As a child of the 90s, I grew up with the slogan”milk does the body good” plastered all over my school cafeteria walls. Various celebs would pose with their glasses full and liquid mustaches at the ready, extolling the virtues of all things dairy. Now it seems that beauty brands are taking this message to heart with more and more skin care companies incorporating milk into their products.
Now, milk used in beauty isn’t exactly a new concept. Fabled beauties throughout history have attributed it to flawless complexions and it is even rumored that Cleopatra would take milk baths to keep her skin supple and radiant.
So why milk? What makes this one of the super foods of skincare? To be clear the reason it is such a go-to ingredient is the lactic acid. Proven to soften skin and remove dead cells gently, it is one of the perfect things to use for people that have sensitivity issues.
Now with the demand for milk on the rise, companies are getting creative bringing in a variety of kinds of dairy within their products. A particular favorite of ours is goat and almond milk.
So without further ado, check out our round-up of the latest and greatest dairy based beauty out there.
Chanel is a powerhouse in all things beauty and fashion. The brand needs no introduction. This milk cleanser is truly a rockstar of their skincare line. Doubling as a makeup remover and toner this is perfect for someone who suffers from either dry or sensitive skin. Milk combined with Tulip Tree Extract is the perfect combination to hydrate, de-pollute, and sooth skin. One thing to note, however, is the cleanser does have a very heavily perfumed formula.
This natural skincare line is truly a gem. Named one of “The Green Brands Defining Organic Skincare” by WWD all of their products are a masterfully crafted. In particular their Sweet Milk Facial Exfoliants. A mix of dried sweet milk and herbal blend provides an invigorating exfoliant that can be either used for daily cleansing or as a weekly mask that will provide you with a bright revived complexion.
L’Occitane En Provence
This 40-year-old beauty brand is nothing if not an institution when it comes to creams and lotions. In their latest iteration of milk based products, they have turned to the nourishing powers of almond milk extract to create a concentrated body cream that will leave skin feeling rejuvenated and silky smooth. The scent of this cream is lovely, delicate, and lasting.
Skincare Guru Kate Somerville is mixing things up by using goat’s milk in a new range of products within her line. While all the products in this range are amazing the de-puffing eye cream is on a whole other level. This eye balm reduces puffiness, moisturizes, and revitalizes tired eyes. Also, if you suffer from dark circles it works really well in decreasing their visibility.
This artisanal Colorado-based company is redefining beauty. With an amazing mix of skincare and home goods, they are quickly becoming a favorite amounting the blogging community and industry insiders. Nothing showcases this better than the luxurious sparkling bath fizzes. With a delicate, sweet scent, these bath tablets will turn any basic bath into an experience leaving skin feeling baby soft. Also, a fun fact about Formulary 55 is that they also sell a curated selection other brands along with their own on their website.
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