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I am now a Crisco convert+++

Started 1289408173.477 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1295706586.91 by Peetie57

If you have read any of my posts, you know that I have very sensitive, dry, allergy skin. Up to now, I have been using either Vaseline or Vanicream lite as my moisturizer.

Since the weather has turned cooler and the air has gotten drier, my skin feels like it is drying up more than ever.

I remember some posts a long time ago with people saying how good Crisco was on dry skin. I was feeling desperate and decided to go ahead and try it.

It is greasy, but my skin drinks it in. I put my sunscreen on over this and use Clinique's Instant Pore Minimizer on top to cut the shine, then put on my mineral powder and I am good to go.

My skin does feel better, no breakouts and no irritation. To add even more moisture, I mixed some honey with water and put in a spray bottle to spray on my face before putting on the Crisco.

Weird, I know. I think I'm crazy too LOL But it is working for me and the redness from my Rosacea is getting better. Just thought I'd pass this on.

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ok21289408797.94688 PostsRegistered 7/13/2007
Thank you for sharing! As soon as I'm finished with the Vaseline and Ponds, I'm going to switch to Crisco again...

daNurse1289410316.837439 PostsRegistered 1/10/2009

I started using Crisco again last week. It saved my skin last winter. I'm going to Amish country Friday and hope to buy some essential oil to mix in it ti scent it.

amartinezf­an1289410418.829630 PostsRegistered 12/1/2006Sunny San Diego

Crisco is extremely comodogenic (sp?) !!!!

amartinezf­an1289410470.9979630 PostsRegistered 12/1/2006Sunny San Diego

Correct spelling is comedogenic.

Jabberjaw1289410534.45397 PostsRegistered 5/27/2009CA

My grandmother use to make lard soap. That is what Crisco is...lard! Forgot all about it. I am going to start using it on my the heals of my feet.

misspammie1289410790.46312788 PostsRegistered 3/14/2010now in Virginia
On 11/10/2010 ok2 said: Thank you for sharing! As soon as I'm finished with the Vaseline and Ponds, I'm going to switch to Crisco again...

I'm intriged,,,,could you let me know of your routine with Vaseline, Ponds, etc. Extremely dry skin here,,in high school I'd melt Vaseline in a spoon over the stove and put it on my face. (mother wasn't much help with this) Then I learned eczema was a lot to do with it. What a mess,,,,,,,,,,,talk later.

"jus' sanwiches and milk"

ok21289412631.654688 PostsRegistered 7/13/2007
Currently, I'm using Ponds Dry Skin Cream to remove (with a baby wipe) my makeup. After putting on a serum, then night cream...I wait a few minutes, warm a little Vaseline between my fingertips, and gently press on the areas of my face that are prone to dryness, including my lips, and a little on my eye contour area. Last Winter, I found Crisco to be more hydrating.

DoubleDog21289412973.603434 PostsRegistered 6/12/2009Mid-Missouri

Info on what ingredients are comedogenic and what aren't. Some suprised me.



luvbeauty1289414676.0956 PostsRegistered 3/4/2006This beautiful planet earth

Wow..great ideas..

I also due to this cold weather started trying using 100% coconut oil on my face from the health food store..I also put a tad on my lashes as well.

Really works for me thought I would share this~! I love the smell...

Margo Chan­ning1289416316.5213614 PostsRegistered 11/29/2007

no. freakin. way.

If you are invited to a wedding at the Walder Freys, best decline!
NO-ONE puts Leisle in the corner

Uglybuster1289416916.23729 PostsRegistered 6/25/2010Chicago

Let me begin with an appology...for those I may offend in my post.

Does anyone else ever get the feeling that outrageous claims are posted here to see if people jump on the bandwagon too? I wonder if these posts make people laugh...LOL! (I admit that I laugh sometimes).

Have a great day!

light / medium... graying hair, 52 yr old, dry skin.

straykatz1289417501.9879429 PostsRegistered 6/13/2007

Often in our quest for the eternal youth product we fail to recognize many great products that we already have in our homes. I personally don't buy into the expensive beauty product hype. With that said, not sure if I would put crisco on my face but I'm definately going to try it on my feet and legs.


Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth.

rebel1289421351.265634 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007

same here zendee. i might try it on my arms and legs.

glad it is helping some. there is nothing worse than super dry skin. i hate it!

45, Fair, dry, sensitive skin, DSPW, yellow and neutral undertones, Cannot use "cones" high in ingred. deck, natural blonde wavy hair, blue eyes

pucker1289422029.0871567 PostsRegistered 12/12/2007

UglyBuster-- no offense taken , but this was not meant to be an outrageous post. If you had my skin problems, you would try almost anything too. That being said, I have jumped on the bandwagon for a few products and my skin has paid dearly for it. That is why I will not post something that I am truely not using myself.

I take my makeup off with crisco, followed by Cetaphil to get off any residue, then spray my face with honey/water mixture followed by crisco again. I have not noticed it clogging my pores and the rosacea redness I have had has gotten extremely better and my face is not irritated (as stated in my OP).

Anywho, I just wanted to say that I am not the first to suggest using Crisco and that I really do use this and if something changes, I would let you all know.

fouraces1289422523.9513 PostsRegistered 5/1/2008

It is true about Crisco. As an example of how it can help your skin - many years ago I had dermabrasion done on my face (which is like having your face burned off, or it was anyway back in 1987) and one of the nurses told me to use Crisco (kept in the fridge so it's cool) to help heal and diminish the discomfort. So, any of you who use it, you're not crazy!!!!

ChillyTulip1289423047.941859 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007

I also recommend its use in my pediatric patients with labial adhesions. Works like a charm.

Keli131289424665.257516 PostsRegistered 1/24/2006

I started using Crisco during the wintertime after applying my Renova or Retin-A a year or two ago when this was a hot topic here on the boards. It really is a great moisturizer for dry skin. I still will use it from time to time because it really helps calm my skin when my skin gets really dry or irritated.

I'm glad it's working so great for you Pucker.

New Leaf1289425154.76816 PostsRegistered 8/19/2007

I think everything is trial and error. If Crisco works for you, that's great!

I just wish there was a widely-accepted, definitive list of what is comedogenic and what isn't. I tend to find things out the hard way.

Swedishmiss1289425871.6471329 PostsRegistered 8/11/2009

I love Crisco as a moisturizer for my sensitive skin. I put on the tiniest bit after washing my face and applying Retin A. (If there is any "excess" I lightly blot off with a tissue) It is not greasy at all. I wake up with glowing skin.

I also love the OCM. I do this once or sometimes twice a week.

I understand ladies who shy away from either of these. I was a big skeptic a couple years ago. It took me a long time to give it a try.

Opps---wanted to add, I do NOT have dry skin. It is definately combination. The Crisco actually seemed to "balance" things out...as does the OCM.Smile

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kay201289425975.771049 PostsRegistered 1/24/2008Texas

I bought a can of it last year because of all the hype so I wanted to try it. I did put it on my feet at night and then put socks on...my feet stayed soft all winter. I could never bring myself to put it on my face.

roxyrn1289426269.927677 PostsRegistered 7/7/2008

Crisco is a great on the skin. I have whipped it up with and added various scents, and then placed it in cute containers and it works great for winter skin that is dry, windburned or just needing a little extra coating of moisturizer. Never had a break-out (but I only really use it in the winter).

ng1289427631.221162 PostsRegistered 11/23/2007Sunny Southern California
On 11/10/2010 Jabberjaw said:

My grandmother use to make lard soap. That is what Crisco is...lard! Forgot all about it. I am going to start using it on my the heals of my feet.

Just to clarify, Crisco is not lard, it's a vegetable shortening. Lard is pig fat.

bmorechick1289437265.193778 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007

i've used crisco around my eyes only at night, for the past year. i keep it far away from other areas of my face because i still break out a lot. BUT, wow has it kept the skin around my eyes supple. i love it & at $3 & some odd cents for the crisco sticks, it lasts forever. i just cut off a small chunk & put it in an old BE eyeshadow container. works great. my aunt used crisco all over her face & when she died at 70, she had skin like a baby doll.

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KelBell1289442330.763256 PostsRegistered 8/28/2007
On 11/10/2010 adenesefan said:

Crisco is extremely comodogenic (sp?) !!!!

No it isn't...not at all! My skin LOVES Crisco, & I'm extremely prone to clogged pores, irritation, & breakouts. Crisco is VERY soothing, & causes absolutely zero problems for my skin.

daNurse1289480306.633439 PostsRegistered 1/10/2009

Uglubuster-no offense taken. This was not intended to be an outrageous claim I,too, started the Crisco thing last winter per recommendations on this board. For me, it has worked well. I have used it on my face occassionally with no problems. I have dry heat coupled with hard water in my home. As one poster mentioned last year,if the Crisco doesn't work, she can always bake a batch of cookies with it!

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