By Lauren Valenti published
Diet-wise, milk doesn't exactly have a glowing reputation for our complexions (dairy-induced acne 😱!), but it does have its rightful place in our beauty regimen—on top of our skin. In fact, the reigning queen of beauty Cleopatra loved taking moisturizing and repairing milk baths for glowy, silky-smooth skin. And great news for those with sensitive skin: it's a super soother. So whether you need a daily moisturizer or are looking for a peel that won't make you break out, these products have got you.
1. Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment
This 100% natural serum has a lightweight, fast-absorbing Pure Argan Milk Treatment that penetrates deep into the skin to plump and hydrate.
Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment, $56; sephora.com.
2. Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Nourishing Milk
This milky emulsifier is a godsend for all skin types, but especially those that suffer from extra dryness. With a slew of essential oils including olive, sesame, sweet almond, and jojoba, its equal parts nourishing and moisturizing.
Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Nourishing Milk, $86; nordstrom.com.
3. Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Milk Peel
If you have sensitive skin, peels probably make you a little antsy. But fear not as you can still get in on the exfoliation action. This gentle peel, which helps correct uneven texture and shrink pores, has soothing and anti-irritating coconut milk.
Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Milk Peel, $42; sephora.com.
4. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Firming Peptide Milk
With powerful ingredients like tetrapeptide-21, collagen amino acids, and ceramides, this nourishing milk sounds intimidating for those that are irritation prone. But thanks to its inclusion of soothing arnica, it's still gentle enough for more sensitive skin types.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Firming Peptide Milk, $65; sephora.com.
5. Primary Raw DoYou Soy Milk Cream
Infused with aloe leaf juice and soybean extract, this creamy milk moisturizer is a K-beauty favorite and designed to sooth/protect the skin while improving its all-over appearance.
Primary Raw DoYou Soy Milk Cream, $46; sephora.com.
6. Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser
We loved Korres' original Milk Proteins Foaming Cleanser, but have become even more obsessed as the cream-to-foam face wash is now formulated with protein-packed Greek yogurt. Our favorite ingredient, however, will always be the calming amaranth seed extract.
Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser, $26; sephora.com.
I’m the associate web editor at Marie Claire. I love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. I firmly believe that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.
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