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best non-animal based substitute for emu oil?

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Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:48 am      Reply with quote
Hi! I was wanteing to try emu oil, but I'mnot to comfortable with it being animal based. Are there any good vegetable based oils that are comparable to the emu oil?
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:57 am      Reply with quote
Squalane(from olives) is also similar to human lipids like emu.

Camellia and Argan are also good facial options.

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Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:54 am      Reply with quote
thanks, i'll look into those. Bethany, when you use them with led do you put onthe oil before or after?
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:44 am      Reply with quote
Hittin40 wrote:
thanks, i'll look into those. Bethany, when you use them with led do you put onthe oil before or after?


After...you do not want anything to reflect the light off your skin, because then the energy will not be absorbed by the cells.

I use these instead of traditional moisturizers that can overwet your skin barrier and allow moisture to escape.

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Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:58 pm      Reply with quote
Tamanu oil is great as well, but can be a little smelly. I got over it pretty quick though.

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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:20 pm      Reply with quote
bethany wrote:
Squalane(from olives) is also similar to human lipids like emu.


I believe Jojoba is very similar too.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:04 pm      Reply with quote
i ordered some squalene so I'll give that a try. It seems that after i wash my face it feels soo dry. Maybe it's the cleanser? I'm using avalon organics coq10 or something liek that.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:34 pm      Reply with quote
My vote will be for jojoba. Alone or under my night cream, it works really well. Very versatile, too. I use it on my hair and as a makeup remover, as well.

Even though emu oil is supposed to be unscented, I still find a hint of smell in a lot of them. Jojoba doesn't have that.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:57 pm      Reply with quote
how about rose hip seed oil or sea buckthorn oil? these are both pant based
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Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:05 am      Reply with quote
I like Jojoba, but I recently started with Argan and I've been very happy with the results. After some damage to my chin caused by Karin Herzog oxygen products, alternating Argan and Retin-A has fixed things up.

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Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:02 am      Reply with quote
You might want to check the Squalane. It comes from sharks!!!!!....


http://www.squalane.com/Squalane.html


Jojoba is definitely the best - it is the closest to the skin's natural oil.
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Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:44 am      Reply with quote
Squalane is derived from sharks.

The oil recommended to the OP is Squalene, which is derived from olives.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Olive-Squalane

The confusion often comes from the spelling between the words.

To locate Squalene, do your search for Olive Squalene. The big tip off the oil is shark derived will be a HUGE price difference.

mb935 wrote:
You might want to check the Squalane. It comes from sharks!!!!!....


http://www.squalane.com/Squalane.html


Jojoba is definitely the best - it is the closest to the skin's natural oil.

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Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:20 am      Reply with quote
OK, I got it misspelled squalane, I did get the olive kind, not the shark kind. Thanks
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Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:42 am      Reply with quote
Opps.

I wondered how someone would think it came from olives. Smile

I know Squalane is derived from sharks only because i signed a petition to stop it. I dont like emu oil either for the same reason.

But to make sure before I posted I did copy and paste "Squalene" to double check the internet and that website came up.

Im glad it is from olives and I will NOW keep myself aware of the spellings. Smile
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Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:12 pm      Reply with quote
You will find that the spellings are used interchangeably.

I am looking at the box for my ZO Overnight Recovery Cream and it contains Squalane with an "a" but it is definitely not from sharks.

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Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:54 am      Reply with quote
I've copied and pasted this from the Skin Actives Newsletter (www.skinactives.com) - thought it might be of interest:

Coming Soon: We are often asked about Emu oil. We do not carry it for the simple reason that we think Emus are cute. Hannah has been doing some research into this active and we are pretty far into developing a plant based alternative. We are confident that we will have this active available for testing in November.
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