The brush to buy is a handmade Swedish brush crafted from oiled oak wood (from local forests in the southeast of Sweden) and horsehair, which is resilient and soft. The brush’s manufacturer, Iris Hantverk, has been manufacturing its brushes since 1975. The company partners with the Swedish Blind Association, founded in 1889, who provides vocational training for visually impaired adults, training them in handicrafts, including brush-making. A team of 30 visually impaired craftsmen make the brushes at Iris Hantverk. The brush itself is beautiful and your skin will be too, inside and out.