Benefits of Goat Milk In Skincare

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Goat Milk Products

Our goat milk skin care products contain Goat’s Milk, which is a natural emollient that helps soothe and moisturize the skin. In addition to lactic acid, “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. It contains vitamin E to help support the immune system, cell function, and skin health. It’s an antioxidant, making it effective at combating the effects of free radicals. It slows the look of aging and brightens the complexion. Used topically, the Rice Bran Carrier Oil improves circulation, evens out skin tone, and minimizes the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eye area. It increases skin's natural regeneration, encourages moisture retention, and soothes irritation. 

Benefits of Goat Milk:

  1. Moisturizing - Goat’s milk lotions and moisturizers have a soft and silky texture that is lightweight on your face and smooth to the touch.
  2. Nourishes the Skin - Goat’s milk is packed full of vitamins and minerals that have wonderful effects on the skin.
  3. Balances Skin - Goat’s milk has a similar pH level to that of human skin, which means that using goat’s milk can help balance skin’s microbiome. In addition, goat’s milk is so gentle that it helps to calm troubled skin, making it a great choice for those with sensitive skin.
  4. Helps With Skin Conditions - People with eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions that result in red, itchy, skin patches, often benefit from using goat’s milk products. The natural nutrients in the milk, which help to moisturize the skin, also aid in reducing redness and itchiness of the skin. Plus, it is gentle enough that it does not cause further irritation, making it a perfect ingredient in sensitive skincare.

It is hard to believe that one gentle ingredient can have such dramatic effects on the skin, but it is the result of a combination of substances that are found in the milk.

What Makes Goat’s Milk Effective?

To fully understand the benefits that goat’s milk can offer you, such as helping to improve the skin barrier function and soothing dry, sensitive skin, it is important to recognize and acknowledge the nutrients contained within goat’s milk, which make it very effective as a skincare ingredient:

 - Goat’s Milk is made up of Vitamins A, B6, B12 and E, Triglycerides, Capric, Caprylic, and Caproic acids

- Vitamins B6 & B12 - Aid in adding moisture.

- Triglycerides - Enhance skin elasticity and reinforce skin’s hydro-lipid barrier.

- The milk contains major and trace minerals including Ca, Na, Mg, P, K and Zn, Mn, Se, Co, Cu, Fe respectively. This makes it a good source of calcium, containing approximately 13% more calcium per serving than cow’s milk.

- One of the more significant differences from cow’s milk is found in the composition and structure of fat in goat milk. The fat globules are 1/5th the size of those in cow's milk. These smaller sized fat globules provide a better dispersion and a more homogeneous mixture of fat in the milk.

- The reaction of goat milk is alkaline, the same as mother's milk. Cow milk produces an acid reaction. An acid environment promotes the growth of bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

- Rich in Butterfat - As unhealthy as this sounds, it is actually outstanding for your skin.

- Contains Selenium which is a mineral with antioxidant properties that helps to neutralize free radicals that can cause premature aging of the skin.

- It is easy to see that each of these nutrients provide unique benefits to the skin, but when combined within goat’s milk, the results are incredible - especially for those with sensitive skin, as it helps to rebuild the barrier function of skin while soothing any irritation.

 Types Of Goat Milk Products

Goat milk products continue to increase in popularity. The most common products that contain goat’s milk as a primary ingredient include:

 Cleansers - Soaps and face washes made with goat’s milk offer a gentle way to remove excess dirt and oil from the face without over-drying the skin.

Moisturizers - The natural milk proteins found in goat’s milk help reinforce the lipid barrier, which makes it an excellent ingredient for moisturizers.

Eye Cream - Goat's milk makes the perfect ingredient for eye creams as it helps to restore moisture and soften the skin around the eye.

 A Brief History of Goat Milk Skincare

Goats are actually among some of the earliest animals domesticated by humans. In fact, ancient Egyptians, known for their innovative and surprising traditions, are even believed to have been some of the first humans to use goat milk for skin care. It is said that Cleopatra, known for her porcelain-like skin, used to soak her body in goat's milk because it gave her skin a radiant and fresh glow. Over the years, many have continued to use goat’s milk on the skin for the same reasons, but it was only within the relatively recent past that science has proved what many so long believed: goat’s milk is a wonderful and effective skin care treatment.

 If you are suffering from a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, or even just combating dry skin [3], goat’s milk could be the answer for you. Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream will leave your skin feeling soft and help to rebuild your skin’s natural barrier. People have been reaping the benefits of goat’s milk on their skin for centuries, so what are you waiting for? Give it a try!

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  1. Goat milk is the new the magical ingredient for skin care lovers