We have listed some of our featured and favourite key ingredients below. Included are short ‘factual’ descriptions without getting too deep into science. We do not subscribe to ‘puffery’ or exaggerated claims of what individual ingredients can do, no matter how pretty or ‘on trend’ they sound in advertising. Rather, we use tried and (scientifically) tested ingredients that WILL have benefits for the horses’ skin and hair, are mild and safe, and we use them in an appropriate concentration for efficacy, not just token drops.
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Coconut Oil is the oil for hair. It is a medium chain, saturated oil that is solid at cool temperatures and has a fatty acid profile of Lauric, Myristic, Capric, Caprylic, Oleic & Palmitic F/A. Due to its unique structure it is one of only a few oils that can be absorbed past the hair cuticle into the cortex reducing protein loss, which in turn increases pliability, waterproofing, tewl and strengthens hair against breakage. Coconut Oil is exceptionally stable to heat and oxidization giving it a very long shelf life. Coconut Oil does have some anti-bacterial, anti-fungal & anti-viral properties due to the large % of Lauric acid it contains, though on its own, is not a ‘cure all’ for every hair type and can be comedogenic (blocks pores/follicles) or drying on the skin when used neat. HSE utilises 3 types of Coconut Oil in our products; Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, refined (filtered) Coconut Oil and Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides.