Goat Milk Soap Benefits


Goat Milk Soap is the hottest new trend in skin care.  We aren’t surprised, as we’ve been using goat milk soap for years and know first hand all the benefits. So what is the fuss all about? Goat milk soap provides multiple benefits for your skin…here’s just a few:

Goat Milk Soap is Natural

Have dry, cracked or irritated skin? Your store-bought “soap” might actually be to blame! Most store bought “soaps” are actually detergents filled with harmful chemicals and fragrances.  Many of these fragrances contain toxins such as parabens and phthalates that cause everything from  skin damage and irritation, to more serious issues like headaches, hormone disruption, and potentially even cancer.  This is especially a problem if you have skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or acne.

Goat Milk Soap is natural, with naturally occurring glycerine to help pull moisture into your skin and provide a safe gentle clean.  We have also chosen to scent our soaps with only essential oils, and color them with natural herbs to cleanse your skin without toxins.

Goat Milk Keeps Your Skin Looking Youthful

I’m about to tell you the secret enemy of youthful looking skin; free radicals! Released by everything from the sun to WiFi, these little buggers cause DNA damage and destroy the elastin and collagen 1 that keep your skin toned and smooth. Don’t run for the closet yet! Goat milk contains high levels of heavy hitting vitamins C and E and the mineral Selenium 2 which protects your skin from free-radical damage. In this way, goat milk helps stop the effects of aging and keeps your skin looking youthful and healthy.

Goat milk soap keeps you looking looking young and smooth in another way too. It contains Lactic Acid, a natural exfoliant that removes dead skin cells 5. Why is this important? Dead skin cells feed bad bacteria and clog pores making you more prone to acne break outs (not the kind of “youthful” we were aiming for.) Dead skin cells also highlight fine lines and wrinkles (just what we all wanted!)

More than an exfoliant, Lactic Acid promotes blood flow and collagen production 6–remember collagen is what keeps you looking young and wrinkle-free! Lactic Acid can also correct dark spots, scars, and other discolorations of the skin. Plus, like any exfoliant, it keeps your skin looking bright and silky smooth!

Goat Milk Protects You From Skin Conditions

Deficiencies in Vitamin A and Zinc can lead to the development of various skin conditions.  Zinc can prevent the body from over-producing oil 9. In fact, one study 3 found that certain forms of acne are actually caused by a lack of zinc. Vitamin A has been shown to reduce your risk of developing Psoriasis and aids in the control of acne. Goat Milk is high in both Vitamin A and Zinc.

More than vitamins, Goat milk contains a unique protein called Caprylic Acid 8. This protein actually helps protect skin from issues like thrush, and ringworm and calms the inflammation of irritated skin–a huge plus if you have conditions like eczema or psoriasis.

Goat Milk Helps Repair Your Skin

Vitamin B complex is an essential building block that your skin needs to create skin cells. A lack of this essential nutrient leads to dry, damaged, broken skin. Vitamin B deficiency also causes things like dermatitis and even hair loss! The high levels of Vitamin B 4 in Goat Milk Soap can help provide the building blocks necessary to soothe and repair broken or irritated skin.

Goat Milk Soap Moisturizes Deeper than Other Products

Your skin is made of several layers. The upper layer contains dead cells.  The middle skin layer acts as the moisture barrier.  The base layer of skin contains the living tissue and blood supply. Most moisturizers cannot get past the first two skin layers to nourish the living skin. Meaning your moisturizer might actually be moisturizing dead skin…  Goat milk, however, is composed of short to medium chain amino acids 7 that flow right through the upper layers and deliver moisture and fat soluble vitamins (like those mentioned above) right to living layer of skin.

 

For all these reasons, we set out to make a soap with the highest amount of goat milk we could! Our bars are 36% goat milk to maximize the benefits goat milk has to offer your skin!

Footnotes

1. Effects of the Sun on the Skin
2. Eating to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
3. Study: Correlation between the Severity and Type of Acne Lesions with Serum Zinc Levels in Patients with Acne
4. Vitamins in Goat Milk
5. Lactic Acid as Exfoliant
6. Collagen production and lactic acid
7. Composition of Lipids in Goat Mlik
8. Skin Benefits of Caprylic Acid
9. Zinc prevents overproduction of oil

Extra Notes:

Goat Milk–The perfect skin food

Vitamins in Goat Milk

Goat Milk is naturally high in Vitamins C, E, A, and B Complex, each of which play a vital role in skin health.

Vitamin C and E: According to the American Academy of Dermatology, topical application of Vitamin C protects the skin from sun damage and radiation. Dr. Karen E Burke, MD even suggests that Vitamin C can help protect against the damage that causes cancer. Vitamins C and E also protect collagen and elastin–the things that keep us from getting wrinkles and other age related blemishes.

Vitamin A: The British Journal of Dermatology published a study linking Vitamin A to a reduced risk of Psoriasis. Several other medical studies linked topical Vitamin A to reduction in lines, wrinkles and even control of acne.

Vitamin B Complex: Everyone knows B vitamins are linked to health and vitality and skin is no different. Your skin uses B Complex Vitamins as its base structure. Without adequate amounts of this heavy-hitter, you can end up with conditions like dermatitis, hair loss, and dry skin. Plus, Vitamin B Complex maintains skin moisture, soothes irritated skin, and results in a healthy glow.

Compared to cow milk, goat milk can provide up to 13% more calcium, 47% more vitamin A, 34% more potassium and 250% more niacin (Vitamin B3). 4

Minerals in Goat Milk

Goat Milk also contains significant amounts of Selenium and Zinc.

Selenium is believed to play a key role in sun protection and can even reduce your chances of sunburning according to one article.

Zinc is a vital mineral for skin, especially those with acne. Zinc balances oil production and is effective in controlling breakouts.


1 thought on “Goat Milk Soap Benefits”

  1. I have been using papaya soap all my life. Papaya soap is a bit drying on the skin so I really have to swipe a layer of lotion every after baths. I have never tried goat’s milk before but this post is too convincing not to try to change soaps.

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