What is emu oil?
Emu oil is a product derived from the fat of the emu, a large flightless bird native to Australia.
Australian aboriginals have historically used it as a natural skin emollient, well before the invention of commercial moisturisers.
Why is emu oil so good for eczema?
The Emu bird is well-adapted to live in the harsh climate of the Australian outback, and has evolved to produce a unique combination of high fatty acids, which are beneficial internally and externally on the skin.
These fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, and can penetrate deep into muscle tissues and joints. A study on the biological activity of emu oil found that the lipids in the oil mimic those of the human skin, providing an efficient delivery system that can deeply penetrate the skin’s surface.
Emu oil is also applied on the skin to improve eczema, promote healing of wounds, cuts and burns. Patients recovering from radiation therapy, surgical wounds, redness from acne, psoriasis and many other skin conditions have found relief by applying emu oil to the affected areas.
What skin conditions can be treated with emu oil?
- Eczema and psoriasis – calms down redness of skin and inflammation of blood vessels.
- Face wrinkles, anti-aging or sensitive skin – contains powerful antioxidants, as well as a known skin cell regenerator and anti-wrinkle agent which helps to improve the condition of aging skin.
- Burns or sunburn – effective in reducing pain and quickly healing all types of burns including sunburn, first and second degree burns and burns caused from radiation therapy.
- Stretch mark – anti-wrinkle and contains powerful antioxidant
- Scars – calms the surface and keeps the skin from scarring after having laser resurfacing or chemical peels
- Dry skin – natural, non-toxic, non-comedogenic (meaning that it does not clog pores), hypo-allergenic (non-irritating) and is gentle for all skin types.
- Muscular aches and pains – Linolenic acid is also present in emu oil and is known to ease muscle ache, joint pain and has anti-inflammatory properties.
What to look out for when choosing a brand of emu oil
There are many brands of emu oil in the market. However, not all are created equal.
Omega 3,6 & 9 oil – Australian Emu Oil by Y-Not Natural is a synergy of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and 9. It is a very versatile oil, suitable even for mild dry skin to severe wounded skin condition. It can be used on the face, scalp and any part of the body.
It has a high potency and is more effective at treating skin problems. It does not sting when applied, even on raw wounds.
A 100% pure emu oil like Y-Not Natural’s pure emu oil uses a complex rendering process that preserves the vital components and fatty acids, without over-processing it. It should not have been manufactured at high temperatures, nor should any additional chemicals have been added
Look for companies that do not test its products on animals. Y-Not Natural operates a farm where the emu are free-range and run on organic farmland
Some manufacturers treat emu oil as if it were a crude oil, and heat it to high temperatures to achieve a lighter and clearer oil. This is not recommended as “super-refined” or “triple-refined” emu oil is a molecular destructive process which strips out the best parts of the oil.
Instead, Y-Not Natural’s emu Oil is processed through a complex rendering process that preserves all the essential benefits, with nothing added or taken out.
Many brands of emu oil may leave a white residue when applied, which may mean that it is not 100% pure or has additional chemicals added. The liquid may clog up and become difficult to spread
Not all emu oil brands have halal certification. However, the emu oil manufactured by Australian company Y-Not Natural is processed according to Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) and HACCP (HACCP Australia Food Safety Accreditation) standards.
In addition, the Omega 3,6 & 9 oil produced at this facility has been given the Halal certification by the Halal Authority of Australia.
Singapore award winner
Y-Not Natural Omega 3,6 & 9 oil – Australian pure emu oil was named the Best Natural / Organic Oil by Beauty Insider Singapore, due to it’s superior quality and effectiveness to treat many skin conditions.
- Hypoallergenic – Does not cause skin irritation or have any side effects, ideal for people with sensitive skin and skin rash.
- Highly-Penetrating – Non-greasy, absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy feel
- Non-Comedogenic – Pure emu oil does not clog pores
- Anti-inflammatory – Brings down the swelling and inflammation of eczema.
Emu oil eczema symptoms before and after
The photo above shows the effectiveness of Y-Not Natural emu oil as a natural remedy for a chronic severe eczema or topical steroid withdrawal – when all other lotion stings and sufferer needed a protective ointment to prevent further infection / exposure of wound.
Safe to be used on face for regular maintenance such as wrinkles, dry skin, sensitive skin or severe condition such as sunburn, eczema or rosacea.
Emu oil reviews
This is one of my best skin protection oil when my skin was at it’s worse and even now when I have any raw wound from my rash, this is one of the only oil that doesn’t sting. After applying, my rash generally looks less inflamed and it soothes the skin and doesn’t feel raw and painful. When any of the broken skin feel stinging to any moisturizer or antiseptic cream, I will first coat a thin layer of emu oil. The spot tends to heal faster and less oozyBL
I been trying Y-Not Natural emu oil, and it since been quite well as I never experience any infection thenJC
I have been using Y-Not Natural products for the last six months and the quality is just wowGina
Where to buy emu oil online
Skinshare Singapore is proud to be the official stockist of Y-Not Natural emu oil products.
If you want to try out this natural skincare oil for yourself and your family, you can order any of the products below online. During checkout, use promo code FIRST to enjoy 10% off your first order (new customers only).
- Y-Not Natural Omega 3,6 & 9 Oil 100% Pure Emu Oil (60ml)SGD36.00
- Y-Not Natural Omega 3,6 & 9 Oil 100% Pure Emu Oil (200ml)SGD76.00
- Y-Not Natural Omega 3,6 & 9 Oil 100% Pure Emu Oil (15ml travel size)SGD15.00
- [Bundle Offer] Y-Not Natural Omega 3,6 & 9 Oil 100% Pure Emu Oil (200ml) x 2Product on sale
- Y-Not Natural Omega 369 Eczema Cream with Emu Oil (50g)Product on sale
- Y-Not Natural Omega 3,6 & 9 Oil Moisturising Hand Sanitizer (105ml)SGD16.90
Where to buy emu oil in stores
You can also find Y-Not Natural Emu Oil products at selected retail locations in Singapore. We have locations in the East, West, North and Central Singapore.
As stocks may be limited, please call ahead to check on availability.
Frequently-Asked Questions About Emu Oil
Our emu oil products have a maximum shelf life of 3 years. To prevent emu oil from going rancid before that, you need to store them out of direct sunlight or heat, preferably below 25 degrees Celsius.
Our emu oil is manufactured in small batches and brought in direct from Australia. Once opened, it should be used up within 1 year.
At the moment, we only carry Y-Not Natural pure emu oil products from Australia that do not include lavender. However, we can arrange a shipment for bulk purchase if required.
Lanolin works mainly as a protective balm on skin. It has moisture-retaining properties, making it useful as an emollient/moisturizer. It also tends to be greasier as it is thicker in texture compared to emu oil.
Emu oil is also an emollient / moisturiser, but has the added advantage of being easily absorbed. Emu oil is one of the most penetrative oils currently available on the market, making it suitable to moisturise, hydrate and treat dry skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, something that is not present in lanolin.
Yes, our emu oil can be used on baby and children skin. It is hypoallergenic, pure, pharmaceutical grade and organic.
Yes, our pure emu oil can be applied on face, hands and body. Many of our customers use emu oil on their face as a night serum, or to treat acne or psoriasis. To be safe, you should always test any product on a 1-inch square patch of normal skin inside the right elbow (that is where the skin is the thinnest) and wait 24 hours before applying it elsewhere.
No, pure emu oil will not clog pores. There are many brands in the market, and some may include some other ingredients but ours is 100% pure and pharmaceutical grade. Our pure emu Oil is natural and non-toxic, non-comedogenic (meaning that it does not clog pores), hypo-allergenic (non- irritating) and is gentle for all skin types.
A study on the biological activity of Emu Oil found that the lipids in the oil mimic those of the human skin, providing an efficient trans-dermal delivery system that can deeply penetrate the skin’s surface.
Many customers who have tried other brands of emu oil found that some has white residue, and the liquid clogs up and it’s not easy to spread. If the emu oil is not pure, it will also not provide the anti-inflammatory effect.
Unlike conventional lotion or cream, our pure emu oil CAN be directly applied on wounded or cracked skin. It is non-stinging, and serves as a protection layer to open wound from external irritants.
In fact, it is effective in reducing pain and quickly healing all types of burns including sunburn, first and second degree burns and burns caused from radiation therapy or sunburn. It can also be used topically to improve healing of wounds, cuts and burns from radiation therapy, to heal surgical wound, to reduce redness from acne, psoriasis and many more other skin conditions.
In Australia, dematologists have been using YNotNatural pure emu oil for severe skin conditions such as burns and rosacea.
When the application of medications prescribed by dermatologist are of the priority consideration, yes, you can apply the medication first, as directed by doctor (onto clean, dry skin), then apply emu oil over. When done in this way emu oil will help keep the medication on the skin and help prevent it from being washed off, which should result in the medication being more effective.
Alternatively, if the medication is not of priority, then emu oil can also be applied first. Allow it to absorb in, then apply pure emu oil or emu oil cream(if needed) over to moisturize the skin.