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Dare to try it: emu oil and Emulator

Is a Solution for:
Cellulite, Stretch Marks, Sagging Skin
January 4, 2010 Reviewed by Marta 11 Comments

Emu oil is actually very close to human sebum and, hence, our skins will easily absorb and process its goodness. It contains essential fatty acids: linolenic, linoleic, oleic, and palmitic. Linolenic (omega-3 EFA) and linoleic (omega-6 EFA). Oleic is a known to have anti-inflammatory properties. However, some of you might be a bit squeamish about rubbing bird fat into your skin and vegans will take flight at the mere thought. Enter Skin Actives Emulator Oil.

Skin Actives says it tried to ensure that Emulator has a similar appearance, viscosity and fatty acid composition to that of emu oil, but added oils that contain special fatty acids and those known to be particularly good to the skin. They claim it is even better than emu oil, especially for very dry skin.

Let's put that to the test. We will send a bottle of refined emu oil and one of Emulator to a would be reviewer to conduct a side-by-side test. Note: although emu oil has been researched as an able helper of hair growth, Skin Actives only talks about Emulator in the context of moisturizing the skin. Anyhow, its up to you where you try them out. Leave a comment below if you'd like to show us that you are not too chicken to take up our emu challenge.

Ingredients in Emulator

Almond seed oil, palm oil, shea butter, flax seed, rosehip and pomegranate oil, sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), borage, foraha, kukui (Aleurite moluccans) nut and babassu (Orbignya oleifera)  oils; mango, pumpkin seed, kokum (Garcinia Indica)  and tucuma (Astrocaryum tucuma) butter, pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Seed Oil and astaxanthin and tocotrienols and lycopene and alpha D-Tocopherol and thioctic Acid and lutein.

  • February 12, 2015

    by Martha

    Yes, please. I would like to take that challenge. Heard anything about emu oil and age spots? Or arthritus?
    Thank you,

  • March 31, 2011

    by pat gill

    I would like to test the difference, I dont mind the thought of anything that would help with wrinkles.

  • January 20, 2010

    by Deborah Fiorito

    I've been using Clearly Emu for several months for about everything. Okay, I'll admit it. I read that Charlize Theron uses it--whatever. It's highly refined (is that good?) but leave absolutely not residue, absorbs quickly and for my hair---wow. It's changed everything. My rather coarse hair that requires lots of products is shiny and pretty on first-wash day (if you have curly hair, you know what I mean, and I live in Houston). I'm interested in all of these products to see if they're a simple alternative (although expensive, what what isn't?) Also--has TruthinAging written about the no-wash fad? Thanks for your site!

  • January 5, 2010

    by Angela

    I'm not up to the challenge because I don't want to use emu oil, but I just wanted to comment that I'm so excited about EMUlator. The blend of oils sounds wonderful - I'm glad rose hip seed figures so high on the ingredients list.

  • January 5, 2010

    by marta

    Hi Aerwin, you can buy it from Skin Actives

  • January 5, 2010

    by deb

    i suffer from dry skin year round but add a midwest winter with zero humidity and -30 windchill and my skin from my nose to my toes is like parchment.

    i would appreciate the opportunity to test these two products side by side.

    thanks in advance.


  • January 5, 2010

    by aerwin

    Where can I buy emulator? this seems like a great alternative for vegans!

  • January 5, 2010

    by Lisa

    I'd like to try it - first on me and then possibly on my daughter's eczema. Will even provide before and after photos if you'd like.

  • January 5, 2010

    by fastbluebunny

    Would love to try/review it. I've got a couple patches of skin, particularly on my legs, that always seem to be unhappy and dry, regardless of what moisturizers I'm using. Winter is also tough on my hands as well.

  • January 4, 2010

    by cristina gilmore

    I am not too chicken to try your EMU challenge. Am a young looking 61 but lines and wrinkles are showing up. Looking for help ! ;-)

  • January 4, 2010

    by Liz

    I used emu oil several years ago on some very bad road rash, the result of a biking accident. There was a spot on my hip, the equivalent of 3rd degree burns. Someone recommended emu oil -- I bought it from a farm feed store -- and it was amazing. Not only do I have no scar, but it has anti-bacterial qualities, too.

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