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I can practically hear you all asking yourselves if this is actually made with crocodile oil and well, the answer to that is yes. It’s one of those ingredients, like horse fat that can cause controversy with some.
Let me explain that this oil is a by-product, so in other words, these crocodiles are being raised for their meat. The oil they harvest is merely something that would otherwise be tossed aside.
Man cannot continue to mindlessly strip nature of its valuable natural resources. We at CrocodOil believe that what’s taken from nature, should be replaced and where possible replenished with even more than we took.
Our farming partner operates in exactly this way. All their crocodiles are reared with real care. The crocodiles are well nourished and kept in a natural, relaxed environment.
These conditions ensure that the animals have the freedom to express normal behaviour patterns which maintain their long-term health.
For over 30 years they have released over 30% of all hatchlings back into the wild as their contribution to maintaining the ongoing healthy wild population of Nile crocodiles in southern African rivers. No animals are reared for their oil, as the oil is a by-product of the crocodile farming process. Animals are reared for their high protein meat while the skins are used in the fashion industry.
To sustain the wild crocodile population, many farms release up to 30% of their hatchlings back into the wild. This helps to maintain the balance of nature.
Our mission is to take one of nature’s super ingredients from traceable, animal-friendly and ecologically sustainable partners who apply 21st. century science to their production and quality processes.
I don’t personally have a problem with using a product that contains a by-product, like this. I would if the animal was being killed purely for this reason but it’s not. People eat crocodile meat and the oil is there to use or waste.
Anyway, if you want to read more about it, there is plenty of information on the Crocodoil website.
So, let’s talk about this oil and it benefits, which are:
- Suitable for all ages and skin types including irritated and sensitive skins
- Good for dry, dehydrated, lifeless skin
- Combats redness and uneven skin tones
- Intensive moisturiser
- Strengthens the skin all over the face and body
It also has just 3 ingredients, so you can’t get much more simple than that.
Crocodile Oil, Vitamin E, Neroli Oil
So, what is so special about crocodile oil?
“Crocodile oil has been valued as a skin enriching oil for centuries by many ancient civilisations such as the Egyptians and Chinese. In Chinese medicine, crocodile oil was legendary for its healing powers. Li Shizhen writing in the 1500’s during the Ming Dynasty speaks about crocodile oil being used to treat skin blemishes.” Source: crocodoilskincare.co.uk
- Bacteriostatic doesn’t promote the growth of bacteria
- Hypoallergenic, not known to cause skin irritation or have any side effects
- Highly penetrating and absorbs leaving no greasy feel
- Non-comedogenic doesn’t clog pores
- Contains Omegas 3, 6 and 9. Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) needed for the body’s functions with strong anti-inflammatory properties but which can’t be produced by the body
- Vitamin E, a major antioxidant and healing agent
- Vitamin A, a known skin repairer and antioxidant
- Linoleic acid, which eases muscle aches and joint pain
- Oleic acid, a proven skin cell regenerator, anti-wrinkle agent
- Sapogens, proven skin softeners
- Terpenes, known antiseptics
The one thing I did not like about this oil at all was the smell. I just couldn’t get past it. I found it pretty unpleasant. Some others might not be bothered by it. I have an incredibly sensitive sense of smell thanks to Fibro, so can really be affected by certain smells.
However, I used this on places I had flare ups of psoriasis and really dry skin and it does work. It soothed, calmed and really did soften the areas up. I did use it on my face as well and it was pretty good for my dry skin but the smell was just too much for me.
I didn’t have any reactions with my sensitive skin though. The oil soaks right in to nourish and protect the skin, keeping it soft and supple. I also did notice that it helped to reduce any redness or irritation too.
You also need only the smallest amounts too because it does go a long way. So a bottle is going to last you a really long time.
It really is a wonderful oil and it does do what it claims to. I cannot deny that. I just really wish they could lessen the smell but I understand that they don’t want to be adding any unnecessary ingredients into it just for the sake of changing the smell.
The Crocodoil Pure Croc Oil is available in two sizes:
- 50ml – £58.00
- 15ml – £38.00
Crocodoil have also since launched several new products
You can purchase the original Crocodoil, or any of the newly launched products over on the Crocodoil website:-
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