What's the deal with goat milk?
Have you noticed an abundance of soap and other skin care products that contain goat milk? It is said that Cleopatra regularly took baths in donkey milk, to preserve the vitality and beauty of her skin. All milk is actually a great addition to a skin care regimen, and well, we guess goat milk is just more readily available than donkey milk. But what’s the deal with the milk? There are multiple reasons why we recommend goat milk soap:
It’s a gentle cleanser
Goat milk soap has a high amount of fat, particularly caprylic acid, allowing for the gentle removal of dirt from your skin without removing its natural fatty acids.
It’s a natural exfoliant
Fresh, raw goat milk is rich in alpha hydroxy acids and has amazing enzymes that work to weaken the bonds between dead skin cells. Your dead skin cells are shed, allowing for new skin cells to be formed. So instead of a physical exfoliant that can sometimes be rough, the goat milk acts as a natural chemical exfoliant, for a smoother skin texture.
It’s rich in nutrients
Goat milk is loaded with vitamins and minerals which promote healthy skin function. It’s high in vitamin A, a fat soluble vitamin that is reported to have anti-aging properties. Goat milk is also a good source of selenium, a mineral shown to support a healthy skin membrane.
It’s easily absorbed
Goat milk is easily absorbed by the skin due to the medium chain fatty acids, so you’ll get the full benefit of all those good vitamins and minerals.
The proteins in goat milk (amino acids) act as humectants — water-grabbing ingredients that help your skin maintain a healthy moisture level.
It has a great lather
Goat milk is rich in both saturated and unsaturated fats, making it ideal for soap production. Saturated fats increase a soap’s lather — aka bubbles — while unsaturated fats provide moisturizing and nourishing properties.
Intrigued? Or not convinced? Give goat milk soap a try and comment below and let us know what you think!