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Goat milk

Luxury goat's milk skincare

Milk does a body good and has many benefits when applied to the skin. Goat milk puts a new twist on this concept due to its unique attributes and high content of essential vitamins and minerals. FSS Goat Milk Hydrolysate can be easily absorbed by the skin, to provide superior conditioning and moisturizing benefits. Goat milk has been used since ancient times to heal and nourish skin and was referred to as a natural cleanser. It is one of the finest moisturizers with excellent emollient properties, making it a popular ingredient in a variety of skin and hair care products.

Goat, Capra aegagrus hircus, is one of the oldest species of goat that has been domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe and commonly used for milk, cheese, meat, and fur over much of the world. Worldwide goats’ milk is more consumed than cow’s milk and is known for the creation of some of the world’s finest cheeses, such as chevre, a popular French cheese. In the 20th century goat based products have gained much popularity for use in other industries, such as the cosmetics industry. It is popular due to its easy digestibility while rarely causing lactose intolerance because of its unique structure.

Goat milk naturally has small, well emulsified fat globules, so the cream remains suspended in the milk, providing easy digestibility, and requires minimal processing. This cream fat also helps to boost moisturization in skincare products while delivering rich emollient properties. Goats’ milk is helpful for dry skin, being especially beneficial during dry winter months. Drinking goat’s milk and using it in skincare conveys natural benefits to both overall health and appearance.

Goats’ milk structure and composition is the reason for many of its benefits. Goats’ milk has an alkaline pH, which makes it unique and more compatible with the human body while being rich in many vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Some of the vitamins include vitamins A, B vitamins and vitamin C, all of which are necessary to repair damaged skin tissue and are needed in order to maintain healthy skin. Natural alpha-hydroxy acids, such as lactic acid, are also present within its composition which can act as a natural exfoliator to remove dead cells from the skins surface, thus enhancing the skin’s natural moisture levels. The amino acids present are needed for cells to regrow, maintain, and function properly throughout the body.

Milk is associated with its high content of calcium and protein and goats’ milk is no different. FSS Goat Milk Hydrolysate is composed of milk proteins that are hydrolyzed down to the molecular weight of approximately 2,000 to 4,000 Da. These hydrolyzed milk proteins are essential for enhancing hydration and moisture retention. FSS Goat Milk Hydrolysate provides intense hydration and conditioning benefits when used in skincare applications yet are gentle enough to the skin for the use in a wide variety of products.

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International beauty industry embraces goats milk

Goats milk has been used for centuries for its beautifying and anti-aging properties as well as in products aimed at treating psoriasis and eczema. Now, luxury beauty brands are maximising its potential in a variety of products.

Neither too alkaline nor too acidic, goat’s milk is the perfect ingredient in dry skin formulas. The natural Lactic Acid found in the milk also contributes to a stabilised, gentle pH level. 

Kate Sommerville combines goat’s milk with coconut and sweet almond oil in two products designed to soothe and hydrate the skin.

Canus, in Quebec, started by making goat’s milk soap bars but now produces over 80 cosmetic products that have goat’s milk as a base that are marketed globally.

Chivas uses goat’s milk in their skin care range because the milk’s short-strand protein structure allows it to be easily absorbed into the skin. 

Zum Bar, makers of natural goat’s milk soap also believe that the naturally occurring capric, caprylic and capronic acids and triglycerides or good fats are beneficial to skin and hair.

In fact, a number of international brands, from America to Australia, are making goat’s milk shampoo as it promotes healthy hair and improves softness and moisture. Additionally, it soothes sensitive scalps and relieves itchiness caused by some products.

New York-based Alabu offers a wide range of products made with goat’s milk as its base, including soaps, lip balms and moisturisers. Among its many benefits, goat’s milk is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids.

And because the protein and fatty acid composition in goat’s milk is so distinct from traditional natural ingredients it is not easily replicated, which means it offers vast potential for innovation – goods news for consumers looking for effective natural beauty and skin care products.

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Goat’s milk is typically thought of as a produce product in the grocery store, but its moisturizing properties are being harnessed in beauty products. Besides being all natural and organic, goat milk is excellent for sensitive skin, especially in dry winter weather. Goat’s milk contains lactic acid, which makes for a stabilized pH level, meaning it’s not at acidic and won’t irritate your skin.

Found in just about every skincare product from soap to lotion to anti-aging cream, there’s no denying that goat’s milk is a smooth alternative to other inorganic ingredients. If you’re looking for smoother skin or a new lip balm for under $2, we’ve found a product with goat milk as an ingredient for just about every need. With all of the torment winter puts our skin through these days, we’re happy to have such a natural remedy.
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