Milk-based skincare is nothing new, it has been a standard in at-home and professional treatments for thousands of years. But goat milk skincare? Yeah, it’s ancient too, used by Egyptians thousands of years ago to heal and nurture skin. However, just recently, goat milk-based skincare has started to find its place back in buzzy products. We discovered its benefits (hint: a natural anti-inflammatory) and unearthed a few of our favorite products we’re crazy about.
Companies have started to embrace the moisturizing qualities of goat milk in some products, but one of brands showcasing goat milk as their key ingredient in all skincare products is Beekman 1802. Co-founder Dr. Brent Ridge told us they immediately embraced the alternative milk, seeing the moisturizing results instantaneously. “Goat milk has the same pH as human skin so when used in a cleansing product it does not strip the pH and leaves your skin dry and tight,” says Dr. Ridge. “It also is a diluted natural form of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), so it gently exfoliates dead skin, which often makes it beneficial for people who suffer from psoriasis and eczema.”
Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream ($65) has a mix of goat and natural milk to deliver deep hydration and help support the skin’s natural lipid barrier.
Beekman 1802 Davesforth Goat Milk Bar Soap ($15) is made using goat milk from their own farm in Sharon Springs, NY, and is also sulfate, paraben, petroleum, and phosphate free. Antioxidant-rich black pepper gives a bold scent, and hydrates skin too.
Honey Belle Infused Goat Milk Soap ($22) is rich in Vitamin A, which helps repair and maintain the moisture of skin, leaving your skin smoother and more radiant.
Manready Mercantile Ye Ol’ Goat Soap ($13.99) is made on a goat farm south of Houston, Texas, and takes three weeks for each bar to cure. And, of course, no synthetic fragrances, parabens, or sulfates.