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Monday, March 26, 2012

Snoe Beauty Emu.Tox: A Lightweight, Oil-Free Moisturizer for Oily Skin

It's terribly warm nowadays and I really can't stand oily/heavy moisturizers and makeup. Summer is the time I switch to lighter and water-based products as I want my skin to breathe and not be loaded with oil, grease and other pore-clogging stuff. What's a good oil-free moisturizer, you ask?

Check out Snoe Beauty's Emu.Tox:

Pushing innovation to its limit, the Snoe Emutox cutting edge serum fortified with Emu Oil and Acai Berry gives your skin a youthful lift making you look and feel instantly younger. Acai Berry’s potent anti-aging properties defend against the accumulation of pre-mature wrinkles while the Emu Oil’s amazing rejuvenating and moisturizing effects hastens its smoothening effect. Can be used as a primer before you apply your SPF lotion under your make up. 
Ingredients: Deionize water, Carbopol, Propylene Glycol, Acai, Phenoxyethanol, Penetyleneglycol, PEG 40, Triceth-9, Emu Oil, Lycopene, Bengkoang, Vit.b3 (niacinamide), Hyaluronic acid, Arbutin, Retinylpalmitate, Tocopherol (vit.e), Vit C 
Price: Php 449/30ml

With all the hullaballoo on Snoe Beauty for the past months, I decided to visit their kiosk and check out their wares. I spotted the Emu.Tox last January and was instantly drawn to it. If you recall, emu oil (from any of the popular local indie brands) did not work for me at all -- I broke out heavily along the jawline and cheeks in a matter of days and I swore never to use emu oil again. It was too traumatic and I still have spots on my face to prove it.

And then the Emu.Tox came along and I got quite curious (I never learn, ano?). Snoe Beauty apparently understood that a lot of ladies, even though we definitely want to benefit from emu oil's long list of claims, don't really like applying oil to the face. I mean, if I was already suffering from oily skin why would I apply more oil to my face, right? So they made a gel version of it, and it works wonderfully for me!


The Snoe Beauty Emu.Tox is also called a Botox Serum because it is in a gel formulation and gives a bit of a tightening effect on the skin, plus it also dries clear. I wouldn't bank on its wrinkle-filling claims just yet, but this is definitely a must-try if you break out from emu oil and you're looking for an oil-free alternative. Of course, this isn't pure emu oil but it does have other beneficial ingredients as well such as Acai Berry (a superfood and antioxidant, it is known for its anti-aging properties), Bengkoang and Arbutin (whitens skin) and Lycopene (antioxidant).


The Snoe Beauty Emu.Tox has a very long list of claims (see above photo), but in a nutshell, I'm happy with it because it did not break out me out (very important!), is very lightweight and oil-free. It also does lighten up some spots and blemishes and works as a good base for sunscreen and makeup as well. Take note that if you have dry skin, you  may need to top this with a richer moisturizer.

So how does it fare compared to my favorite Mosbeau All-in-One Cream? The Mosbeau version, although also water-based and in a gel formulation, is surprisingly more moisturizing than Snoe's Emu.Tox but both work almost similarly in the lightening (not whitening) department.

Have you tried the Snoe Beauty Emu.Tox? What are your thoughts? :)

11 comments:

  1. I haven't tried this but this is really interesting. I'll drop by their brand this weekend to check on this..Thanks for sharing..^_^~

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    1. Hey Janet! Yes drop by their kiosk and tell us all about it :)

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  2. im confused. i thought oil-free but isn't emo-tox' active ingredient is the emu oil? anyway i have yet used mine and have yet tried it (IDK why! haha i dont want to be tempted to use it yet. i need to finish up what i have opened right now) and am pleasantly surprised to know that it's gel! :D

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    1. Hi Kumiko Mae! Yup, it's one of the active ingredients but overall the product is not oil-based. It was the first thing I asked the SA when I purchased this because I am iffy about applying anything oily to my face (the Emuthology is the emu oil variant na oil talaga). I'm happy this came in gel form because it's cooling and soothing to apply :)

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  3. This was one of the products that interested me from Snoe lately... Thanks for the review! Now I can really think about whether I should buy or not :)

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  4. hmmmm i hope this one does nt break me out. eto lang b ang moisturizer ng snoe

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    1. Hi Eloise! They have this and the emu oil :)

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  5. The bottle's pump ruined the whole experience for me. Now I'm trying to find another bottle to transfer the contents :(

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    1. Oh no! I imagine that would be difficult since the serum itself is in gel form. Try to scout around for atomizers with the same size pump, that might be the best solution. Good luck!

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  6. Hi, does this control oil even just a little bit? :3

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    1. Hi! It does not control oil per se, but it won't aggravate your oiliness since it's in a gel form :)

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