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Donkey milk and horse oil are having a renaissance as South Korea’s hottest new skincare ingredients — and they are already making their way to into US products. The beauty savvy country, which introduced American women to BB and CC creams and ten-step skincare routines, is on its way to making the unlikely animal-based ingredients the next big thing. Alicia Yoon, a Harvard Business School graduate and co-founder of Korean beauty site Peach and Lily, told New York Magazine that she sees donkey milk and horse oil as the newest trends in Korean skincare. Natural wonders: Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Hydrating Cleanser features donkey milk, while Elizavecca Milky Piggy Origin Ma Cream is made from horse oil.
Ms Yoon explained that donkey milk ‘is known to be gentle and soothing for those with sensitive skin and eczema, and four to five times more vitamin C than cow’s milk and rich in proteins’. She also said that horse oil is ‘featured front and center’ at some of the flagship locations of Olive Young, a popular beauty supply store in Seoul. Chinese tourists have come to love this product,’ she said. Horse oil is known to sterilize and also renowned for its absorbent properties. When asked how Korean skincare differs from American skincare, Ms Yoon said Korean products often contain more ‘niche and adventurous’ ingredients because Korean women tend to be more willing to experiment. I find that the major beauty brands are careful about launching anything too zany because, perhaps historically, American women would rather stick to more known ingredients like retinol and vitamin C,’ she explained.
Do they TASTE as good as they smell? Cleopatra bathing in the 1963 film. But donkey milk and horse oil aren’t the only bizarre beauty ingredients to come out of South Korea. The country helped turn snail slime into a must-have skincare product. In 2010, Korean brand Missha launched Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream, which contains 70per cent snail extract.