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.
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.
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.
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.