Amino Acids in Donkey Milk

Amino acids in Donkey milk

We start this topic with just one of the important amino acids found in Donkey’s Milk

So, let us talk about topically applied amino acids (found in donkey milk) and what they do to the skins surface. Topically applied amino acids have different jobs compared to ingested amino acids. Beauty sites are being a bit unclear when talking about different types of amino acids.  They take certain amino acids and say it is great for your skin but do not go into detail that it only works for you when you ingest the amino acid and does nothing when you apply it to the skin.

Arginine is one an amino acid which works for you when applied to the skin. It is found to be an antioxidant, aids in building collagen, helps to reduce the signs of aging and is a humectant.

Arginine found in the milk of animals especially in donkey milk.

For example

Donkey milk 4.6g / 100g

Goat milk 2.9g / 100g

Arginine fights free radicals; those are things like pollutants and UV rays which cause early skin aging. Free radicals damage collagen. Think of collagen like mortar that holds cinder blocks or bricks together. Even mortar when exposed to the elements eventually starts to break down by pollutants in the air, chemicals or even harsh pressure washing and your job is to repair the mortar, or your house or wall will crumble.

Over the years your collagen gets broken down by the same things. Chemicals that are in your wipes, makeup, face washes etc., pollutants in the air or UV rays and your job is to repair it or keep it from degrading. Just like mortar, it can be fixed but it needs to be attended to early on.

To keep your skin from breaking down collagen.

  1. Wear Sunscreen as much as possible!
  2. Wash your face every day with our cleansing bar!
  3. Apply a daytime moisturizer that contains antioxidants.

The sunscreen will help keep those UV rays from breaking down your collagen. Washing your face will help get those pollutants Bye the way makeup is also regarded as a pollutant so washing it off in the evening is so important and keep it from breaking down your collagen.

A serum or moisturizer with antioxidants will help “shoo” away those demonic free radicals. Think about your grandma sweeping the floor and shooing you out the door as a kid with a broom, so she finishes cleaning the floor. That is what antioxidants do.

Arginine draws water to the skins surface and locks it in. It may play a role working with other proteins on the skins surface, balancing the skin Natural Moisturizing Factor.  More research needs to be done to see if Arginine plays a vital role in that aspect.

TIP: ******Stay away from synthetic retinol and retinoids (Vitamin A) products in your daytime face cream, moisturizer, lotion or whatever it is you use. The sun UV rays react with retinol breaking down your collagen faster. Making you age faster!  Use any retinol containing products at night-time.


Donkey Milk a Skin Superfood

Donkey Milk contains 40 times more vitamin C compared with cow’s milk.

More vitamin C = more exfoliation = more glow.
Outside of that, it is chock full of amazingness for your skin. It contains casein, lactose, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D, and E, K making it a nutritional powerhouse on your skin.

It has amazing rejuvenating properties

High levels of protein, phospholipids and ceramides give it amazing restructuring properties, helping it with skin tightening, regeneration and smoothening.

It has anti-acne fighting properties

Donkey milk contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds, which helps to reduce and calm down skin irritation and redness.
This means that it helps skin that is irritated and inflamed and has been used as a natural remedy for acne, eczema and psoriasis.

It has natural exfoliating properties

Naturally occurring lactic acid in Donkey Milk encourage the exfoliation of your skin, which means shedding old skin cells to reveal the new.
This encourages the fading of scars and discolouration, evening skin tone, and helps with acne and wrinkles.

It why the ancient Greeks and Cleopatra used it to stay “forever young “

Cleopatra reportedly owed her brilliant complexion to her stable of 700 donkeys, who regularly produced enough milk for her to take baths in it.
The Ancient Greeks used Donkey Milk for all sorts of ailments, from liver problems to infectious disease.

Our 98 % Serum contains a phenomenal 98 percent pure fresh donkey milk

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Donkey Milk my first Impressions

While people are encouraged to put a laundry list of ingredients on their skin throughout my time as a beauty therapist and as someone with once acne-prone and sensitive skin, I do pause with each new product. Will this throw my complexion into chaos? I think as I scoop out a bit of cream or a pump of serum. So, when I came across an ingredient that was effective at their intended purpose — be it brightening, exfoliating, or hydrating — without being irritating, I listened up. And such is the case with donkey milk.

It has a long and fascinating history of use. It's said that Cleopatra bathed in donkey's milk for her soft, supple skin. Centuries ago, and now again today, it is being used medicinally in parts of India and Africa. It's been an ingredient used by Greek homeopathic practitioners for years, both topically and internally. It has even been used as a substitute for breast milk, as structurally it most closely resembles human milk. This is all to say: If time and history is any indication, there is something here.

Now In fact this past year, it was the most Googled ingredient, with over 27 million results.

Let’s talk benefits

The ingredient gets its acclaim from its dense nutrient profile. Called a "natural elixir of youth," it contains several special actives: vitamins A, D, and C; as well as proteins and fatty acids. This blend of nutrients is significant for several reasons.

First up, vitamin A — or what retinol is derived from. Retinol is beloved for its ability to encourage skin cell turnover and help skin cells act younger; however, it is notoriously difficult on skin. But natural alternatives, like vitamin A or bakuchiol, do not have the same issues of irritation. (That being said: They're also not as potent, nor do they all work in the same ways, which is a good thing for many of us with sensitive skin!) Donkey milk contains a surprisingly high amount of the antioxidant, so one of the main functions of the ingredient is skin cell renewal. Expect to see younger, brighter-looking skin with regular use.

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for our skin — as it can help deter premature aging and has major anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies show it can help ease inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, and acne. However, vitamin D's relationship with the skin is a complex one. The primary way humans get it is through UV exposure, but we also know that too much of that has adverse effects on the skin. It's vital to take it as a supplement for your overall health, yes, but you can also help soothe stressed-out skin with it when you use it topically. Donkey milk naturally contains the vitamin, unlike other milks.

Then we have a host of other ingredients, like vitamin C. ("Vitamin C is one of the few active ingredients that can benefit all skin types This can help improve collagen production in the skin, as well as fight free radicals and help overall tone. Then there are the proteins and fatty acids to help moisture skin as well.

It should go without saying that this is not a vegan product, as it contains an animal by-product.

However, donkey milk is collected humanely — with the baby and mother being kept together, unlike typical cow's milk extraction in which they are separated, as the mother donkey literally cannot produce milk without the child present. This also tends to mean the ingredient is created in small batches (much like goat's milk), so it tends to be a rarer, harder-to-find ingredient.

To me of the best ingredients are those that are used time and again, by cultures across the globe. Donkey milk checks all the boxes, as it's soothing, encourages skin cell renewal, and protects skin with its antioxidant properties.