We've all heard the ad tagline that milk does a body good. And, while those of you with particular dietary restrictions might disagree (lactose intolerance, anyone?), there are still plenty of benefits when it comes to adding various milk-based beauty products to your skin-care regimen. In fact, its cosmetic virtues are popping up in products everywhere, and we're big fans of its gentle, skin-soothing properties.
To be clear, when we talk about milk properties, we specifically mean lactic acid, a proven skin-softener that gently removes dead skin cells without setting off alarm bells for irritation or dryness. The latest news in dairy-based beauty includes an industry explosion of goat's milk (a favorite on our desks) along with vegan-friendly versions of skin-softening products containing almond and argan-oil-based formulas. Milk proteins and their plant-based facsimiles can deliver baby-soft skin on a level that has to be experienced to be believed.