By Lisa

When Marta offered the opportunity to try Skin Actives Emulator Oil ($30 for 4 fl oz), I jumped at the chance.  As a reader of my previous reviews may know, my seven year old daughter, Jordan, has suffered with eczema for several years.  I am constantly trying to find a miracle product to maintain her skin’s moisture without any “scary” ingredients.  At the time that I received the Skin Actives Emulator Oil, Jordan had a few eczema flare-ups (wrist, fingers, and elbow).

Unfortunately, I had hoped to provide pictures (which I had taken with my iphone) however one of my children (yes, I am including my husband in that category) accidently deleted them not knowing what they were for…excuse me, it is my phone!

Anyhow, upon receipt, I immediately began to apply the product twice a day. I had high hopes right away but the stubborn flare-ups (while soothed by the oil) could not be resolved.  Fortunately, it is rare that Jordan’s eczema itches so she puts up with me plying her skin with the latest concoction with little or no fuss.  In order to evaluate the product, I resorted to a few days of prescription steroidal cream to mostly resolve the problem (something I try to only use when she is in extreme flare-up mode).  Then, I began to use the Emulator Oil all over including her mostly healed flare-ups with great success.  Not only does the oil keep her flare-ups at bay but it absorbs quickly and makes her skin feel very most and supple.

I take comfort in knowing that it is good for her skin and have visions of her aging gracefully because of my daily mission of caring for her skin.  Maybe she will thank me one day for looking so youthful as she accepts her Oscar (quite the drama queen) or her Nobel Peace Prize (rather brilliant with humanitarian concerns)?  There are no worries with this vegan product thanks to the lack of animal-derived ingredients (“similar in 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”), lack of preservatives (“not needed because bacteria and mold do not grow in a water-free medium”) and boost of antioxidants including astaxanthin.

One added bonus of following this regimen at night is that my hands end up nourished too without the need to use additional product.  This is one product I will surely keep in my (and my daughter’s) daily regimen.


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.