Random beauty product… Golden Emu Oil Hand and Body Lotion

If you had asked me a year ago if I thought I would be writing about the benefits of Emu Oil then I would have laughed at you, and thought you were a little crazy. But here I am, about to write a review of one of the strangest named products I have ever experienced “Golden Emu Oil Hand and Body Lotion”.

Apparently Emu Oil is now well known in the UK, having made headlines following Paula Radcliffe’s world record breaking run in the 2003 Flora London Marathon. Before the race it was in doubt over whether Paula would even be able to compete, having been involved in a collision with a cyclist whilst out training and picking up severe cuts and grazes, a damaged shoulder and a broken jaw. Emu oil was applied to her injuries however and they were seen to heal a lot quicker than expected.

Sports and fitness side aside, the oil is an excellent moisturiser and is renowned for its soothing properties. Supposedly Demi Moore, Goldie Hawn and Melanie Griffith all swear by it for the oil’s anti-aging properties.

It was recently published in a top scientific journal that when emu oil was applied to skin defects they healed twice as quickly, when compared to controls. This strongly suggests that emu oil has skin cell regeneration properties, which should not only help with the healing of wounds, but also with skin rejuvenating and scar and wrinkle reduction. Combine this evidence with the fact that emu oil contains natural anti-oxidants, which help combat oxygen free radicals, the main culprits blamed for aging skin, and you begin to realise the massive potential that this ‘age old remedy’ has in a modern world, where everyone is trying to look those few years younger.

Golden Emu Oil Hand and Body Lotion not only contains emu oil, but combines it with a sunscreen and fruit and nut oils, which are packed full of vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Lavender oil is one of the most versatile and soothing oils available. It is wonderfully relaxing and is known for its rejuvenating properties. It leaves the skin scented and senses relaxed.
Orange oil can help stimulate skin circulation and promote the production of collagen, used for tissue repair. Orange and Lemon oils are also known to aid with the removal of toxins from the skin and control sebum levels, the cause of acne.

Apricot oil is particularly helpful for dehydrated, delicate, mature and sensitive skin.
The benefits of almond oil come from the fact that it is high in minerals, protein, naturally occurring vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6 and E) and in mono and poly-unsaturated fatty acids; all important for healthy skin. The oil is often used to help with skin itch, irritation and dryness.

Avocado oil is said to stimulate collagen metabolism, increasing the proportion of soluble collagen in the dermis, retarding visible signs of ageing and remarkably softening the skin.

The result of combining these ingredients is an exquisite lotion, which is a true gift from nature. It instantly soothes, protects and revitalizes from head to toe. Easily absorbed it leaves the skin with a younger, softer and smoother looking complexion.

The thought of rubbing ‘Emu Oil’ into my skin made me a little uncomfortable, but if it is good enough for Goldie, then it is good enough for me (especially if I manage to look as good as her at her age). I have been trying this lotion for over a week, and it is a perfectly nice moisturiser. No remarkable results yet, but my skin does feel soft, and I don’t smell like an emu. My sport-playing boyfriend is keen to try it out for its healing qualities so next time he is having a whinge about his aches and pains, I will pass him the Emu Oil….

Available from http://www.pion-tc.co.uk/ priced £14.99 for 250ml.

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