When it comes to moisturizers, we’re all looking for the holy grail of products, especially as we head into the cold, dry months of fall and winter. Though the quest may seem never-ending, actress and mom of three Kate Hudson just tipped us off to the end-all, be-all of creams — and it’s less than $20! We’re talking about the Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream (From $15.99, Amazon).
It’s not the first time she’s raved about its magic powers. In 2012, she told Glamour that she even puts it in her tresses to keep them sleek. “I discovered Egyptian Magic about 14 years ago,” she said at the time. My hair is straight in some places, curly in others. And a friend of mine was like, ‘You’ve got to get this stuff.’”
So what’s in this cream that has the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star and other celebs, including Eva Mendes and Cameron Diaz, who have also sung its praises, going gaga for it? A blend of six rich emollients and all-natural, nourishing ingredients, including olive oil, beeswax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly extract, and bee propolis.
As Hudson proved, this hydrating balm can be used just for just about anything — slather it on as a moisturizer, a hair conditioner, a lip balm, a massage balm … you name it!
With no synthetic preservatives or fragrances, this formula is a dream for dry, sensitive skin. Thanks to its healing properties, it also doubles as a short-term treatment for everything from burns and scars to eczema and psoriasis!
“I have very sensitive, acne-prone, dry skin and this is a miracle,” one Amazon reviewer wrote. “I was afraid I’d break out because it’s thick, but i don’t at all as a result of using it. My eczema patches are gone and my face feels very soft and smooth.”
Take it from Hudson and shoppers alike: This just may be the best $16 you’ve ever spent.
Where to buy: From $15.99, Amazon
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