Goat’s milk powder provides a substantial nutritional component for skin care and indeed general health care for all age groups.
It is well recognized that vitamins and minerals act synergistically and offer much greater benefit and bioavailability when obtained through natural food sources.
- Goat’s milk contains lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxyl acid, that takes apart dead skin cells from the epidermis (outer skin layer) – leaving a new fresh soft outer skin layer. Lactic acid is an exfoliant, reported to make skin thicker, firmer, more elastic and younger looking. Additionally, lactic acid can stimulate skin cell regeneration. Lactic acid acts as a gentle cleanser for skin and even for hair care. Goat’s milk contains natural beta hydroxyl acid which is extremely efficient in exfoliating the dead cells from the skin – so absorption of moisture is better. Goat’s milk is able to provide bounce to the hair and also makes it look shinier than ever. Hair becomes silkier and softer to touch. Small scales on the hair follicle can cause the hair to look dull and frizzy. Using goat’s milk on your hair seals and smoothes the scales, making it healthier, shinier, and less damaged looking.
- Goat’s milk has the same P.H as human skin.
- The amazing moisturising ability of goat’s milk in skin care is the result of both the fat and protein composition, and the fact that the fat molecules are smaller than in cow’s milk and remain, to a large degree naturally homogenized within the milk. The fat composition itself contains significantly larger amounts of medium-chain fatty acids, known as capric, caprylic and caproic acid. The larger proportion of these shorter-chain fatty acids as compared to cow’s milk, combined with the smaller size, makes the fat in goat’s milk more accessible to be absorbed by the skin. The nature of the protein structures in goat’s milk is also different, having shorter strand proteins, which are also more easily absorbed by the skin. This greater absorption property of fat and protein help leave skin smooth and supple.
Goat’s milk is very rich in many vitamins and minerals that are absorbed through the skin along with the fat and protein. Particularly important to skin health is Vitamin A, of which goat’s milk contains about 47% more than cow’s milk.
Goat’s Milk Contains
- Pro Vitamin B5 – Attracts moisture to skin and hair. Has regenerating and softening effects.
- B Vitamins – Thiamine, Riboflavin, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, B12, plus of the B Vitamins, Goat’s milk significantly exceeds cow’s milk as a source of Niacin (by 350%) and B6 (by 25%)
- Vitamin A – Improves collagen density, skin elasticity, tone, texture, lines and wrinkles. Smoothes skins surface.
- Vitamin C – Protects from oxidant damage, is skin lightening, has anti-inflammatory effects, improves skin elasticity, collagen and elastin production.
- Vitamin D – Sustains healthy skin tissue, bone health.
- Vitamin E – Protects skin from oxidant damage, is moisturising, anti-inflammatory and offers healing and anti-aging effects.
- Vitamin K – For its blood coagulating properties.
- Folic Acid (B9) – Essential in healthy skin cell development, growth and maintenance of new cells.
Using Goat’s Milk In The Bath
Milk baths renew and encourage growth of skin cells, plump up the collagen in skin, helps fullness and filling in wrinkles and fine lines.
Goat’s milk baths result in significantly increasing skin moisture, encourages skin suppleness and elasticity – especially important in aging skin and with many skin problems. They soothe skin inflammation, irritation and improves the overall health of the epidermis. Many painful skin conditions are alleviated and redness and itching is decreased.
- Because of the type of fat contained in goat’s milk – we don’t recommend you using skim milk powder.
- Other milks and ingredients that may be added to goat’s milk powder are: – Rice milk, oat milk, full cream cow’s milk and coconut cream milk powder, butter milk powder and cocoa powder, plus herbs, french clays, honey, and vanilla bean.