Why Emu Oil? We are committed to bringing our clients the best in scientifically proven skin treatments. There has been a lot of talk in skin care circles about the miracles that Emu Oil has been able to perform, but as we all well know, talk is one thing, actual performance is another. From my experience, the opposite is usually true: all of the hype usually means that there is nothing scientific to back up the product! And after reading statements like:
‘Emu Oil makes you glow on Day One. Raved about in Vogue, adored by Oprah, Goldie Hawn, Angela Lansbury and Demi Moore…it’s considered one of the biggest beauty secrets from Down Under. If the idea of Botox injections has you running the other way, ease into aging naturally.’ – Chicago Tribune
‘For aging skin, it’s a Emu dream come true!’ – Harper’s Bazaar
‘Lines, creases and wrinkles will vanish instantly ‘- Allure
‘Emu oil practically erases fine lines’ – Los Angeles Times
‘Make-Up artists apply Emu Oil on Demi Moore, Goldie Hawn, Beyonce.’- Dan’s Papers Bridgehampton N.Y.
‘Beauty Phenomenon! Emu oil is a powerful moisturizer that penetrates deep into the skin. Studies done at Boston University have shown that Emu oil may actually stimulate skin cell regeneration and help reduce wrinkles and sagging.’- Vogue Magazine
‘Balance’s the skin’s composition, giving it a youthful, healthier appearance.’- Harper’s Bazaar
You can understand why I was doubtful that any product could back up this kind of hype!
Emu Oil is a naturally powerful ‘ transdermal carrier’ which means that it penetrates your skin with great efficiency. It has natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, healing, moisturizing and non-comedogenic (will not clog pores) properties. This makes Emu Oil a valuable addition to our more powerful skin care products like TCA, Glycolic and Jessner’s peels since it is clinically shown to improve the rate of healing as well as improving the overall final results of the peel. It will also compliment all of the other resurfacing regimens we carry.
Several factors allow Emu Oil to effectively penetrate your skin. Emu Oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids, Omega-3, 6, and 9. First, the fatty acid properties of Emu Oil are very similar to that of humans which allows it to mimic our own oils. In addition, the monounsaturated fatty acid, Oleic acid is the major fatty acid found in Emu Oil. Clinical research has shown that properly rendered Emu Oil penetrates the skin even more effectively than Oleic acid by itself. The benefits of the fatty acids found in Emu Oil are not limited to their deep penetrating ability. Oleic acid is also known to serve as a local anti-inflammatory. Additionally, Linolenic acid, the second most abundant fatty acid in Emu Oil, has been shown to ease muscle and joint discomfort.
Emu Oil helps brighten your complexion and moisturizes face and body. It plumps up fine lines to help smooth the appearance of lines and carries antioxidants into the skin to reverse the signs of aging. Emu Oil stops itching from insect bites, relieves burning, sunburn pain and revives tired muscles. It also stops the joint pain associated with arthritis. Emu Oil can be used to soften calloused feet and provide a surge of moisture to dry skin. It helps reduce swelling and reduces the appearance of stretch marks. It can be added to conditioner to add vitality to hair. It stimulates collagen and re-hydrates skin’s seven layers. Diminishes acne inflammation and relieves discomfort of eczema and psoriasisOnly a small amount of Emu Oil is needed. Apply a very thin layer to skin after cleansing and toning. Allow to absorb completely before applying makeup. Can be used both morning and night.
As you can see, Emu Oil is a multi-tasking miracle product! We would not offer this to our clients if we did not find the scientific research to back it all up, and a quick search on PubMed for ‘ Emu Oil’ yields paper after paper on the properties of Emu Oil and it’s effects.
As a post chemical peel healing treatment, as an extreme moisturizer or a treatment for numerous skin conditions, this is a fantastic opportunity to add this to your skin care regimen.