Where does it come from?
Horse oil and horse oil products have been known since the ancient times of China, were it was used as a “folk medicine” for treating burns, eczema, insect bites, cuts, asthma, foot fungus, and even hair loss. It was brought to Japan about a 1000 years ago becoming especially popular in Hokkaido region due to harsh climate and dry cold air beacuse of it’s ability to protect the skin in those conditions. The vast land in the region allowed easily to farm horses for the purpose of producing horse oil.
How is it made?
The product is made out of extracted horse fat. Farmed horses were raised for their meat to be served in the form of basashi otherwise known as raw horse. They were not just slaughtered only for the purpose of producing a skincare product, but rather they were farmed for food and their oil would be a byproduct of this process
Nowadays horses are farmed in special free-range ecofarms where they are properly fed and raised. Beacuse of thorough care and upbringing the final product is saturated with Omega-3 acid.
Why is it good for your skin?
Properties of the Horse oil are similar to the oils naturally produced by human skin, it is easily absorbed by the skin and is safe for people all ages, including infants.
Consistency of the horse oil is similar to the human skin and bacause of that it is easily absorbed by the skin and its safe and appropriate to be used in all ages which includes infants as well. Horse oil contains what is known as linolenic acid (Omega-3). This acid anti-inflammatory properties help to repair and maintain the barrier of the skin.
All in all horse oil improves skin elasticity, wrinkles, sunburn, acne, and eczema. It protects the skin and keeps it moisturized, which contributes to healthy, toned and glowing skin.