Why Goat Milk is Important for you Skin Care?
The handmade / artisian skin care industry has gained momentum throughout the last decade as people become more aware of the impure ingredients such as sodium laurel sulfate, in the mass-produced industry. Realizing that what you put ‘on’ your skin goes ‘into’ your body is finally making headway into the homes of informed people. So, with the rise, why would one choose Goat Milk Products over others made with water?
Properties in Goat Milk cannot be reproduced in any chemically produced body product!
It’s unique and God given.
Goat Milk has been used since ancient times as a natural cleanser. It is one of the finest moisturizers and has excellent emollient properties. Goat Milk contains vitamin A, and several B vitamins including riboflavin (also known as vitamin B2), niacin, B6, B12. Vitamin A is extremely important in skin care and aids in curtailing acne and also help with eczema. Water based products can add vitamins, but most don’t so this benefit is lacking.
Alpha-hydroxy acids contained in goat milk are believed to have rejuvenating effects on skin cells and the rich butterfat softens and moisturizes. Alpha-hydroxy acids penetrate the top layers of the skin, epidermis and upper dermis, to achieve exfoliation (sloughing of old skin cells). Exfoliation stimulates the skin and healthy cells are regenerated. The effect essentially is “anti-aging.” The skin is smoother and softer with an overall lessening of fine wrinkles and skin discoloration. The hydroxy acids are also used to improve scaling, precancerous growths (actinic keratoses) on sun-damaged skin. In addition, there is also great benefit with acne. Dead skin cells are exfoliated, opening the pores. Alpha hydroxy acids have been used for thousands of years as a skin rejuvenating product. Water based products can add chemicals that result in this process, but skin damage will always be the end result.
Goat milk with its abundance of cream actually ‘feeds’ the skin and permeates through the cell walls delivering calcium similiar to patches applied to the skin. In hair care, goat milk replenishes the moisture in every strand by penetrating the hair shaft. It nourishes the scalp which adds life, luster and body to the hair. Because we milk our own goats, we can assure our customers that no hormones or antibiotics are included in this milk.
Goat Milk contains minerals such as selenium. This important mineral is believed by scientists to have an important role in preventing skin cancer. We provide ‘free choice’ minerals to our herd and provide extra selenium for them to ensure their health which is transferred into their rich milk.
We personally make all of our goat milk products by hand in small batches using the cold process method. That is one reason that our products produce such dramatic results with your skin.