New Natural Tissue Nutrient
That Slows Skin Aging
THE OCEAN PINES GAZETTE
MARCH 31, 1999 (pg. 25)
Berlin-Skin care specialists have discovered a new,
all natural tissue nutrient that appears to closely mirror the
neutral lipid portion of the skin's stratum corneum.
Studies have shown the fatty acid composition of emu oil, a food
by-product, contains a unique ration of C-16 saturated and C-18
unsaturated components. These components allow for rapid diffusion
into and moisturizing of dry/aging skin.
In understanding the major changes that occur in the lower layer of
skin, it is known that approximately 20 percent of the dermal
thickness is lost in elderly individuals. This may account for the
"paper- thin" skin that appears as one ages. There is a decrease in
the amount of elastin fibers which provide elasticity to the skin,
causing it to become less resilient. Intact skin is the body's
primary defense against infection. This type of skin is more
susceptible to tears which can provide a porthole for bacteria and
viral invasion into the body.
Emu oil, as a topical moisturizer and tissue nutrient, helps aging
skin acquire the ability to reverse dermal drying and scaling by
increasing the body's natural ability to retain water in the skin's
upper layers. By penetrating into the epidermis and stimulating
dermal growth, emu oil rejuvenates rete pegs of the skin and
enhances dermal thickness.
Dr. Peter Pugliese, 1997 recipient of the Maison & De Navare Medal,
stated in, Emu Today and Tomorrow magazine, I did a relatively small
study on emu oil and found several things. One is that emu oil is
definately a penetrant. Emu oil has a proliferative effect, it
causes cells to divide."
Dr. Michael Holick of Boston University Medical Center acknowledged
the cell regenerating effect of emu oil has value for patients with
a variety of skin ailments from psoriasis to stretch marks and
In recent years the trend in skin care and anti-aging programs has
been to combine chemicals such as glycolic acid/alpha hydroxide to
facial cleansers. The acid causes the top layer of skin to become
chemically burned off exposing more tender, smooth skin underneath,
giving the illusion of smoother looking skin.
With the newly discovered properties of emu oil, the practice of
chemically peeling or burning the skin to achieve youthful looking,
smooth skin may soon be antiquated. Since emu oil had been shown to
contain a mixture of fats which are nearly identical to the fat
profile of the human body, there exists an alternative to caustic
chemicals in treating damaged skin.
Emu oil applied topically to skin allows natural replenishment of
what age and the environment have depleted.
Emu oil products can be purchased at doctor's offices, drug stores,
health stores and day spas.