Skin Biology • Emu Oil for skin • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
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!)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Emu oil is the best thing EVER if my skin's got a bit sunburnt/windburnt - it's a very healing oil and I use it as an aftersun lotion for face and body. This stuff can clear up a mild sunburn overnight. I find the whole 'Dr.Emu' thing amusing though cause I'm from Australia and emu oil is dirt cheap at my local heath food store! Emu oil should be whitish and almost clear, with only a very slight, inoffensive smell. If it looks creamy or yellow and/or reeks that means it's rancid, don't put it anywhere near your face. It shouldn't smell meaty like some people are reporting, only a mild 'waxy' smell.
I know the fact that it's from a bird is offputting, however emus are farmed in Australia and primarily for meat/leather; the oil is just a byproduct. So the birds are not actually killed 'for' their oil. The oil would be chucked out if not for being used in cosmetics industry. Regarding animal rights, if you are personally ok with eating free range chicken, then using emu oil should be ok with you.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have been using Emu oil with my other skin moisturizers because it is a trans-dermal. Thus, it helps your other products penetrate into deeper skin layers. I learned about this from hollywoodbeautysecrets.com.
I have purchased from Jurrasic Secret. Their packaging is just fine. I mix a few drops of Emu oil with my other products for a little "skin cocktail" and it goes on easily. Also, does not clog pores.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought an emu oil from Waterlilly on ebay. I have used every sort of moisturizers from Creme de la mere to Oil of olay. I am a product ho. I tried emu oil after learning of it's anti aging properties. It supposedly thickens skin up to 14%.
I LOVE IT.
I have dry very sensitive skin. If someone kisses my cheek I will react to their makeup. This never made me have break outs.
And?!! My husband asked me what I was using. HE NEVER NOTICED ANY OTHER PRODUCT.
So now I have to fight him for it.
It was only 11.00 plus 3 bucks shipping and I look about ten years younger. Love. This.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've used various brands over the years and I find that quality can vary by quite a bit even if it's 100% refined emu oil. I've never used any American brands, but Canadian ones so I probably can't speak on any American brands.
I keep my emu oil in the fridge and when it is cold, it is white and looks like a lotion. When it is at room temperature, it is a clear very light yellow oil. It should not be grainy. Emu oil does go rancid like any oil, but usually when I buy it in health stores they keep it in the cooler.
I "decant" a small amount in a glass vial that used to hold a sample of Decleor Neroli Oil. It usually lasts me a couple weeks. I keep it at room temperature. I find that if the emu oil is solid when applied, it's more difficult to gauge how much I'm using.
I use a few drops of oil at night, after my toner and before my retinol cream.
I also add a drop of neroli essential oil(in jojoba oil) to my decanted vial and that overrides any gamey smell. I do find emu oil does have a slight odor, but it goes away very quickly.
I prefer the emu oil to jojoba oil, though jojoba oil is my fall back when I am out of emu oil. I'm kinda big into oils for skincare.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Ick. I purchased Dremu oil and missed the deadline to return for my $$ back. Greasy, grainy and with a slight smell that is unappealing. For some reason, the thought of the liquid being extracted from a bird didn't occur to me until I received the product. I tried it for 2 weeks despite feeling a bit guilty about a bird dying for the vanity of folks. Perhaps it was the guilt, but my face broke out horribly, pores became enlarged and I felt fine lines were magnified. The dropper as a method for application is terrible as well -- too much product can come out at times. Looks like this works for some folks and I was hoping for me, too, with all the glowing reviews - but it will go back in the cabinet graveyard with all my other experiments - LOL
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This doesn't break me out! I was shocked when I first tried it a year ago. It's winter again so i've brought it out of the cabinet. Really one of the best things to help me both prevent and treat dry, irritated and chapped skin during winter. It always soothes me. I used a minimum application on a cotton round~just enough to 'wet' the cotton, then smooth it over my entire face and neck. It feels ... ewww. Kind of like rubbing chicken fat on my face! Lol. The slight odor does disappear and my boyfriend has NEVER been able to tell I've put it on, except that my face looks more "glowy." I've also tried Dianna Yvonne's clear emu oil which doesn't smell and is slightyly less greasy-feeling, IF that's possible. But they both work very well for my skin. I like that Skin Biology's version has the vitamin E tocopherols added to it. My skin feels less stressed when I use it. Lots of brands out there. I like to make sure the source provides emu oil from ethically treated emus. There are many organizations ensuring such ethical treatment (and they are not limited to Australian suppliers, as someone else has posted.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It's a little early to tell, but so far I'm really liking this stuff! Mine is actually the "liquid gold" from Longview Farms. I've been using it for about two weeks, mostly just on dry areas, a few times over my whole face. I am fairly acne prone, and so far no pimples! I use it mostly around my mouth if the Differin is causing dryness, sometimes over my cheeks as well to add moisture and softness-- they are definitely softer now (although I admit I never habitually used a moisturizer before.) It IS a bit pricey for how much you get, unfortunately, but I think it's worth it. Oh, and no smell whatsoever.
Update: It's been a month now, and it's as good as ever-- still clogged pores, no smell, but soft moisturized skin. I've now also noticed that my face really seems to produce less oil if I use this. It's great!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I rarely see a review for emu oil, so I thought I would add one since it has been so good for my skin. Emu oil is thought to have anti-inflammatory, wound healing, and scar preventing properties. Many people swear by it for psoriasis and eczema. Some physicians recomend it for burns from radiation treatment. I am not sure if scientist really know why emu oil is so beneficial, but for many people it is.
I use it at night as the last step in my skin care regimen. I also put it on my knees and elbows every evening and they stay super soft. I use it up to three times a day after my TCA peels and it is very healing and soothing. If my dog gets a dry patch or hot spot, I treat it with emu oil. I read somewhere that it is very similar in composition to that of human skin sebum. That thought sort of weirds me out a bit, but all I know is this is a wonderful treatment for the skin.
I prefer Country Devines emu products over Skin Biology's. If you are vegan, watermelon and camelia seed oil works really well too. I love all three of these oils and they are very inexpensive.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't have the Skin Biology one. I'm reviewing a random 100% pure refined emu oil I found at the health store.
I found this was a so-so moisturizer, not much better or worse than other natural oils I've tried. I have wacky combination skin that gets extremely dry in the winter (but retains a little oiliness in the T-zone; it also has a tendency to get congested and break out in warmer weather). So dry that I get visible flaking and even little patches of eczema. I bought some refined emu oil from the local health store on the off-chance that the miraculous skin-healing properties would save my itchy, dry-as-a-bone winter skin.
Mine was like lard, yellowy in color and with a lard-like texture, but it melts into oil when the room is warm enough. This sank in after a night and didn't seem to cause any zits or aggravate any existing problems, but it didn't really do anything awesome either. I tried using a bunch of this on a little patch of eczema I had on my shoulder and it didn't seem to be able to moisturize it at all.
So I gave up and began using pure Vitamin E oil instead and liked that SO much better. It actually hydrated my thirsty skin and made me glow (I would put it on at night and even though it's sticky and thick, it'll absorb through the night and you'll wake up with really soft skin). I can also use it as a lip balm and it keeps my lips soft and even seems to plump them a little. I'll stick with Vitamin E and use the rest of my emu oil on my elbows and feet.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I am also reviewing 100% pure emu oil I bought from ebay. I do see results: my fine lines and pores are more noticeable, skin is greasy, broken out, pores are clogged, I was crazy to try it in the first place but was smart enough to realize it's not worth it, so a few times and garbage, don't even want to use it on my feet, yuck, wondering what was I thinking about?