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Emu Oil Cream – look at the label

Emu Oil Cream is a best seller on Amazon this week. But is it beauty, or just bird brained? Let’s look at the label.

According to the website “Scientific studies verify that Emu Oil has Unique Healing Properties.” Believe or not it turns out there is at least SOME truth to that. Emu oil is primarily made up of unsaturated fatty acids (About 70%). The largest component is oleic acid (20%), an unsaturated fatty acid that naturally occurs in skin. It also contains a pretty good slug of linoleic acid (20%) and linolenic acid (1-2%) both of which are Essential Fatty Acids for skin. So, it makes sense that emu oil would be an effective treatment for dry skin.

Furthermore, according to a 2003 research study, it’s an effective anti-inflammatory. (Interestingly, that same study also showed that fish oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil, and liquefied chicken fat had similar properties. But emu was the best of the bunch so if you’re offered the choice between emu oil and liquefied chicken fat, go for the emu.)

Ingredients

Deionised Water, Sorbitol, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Emu Oil,Triethanolamine, Lanolin Oil, Carbomer, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate,(Vitamin-E), Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Butyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Isobutyl Paraben.

If you’d like to buy Emu Oil Cream please use our link and help support the Beauty Brains. Remember, you can buy ANY product after you click this link and it will still support us. Even if you buy liquified chicken fat. 

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