Crisco...the hidden beauty product


Surprise Moisturizer

Get ready folks: I'm coming out of the closet! I can't hide this anymore. I even came clean to my husband. I never saw him laugh so hard and I don't think I've ever felt sillier, except for maybe the time when....oh never mind, that's behind me now. Anyway, the truth is the truth, so here goes:

I was sipping my coffee one morning watching "Good Morning America" and this one morning there was a beauty segment. I'm pretty sure it was Robin Roberts interviewing some beauty products person and she was showcasing all different creams and lotions for dry skin. Robin looked a little worried when the woman came to a container of Crisco shortening. "Really??" she asked, and actually seemed to back away from the can like it was a snake ready to strike.

"Yes, really!!" the woman replied. I listened with skepticism while she touted its exploits but the squeeky wheels of curiosity began to chug a lug in my brain.

So.....when I went to the market I purchased a can. I drove home giddy with hope. I had just bought a 16 ounce can of shortening for maybe $2.00 and if this stuff actually worked, then I might have well just won the lottery.

With the Crsico securely hidden behind my back, I snuck past my husband and into the bathroom, anxious to try it out. I flipped the lid off and looked down into the can. The pure white concoction beckoned me to dip my fingers in, and I obliged. The results?


I tried it on my elbows, heels and hands and the results were instant and effective. Oh joy!!!!My skin became soft on contact!!! And the best part is it lasts all day! I do want to say that I pumice my heels every other day and always put a lotion on them after my they're in pretty good shape. I realize that some people's heels might be more of a challenge, but with a little work you too can have soft, supple heels =)

Can I tell you how excited I was?? I like the word is even better...and this stuff is cheap! And the 16 ounce can will last oh so long. But there's more......The next test came about a week later...

Hmmm, I thought to myself as I scooped up the last drop of under eye treatment with my little finger. The blue container of Crisco with the Betty Crocker-like picture of way too fattening desserts was perched on the corner of the bathroom sink. I eyed it suspiciously, wondering if this could possibly take the place of my expensive eye cream. Can't hurt and maybe it will I lifted the plastic lid and dipped my pinkie in it....barely. What's that Brill Cream ad say?? "A little dab will do ya"?

yup...just a dab. I patted just a little under each eye and put the leftover on my lips...and to my delight it did not disappoint; my under eye area and lips became soft instantly and remained that way all day.

Mind you, this stuff is rich so you only need a little bit......but IT WORKS!!!!

The ingredients read like this:

soybean oil, fully hydrogenated palm oil, partially hydrogenated palm and soybean oils, mono and diglycerides, TBHQ and citric acid (antioxidants). That's it...simple ingredients with very nice results. I'm not trying to say that it will erase wrinkles and age spots and things like that, but I do know for a fact that it's a fantastic moisturizer...

Try it. You won't be disappointed. You have my word on that.

Yes, Crisco all vegetable shortening. It's weird, I know.

at the 3:30 mark in video, Dr. Wu discusses Crisco!

Comments 158 comments

Svelt Sista 5 years ago

Thanks for the tip! I didn't have to go out and buy Crisco, as I use it for baking all the time, so I had a huge tub of it in the kitchen. I tried it right away, as you did. This is priceless information since face creams and hand lotions are sooo expensive. Crisco now has a new home... in the bathroom with the beauty products. Thanks again!

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moonfairy 5 years ago Author

you are so welcome, svelt sista! thanks for the comment!

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wwolfs 5 years ago

Great hub! I have read about this before but have never tried it. Thanks for the useful information as with winter weather my skin tends to be on the dry side and now would be a good time to try it. Thank you too for sharing!

Voted useful!

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moonfairy 5 years ago Author

thank you wwolfs!! Ever since I saw it on GMA I've been using it. Remember, a little goes a long way!! It's especially nice on my under eyes and on my hands, especially in the winter.

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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Oh my goodness-What a gem of a hub I have stumbled on today. Thanks for testing out the Crisco and sharing it with us. I am a believer!!! :-) P.S.-I hit every button and shared it and tweeted it.

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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA

That is so cool, thanks for sharing! I've heard there are so many natural treatments, it's not even funny. LOL.

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HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

Ha Ha yes I heard about this in one of my Human Service classes, I guess some social worker didn't understand and took and African American to a doctor for his/her dry skin. Nothing would work, and than when she finally asked the grandmother, she said, well all you needed was Crisco. I guess it is something used among there culture and very good stuff from what I've always heard. I've never had to much of dry skin myself, but thanks for sharing! :)

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Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

How neat to be able to use Crisco as a moisturizer! I like the idea of "cheap", too1 You may have started a new trend among Hubbers, and we'll be sure to tell the world! LOL. Voted up!

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AudreyHowitt 5 years ago from California

I can't even remember the last time I bought Crisco! But I will now!

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vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

You've inspired me to give it a try!

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Wrath Warbone 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

Terrific! Thanks tons. I will tell my friends about this too. I know things like this often work very well, like tea bags for hair color.

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phdast7 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Sometimes the simplest, inexpensive, "older" products work really well. Crisco as a skin softener would also be great for people who are allergic to perfumes and color additives. Great suggestion . :) Thanks for SHARING.

My favorite? CORNSTARCH!!! Yes, the kind we cook with. It is incredibly pure, very cheap, hypoallergenic,and CORNSTARCH makes a wonderful adult powder or non-irritating baby powder.

Pour CORNSTARCH into an empty "expensive powder" box. :)

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moonfairy 5 years ago Author

thanks everyone for your comments...I enjoyed reading all of them!!!! FYI- I put a dab under my eyes this morning at about 6:15. It's now 5:15 pm and my under eyes are still soft =) It's amazing!!!

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tammyswallow 5 years ago from North Carolina

This is so creative! I am open to trying things like this. Right now I only have butter flavored Crisco. I will get some of the regular kind. I have heard of people using it to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy. Thanks for sharing!

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catgypsy 5 years ago from the South

I've heard of this before, but never tried it. Thanks for the test results! I have used olive oil and also like Pond's cold cream, which reminds me of Crisco. It's great to find cheap alternatives that work just as well! Great hub.

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moonfairy 5 years ago Author

thanks for the comment catgypsy! It does work great and the best part is that it's cheap!!

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theclevercat 5 years ago from Massachusetts

WHAT! I cannot wait to try this. I love tips like this and the cheaper, the better. Way to go! Voted up and useful.

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LunesisMidnight 5 years ago from Texas

when I saw this I was like "No freakin way that could be used as a beauty product." but apparently it can so i I may have to try this thing out thanks for the tip...voted up and also useful :)

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moonfairy 5 years ago Author

thanks theclevercat and LunesisMidnight! I've been using Crisco for about 6 months now and haven't deviated back to other products...I really do like it!!

iowamoon 5 years ago

Ha ha! Known this for years but will go you one better. I am a lotion maker and I use it! Yep! You know the old saying about the mechanic's wife who's car is always breaking down? Well I'm always running out of lotion! So I grab the crisco... Except to avoid questions n comments I put some in a fancy jar and set that in my bathroom! It's my little secret-well now it's everyones little secret.

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moonfairy 5 years ago Author

that's awesome iowamoon!!! thanks for sharing!

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kayyluh 5 years ago

How awesome moonfairy! I had no idea you could use this as a moisturizer, the one I use on my face is about 35 dollars, so ridiculous! So I will be using this more often I'm glad you decided to share your secret:) I voted up and interesting! I would vote up a billion times if I could this hub is great! Keep up the great work :))

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moonfairy 5 years ago Author

thanks so much kayyluh =)I'm glad I decided to share as well, I've gotten such great feedback! Feel free to let me know what you think once you've tried it!

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Lilleyth 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

50 years ago my Russian ballet teacher shared with my mother that she used Crisco as her skin cream. She also taught her to do a facial exercise she called "the pussycat" where you purse your lips firmly so your cheeks pop out. It works. People are always asking me how I keep my 60+ skin looking so young.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

awesome...I use it every day and I swear by it. thanks for sharing Lilleyth.

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duffsmom 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

What a great idea! Funny too, we have been out of Crisco for months and I just asked my husband to pick up a can today! Ummm, it may be beauty treatment night! Great Hub moonfairy.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

sounds like synchronicity to me!! thanks for the comment duffsmom =)

MsRichard01 4 years ago

How along are you supposed to have it on your skin?

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

as long as you want. I dab a smidge of it under my eyes and gently rub it in and I also rub some in around my lips and then leave it until I wash my face. I used it on my hands the other day. I massaged it in and just used a paper towel to dry my palms.

Love Roschelle 4 years ago

I heard the woman in the movie "The Help" mention Crisco's

usages. So just to try it out, I bought a one pound container. I could not believe how "instantaneously my skin not only felt good, but looked good. I put it on my feet, which needed the most help. I am sold on it and will see other uses for it.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

fantastic Love Roschelle!!!! I'm glad you decided to give it a try =)

Rebecca 4 years ago

I also heard the movie "The Help" mention this also. I just bought it!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

Awesome Rebecca, thanks for commenting!

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moonlake 4 years ago from America

They use crisco as he base for many medicated creams. Like for psoriasis creams. Enjoyed your hub and voted up. I have coconut oil in my bathroom.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

Hi moonlake, I didn't know that, so thanks for your comment!

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techhound 4 years ago

What a great idea! Another example of ingenuity at work. Take a product and find another useful aspect of it! Thanks for the Hub.

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cabmgmnt 4 years ago from Northfield, MA

Glad this works for you, I have had luck with organic coconut oil which is also antibacterial. I use it as a moisturizers and have thrown out all of my skin care with harsh chemicals.

Thanks for sharing this.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

thanks for the comment, techhound, I truly use it every day!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

cabmgmnt, thanks for mentioning coconut oil...moonlake mentioned it as well. I may have to give that a try!

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T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

Thank you so much for the great tip! I will definitely go out and buy some the next time I am in a grocery store. I have used olive oil on my neck and chest but never thought of Crisco. Creams are so expensive. I can't wait to try it. Voted up!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

Hi T4an, thanks for your comment! I use it every day as an under eye cream and really do love it. Just remember that a little bit goes a very, very long way so use it gently!!!

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T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

That is great. I can save hundreds of dollars a year with this miracle cream. Thanks again!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

you're welcome T4an!

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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

Crisco...I am going to the kitchen right now. There is always a can awaiting some cooking event I may embark upon. Who knew? I have to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this with us. Now more of us will be soft and have more cash!!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author gotta love it!!!! seems silly doesn't it?? Ha!

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landscapeartist 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I never tried it, but I have tried the udder cream that is meant for cows udders. It softens a cows teats so why not human skin? I love it. I will give it a try with the Crisco shortening. It's much cheaper and in this day and age, we need all the money saving advice we can get

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

hi landscapeartist, I've used the udder cream as well but the smell isn't pleasant. Crisco has no scent!!!!! thanks for your comment!

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michelleonly3 4 years ago from Gardnerville, Nv

I am going to have to try it closet style. I think I am almost out of noxema... if I fill that container with crisco... who would know?

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

michelleonly3.....I started out closet style too!! and no one would know what's in that little noxema container but you, and me!

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MizBejabbers 4 years ago

Wow! Thanks for the tip. I'm going to have to try it. I am chemical sensitive and have problems with many commercial cosmetics. I had heard that mineral oil was a good moisterizer, but after using it awhile, it didn't keep the wrinkles away either. Once my lips became so chapped that I tried everything, Chapstick, Vaseline, Crisco, even bacon grease, but none of it worked. I finally resorted to simple vinegar and water, then used the emollient and it worked! Simple products are the best.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

thanks for the comment MizBejabbers! Hopefully the Crisco shortening will work. I use it as an under eye moisturizer and swipe it across my lips in the morning and am a believer!!!

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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

What a creative idea. I am sure it is not the shortening of choice for internal use, but if this works---why not. Great idea and presented well.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

thanks again carol7777...I use it daily as an under eye cream and it works great on heels and elbows. It's kinda scary though, isn't it??? lol

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T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

Hi Moonfairy, I voted for you for a hubbie. Most useful hub. :)

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

wow T4an, thanks so much!!!!! You just made my day =)

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T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

Just look how soft my hands are! lol! I love it and it doesn't smell either. :) You should win hub of the decade for this tip!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

again I thank you T4an!!!!!!

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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Not sure my wife is currently using Crisco....but we are going grocery shopping tomorrow morning and I will be sure to include some of the facts you have included in the hub the hopes of getting her to try Thanks for sharing a very interesting idea .....voted up and bookmarked for future reference.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

thanks very much Cogerson....I use it religiously =)

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Farmer Rachel 4 years ago from Minnesota

I believe it! Crisco also makes really good soap. It must be the hydrogenated oil. And since the stuff's no good for eating, we might as well use it for beauty products! Great hub, voted up and more :)

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innerspin 4 years ago from uk

I'll have to investigate which UK product is most like Crisco - I feel left out! Interesting information, thanks.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

I agree Farmer Rachel...might as well use it for beauty =) I really do like the stuff!! Thanks for your feedback.

innerspin, I hope you have good luck finding something comperable in the let me know!

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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

I am sure there are many beauties who use Crisco, but will not admit that they use it. I have been using Crisco since I was a child. Nothing works better. I have the big Costco size in my pantry. It lasts for years because I only use a little at a time. I put it in a smaller container and keep it in the bathroom. I love that stuff. For people with really dry hair, it also makes a fabulous hair cream.

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Green Art 4 years ago

Wow, what a great find. Thanks for sharing this super tip, I will definitely give it a whirl. Voted UP and Useful!

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dianetrotter 4 years ago from Fontana

OMG! I've got to try this. We use to cook with Crisco all the time. Wouldn't dare now but for eyes? Gotta try!

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khmohsin 4 years ago from London,UK


I will prefer Crisco to my loved ones. It seems great as you elaborated. I think they will also like to have this.

Thanks for your share too. Liked and shared with friends too

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jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

I never thought of Crisco as a skin moisturizer. Great hub!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

MarleneB- I tried a little on my hair end this morning and it worked great...thanks for the tip!!

Green Art. thank you and yes, give it a try!!

dianetrotter...I use it on my eyes every day and love it =)

khmohsin...thanks for your feedback!!!'ve got to try's fabulous!!!

Thank you all for your kind comments =)

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starbright 4 years ago from Scandinavia

Oh joy of joys. Got to find out if I can get this or an equivalent in Scandinavia. What a find. Thanks for sharing MoonFairy. Voted up as useful.

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Nellrenae 4 years ago

I have to say it is nice to know what else I can use crisco for. It seems like the stuff lasts forever and I do not bake very much so I always seem to have too much.

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Jentu 4 years ago from U.S.

I love hearing about simple and cheap around the house products that can be used for beauty. First time hearing about this one but I think I'll give it a go!

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zionsphere 4 years ago from Oregon

Ok..weird, but Awesome! I have this problem with my cheeks getting dry, and my makeup getting scaley when I put it on. I bet this would work better than the over night cream I use in the morning to prevent becoming a lizard, and MUCH cheaper! Thanks for the tip :)

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

starbright...hope you can find an equivalent...I love the stuff! Thanks

for your comment =)

Nellrenae... it does last forever and that's a good thing!!

Jentu.. I love hearing about simple and cheap as well, especially if it


zionsphere...yes, weird, but it really does good luck!

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GlstngRosePetals 4 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

OK you talked me into it! IM going to take a plunge in to the lard for im not getting any younger and i live in one of the driest states. Keeping my skin moist is impossible with everything that i have tryed so far. Great hub!! Voted up!!!

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Thanks for this hub. I have tried everything, but nothing works. I will try Crisco. My only other problem is that under my eyes the skin is kind of puffy. Do you know of any way to help with that?

Voted up!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

GlstngRosePetals...glad I talked you into it, you won't be sorry!

Michele Travis...I have faith that the Crisco will help. As far as the puffiness, try brewing a teabag and then letting it cool and apply to your undereyes...caffeine is known to reduce puffiness...and good luck!

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Blond Logic 4 years ago from Brazil

Many years ago I remember Joan Collins saying she always removed her make-up before going to bed. She said if she didn't have cold cream she would use Crisco!

I haven't tried it but will now. I hate paying over the odds for a fancy name.

Fun hub.

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talfonso 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

The CSPI and other health nuts detest Crisco because of the hydrogenated oils that can clog arteries! But you sure have a good use for it besides food! I didn't know until I read your Hub that it's an inexpensive beauty product!

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Kalux 4 years ago from Canada

Very interesting, I love trying things like this!

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litsabd 4 years ago

This is great information you shared with us! I hope I can find Crisco products somewhere in Greece as I am soooo anxious to test them! :)

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Thank you again moonfairy, we have a lot of tea bags filled with caffeine and I will by Crisco today!

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Vintagetreasures 4 years ago

I LOVE it! Definitely gotta try this!

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nina64 4 years ago from chicago, Illinois

Who knew that Crisco could be used as a beauty product? I'm not walking to the store, I'm running to purchase my can of Crisco!!!! Now I can do away with all those other expensive beauty products that claim to moisturize my skin. Awesome hub......voted up and away!!!!!!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

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Thanks to you all for enjoying my hub and giving Crisco a try...I swear you won't be disappointed!

Michele Travis....yes, try the teabags and the crisco and I truly hope they work for you!!!!!!!

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Doodlehead 4 years ago from Northern California

OMG I'll have to go get some the next time I go to a non-healthfood store!

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nikashi_designs 4 years ago

Pretty good idea...simple, inexpensive, and you can cook while you beautify. I wonder if the guest host on the television show was a representative of Crisco? Regardless, I tried it on my eyes and lip area and in just a few days seems to be much smoother. Great Hub, Thanks

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lanaz 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Thanks for the info...

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

Doodlehead, nikashi designs, lanaz...thanks for reading and for your comments =)

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Maximizer 4 years ago from San Jose, Costa Rica

Interesting, and should be especially useful now that the air is getting cold and dry!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

Maximizer, yes it works great especially in the winter when your skin needs it the most! Thanks for reading!

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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Love this! Thank you! I am going to try it!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

btrbell, you're welcome! and thank you =)

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PaisleeGal 4 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

I've heard this before, about 15 yrs ago, from a quite elderly lady in her 80's with beautiful facial skin. Smooth and hardly any wrinkles. According to her the only thing she had ever used on her face to remove make-up and moisturize was Crisco. She was proof it worked. I don't know why but I've never used it. But, after reading all this I'm going to start as soon as I finish up my expensive stuff.

Love the Hub and the way you write. Interesting and with humor too!

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dreamseeker2 4 years ago

LOL! Love your story. Now I have to try it!! I've heard of Pepto Bismol as a beauty secret. But this is worth a try too. (I haven't yet tried the pepto though). : ) Voted up and useful!

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oceansider 4 years ago

Hello, thanks for the interesting information on using Crisco as a moisturizer.....I never would have thought of using that on my skin.....and, I actually have never even once in all these years, bought Crisco to cook with.....But now I may give it a try for my skin!

Thank you for sharing this beauty secret!......I appreciate that.

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Judy G Gillis 4 years ago from Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

Just tweeted this - my daughter has been looking for something that will keep her lips from drying out and cracking, and this may actually do the trick! Love it that it's so cheap... :D

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

PaisleeGal...yes, it works!! I'm glad you're going to give it a try =) and thanks for the compliment....I appreciate it very much!

dreamseeker2...I've not heard of pepto as a beauty secret, but you just never know! thanks for your feedback! are so welcome....and thanks for reading!

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Judy G Gillis...yes, the instant it hits your lips you can feel them really does work =)

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Mom on a Budget 4 years ago from Tampa, FL

Love, love, love. I will be sure to try this stuff today! Thanks

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GoldenThreadPress 4 years ago

Me, too! Whooda thought that something that could give one high cholesterol could be a beauty secret. I'm amazed again! Thanks for the great hub!

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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

I know this one is a hit and got to be one of the most novel uses of shortening.

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Thank you all for reading my hub and for the great comments =)

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Ammara Asir 4 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

great job. thank you for sharing.

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anglnwu 4 years ago

I'm a cheap moisturizer junkie--just ask my cabinet. Never heard of using Crisco but the ingredients are friendly and even familiar like soya bean and palm oil. I grew up on that, in my diet, so how wrong can it go? Loved it and shared.

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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta

Moonfairy...CRISCO..LOL.. I saw the title of the hub, and I had to find out what is up with crisco as a hidden beauty secret. Your hub is a great one, well as for the Crisco maybe I will try it. I love to moisturizer so I probably just put it to the test to find out for myself. Thanks for the info! = )

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

Ammara Asir...thank you!'s cheap and it works! I especially like to use it under my eyes...

adrienne2...I know, I laughted too when I saw it on GMA and I felt so foolish when I knew I was actually going to try it out! I haven't been disappointed either =)

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InLove3x 4 years ago from Charleton, SC

I love beauty regimens that come straight out of the kitchen and this is another that I have gladly added to mines. Thanx for the post

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everythingdazzles 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

Great idea! I love at home beauty remedies. It certainly beats going to the store spending 10-20 dollars for something that contains high levels of alcohol. I hate it when I look at a moisturizer and then I see the high level of alcohol in it. Totally wrecks my skin into a dry mess! Thanks again!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

InLove3x...I know! how can you not love something like that?! thanks for your comment!

everythingdazzles...yes, spending tons of money on "stuff" that doesn't really work is annoying.

thank you both for reading!!!

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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Awesome! Gotta try this specially that the cool dry air of winter will soon be upon us. Excited and will absolutely share.

Thanks for the cheap tip! Why pay more, eh? (:

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lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

Can't wait to try it! Will let others know too.

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Gary Holdaway 4 years ago from Sleaford, UK

Nice hub! Don't laugh because we're men, but me and my dad work all day on our feet, and get really bad heels and side pads because of it. I'm gonna try this haha never before has anything fixed it before though.

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GeoJo 4 years ago

Wow I am going to try that....You would think it would clog your pores instead. Interesting Hub!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

CrisSp..thanks for your comment!! Last winter I used it on my hands and it felt oh so good =)

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lupine...thanks for reading and commenting...and yes, do try it!!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

Gary Holdaway..I'm not laughing, I promise! This is going to sound strange but when you're in the shower, scrub your heels and side pads with an emery of sorts or a pumice stone to get all the dead skin off, then when you dry off and while your feet are still moist from the shower, put the crisco on the dry parts of your may take a few times if your feet are really dry, but it does work and it's really soothing.

good luck and thanks for reading =)

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

GeoJo...thanks for reading a commenting and remember that a little goes a long way!!! I've not had a problem with clogged pores or anything of the sort and I usually apply right after my shower when my skin is still moist=)

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JaimePage 4 years ago from New Jersey

Great hub! I'm so glad I came across it.

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Southernmapart 4 years ago

Great hub and enjoyed reading all the comments.

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aliceleftinwonder 4 years ago from Somewhere along I-5

Thanks , great hub. And I found it just in time! Winter is right around the corner.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author




thank you all for reading and for your comments...I appreciate the feedback!

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loveofnight 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

I have always bought this product and would take one of my empty facial cream containers that I keep in the bathroom and put a portion of it in there. It is not only good for your skin but I love using it to remove make-up. To my surprise I was watching Tyra Banks (next top model) and she was telling the audience how she also uses it. I have even gone so far as adding some of my favorite body oils to it which gave it a great scent and I now have a nice hand cream that I keep in a small container in my purse. I am so happy to know that I am not the only one.....Be well and happy hubbing.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

loveofnight...that's fantastic! I was thrilled to read your comment. When I started using it I felt kind of silly, but it really does work, as you know! And what a great idea to add your favorite body oils to it. I'm going to try that too. thanks much for your comment =)

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dianetrotter 4 years ago from Fontana

loveofnight, I love it!

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lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

Tried it...worked well, not greasy either like I thought it might be. Kept skin smooth, dryness away. Thanks.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

thanks for the feedback lupine =)

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tiffany delite 4 years ago from united states

ha! thanks for this hub...what a sneaky little secret! lol...i like the part of the article where you mentioned your heels...i don't think people realize that if they would just pumice their heels/feet for just a minute or so each time they take a shower, their feet would be so much softer! as for the crisco, i may just have to add this to my beauty routine! blessings!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

thanks tiffany delite for your feedback and I do hope you'll try it! You won't be disappointed =) and yes, pumicing your feet each day makes a huge difference =)

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suzzycue 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

You can count me in I am willing to give this a try on my hands every night are dry and split open . I wash dishes for a living so will give this a try. Thanks a bunch you saved me a ton of money .

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

thanks suzzycue and I truly hope this helps heal your hands...they'll certainly be softer!!!!

keely 4 years ago

that is freaking cheap!!!!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

keely....yes it is! And it works!!!

Geri 4 years ago

How do you keep it from not getting onto your clothes or bed sheets or making your hair greasy by oily hands.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

Geri...first of all thanks for reading and commenting! When you apply it you don't need much, a little goes a long way and it does absorb into your skin after a bit. People are generally surprised that it's not as greasy as they expect it to be! If you're worried, just try it on your hands first (rub in just a little) and see what you think, but give it a bit to absorb in, just like any other cream. Hope it works for you if you choose to try it!!

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DJ Anderson 4 years ago

My doctor told me to use petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on my cracked heels

at bedtime and put on several pair of socks. He must have mistaken my surprise and interest as discretion. That night I used enough Vaseline to water proof a small car. I would have been smarter to use rubber gloves than socks on my feet, as I stained some really nice sheets.

I was glad that you clarified 'a little dab will do ya'.

Someone once told me that they used olive oil for dry skin and especially dry nail cuticles.

Great info. Super Hub!

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

DJ Anderson, your comment about using enough vaseline to waterproof a small car made me laugh out loud....

thanks for your comment and I hope the crisco works for you. Remember that I also said to pumice your feet while you're in the shower.....this makes a huge difference as well! Good luck!!!

Tammy 4 years ago

Hi, I just decided to look up uses for Crisco & saw this conversation. I want to let you know what I do with it. My granddaughter has eczema. I use Crisco on her -no alcohol, no fragrance,no irritants. When her eczema is really bad & I feel I need to use her prescription cream I add it to the Crisco. The prescription creams are damaging to skin so you aren't supposed to use a lot, yet I can cover the area & know I am doing it without using too much. Her dermatologist thought it was a great idea.

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moonfairy 4 years ago Author

Tammy...Hurray! I'm so glad that you told me this! My grandson has eczema as well, so I'll be sure to tell my daughter in law about it.

thanks a bunch for reading and commenting!

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ytsenoh 3 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Very, very interesting. Kind of have to separate the idea of it being a fat product versus a moisturizing product. Thanks for sharing this interesting idea to ponder over.

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moonfairy 3 years ago Author

ytsenoh, thanks for reading and for your comment. I was a little skeptical in the beginning but it really does work!

Ponmu 3 years ago

Well I used it for 9 months straight along with Coconut oil & Castor oil....not a single stretch mark & I looked like I swallowed a Basketball. So yes IT WORKS!

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moonfairy 3 years ago Author

Ponmu, thanks for your comment! Yes, I use it all the time. I've tried other "stuff" but I always go back because nothing seems to moisturize like crisco. It's the craziest thing...LOL!

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Insightful Tiger 3 years ago

Wow, I love the word "cheap" too! Nothing wrong with that! I'm going to try and I thank you for the tip! Voted up and pinned :)

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moonfairy 3 years ago Author

Insightful Tiger....thanks so much for your comment and thank you for your vote and pinning =)

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erinshelby 3 years ago from United States

What a clever idea!

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moonfairy 3 years ago Author

erinshelby....I think so too!! thanks for reading and for your comment =)

joanne 3 years ago

I came across Crisco when looking for a solution to keeping snow out of my German Shepherds feet when we are walking. Ice balls would form , so I discovered that hunters put a small amount of Crisco on the pads of the dogs paws. Works really well I also started using as a moisturizer, makes skin feel amazing and best of all cheap.

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moonfairy 3 years ago Author

joanne...thanks for reading and commenting. Wow, what a great idea for doggy paws. I'm going to try that on my own golden retriever. Thanks for that!!

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Brian Prickril 3 years ago from Savannah, GA

Interesting. I learned the hard way how fragile our skin can be. I have used almost every moisturizer on the market, but I've never heard this secret before! Okay, I will try it but you better not be pulling my chain lol. I always keep Crisco on hand to season my cast iron, so here goes...

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moonfairy 3 years ago Author

Hi Brian, yes, give it a go!! I use it as an under eye moisturizer every day. Remember that a little goes a long way!!! and please do let me know your thoughts after you've tried it!

Bucky 2 years ago

Dr Oz mentioned it on his show - if your hands look old, it help to alleviate the problem - my friends and I have been using for a while now - hands are young and smooth.

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moonfairy 2 years ago Author

Bucky, yes! I love it when a product is validated...thanks for sharing that info and for stopping by my hub!

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Rahil 2 years ago

Shoot, who would have thuhogt that it was that easy?

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moonfairy 2 years ago Author

Rahil, thanks for reading! yes, it works really well. Mind you, I don't slather it everywhere but I do use it =)

honeybrown 19 months ago

Heard bout crisco on the movie the help she said works for undereye puffiness and you say no????

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moonfairy 19 months ago Author

hi honeybrown..Crisco works great as an under eye moisturizer but I never really noticed whether it helps with very well could!!!

Leola Knight 12 months ago

In the black community this was always used for pressing our hair and softening the skin.

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