Olive Oil for eyes?
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In the world of skin care, startling antiaging and antiwrinkling properties can be attributed to almost any plant-sourced ingredient. One of the latest is olive oil. The concept of olive oil having antiaging properties stems from some evidence that diets high in olive oil may help prevent heart disease (Sources: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2002, pages 72â€“81; Lipids, November 2001, Supplemental, pages S49â€“S52; Lipids, November 2001, pages 1195â€“1202). There are also a small number of animal tests showing that topically applied olive oil can protect against UVB damage (Sources: Carcinogenesis, November 2000, pages 2085â€“2090; Journal of Dermatological Science, March 2000, Supplemental, pages S45â€“S50).
It does seem that olive oil is a good antioxidant and assuredly it's a good moisturizing ingredient. But research shows similar results for other oils as well. How olive oil's status got elevated so that it's now a showcased ingredient in expensive skin-care products epitomizes the caprice of the cosmetics industry.
The emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is a large, flightless bird indigenous to Australia, and emu oil has become an important component of the Australian economy. As a result there is research from that part of the world showing it to be a good emollient that can help heal skin. But along with the evidence that emu oil is a good emollient and the parade of companies promoting it for that, there are also companies promoting products containing emu oil for its antiaging, antiwrinkling, and wound-healing properties. So does emu oil live up to these acclaimed properties? Regrettably, none of these promises are supported by research.
A study published in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology (August 1996, pages 159â€“161), looked at the â€œCosmetic and moisturizing properties of Emu oil â€¦ assessed in a double-blind clinical study. Emu oil in comparison to mineral oil was found overall to be more cosmetically acceptable and had better skin penetration/permeability. Furthermore it appears that Emu oil in comparison to mineral oil has better moisturizing properties, superior texture, and lower incidence of comedogenicity, but probably because of the small sample size these differences were not found to be statistically significant. Neither of the oils were found to be irritating to the skin.â€ Thatâ€™s good, but itâ€™s hardly a reason to run out and by a product containing emu oil.
Another study, published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (December 1998, pages 2404â€“2407), concluded that applying emu oil on a fresh wound actually delayed wound healing which is not a good thing.
On the other hand, a more recent study compared the anti-inflammatory ability of emu oil with several other oils, including olive and flaxseed. The oils were applied to mouse ears after their skin was irritated with a volatile oil, and cellular irritant response was measured several hours later. The results showed emu oil had somewhat better anti-inflammatory properties than the other oils in the study, though not by a substantial margin compared to more readily available oils, including olive (Source: Lipids, June 2003, pages 603-607). Reducing inflammation is a valid reason to consider emu oil, but other oils (and several antioxidants) perform the same function. Moreover, none of this means emu oil is the answer for aging or wrinkled skin. Like many ingredients, it has soothing, emollient properties, but it isnâ€™t the miracle marketers make it out to be.
Bottom line: Emu oilâ€™s reputation is driven mostly by claims made by companies selling products that contain it, and not by any real proof that it is an essential requirement for skin.
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:08 AM
Emu oil works,
I don't care what marketing schemes are claiming, I tried it on my skin, it made a huge difference.
I have no wrinkles.
Recently I got a new boyfriend, I slept with make-up on every single night for about a month, my pores got huge and my skin looked like crap.
I bought Emu oil after one day, I washed with a mild cleanser, scrubbed with msm did a raw honey mask applied fresh aloe vera from a leaf and emu oil,
The next day my skin was flawless. Pores were significantly smaller.
I went without make-up that day and the boyfriend kept complimenting my skin.
I could see it for myself, it had a super healthy glow.
I kept on with the Emu oil and I'm very happy with the results, it works better than olive oil, it absorbes into the skin, no greasy feeling and no greasy look, Olive oil makes my skin look greasy, the Emu oil literally disappears into your skin, olive oil does not even compare. I read that it transports whatever can't penetrate into deeper layers of your skin way deep, so no bad make up on top of it, wear it at night.
I get it at my local health food store.
Try it for yourself, it's worth it.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:37 PM
I was losing tons of hair in Jan. and began using Emu Oil ,since it has anti-inflamatory properties ,great for the scalp.My hair stopped falling out in March after using it,along with Nioxin Shampoo and Cream Rinse.It is wonderful for painful aches in your muscles.Emu Oil can be purchased online ,best price I found was @ Puritans Pride.com,w/Free Shipping, It's also found on many other sites for natural products.Thanks for sharing the use for the eyes.Will begin trying it today.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:36 AM
i've used olive oil as moisturizer. I applied it at night and seems to work. My skin feels refreshed every morning. I have read from some articles that castor oil can also do a trick in removing fine lines. So I tried it, just a small amount on finger and a gentle massage on wrinkled area. Leave the oil overnight and wash it with warm water by morning. After a weeks of using it, I see that my fine lines on my eyes and on my forehead slowly vanish. I'm on my early 30's and also looking for a remedy that will give my skin a younger look as always. You may also give it a try, as you are looking for a natural solution and a cheap alternative. Hope it may help!
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