Emu oil is amazingly rich in fatty acids and antioxidants like oleic acid, palmitic acid, and linoleic acids that penetrate deep into the skin and help fight inflammation and dryness (via Healthline). Because of its hydrating fattiness, it’s great for moisturizing and keeping skin buoyant and hydrated. Use it topically to encourage collagen production, reduce wrinkles, and protect from sun damage. Emu oil can even relieve symptoms of arthritis, a disease that stems from inflammation. Its painkilling power extends to healing cuts and bruises with a magical ability to go deep into the skin’s layer and begin repair (via Medical News Today).
Additionally, due to its high absorption rate and ability to increase healthy skin cells, emu oil can encourage the skin’s ability to repair sun damage or acne scars. It’s a great option for those with dry skin wanting to hydrate, moisturize, and improve wrinkles. However, like other oil-based beauty products, anyone with oily, acne-prone skin should be careful as it has the potential to increase oil production and clog pores.