Goat’s milk in your personal care products

By Pooja Kondhia

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An unusual ingredient within the cosmetics and personal care industry, goat’s milk is now being utilised as part of a conscious effort to offer completely natural products.

New York-based Alabu has brought out a wide range of personal care products made with goat’s milk as its central ingredient.

According to the company, which makes soaps, lip balms and moisturizers, the milk is rich in vitamins (D, B6, C, E), minerals, milk sugars, proteins, & butterfat, and is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids.

Natural and environmentally-friendly

The soaps are Alabu’s main product and are made with goat’s milk as the base instead of water, resulting in a thicker lather and with over 1 ounce of milk in each soap bar.

On its website, the company has stated that the soaps are made using a cold process in which they are left to dry naturally for a period of four weeks.

We don't add heat during the soap-making chemical reaction. This helps preserve the naturally occurring properties of the milk and oils we use​.”

Milk-based cosmetics

Cosmetics ranges containing animal milk have included that sourced from both donkeys and camels.

Donkey milk is imbued with qualities that mean it is excellent as a base ingredient for a host of skin care products.

The rich composition of donkey milk means that these products are regenerative for the skin because of high levels of protein, phospholipides and ceramides, which in turn confer it with both soothing and restructuring properties.

Its rich composition also makes it an excellent moisturizer and, perhaps more importantly, it is said to be an effective anti-wrinkle treatment.

Camel’s milk is rich in vitamin C - known for its anti-oxidant properties, and has an abundance of vitamins A, B1, B2, B12 and carotene.

All of these components help improve skin health, but it is as a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acid where camel milk beauty properties really shine, as this component helps to keep skin supple and prevent wrinkles.

Related topics: Formulation & Science, Skin Care

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