used on all skin types. Egyptian Magic has been used for some of the following purposes:
- Moisturizing, especially after shaving or sun exposure. May also be used as a night moisturizer.
- Smoothening and repairing dry, rough and chapped skin on elbows, hands and feet.
- Treating diaper rash in babies. Since it is generally considered to be safe for infants, it can be used as a replacement for petroleum or mineral oil based baby products.
- Keeping the nails and cuticles healthy.
- Conditioning and de-frizzing hair, repairing split ends.
- Softening and moisturizing lips.
- Preventing stretch marks during pregnancy.
- Treating skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and sore skin.
- Helping with dark circles under eyes and dehydrated tissues.
- Healing cuts, scratches and sores on skin.
- Soothing redness, and healing blemishes and acne scars.
Application – Since Egyptian magic is an oil-based, solidified product, it needs to be warmed up for some time in order to soften. It melts as soon as it comes in contact with the skin and gets absorbed relatively quickly. For hair application, the cream can be applied to the hair and scalp for an hour and then washed off.
Where to purchase?
Since Egyptian Magic is manufactured in the U.S., it can be found in most of the beauty stores in the country. Apart from the U.S., it is sold in 25 other countries. It is also available in several all-purpose and beauty stores online, such as Amazon and Costco. At Amazon Egyptian magic is available in 2 oz., 4 oz. and 8oz. bottles, priced at $23.95, $30 and $74 respectively.
When using an “all natural” product, many consumers automatically assume that it is safe. It is important to remember that even natural products, including Egyptian Magic cream, can be detrimental to your health. For example, you may simply be allergic to bee pollen, or honey. Therefore, as with any product, make sure to test it on a small patch of skin first, before applying over larger areas. This is especially important when using Egyptian Magic cream on young children, especially if they’ve never been tested for allergies.