Goat’s milk good for your skin? I had never heard of it before attending the Ziaja event in The Hague. At the event I got to pick out ten products. A consultant recommended the Goat’s Milk Line for my dry skin. In winter and especially when visiting Wisconsin, which has a much drier climate than The Netherlands, my dry skin becomes a real problem. During my holiday I’ve put the Goat’s Milk Night Cream and the Milk+Toner to the test. Did they make my skin feel less dry?
I received these products for free without promising a review in return. I myself chose to review the Goat’s Milk line. Just because I love trying out new products! I will always be honest about anything I review. If I like it, I like it. If I don’t like it, I don’t. Simple as that. I will never lie about something like that in exchange for products or money.
GOAT’S MILK – NIGHT CREAM
Because of my super dry skin I was recommend by a skin consultant to use Ziaja’s Goat’s Milk Night Cream during the day and at night while on holiday in the USA. During winter in The Netherlands my skin becomes a bit drier, but no where near as dry at it becomes in the United States. This has all to do with humidity. Today, a cold day in January, in The Netherlands humidity in the coastal area where I’m from is still at 93% compared to 63% in Oconomowoc (the town in which we usually stay while on holiday in the United States).
This past holiday the skin on my hands became so dry that I even developed little wounds from dry skin cracking open (I know it sounds disgusting, sorry). Now you may wonder: “But Elise, why don’t you use hand cream than?” Well, the inside of my hands (yes only my hands, I know it’s weird) are allergic to something in creams. I still haven’t found out what exactly, but I suspect it to be paraben. As far as I can tell the Goat’s Milk Night Cream does not contain paraben!
The cream is very thick and – in case you were wondering – does not smell like goat haha. It smells sweat and creamy. It’s a very neutral scent. Even though the cream is thick it gets absorbed into your skin very fast. I was told by someone from Ziaja that it’s very important to them that all of their products get absorbed fast into the skin.
And now the big question? Did it work for my dry skin? YES. Usually my face becomes all dry and flaky. Now that I applied this cream every night and sometimes during the day, I had zero flakiness! I forgot to use it for about two days during which I was outside a lot and could instantly notice the difference. That night I quickly applied the night cream and the next morning my dry spots where gone! I highly recommend this product to anyone that has dry skin.
Ingredients: Aqua (water), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Diisostearoyl, Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Glycol, Lactobacillus/Milk Solids/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil Ferment, Cyclodextrin, Goat Milk Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Magnesium Sulfate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Benzoate, 2-Bromo-2Nitropropane-1, 3-Diol, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Butylphenyl, Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Eugenol, Bezyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin, Limonene.
GOAT’S MILK – MILK + TONER
The Ziaja Goat’s Milk Milk+Toner smells almost identical to the Night Cream. The only difference being that this product contains alcohol making the scent less ‘creamy’. Milk+Toner promises to:
1. Thoroughly remove makeup and clean the skin
2. Tone, clean and intensely moisturize the epidermis.
3. Nourish and effectively sooth irritation.
I haven’t tested this product as intensely as the night cream, but I can say that it does remove makeup very well and that my skin felt very moisturized after using it. On the back of the bottle it says to apply the product using a cotton pad. What I didn’t like as much is that you had to use quite a bit of product in order for the cotton pad to become moist enough. It could be that the cotton pads I used where too absorbing. I therefore recommend to use cotton pads that don’t have many layers with this product.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Glycerin, Ceteareth-12, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactobacillus/Milk Solids/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil Ferment, Cyclodextrin, Goat Milk Extract, Dimenthicone, Carbomer, DMDM, Hydantion, Menthylparaben, Ethylparaben, Parfum (fragrance), Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Eugenol, Bezyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Sodium Hydroxide.
The Goat’s Milk Line carries a lot more products than the ones I’ve just reviewed. Take a look at the Ziaja website (USA, UK & NL) to see them all. You can find Ziaja in twenty countries worldwide. Just type in Ziaja and your country in Google to see if they have a store in your country (or a webshop that ships to your country).