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.