Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, was renowned throughout history for her radiant skin and her stunning beauty. She was said to bathe in milk to keep her skin soft and beautiful. It is said that Cleopatra, Queen of Ancient Egypt, took baths in donkey milk to preserve the beauty and youth of her skin. Legend has it that no less than 700 donkeys were needed to provide the quantity of milk necessary for her daily bath.
Skin Loves Milk
So why is milk such a great natural ingredient for skincare? A milk bath leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. The fat and protein in the milk provide this immediate benefit in your bathwater. The milk also helps exfoliate the skin for additional softness. Milk contains lactic acid, which is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). You may have heard about AHAs. AHAs penetrate the top layers of the skin to slough off dead skin cells. Exfoliation stimulates the skin and healthy cells are regenerated. Using AHAs in your skincare allows the skin to rejuvenate itself more quickly.
Organic, full fat coconut milk is rich in skin loving fatty acids that will plump your skin and make it feel smooth and dewy.
Silk for Skin
Silk proteins and their individual amino acids are great molecular sponges that will soak up and deliver moisture into the skin. Silk also acts as a barrier. The larger molecular silk fibres do moisturise the skin from within the top layers but in addition they add to the skins barrier function. This natural fibre makes a light-weight, breathable film on the surface of the skin affording it some protection from the elements. It’s also wound healing and anti-inflammatory.
Silk Bath Milk
Take your next bath to spa level with this indulgent bath soak made with skin-softening Organic Coconut Milk. Coconut Milk is highly moisturising as it softens and has anti-inflammatory properties to soothe your skin as you soak. Coconut & Vanilla Essential Oils add a delicious sweetness to the room, calming the mind and provides relief from anxiety and restlessness.