10 Benefits of Goat’s Milk for the Skin
Ever wonder why goat’s milk is such a common ingredient in natural soaps? Goat’s milk is a superstar ingredient with numerous benefits for the skin. When applied topically, it leaves skin fresh, clean and glowing.
We get our farm fresh goat’s milk from a small farm just 45 minutes away from our building in Hastings, Nebraska.
While many companies choose to formulate their products with powdered goat’s milk, we opt for fresh goat’s milk because there’s a higher concentration of vitamin A, lactic acid and fat content (which your skin will love - trust us!). It was important to us as a company to source our goat’s milk from a local operation in order to support our community and to cut back on the preservatives needed to transport the milk to our manufacturing building.
Why Use Goat’s Milk?
Goat’s milk has been used as a skincare ingredient for centuries. The ancient Egyptians are believed to be the first humans to use it as a beautifying treatment for the skin. Cleopatra was rumored to bathe in it!
We’ve learned a lot about the chemical structure of goat’s milk since then, and we’re glad to report that it checks out as a completely natural and very effective skincare ingredient! Which is why we include it in our Almond Goat’s Milk, Oats & Honey, and Frankincense Myrrh bar soaps. Here are just a few reasons why we love goat’s milk:
1. Deeply Moisturizes the Skin
Goat’s milk has been used for centuries to deeply moisturize the skin, and for good reason! Goat’s milk is naturally packed with fatty acids and triglycerides which are known to help keep the skin ultra-moisturized and soft to the touch.
Goat’s milk has a high volume of skin-loving vitamins including vitamins A, E, D and B. It’s also packed with vital minerals which essentially “feed the skin” with nutrients that your skin needs to stay healthy and youthful.
3. Naturally Cleansing
Goat’s milk is a popular ingredient in natural soaps because of its naturally cleansing properties. It gently removes dirt, oil and dead skin cells from the skin without the help of any harsh chemicals or additives.
4. Balances Skin
The pH of goat’s milk is similar to that of the skin, which means it is much less irritating and more easily absorbed by the skin than many other products. When used topically, it helps to balance the skin’s pH for a healthy, hydrated glow!
5. Safe and Suitable for All Skin Types
One of the main reasons we love using goat’s milk in our soaps is because it works wonderfully for all skin types, even sensitive skin! It’s wonderfully gentle and creamy, and won’t cause irritation.
6. Doesn’t Strip the Skin
Because of it’s naturally high fat content, your skin’s lipid layer will be left totally intact, meaning your skin will be left clean, but still plump and hydrated! Who doesn’t want that?
7. Gentle and Naturally-Occurring Exfoliant
Goat’s milk naturally contains lactic acid, among other alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). These all-star acids act as a gentle exfoliant and remove dead skin cells from the top layer of skin that may be making your complexion appear dull.
8. Easily and Effectively Absorbed by the Skin
Goat’s milk makes such an effective moisturizer because all of the nutrient-rich, creamy goodness is easily absorbed into the skin! We can promise you it won’t stick around on the top layer of your skin for hours, clogging pores or making you feel oily.
9. Great for Dry or Irritated Skin
Goat’s milk is wonderful for dry, itchy or irritated skin because of its naturally anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. We love it for its instantly calming and soothing effect.
10. Less Processed than Other Ingredients with Similar Effects
Many generic lotions and soaps love to claim how moisturizing they are for the skin. However, we love goat’s milk because it is an all natural alternative that doesn’t need any icky additives or chemicals to work its magic. We get our goat’s milk fresh and directly from a small farm just down the road from our manufacturing operation. Less processed = less worries.