Ingredient Spotlight: Goat’s Milk in the Personal Care Industry

Here at Stephenson Personal Care, we get asked about our Goat’s Milk soap base all the time and it is an increasingly popular item. We look into why goat’s milk is used as an ingredient in the personal care industry, and also some examples of products in the industry using this ingredient.

What is Goat's Milk?

Goat’s Milk is the milk produced by goats. Understanding what exactly makes up goat’s milk is vital in understanding the value of using it as an ingredient in personal care products.

Goat’s Milk is made up of around 30% fatty acids, nearly double that of cow’s milk. The milk is much more nutritious and just one glass contains 35% of daily calcium requirements. It is a rich source of vitamin B-12, protein, potassium and phosphorous. These properties make it a reasonably popular ingredient in the food and beverage industry. However, it has recently been recognised as a beneficial and useful ingredient in soap and cosmetic products.

Goat’s Milk and the Personal Care Industry

Goat’s Milk has been recognised by the personal care industry as a valuable and beneficial ingredient in many cosmetic products. Skincare products such as soaps, lotions, creams and cleansers made with goat’s milk have made their way into mainstream beauty markets around the world.

Dry Skin

A recognised benefit of goat’s milk is that it has a natural and neutral pH which can contribute to the pH of the overall finished product. The natural lactic acid found in goat’s milk make it an ingredient suitable for people prone to dry skin.

Moisturising

As an ingredient within beauty products, goat’s milk is also used to hydrate and nourish the skin. The natural high fat content makes it a good skin moisturiser. Luxury beauty brands are also making anti-ageing claims, although there is little evidence to back this up.

Stephenson Personal Care and Goat's Milk Melt & Pour

We get asked about the origins of this soap base all the time, and it is a very popular item. We use powdered goat’s milk in our Goat’s Milk Melt & Pour Soap Base. Rest assured, this goat’s milk is ethically and responsibly sourced from our friendly UK supplier Delamire Dairy.

The soap base can be used as a normal melt and pour base, and it leaves the skin feeling nourished, hydrated and smooth. The glycerin content of the soap base also contributes to this smooth skin feel.

We have a video recipe here for you to be inspired to make your own goat’s milk range of skincare products. If you would like to receive more information about this product then please enquire here.

Products and Brands Using Goat’s Milk

To give you an idea of exactly how goat’s milk products are positioned in the market, and how brands are using marketing claims to position their products, we have compiled a list below.

Brand: Billie Goat Soap
Marketing Claims: Soothing, Dry Skin, Eczema

Brand: Crabtree & Evelyn
Marketing Claims: Comforting, Smooth, Sensitive Skin

Brand: Tierra Mia Organics
Marketing Claims: Skin Therapy, Natural, Organic

Brand: Eveline Cosmetics
Marketing Claims: Nourishing, Soothing, Anti-Wrinkle

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