Goat’s milk soap with moisturisation and skin brightening claims

By Simon Pitman

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Goat’s milk soap with moisturisation and skin brightening claims

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Thailand based soap-maker Sukapawadee says it has conducted clinical trials that give credence to claims that its goat’s milk-based soaps have moisturising and skin brightening properties.

The research was conducted at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand on a group of volunteers who were all said to have had healthy skin using the company’s goat’s milk soap range, called Sopreme.

The study meant that the group made ‘significant’ use of the soaps during the course of a three day period, and the researchers at the university reported that the moisturising properties had served to reduce roughness of skin, compared to the skin of individuals who used regular soap.

Research showed 'significant' skin brightening

Likewise, the research also conducted skin colour tests to assess melanin levels. The study used a Cutometer MPA580 and Mexameter probe, indicating that that the skin on the volunteers who used the soap brightened ‘significantly’ during the three day trial period.

Goat’s milk has been cropping up in an increasing number of skin care and soap products in recent years,  due to the fact that it is a natural-based product, but also because of its skin moisturisation properties.

However, this latest research is one of the first to point to the fact that it has skin whitening properties, a very important attribute in the Asia Pacific market, where consumers are always on the look-out for products that will brighten skin without harsh chemicals.

Essential skin nutrients from goat's milk

Sukapawadee was formed in 2010, when the Sopreme range was launched, marketed as a hand made soap range made from selected goat’s milk that is refined until it becomes creamy, which makes it ideal for soap formulation, while preserving essential nutrients.

The concentrated goat’s milk used in the soap formulations is said to contain a number of essential nutrients for skin health and moisturisation, including vitamins A, B2, C and E.

The soap formulation also includes a host of other nourishing ingredients, including virgin coconut oil, rice bran oil, olive oil, jojoba oil and shea butter.

The company was recently at the Cosme Tech show in Tokyo, where it was promoting its range of soaps to the Japan market, as well as the Asia Pacific market.

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