The innovators responsible for bringing this natural ingredient into our bathrooms are New Zealand beauty brand kōtia (they’re the world’s first deer milk skincare brand), and they sort of stumbled upon the super ingredient by accident.
A milk hand who was working on the deer farm noticed that her dry, work-hardened hands became softer and younger-looking over time as a result of coming into regular contact with deer milk. She also found that her brittle nails had become stronger and were less prone to breakage. After further investigation, kōtia uncovered *all* the skin-loving benefits that were hiding in deer milk and decided to pack them into a curated range of eight skincare products (no surprises, there’s a hand cream in the line-up!).
kōtia’s scientists discovered that deer milk is an excellent source of antioxidants, essential minerals and vitamins like vitamin A (retinol), vitamin B9 (folic acid) and vitamin E, and is able to help keep skin healthy and firm, prevent premature skin ageing, and protect and restore damaged skin cells thanks to its regenerative properties. Deer milk also contains the highest fat, protein and amino acid content (which are all imperative for optimal skin health) of any milk.
Not wanting to compromise on all the goodness that’s naturally found in deer milk, kōtia use only 100 per cent pure deer milk in their formulas, along with scientifically researched active ingredients. The range covers all your essential skincare steps from cleansing to night creams and eye treatments, and is suitable for all skin types – especially those worried about dryness and the signs of ageing. You can pick up kōtia’s products in-store and online at Priceline or via kōtia’s website
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