TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Gentle exfoliator and intense hydrator. MAIN BENEFITS: It draws moisture to the skin, softens and nourishes skin, and reduces redness, and it's easier to digest. WHO SHOULD USE IT: This is twofold. In terms of skincare, those with dry, sensitive skin—such as those with eczema and/or acne—can greatly benefit. From a nutritional perspective, those who are lactose intolerant are often better able to digest goat milk. HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: Regardless of whether it’s used for skincare or dietary purposes, goat milk can be used daily. WORKS WELL WITH: Just about everything. DON’T USE: If you're allergic to goat milk.
Benefits of Goat Milk for Skin
Great For Sensitive Skin: Goat milk and human skin have the same pH. Because of this, goat milk is incredibly nourishing, even for the most sensitive skin. Skincare products containing goat milk as an ingredient won’t disturb the natural skin microbiome of those with extra sensitivities.
Gentle Way to Deliver Powerful Ingredients: While goat milk is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin, thanks to its rich combination of vitamins, fats, and probiotics, all of which can be beneficial for all skin types.
Can Reduce Redness and Irritation: Thanks to its rich fatty acid make-up, goat milk is super soothing, too. These fatty acids (capric, caprylic, caproic) may have antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, the milk has skin-soothing properties which can reduce redness and itching.
Makes an Effective Humectant: When it comes to skincare products, goat milk is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment and helps the skin retain it.
Contains a High Concentration of Lactic Acid: One of the key selling points of goat milk in skincare is the fact that it’s loaded with lactic acid, a gentle alpha-hydroxy acid that helps to slough away dead skin cells and reveal smoother, brighter skin underneath. The exfoliative properties of goat milk help keep the skin healthy, refreshed, and renewed by removing the top layer of dead skin and eliminating underlying impurities.