We fortify ourselves with rice, coconut and dairy milk, but did you know that plant and animal milks have many skin benefits too? Find out how these milk-based skin solutions can work for you.
Choose coconut milk for skin firmness and signs of aging
Sourced from the white fleshy interior of mature coconuts, coconut milk is rich in fatty acids, vitamin C and copper, which work together to help maintain skin elasticity, plump fine lines and lighten age spots. It’s a natural moisturizer and has antiseptic properties, too, so it’s great for treating irritated skin.
Cleanse and renew your skin with Pacifica Coconut Milk Cream to Foam Face Wash, with bubbles to lift grime to the surface and soothing coconut superfood to moisturize and calm stressed skin.
For a fast fix for dry, crepey skin on your body, double up on the power of coconut with Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Bar Soap, which gently exfoliates, followed by Giovanni 2Chic Blackberry & Coconut Milk Body Lotion. It’s packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that leave skin supple, and antioxidant blackberries that help repair sun damage and wrinkles
Oat milk for dry, itchy skin
Oats (Avena sativa) are scientifically proven inflammation fighters but are also good at easing skin dryness, scaling, roughness and itchiness. This makes oat milk especially helpful in treating sensitive skin, rashes and eczema symptoms.
Ease an itchy scalp and keep sensitive skin pH-balanced with Klorane Ultra-Gentle Shampoo with Oat Milk, which leaves hair soft and shiny, making it an ideal daily shampoo for the whole family.
Or try a makeup that calms redness and moisturizes your skin like Ere Perez Oat Milk Foundation, which blends easily for natural coverage and is available in a variety of shades.
Rice milk for brighter, more even skin tone
If dull skin or age spots are your issues, look for skin care made with rice milk. It’s rich in phytic acid, a vitamin B derivative that inhibits pigmentation and helps lighten acne scars. Rice milk gently polishes, revealing smoother skin for a more youthful appearance.
Try Eminence Organics Rice Milk 3 in 1 Cleansing Water, a no-rinse cleanser, makeup remover and toner that combines brightening rice milk with antioxidant-rich pomelo juice, calming witch hazel and natural jasmine essence that helps balance excess oil.
Camel milk for gentle exfoliation and softening
With high concentrations of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), camel milk is good for sloughing away dead skin cells, allowing cells to turn over for refreshed skin. It’s also rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that helps our skin retain moisture, and lanolin, which softens and calms skin without blocking pores—making it great for sensitive and acne-prone skin. It has high levels of vitamin C too, so it’s a powerful antioxidant that repairs sun damage.
Perfect for those with blackheads or acne, One With Nature Bedu Camel Milk Bar Soap with Turmeric and Honey has all the benefits of camel milk along with turmeric, a natural antiseptic that keeps bacteria in check, and honey that helps repair damaged skin.
Goat milk for easily absorbed, deep moisture
Goat milk’s unique protein structure allows it to quickly penetrate the skin so that its natural components, including moisturizing fatty acids, skin-renewing lactic acid and retinol are more effective. Goat milk also has capric and caprylic acids, making it more closely matched to the alkaline level of human skin, so it cleanses and hydrates without stripping away our natural moisture barrier and leaves skin soft, not dry or tight.