Beauty industry

Goat milk skincare products can damage the skin

Goat’s milk has been touted as the next big thing in the beauty industry with thousands of products based on the same, as it has been called the perfect skin potion by many beauty experts. But, a recent research turns out to be a setback for all manufacturers of goat milk skincare products.

According to a study, skincare products containing goat’s milk may be dangerous for patients with inflammatory skin conditions.

Research published in the journal ‘Clinical and Experimental Allergy’ revealed data from seven patients with inflammatory skin conditions who experienced anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction, after ingesting goat’s or sheep’s milk or cheese products. .

According to the study, all patients had a history of using goat milk skin products to treat their inflammatory skin conditions before their allergic reaction began.

“Marketing of skin products derived from goat’s milk is extensive and targeted to patients with ‘sensitive skin’ who typically have underlying inflammatory skin conditions,” the study authors wrote.

“Our findings provide new evidence for the origins of milk allergy in adulthood and add to the growing body of evidence that using foods as a treatment for inflammatory skin conditions can lead to the development of new allergies. food, they concluded.

Goat’s milk is on the ingredient list of many leading skin care products because it contains a high concentration of lactic acid, a mild alpha hydroxy acid that helps slough off dead skin cells and to reveal smoother, brighter skin underneath. It is also a humectant, which draws moisture from the environment.