First Snail Slime and Now Goat Milk … My Skincare Routine Uncovered

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Goat milk has been used in skincare for ages, and I’m not the first person to incorporate goat milk into their facial or entire body skincare routine. In fact, if you’re someone who has a chronic skin condition like psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, etc. You’re probably like me and have already tried incorporating goat milk into your whole body skincare routine. But admittedly, I didn’t incorporate goat milk into my facial skincare routine until recently.

So, today I wanted to share why I decided to use goat milk within my routine, but before we do a deep dive into why. Welcome Back!! And Welcome!! To those that are new, my name is Thandiwe-Kesi. And I am (and have always been) into skincare because of my skin journey. So much so that I co-founded Skinterest. At Skinterest, we are all in when it comes to our skin. So, we developed an app to support those on a journey to healthier skin. As a digital health startup, we are committed to improving health outcomes for underserved communities with various skin conditions. Be sure to sign up and pre-order our app to get exclusive access to blogs, products, discounts, and much more.

Okay, so, back to the goat milk. I’ve been putting goat milk (or at least some form of it) on my face for the past four weeks, and I … enjoy it! I really wish I was joking, but I’m not. LOL! And this shouldn’t be entirely shocking if you read about me putting snail slime on my face. Goat milk is excellent for those trying to reduce redness, soften/smooth the texture of their skin, balance their pH level, and increase moisture. It’s essentially a great moisturizer and exfoliator because it contains triglycerides and fatty acids like capric, caprylic, and caproic while having a high lactic acid concentration. Hence why I have incorporated it into my skin routine. For the past four weeks, I have been using Beekman 1802’s milk drops – “the first clinically proven serum to blend ceramides and probiotics within our proprietary goat milk delivery system.”

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Beekman1802: Milk Drops Probiotic Ceramide Serum ($20.70 – $45)

Okay, so by now, you know that I look for hydrating products – it’s what my skin needs. Yet, that doesn’t mean I’m purchasing every moisturizer or serum that claims to be hydrating. There have to be other benefits that I’m not getting from the current products within my routine. The Beekman 1802 Milk Drop Probiotic Ceramide Serum filled the gaps within my everyday facial skincare routine. Beekman 1802 describes this product as a lightweight probiotic extract milk serum that is absorbed quickly, provides a more youthful radiance, and leaves the skin softer. So, while it does have hyaluronic acid (which many of the products I use do), it also contains natural AHA/BHAs, Ceramide 3, and Squalane. So, how do I use this product? It goes on right before my moisturizer (if you want to know which moisturizer I’ve been using – check it out here) while my face is still damp from rinsing off my cleanser. I haven’t really run into any downsides of this product, but if you have any allergies to lactose/goat milk, skip this product or patch test it before putting it all over your beautiful face.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Glycerin, Ceramide 3, Caprae Lac (Goat Milk), Colostrum, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Lactose, Milk Protein, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Honey, Eryngium Alpinum (Blue Thistle) Flower Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Symphytum Officinale Rhizome (Comfrey) Root Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Whey Protein, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin Pullulan, Silica, C10-18 Triglycerides … and Kindness.

Would I purchase it again?

Yes! While this product is expensive to me – I would 100% product purchase this product again. I’ve been using it for about a month now and considering all of the benefits it provides. I think it’s worth the price. Besides, who doesn’t love a product made with kindness?

Thanks for reading! Talk to you soon.

XOXO, Thandi

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