A new study has found that donkey milk helps repair and strengthen skin barrier function making it a helpful skin therapy when condiering non-steroid options for what is the best cream for eczema

Donkey milk is known as the most ‘hypoallergenic’ of milks as it has the lowest risk of irritation due to it being the closest to human breast milk in its composition.

Donkey milk is very high in amino acids and antimicrobial proteins, making it beneficial for dry and eczema prone skin. It also contains more lactoferrin and lysozyme than cow’s milk so can help calm skin irritation. The vitamin C content in donkey milk is almost four times more that of cow’s milk.

The new study *, published in the March edition of the medical journal Frontiers In Nutrition, found that donkey milk applied topically in vivo and in vitro to skin samples repaired UV damage to skin barrier function.

In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra bathed daily in donkey milk to stave of dryness and it was commonly used to treat babies and children with skin allergies.

During the Renaissance period the first scientific studies on the skin benefits of donkey milk proved its positive effects on skin.

Donkey milk gained a reputation in Europe as a skin healer when Napoleon’s sister used it to treat her eczema and sensitive skin.

Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve contains donkey milk and a patented turmeric butter Biochemica® and is formulated to quickly reduce inflammation and help repair damaged skin barrier function in eczema-prone skin.

Turmeric is notoriously difficult to use topically as it doesn’t easily absorb into the skin. In this patented ingredient, it’s been blended in a ‘butter base’ made from bisabolol, a natural viscous essential oil taken from German chamomile (Matricaria recutita. Bisabolol has been shown to enhance the skin’s absorption of turmeric. It’s also known to have anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties.

Biochemica® Turmeric Butter has been proven in studies to deliver fast-acting anti-inflammatory action to very dry skin and irritated skin. Studies also proved it reduced TEWL (Trans Epidermal Water Loss) within two hours of application.

Hydrosil Salve also contains a high potency of cardiospermum vine extract, which has been shown in pubslihed research and a UK cosumer trial to be an effective phystosteroid for calming down eczema and soothing dry itchy skin.

Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergic Milk Salve is cruelty-free, vegetarian and FREE from chemicals, SLS, MI, petroleum and perfumes and can be used on adults and children

* Front Nutr 2023 Mar 9;10:1121498. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2023.1121498. eCollection 2023