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Dremu (and Deception)

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
Reviewed by Marta February 6, 2008 11 Comments
Celebrity endorsements, as George Clooney wisely remarked, can backfire on you. Dremu Oil has had such a barrage of gushing accolades from the likes of Oprah, Demi Moore, Angela Landsbury and a bunch of journalists who should know better that it is crying out for an expose. Here it is: Dremu Oil will have very little impact on wrinkles and claims that oil from emus (yes, the large flightless antipodean birds) is the ultimate anti-aging solution are entirely unsubstantiated.

Emu oil is, as it happens, a perfectly good anti-inflammatory. People who are treating acne with solutions that are hyper drying add emu oil to their routines for soothing hydration. I've had good reports from people who have used emu oil after treatments such as chemical peels. People who use it to treat wrinkles are almost inevitably disappointed.

If you need it as a skin soother, buy it from a company such as Skin Biology (makers of Super Cop 2X and other good copper peptide products) for about $30 for a 2oz bottle. If you are extremely gullible, splash out on Dremu at $125 for 1.7oz. Skin Biology's emu oil also has a couple of anti-oxidants thrown in for good measure, such as CQ10.

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The makers of Dremu have another silly product that contains emu oil: Deception. Yes really, but I suspect that no one at Dremu HQ was stung by the irony. Deception doesn't even pretend to treat wrinkles, but merely reflect the light from them using microprisms. One of the ingredients used is normally found in hair spray (being the key thing that 'sets' the hair). Another is petrolatum, a petrolium jelly that is banned in Europe.

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  • July 9, 2013

    by sima

    not working ,looked horrible

  • January 7, 2010

    by Sheila

    Wow. Looking at the ingredients on most of the products at the Dremu site...all I can say is WOW. They take the wonderful oil of Emu..and mix it with horrible things, all for the money I'm sure. Deception...(which is ENTIRELY deceptive), airbrush, cashmere, midnight, and whistle products are FULL of man made chemicals. If you use those...you are SLATHERING toxic chemicals all over your precious-living-breathing skin! It may "feel good on your skin" but All those I mentioned have practically ALL the "bens" that are toxic! methyl....para...etc. You're better off with just PURE emu oil, period. (my opinion)

  • November 9, 2009

    by isabelle gawley

    I ordered 5 products from dremu 2 months ago and to date i have only received item.
    I have sent numerous emails and have tried to contact them by phone to no avail.
    Through all of this i am still receiving daily emails telling me what special offers they have

  • September 2, 2009

    by Craig

    I originally ordered Dremu and Deception from a site called FDBUY.com on 04/02/2006 (yes that's right almost three and a half years ago). Well, after dozens of emails and threats that I would take my missing order to the public forum - my order turned up today!!! It's no wonder that people are still apprehensive to shop online when you are faced with time-consuming challenges such as this...

  • August 31, 2009

    by Paul

    Christine I am in a simmilar situation with you. The difference is I am in Australia and did not recieve my package.

    I have sent them over 10 e-mails and they are not responding...I have given them over 3 weeks - it is so annoying because before I was about to make the sale they were sending me many emails, giving me suggestions and how to use the oil.

    Now - nothing - and I guess I can't really complain to anyone damnit! I hope you get your problem sorted!

  • June 30, 2009

    by christine mcdonough

    I have still never heard from them...I have contacted the BBB, Consumer Fraud, Oprah Winfrey, Dateline, Local News Channels in Tampa Florida, but as yet have not heard a word

  • June 27, 2009

    by marta

    Christine,
    I sent a link to your comment here to Dremu's customer service dept. Hopefully, they will refund your money and avoid any adverse publicity. Good luck. Let us know how you get on.

  • June 25, 2009

    by christine mcdonough

    I would like to know if anyone can tell me how to get dremu to refund my money. I sent back the unused product in the allotted time three months ago and I cannot get one person at dremu to contact me or send me the refund. I have filed complaints with the BBB and Consumer Fraud in Florida. I wonder if anyone knows a person in charge at Dremu that I could contact.

  • August 9, 2008

    by Leona

    <p>I LOVE emu oil. I buy it plain by the gallon! You can take it internally. You massage it in your hair and skin from head to toe. It helps your gums if you apply a bit to your toothbrush with toothpaste.</p>

    <p>You can also add a bit of the antioxidants that Skinbiology adds to their oil for less than the $30 for 2 oz. I just use it plain with my super cop</p>

    <p>Love the blog</p>

  • February 20, 2008

    by marta

    <p>In 2004, the EU banned 1,000 cosmetic ingredients including 1,4-Dioxane, a derived from petrolatum/petroleum.</p>

  • February 19, 2008

    by dianemd

    <p>I think you’re providing a great service by getting the “low down” on the various products, but I have to respectfully disagree with you on this one. <br />
    I’ve been an RN for over 30 years, so my ears perked up with your comment that petrolatum was banned in Europe. After all, we still use that product here in the states. <br />
    After consulting with a few pharmacists, I again came to the realization that one can’t always believe what they read. Petrolatum is not banned in Europe – which is a good thing because it certainly helps ease the discomfort during certain exams.<br />
    Also, I’m a fan of Dremu. As a 50-ish woman who’s regularly mistaken for being at least 10-15 years younger, I’ll continue on with it. I started with Dremu because – compared to other product lines – it’s healthier not to mention extremely effective.<br />
    Again, thanks for watching out for us! I look forward to future reviews. </p>

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