Do you practice Egyptian Magic? Come with me as we uncover the captivating secrets of a skincare gem that has captivated the beauty world. Get ready to unlock the ancient skincare wisdom of Egyptian Magic and discover how it can transform your skincare routine.

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • The versatility of this one skincare product.
  • Understanding the key ingredients of Egyptian Magic and how they can benefit your skin.
  • How Egyptian Magic can be used as a makeup product as well as a skincare one.


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Episode 48: Show notes

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After all these years, I’ve come across countless beauty products claiming to work wonders.

But out of all the multitasking marvels out there, there’s one that stands out to me the most:

Egyptian Magic.

This all-purpose skin cream has become a staple in the beauty routines of many, including celebrities like Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz. And after using it for several years, I can confidently say that it truly lives up to the hype.

Egyptian Magic is intriguing because of its rich history and simple yet powerful ingredients.

It is based on the skincare and bee byproducts that were used by the ancient Egyptian pharaohs, yes the very same ones!

Ingredients including olive oil, beeswax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, and propolis. These natural elements come together to create a magical formula that offers a wide range of benefits.

You can’t talk about Egyptian Magic without admiring its versatility.

It can be used as a face moisturizer, makeup primer, lip balm, eye contour cream, makeup remover, after-sun care, and so much more. The list of its potential uses seems endless, and that’s what makes it such a valuable addition to any skincare or makeup kit.

And when it comes to the ingredients, each component brings its own set of benefits to the table.

For example, olive oil contains vitamin E and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on the skin.

Beeswax, similar to olive oil, is also anti-inflammatory and contains antioxidants to protect your skin from free radicals.

Honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, and propolis each contribute their own unique properties, such as fighting infections, aiding in healing, and providing anti-aging effects.

But what truly sets Egyptian Magic apart is its natural composition.

It is entirely free from preservatives, additives, and synthetic chemicals, making it an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies.

I’ve seen it work wonders for clients who seem to react to everything else in the makeup and skincare realm, providing them with a gentle and effective solution.

As a makeup artist, I’ve also used Egyptian Magic to give performers a natural glow and a healthy sheen on set.

Its ability to nourish and heal the skin while providing a beautiful finish makes it a go-to product in my professional arsenal. It’s the kind of product that allows you to have a play as well, whether it’s used as a lip balm, highlighter, eyeshadow, or body moisturizer. Its versatility is endless, and it’s a product that truly keeps on giving.

Aside from its makeup-related uses, Egyptian Magic is also super-effective to treat various skin conditions, scars, burns, and even act as a massage balm.

And its this multifunctional nature that makes it a cost-effective investment because one jar seems to last forever.

The fact that it’s suitable for all ages, including babies, further solidifies its status as a skincare essential.

Egyptian Magic has earned its status as a skincare gem, and its ability to nourish, heal, and hydrate the skin is unparalleled. Whether you’re a professional in the industry or someone on their own skincare journey, this product has the potential to become a cherished staple in your routine.

After all, who doesn’t want a little bit of Egyptian magic in their lives?

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Episode Transcript

[00:00:00]: No matter where you are on your own skincare journey or as a professional makeup artist, the product that I’m sharing with you today is one that has the capacity to have a huge amount of benefit for you.

The term multitasker gets thrown about like awards in the film and tv industry these days, but if there is one product that I would gladly call a multitasker, then it may just have to be Egyptian Magic.

And I’m here to tell you why. It can be a really handy product to have in your makeup kit or your bathroom cabinet at home today.

[00:01:16]: I’ve been using Egyptian Magic for over a few years now, and what a find this has been. I feel like I may have just found the unicorn of skincare products and what has become a secret weapon of many a celebrity among us mere mortals.

From the likes of Kate Hudson to Cameron Diaz to Rooney Mara, it’s certainly got the celeb endorsements behind it. This very simple and clean (although I’m reluctant to ever use that word on this show), this all in one should definitely be a staple in your life now.

Egyptian Magic is based on the very skincare and bee products or bee byproducts that the Egyptian pharaohs used.
Even Cleopatra herself, with an ingredient list shorter than Hugh Grant’s arm in the new Wonka movie how can you go wrong, right? Egyptian Magic comes recommended by many pros to treat birthmarks, burns, scars, common skin conditions, eczema and so much more.

[00:02:23]: In fact, there’s seemingly nothing it won’t treat. It’s safe for babies, and you can even use it to tame frizzy hair and to treat your hair as well. So let’s take a deep dive into the wild and wonderful world of egyptian magic and learn what it can and what else it can do for you.

This all singing, all dancing, all purpose skin cream is suggested to be used for the following and I say, strap yourself in, my friend. Get comfortable.

Face moisturizer, makeup primer, lip balm, eye contour cream, makeup remover, after-sun care, itching, rashes, scars, minor burns, eczema and psoriasis, a massage balm, cracked heels and elbows, body moisturizer, hand and cuticle cream, aftershave, razor burn, body care, diaper rash, stretch marks, pregnancy skincare, hydrating face mask phew!
Oh my goodness. I particularly love to use it for dry skin and scars and wounds, bites, that sort of thing.

[00:03:30]: Working on set as a makeup artist, I’ve also used it to give performers a lovely glow or a natural sheen. It’s just so versatile. Now I want to focus on the ingredients for a minute.

Yeah, I know, boring, right? But it’s still really vital to wrap your head around. So let’s quickly whizz through what makes Egyptian Magic so, well, magical.

First of all, olive oil contains vitamin e, among other things. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on the skin. It’s also non-comedogenic, so it won’t cause breakouts.

[00:04:10]: Now here’s a fun fact. Olive oil contains squalane.

Now if you don’t know about the benefits of plant-derived squalene, then you can learn all about squalane and squaline in an old blog post that I do a big old deep dive into it. And I’ll be sure to include the link in the show notes of this episode.

So you can just go straight to and I’ll include all the links and resources from this very episode down the page under the resources section.

Now, extra virgin olive oil is also known for its antifungal properties when used topically, it can also help give your skin that subtle glow. Now let’s remember how hot that is right now, that dewy glow glass skin, dare I say? And beeswax.

[00:05:06]: Now, like olive oil, beeswax is synonymous with anti-inflammatory benefits. It is a humectant. Beeswax also contains antioxidants that can help protect your skin from free radicals. And beeswax is also invaluable as a calming, soothing ingredient in skincare products that will relieve redness, irritation and dry skin.

Honey in skincare is associated with being able to fight infections. The manuka honey, which is native to New Zealand, is particularly well known for its skin healing qualities. Bee pollen. Now remember, bee pollen, like all of these honey derived bee byproducts, is known to have protective effects on the skin against dryness and aging, and it can generally have a rejuvenating effect on the skin.

[00:06:00]: Royal jelly is used in skin care to aid in healing your skin. So, like many of its ingredient neighbors inside Egyptian magic cream, it’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiaging, anti-everything. And now, royal jelly also contains sun protecting qualities. I mean, it really is magic.

The royal jelly works in bumping up skin’s production of collagen, and it can be used to reduce the appearance of acne, acne scars, blackheads, and just scars in general for your skin as well.

Okay, here’s the magic. I’m just overusing that word. Here’s that ingredient I’ve been getting to propolis.

[00:06:45]: Now, rounding up this very small ingredient list is the final bee byproduct, propolis.

And if you’re not familiar with propolis, well, this is the best time right now. Propolis is a combination of beeswax and bee saliva that is mixed with plant and tree compounds that come from where the material originates.

So it’s this sort of sneaky blend. It’s like the Colonel’s secret herbs, and spices. But I don’t know. It’s the bees secret tree byproducts, isn’t it?

Some people view propolis as something of a wonder ingredient and an antiaging miracle cure for the skin. Now, I once worked with a very well-respected actress whose skin reacted to absolutely everything and anything in the makeup and skincare realm.

[00:07:42]: It was a massive challenge trying to put on a large silicon prosthetic appliance all over her.
I mean, she was covered and basically trying to do it without using an adhesive.

And this actress swore by Propolis, and she’s the one that introduced me to it and its capabilities many years ago.

So propolis is antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, and as I mentioned, the all important anti aging to make up the big five antis.

And speaking of ante, let’s take a minute to acknowledge that Egyptian Magic is free from preservatives, any additives, and synthetic chemicals as well.

It might just be the ticket if you ever cross paths with a performer or a client who just seems to be allergic to everything and flares up when your brushes get within inches of their face. You know, the ones, it’s so frustrating.

Well, maybe this is that solution that they haven’t found yet, and you can be the person to make the introduction.

[00:08:49]: And when you open the jar, Egyptian Magic looks like a solid balm inside. Its transformation into a liquid in the palms of your hands makes it very easy to use and quick-working on your skin as well. Scoop out as much or as little as you need.

Simply rub it into the palms of your hands to warm it up, and then Egyptian Magic will become a smooth, oil-like consistency with the warmth of your hands and then use it wherever you need it.

For the professional makeup artists among us, don’t be afraid to experiment, either.

Whether you give egyptian magic a bash as a lip balm, a highlight on a cheekbone, even eyeshadow, or a natural glow on someone’s bare arms, if you’re filming, let’s say you’re filming somewhere tropical or you’re actually filming somewhere not so tropical, but it’s meant to be hot and humid.

Egyptian Magic will look great on the skin and heal and nourish while you wait as well. It’s also one of those products that seems to last forever, and that makes it quite cost-effective when you think about it, and that’s always a good thing.

[00:10:00]: So let me ask you this. Have you used Egyptian Magic before? Perhaps you already have some other techniques of things that you’ve used it for that work like a charm.

Can you help me? Would you tell me what they are? Tell me those things. Find me on Instagram @themakeuprefinery and come on, share the wealth and keep on experimenting because sometimes the best way to learn and make the best discoveries, and in a way, that’s really what this podcast is all about, sharing the knowledge and helping you.

So I hope that this episode has certainly done that as far as a brilliant, gentle, healing, hydrating gem like Egyptian Magic goes.

[00:10:47]: All righty. Thanks for listening. And if you’re loving the show, as always, please feel free to copy that show, link and paste and share it with someone that you know will love to hear about Egyptian Magic. And till next time, bye.

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