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Caprina Goat’s Milk | New Products 2016

Caprina Goat’s Milk | New Products 2016

I‘m going to start off by saying that goat’s milk is not a highly alluring product. However, there are lots of benefits to incorporating goat’s milk into your beauty regime!

Goat’s milk is very hydrating as well as being extremely rich in fatty acids and essential vitamins to help keep your skin looking young and healthy. It actually works as an amazing anti-aging product because it has lactic acid which acts similar to AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and helps remove dead skin cells and brighten your skin! Plus, it’s great for sensitive skin because it’s a natural product… unless you have a milk allergy!

Caprina by Canus Goat’s Milk Products

I received three of the new Caprina Goat’s Milk products: Fresh Goat’s Milk Body Wash with Orchid Oil, Fresh Goat’s Milk Body Lotion with Shea Butter and the Fresh Goat’s Milk Bath Soap in ‘Original.’ Before I get into the products, I wanted to point out that this brand, Canus, is based out of Montreal, Canada!

Caprina New Products

Fresh Goat’s Milk Body Wash with Orchid Oil $6.99 CAD

The scent of this is amazing – now unfortunately I can’t send the smell over to you… But it’s a nice floral fragrance from the Orchis Mascula Flower Extract. Unfortunately though, Goat’s milk is the eighth ingredient on this list following SLS and SLES (You can read more about these ingredients here) There’s also preservatives within it which is understandable considering it is a milk product. Interestingly there is Benzyl Salicylate lower on the list which can cause allergic reactions and rates as a 7/10 on the EWG website (higher number being worse.)

If you’re not concerned about these ingredients being all-natural then I definitely recommend this body wash because it is very hydrating even with the sulfates. If I had a choice to purchase this, I might opt for the Natural range that Caprina carriesΒ or I’d pick up another bottle of the Carina Organics Body Wash which doesn’t have as many potentially irritating chemicals.

Caprina Goats Milk Soap and Lotion Swatch

[Left to Right: Body Wash, Body Lotion]

Fresh Goat’s Milk Body Lotion $3.99 CAD

There’s also no shortage of ingredients in this product either. Obviously preservatives are completely necessary for this as well as the rest of the range – otherwise your products would go bad very quickly. That being said, I’m not sure what is needed to ensure that the milk doesn’t spoil other than the traditional ‘Trisodium EDTA’ ingredient.

I keep it on my nightstand and apply it before bed. It’s great because it absorbs quickly and you don’t have to wait 5 hours with slippery fingers before you touch something. The Shea butter doesn’t really mask the milky smell, so if you hate the scent of goat’s milk it might not be for you (I did see there’s an orchid oil lotion though!) For the low price point I’d say it’s a great option if you want a hydrating moisturizer.Β 

Caprina Goats Milk Bar Soap

Fresh Goat’s Milk Bar Soap in ‘Original’ $2.49 CAD

My boyfriend has been the test subject for this soap – as it’s a more masculine scent (compared to the Orchid Oil soap.) There is a lot less ingredients within the bar soap, so if you’re on the hunt for a product with a shorter list it might be your go-to.

This soap is pretty hefty and has lasted for well over 3 weeks now – which is good considering it’s a bar soap. Not an overly exciting product, but it works and that’s all you need! I’m on the fence for whether I’d repurchase because I’m a fan of liquid body washes instead.

Overall, I did enjoy these products. I have to say that of all three the body lotion was my favourite. It’s hard to find a lotion that has just the right texture – and this had that. In terms of the soap I wasn’t won over by the ingredients after reading them but it really comes down to what you prefer. These products all work well, and if you like more traditional scents then the ‘Original’ one might be right up your alley.

I think it’s important to note that all these products are not tested on animals either, which seems to be a big debate flying around for good reason! Especially with brands like The Body Shop moving into China where animal testing is required. Of course, I also like these products because they are Canadian-made! (but it doesn’t sway my opinion too much.)

In case you were wondering – I think that these products ship to Canada and the US only. Currently on their website they will ship for free if you spend over $25.00!

Do you buy products that areΒ only cruelty-free?

**This post contains products sent to me for review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own**

  • I try to buy cruelty free products, which is easier in Europe than elsewhere, as no animal testing is allowed. But it is pretty difficult to be sure these days, with brands having sub-brands that test the ingredients on animals and “sell” their knowledge to the mother brand, which then claims to be cruelty free.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • So lucky! Canada needs to adopt the same ideals. From a scientific standpoint I can understand it, but at the same time my heart hurts for all those poor animals. It’s scary how many large corporations are not cruelty-free.

      • There is no scientific background for animal testing in cosmetics. None. Even new drugs don’t really need to be tested on animals any longer.

        • Oh, really!? Well then obviously there’s no need for it! I guess for some reason I thought they needed to test stuff – but I guess that’s the impression they want to give everyone in order to ‘justify’ it.

          • It used to be that way, back in the days. But with petri-dish grown human cells and computer based models, it isn’t any longer. And to be honest: Your body doesn’t work the same way than a rat. Or even an ape. There are big differences.

  • Didn’t know that goat’s milk has so many benefits!! These products sound very nice, especially the body lotion. I do try to buy cruelty-free products and as Linda said, it’s easier here in Europe since it’s not allowed to test on animals. But you can never be too sure πŸ™‚

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Definitely! I read that in some cases it’s a good option for anti-aging. Ah, lucky! I wish there were more brands over here that were cruelty free – it’s such a shame that so many big corporations are not.

  • I know goat milk’s has tons of benefit but there’s really no point of claiming the product has lots of goat milk benefit when it’s the 8th ingredient in the list. I’ve seen this brand sold in Costco but never tried anything from them.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • This is true, obviously the ingredients in the product are not completely ideal. But I did notice that it’s still very hydrating! I’m not sure how they managed that lol. This definitely doesn’t give you 100% the benefits of goat’s milk – I’d be interested to know the ingredient list on the natural range they carry and compare. I had no idea they were at Costco!

  • I had no idea that goat’s milk had so many benefits! Lactic acid is one of my favorite AHA’s (if it’s a thing to have favorite AHA’s lol) because it’s also hydrating :D. Great that these products aren’t tested on animals!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    • Haha, I personally can’t say I have any favourite AHA’s but I think I’d like to πŸ˜‰
      Yes, I love that they aren’t tested on animals as well πŸ™‚

  • This is so interesting! I’ve never tried goat’s milk, but think it would help my dry skin. I came to your page to read your Lancome Juicy Shaker review (as I just did a review on it) and we pretty much came to the same conclusion about it. Nice blog.

  • I actually got a sample of this soap from Costco and I did enjoy it I have always been a fan of goats milk soap.

  • It definitely is a more ‘masculine scent’ but I use goat’s milk occasionally since it is amazing for dry skin! My skin isn’t dry but sometimes, it need loving. I might get the lotion but I’ll skip on the soap <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

  • I’ve used caprina before – i hate goat’s milk and never found that irritating in their products! Their bath stuff is the bomb! I recently got some stuff from them too and can’t wait to dig into it!

  • Whhhhhaaaatttt?!?! animal testing is REQUIRED? in China, really??? πŸ™ That makes me so angry and sick, I wonder how The Body Shop is going to deal with that???. I can’t say I have tried Goats milk soap before but it sounds good!

  • I don’t go out of my way to buy products that aren’t cruelty free, but it’s definitely a nice bonus!
    I did see a Caprina’s product in a Dollarama recently so I might check it out πŸ™‚

    Maria | Pink Petals

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