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Best milk-based skincare formulas to try: Here's how dairy actually benefits your complexion

Best milk-based skincare formulas to try: Here's how dairy actually benefits your complexion

Milk it

Text: Jean Chua

Editor: Emily Heng


After everyone's favourite Internet Boyfriend, Song Joong Ki, openly proclaimed milk as the secret to his glowing, baby-smooth skin, it's safe to say girls around the globe have been scrambling to integrate some dairy into their skincare regimes. But it seems he wasn't the first to declare milk to have skin rejuvenating properties — legend has it that milk baths were the secret to Cleopatra's timelessly youthful and radiant skin. Neat. Should you prefer an organic option, we say go ahead and fill your tub with Meiji milk. Or, perhaps a less-fussy alternative: milk-containing skincare. The best ones are developed to hydrate and smooth; exfoliate and eliminate sebum; while also strengthening skin elasticity and erasing fine lines. In short: the ultimate powerhouse ingredient to up your skin health. We'll take these bad boys by the dozen, if you please.