Horse Fat in Korean Facial Beauty

There have been all sorts of methods used for skin care; one beauty trend in South Korea uses horse skin as a facial method.


Horse fat has a yellow and buttery-looking texture, and also have high amounts of fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids, meaning its ingredients allows it to be anti-inflammatory, and having healing and moisturizing properties.  The horse fat is used in many products, such as face masks, hand creams, and shampoos.





Using horse oil is not a new skin care method.  It is a traditional folk medicine and has been used in Asian countries, like China, Japan, and Mongolia.  It has been recently discovered on why horse oil has benefits.  





A study conducted by Keimyung University School of Medicine explained the benefits of horse oil; it has antibacterial properties, which help fight against bacteria in acne.  Horse oil also have anti-inflammatory properties and increase type 1 collagen production. 


Horse oil has alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid (found in chia seeds, flaxseeds, and walnuts), and linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that improves the moisture barrier that protects the skin.





In order to obtain fat from a horse, it would come from the kidneys, neck, leaf, back, and heart (since horses do not have much fat).  Most of the horse oil comes from a horses hooves.


The horses need to be raised for food (common in Europe and Asian).  After that, the horse oil is placed into beauty products.


Do the products you use contain horse oil?




(Source: NextShark)

Written by Jenn