The History behind Crocodile Oil. Since the 15th century crocodile oil has been used to ease skin irritations
Crocodiles have been regarded as living fossils due to their resistance to evolutionary change. Scientists believe that theirs is the strongest immune system of any living creature on the planet. Crocodile oil has been valued as a skin enriching oil for centuries by many ancient civilisations such as the Egyptians, Chinese and native Australians. In Chinese medicine crocodile oil was legendary for its healing powers. Li Shizhen writing in the 1500’s during the Ming Dynasty is considered to be the greatest scientific naturalist in chinese history. He spoke of the uses of crocodile oil in the treatment of skin ailments and blemishes.