Have you noticed an ingredient in some of your skincare products that reminds you of your favorite cheese? Yes, that ingredient is goat’s milk!
In a prior article, Got Milk…For Your Skin?, I talk extensively about the value of milk in skincare. Today I want to highlight the amazing benefits of goat’s milk in particular, for this is the true skin’s milk.
Why I prefer goat’s milk for skincare
Goat’s milk is rich in essential fatty acids and triglycerides. The essential fatty acids have a unique PH similar to humans, so it is less irritating and more easily absorbed by our skin. These fatty acids and triglycerides are super moisturizing.
But there’s more! Goat’s milk contains precious skin minerals like selenium and is loaded with vitamins, particularly vitamin A, the most important vitamin for the skin. As with other milks, goat’s milk contains lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). It assists to gently slough off dead skin cells and helps to hydrate and brighten the skin.
Goat’s milk has unique nourishing properties that make it the perfect ingredient to add to anything which touches your skin, from your shaving cream to your moisturizer. It is both an anti-aging wonder and a lifesaver for dry and sensitive skin. I fell in love with a moisturizer called Face WHIP by Farm Couture that is anti-inflammatory and super moisturizing without any irritating fragrances. See my full review for Face WHIP here.
As far as the skin on your body, goat’s milk is a must for your daily shower. With its healing benefits, not only will you notice healthier skin, but one more little glorious thing will happen — you will begin to notice a need for less moisturizer. There are many different brands that carry goat’s milk-based soap … I happen to adore one that also incorporates aromatherapy for added bath time pleasure. Read my product review on why Savon du Bois soap stands high above the rest.
Goat’s milk is known to be a healthy food for inside our bodies, but as a skincare ingredient, it is a healing miracle. As I mentioned earlier, its lactic acid content helps to reveal brighter, healthier skin while the nourishing and remineralizing ingredients do wonders to maintain the skin’s integrity. Naturally packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants, goat’s milk should be the new kid on your block.
Feature photo by Kristen Arnett