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.