I know that sounds like a ridiculous question, but on Makeupalley.com, Crisco is one of the highest-rated skincare products on the site.
So what’s a girl to do, except buy a tub of Crisco and smear it on her face.
I was expecting my face to look like the slime-covered Alien from Alien 3.
As for ingredients, Crisco contains soybean oil (evens skin tone, moisturizes, softens and helps with wrinkles), cottonseed oil (softens) and antioxidants.
At bedtime, I put Crisco on one half of my face (did I just say that) and Crème de La Mer on the other. (The creator of La Mer is probably rolling over in his grave right now.)
Cut to 9 hrs later. The La Mer side was plumper, and perhaps slightly softer than the Crisco side, but in my magnifying mirror, the pores on the La Mer side looked clogged (bigger).
The Crisco side was much firmer and had no clogged pores.
Both sides had a radiant glow, were equally hydrated and equally smooth. If anything, I think the Crisco side was a little better on the wrinkles.
Besides the discrepancy in the price tags, a 16 oz jar of La Mer is $1,390 and a 16 oz tub of Crisco is $3.59, I have to say, I didn’t notice that big of a difference between the two.
Just to double check, I also did a Crisco side-by-side with another, well-respected moisturizer and the Crisco blew it away.
I would use Crisco as my PM moisturizer, even though it feels kind of Beverly Hillbillies-ish. I just worry that maybe the fancy ingredients, in real moisturizers, do something special on a cellular level that Crisco doesn’t.
Or, maybe I’m just in denial, because I feel like an ass for spending so much on skincare, when a tub of vegetable shortening works just as well, if not better.
I’m still getting used to there being a photo of a piece of pie on my moisturizer.