The use of goat’s milk in skincare products has been around and used in various ways since ancient times. Egyptians were one of the first cultures to use goat’s milk for skincare. In fact, Cleopatra was recorded as bathing in goat’s milk to keep her skin wrinkle-free. Even into the 1500’s Queen Elizabeth I followed in her footsteps using a similar bathing technique. In the 1700s it began to be used in facial cleansing routines for its exfoliating properties. Today this product is becoming more widely available and for good reason.
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Here are 4 benefits of Goat’s Milk in Skincare Products:
It’s gentle, natural, and extremely effective.
Goat’s milk has a similar pH level to that of human skin, which means that using goat’s milk is one of the most gentle products available. In fact, it can help to balance out your skin’s natural microbiome which can help with many issues facing those with sensitive skin.
Lactic acid is the perfect moisturizer.
One of the special properties of goat’s milk is its lactic acid content. The lactic acid found in Goat’s milk skincare products can actually work to attract moisture naturally to your skin. It also helps to exfoliate your skin naturally and gently to remove unwanted dead skin cells. This will make your skin appear brighter smoother and more youthful.
It provides a boost of essential fatty acids, probiotics, and vitamins.
According to Dr. Purvisha Patel, a board-certified dermatologist, “goat milk contains fatty acids that help repair the skin barrier, probiotics to encourage the growth of normal skin flora, and vitamin A to help gently exfoliate.” Vitamin A has been shown to reduce signs of aging, like wrinkles and deep lines, when applied to the skin. Goat milk is also rich in B vitamins and trace minerals, like magnesium and potassium. While most skin products have artificially added vitamins and minerals the naturally occurring ones in goat’s milk skincare products, along with the alpha-hydroxy acids help the vitamins and minerals to be absorbed into the deeper layers of your skin.
It helps with skin conditions.
According to dermatologists, goat’s milk is safe and effective for all skin types but may be particularly effective for those with skin conditions like psoriasis, acne, eczema, and dry sensitive skin. People with certain dry and irritable skin conditions, often have lower levels of lipids, the natural barrier for the skin. The high fat along with other vitamins and minerals of goat’s milk in skin care products helps by naturally restoring this barrier. When used in place of highly processed and chemically enhanced products, goat’s milk can support and replenish the moisture in your skin without irritation.
At Badger Creek, we believe the benefits of goat’s milk in skin care products speak for themselves. You can find our goat’s milk lotions in a variety of fragrances and an unscented option. For natural and healthy clean skin, try our Badger Creek Goat’s Milk Soap.