Give Your Skin a Milky Treat with Pure Beauty

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You’ve probably seen the word “milk” used in the naming of various beauty products, but do you know what it actually means? While Cleopatra was famous for her bathing in asses milk, none of the products below actually contain any dairy! Most “milks” are so-called because they are either produced from the natural emulsion of fats and water and helps to cleanse your skin without stripping away your natural oils, or simply have a delicate, milky texture which is gentle on sensitive skin. With this in mind, we thought we’d take a look at five of our best ‘milks’:

Dermalogica Daily Milkfoliant

Rather than being a cleanser, this powder is an exfoliating product that polishes the skin while supporting the moisture barrier for healthier-looking skin. It contains oat and coconut, which activate upon contact with water and release botanical extracts rich in alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs). It is also rich in natural ingredients which deeply nourish and moisturise the skin, such as saccharide isomerate which works as a moisture magnet, boosting skin’s hydration.

Decleor Neroli Bigarade Cleansing Milk

Many cleansing products seem to offer no compromise between effectiveness and moisturisation, which means that your skin can either be clean OR hydrated. This cleansing milk from Decleor is a light-textured lotion that removes make-up and impurities to leave skin exceptionally clean, while sweet almond oil leaves the skin feeling soft and comfortable and neroli essential oil helps to protect, repair and fight against dehydration, giving you the perfect balance in just one product.

L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Colour 10-In-1 Multi-Benefit Leave-In Treatment Milk

Treatment milks, it turns out, aren’t just for skin, as this 10-In-1 multi-benefit leave-in treatment milk from L’Oreal proves! Used on clean hair before drying and styling, this convenient spray promises to offer protection against heat up to 230°C/450°F degrees, as well as shine, softness, smoothness of hair fibre, detangling, hydration, protection against breakage, split ends and frizz and even facilitates blow-drying. What a powerhouse of a product!

REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk

While this cleansing milk might be super gentle, it offers a powerful defence against some of the aggressors which might damage your skin and contribute to the signs of ageing. It melts away make-up, leaving your skin optimally clean without any stripping of natural oils. It contains blackcurrant seed oil which is rich in omega 3 to help nourish and soothes the skin, while sea buckthorn oil, rich in omega 7, softens the skin and leaves you feeling and looking radiant.

Elemis Sensitive Soothing Milk

This soothing milk from Elemis is a gentle, fragrance and perfume-free moisturiser, designed to nourish the skin and protect it from external irritation. It’s designed to be a best friend to skin which is prone to redness and the advanced formula envelops the skin in a veil of moisture to help soothe the signs of sensitivity. It’s infused with red sage and aloe vera, which are known for their calming properties, while bisabolol complex helps to protect against visible daily aggressors that might cause irritation.

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