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.