Emu Oil is NOT a miracle product ... it didn't heal any of my skin problems. I learned that leaving my skin alone is the greatest healing I could ever give it. However, Emu Oil is fantastic as a cleansing oil (to use after my skin healed). It really does a great job at getting dead skin off. I really think its consistency helps to work off the dead stuff on my face. It is a blessing.
I buy emu oil from various internet vendors. Some more costlier than others, but I'm satisfied with their quality across the board. I recently tried the super refined "clear" emu oil and loved it;found myself using it as body oil. Way too expensive for that! I love this for my face for moisturization. Nothing else on this planet penetrates better. Some nights I dab on just the emu oil, and at times I add a drop to my regular moisturizer. And certainly after peels. This is strictly for night usage for me. I find emu oil (or any other oils) does not work well under makeup.
Emu oil is the best!!! As many reviewers have written, emu oil has outstanding healing properties; I just had a TCA chemical peel and it has worked WONDERFULLY to prevent scarring. For someone who is 33, my skin is still fairly oily so I like that emu oil seems to have a "finer" texture and absorbs more quickly than jojoba oil, which I found left a thick oil slick-like residue on my skin that I could literally FEEL clogging up my pores. Also impressive to me was that it added moisture without breaking out my skin (that in itself is a minor miracle!). Emu oil is something that I never, ever would've discovered if I hadn't had the peel but is now, and will continue to be, an absolute staple in my beauty arsenal. (Kudos to MUA'ers who have given me great ideas for additional ways to use this product!)
RIght now, I don't use emu oil daily. However, I have yet to find anything better for when eczema and/or seborrheic dermatitis pop up. In fact, it worked better than OTC cortizone cream for that very stubborn eczema I hand on my hand for about a year. Also, I slather it over my wrist when my carpal tunnel starts to flare up. What more can you ask for from a product? Edible (won't taste great, but not harmful if ingested) and works on burns, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and pain due to inflammation! Although everyone's skin is different, I'm confounded regarding how it caused break outs in some, assuming they were using high quality emu oil. Highly recommend except for those who won't use products that come from animals.
FYI: I use Wonder Oil emu oil. They also sell a dry lotion bar, which is very nice to carry in your purse (no chance of spillage!) if you need to keep rehydrating/treating a patch of eczema throughout the day.
Jojoba oil works better than anything I have ever used, so I thought Emu Oil would be the next step up. I can tell that the Emu oil intensely hydrates my skin (like jojoba). Jojoba never gave me any clogged pores or anything, but Emu Oil gave me little bumps all over my face. I know Emu Oil is generally considered to be non pore-clogging (like jojoba) so I stuck with it for a few months and tried a couple of different ways of using it, and adjusting my cleansers and things. Still bumps and large pores. So this week I gave up and went back to my jojoba, and now my skin looks perfect again.
I do tend to get milia and blocked pores from everything. Conventional moisturizers kill my skin. Jojoba is the only thing I have ever found that my skin actually likes. From what I read, everyone's pores are different, so just because something claims to not block pores, it doesn't mean that your skin in particular will not get clogged.
I wanted to love this. I was really excited about the fact that this actually increases the thickness of the skin. So, I am still trying to work with it. I will use a tiny drop under my eyes to keep away the thin skin and lines. I just can't use it all over my face like I can with the jojoba.
EDIT*: This is now my eye/ fine line treatment. It makes DRASTIC improvements in fine lines. I have little lines around my mouth and this plumps them out so they are not there. I had a drawer full of concealers that I thought were settling into lines - they all work wonderfully over this. I dot it on in the evening before bed and wake up to skin that looks 10 years younger. If I am wearing makeup, I dot on the emu oil first and my concealer just glides over it. It is a great base for my Urban Decay Primer Potion which can be a little unblendable on its own, and my black liner stays all day, even with the oil underneath. Even shimmery eyeshadows which emphasize lines, I can wear them now. Half the time I put on the emu oil and my skin looks so amazing I don't even feel like I need makeup. And loving the fact that this actually thickens the skin - I feel like I am getting a treatment while seeing instant results. I see no need to spend $ on all these expensive serums when this stuff is around!
I have been using Emu Oil for over a year now. I am 53 yrs old light skin, green eyes and in a professional job. I have tried so many products to keep the laugh (hahaha) lines from becoming too deep around my mouth and eyes. Yes you could say I am vain enough to try anything to keep those lines of age away for as long as I can. Emu Oil does the trick. I use it morning before makeup without foundation and again at night before bed. If you feel greasy you have used too much. Emu Oil is absorbed within 90 seconds and it penetrates 7 layers deep. No other product will do that. Creams and lotions just sit on the surface of the skin. They use Emu Oil for burn victims. Google Emu Oil and see some of the astonishing results. Try it, you will not be dissapointed. I prefer the American Emu Oil over the Australian type. Just make sure you buy from a reputable seller. Also it doesn't clog pores or stain clothing if its genuine Emu Oil. Just think of the money you will save over those expensive wrinkle creams that really don't work.
Ha, I bet it's the emu oil that really makes the difference for most people that tried the entire Skin Biology regimen. That stuff is great (I used mine so much that I ran out in a week, so cost effectiveness-not great). I used it as a body lotion, lip moisturizer, hair smoother.
Emu oil/Kalaya oil is said to be closest to human sebum in composition and that is the reason it absorbs so well and managed not to make me break out. I really wanna try a plan emu oil without all these additives from Skin Biology...
I use a brand of emu oil that is made locally in Tucson. It's 100% food grade emu oil in a little dark blue glass bottle with a pump top. The oil is whitish clear in color, and does not have any sort of bad smell as some reviewers have noted-- I really think this depends on the brand and quality you purchase- I'm a vegetarian and if this smelled icky like animal fat (as some have said), there's no way I'd be putting it on my face! The only thing I don't like about the bottle is that the pump makes it difficult to get out just a dab of oil at a time.
I originally started using emu oil in January for a new tattoo-- it works great to help heal new tattoos, and I've also found that when used daily, it works wonders on minimizing stretch marks from when I had my son 9 years ago. I've used olive oil on and off for the last few years as a facial moisturizer, and I always felt it left me too greasy and oily so I tried the emu instead. (tried Jojoba previously, my skin hates it) I used emu as a facial moisturizer for about 6 months. While it was not as greasy as the olive oil, it wasn't the HG moisturizer I've been searching for, and it's hard to tell if it might have made my breakouts worse. I just switched to Bindi's neem oil for a moisturizer, and while it's too soon to review, I definitely like it better than the emu.
Edit: I didn't like the neem oil, went back to emu, but I noticed in the last few months it has ruined my skin and I have a ton of clogged pores, which never used to be a big problem for me. So, as much as I loved the emo oil for the way it moisturized, i can't use it anymore
This is fabulous! I have two sample pots of this, and they are going to last me for a long time. When I run out, I WILL buy the full size. Emu does wonderful things for skin, and I like that Skin Biology added antioxidants to it as well. It has an orange color, like egg yolk, probably from the Co Enzyme Q10. It just takes very little patted into the skin to do the job. What I do is put a drop on my fingertip, "smoosh" my fingertips of both hands together, and then pat it over my skin. It gives my skin a glow.
I use this around my eyes after my dermatologist explained to me that it actually thickens your skin. The skin around the eye area is very thin and the emu oil has been wonderful. I use emu oil around the eyes and jojoba oil all over my face.
You don't have to spend loads for these oils and they are all natural and really great for your skin.