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I‘m going to start off by saying that goat’s milk is not a highly alluring product. However, there are lots of benefits to incorporating goat’s milk into your beauty regime!
Goat’s milk is very hydrating as well as being extremely rich in fatty acids and essential vitamins to help keep your skin looking young and healthy. It actually works as an amazing anti-aging product because it has lactic acid which acts similar to AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and helps remove dead skin cells and brighten your skin! Plus, it’s great for sensitive skin because it’s a natural product… unless you have a milk allergy!
Caprina by Canus Goat’s Milk Products
I received three of the new Caprina Goat’s Milk products: Fresh Goat’s Milk Body Wash with Orchid Oil, Fresh Goat’s Milk Body Lotion with Shea Butter and the Fresh Goat’s Milk Bath Soap in ‘Original.’ Before I get into the products, I wanted to point out that this brand, Canus, is based out of Montreal, Canada!
Fresh Goat’s Milk Body Wash with Orchid Oil $6.99 CAD
The scent of this is amazing – now unfortunately I can’t send the smell over to you… But it’s a nice floral fragrance from the Orchis Mascula Flower Extract. Unfortunately though, Goat’s milk is the eighth ingredient on this list following SLS and SLES (You can read more about these ingredients here) There’s also preservatives within it which is understandable considering it is a milk product. Interestingly there is Benzyl Salicylate lower on the list which can cause allergic reactions and rates as a 7/10 on the EWG website (higher number being worse.)
If you’re not concerned about these ingredients being all-natural then I definitely recommend this body wash because it is very hydrating even with the sulfates. If I had a choice to purchase this, I might opt for the Natural range that Caprina carries or I’d pick up another bottle of the Carina Organics Body Wash which doesn’t have as many potentially irritating chemicals.
There’s also no shortage of ingredients in this product either. Obviously preservatives are completely necessary for this as well as the rest of the range – otherwise your products would go bad very quickly. That being said, I’m not sure what is needed to ensure that the milk doesn’t spoil other than the traditional ‘Trisodium EDTA’ ingredient.
I keep it on my nightstand and apply it before bed. It’s great because it absorbs quickly and you don’t have to wait 5 hours with slippery fingers before you touch something. The Shea butter doesn’t really mask the milky smell, so if you hate the scent of goat’s milk it might not be for you (I did see there’s an orchid oil lotion though!) For the low price point I’d say it’s a great option if you want a hydrating moisturizer.
My boyfriend has been the test subject for this soap – as it’s a more masculine scent (compared to the Orchid Oil soap.) There is a lot less ingredients within the bar soap, so if you’re on the hunt for a product with a shorter list it might be your go-to.
This soap is pretty hefty and has lasted for well over 3 weeks now – which is good considering it’s a bar soap. Not an overly exciting product, but it works and that’s all you need! I’m on the fence for whether I’d repurchase because I’m a fan of liquid body washes instead.
Overall, I did enjoy these products. I have to say that of all three the body lotion was my favourite. It’s hard to find a lotion that has just the right texture – and this had that. In terms of the soap I wasn’t won over by the ingredients after reading them but it really comes down to what you prefer. These products all work well, and if you like more traditional scents then the ‘Original’ one might be right up your alley.
I think it’s important to note that all these products are not tested on animals either, which seems to be a big debate flying around for good reason! Especially with brands like The Body Shop moving into China where animal testing is required. Of course, I also like these products because they are Canadian-made! (but it doesn’t sway my opinion too much.)
In case you were wondering – I think that these products ship to Canada and the US only. Currently on their website they will ship for free if you spend over $25.00!
Do you buy products that are only cruelty-free?