Save almost 60 percent today! The secret to ageless skin comes from a goat, say the founders of this lavish body care line

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Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Prucell, the founders of Beekman 1802. (Photo: Beekman 1802)

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Remember the old commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? (“You have chocolate on my peanut butter!” “You have peanut butter in my chocolate!”) That has been a model for beautiful collaborations ever since. One of those accidental connections came about when a bunch of neighbors in upstate New York found themselves in dire circumstances.

The recession of 2008 left Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Prucell — doctor and writer respectively — unemployed. At the same time, their neighbor on the farm next door was in dire need of a home for 80 goats. The goats settled on Ridge and Kilmer-Prucell’s property and an idea was born.

“When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade,” Ridge and Josh told Yahoo Life. “If life gives you goat’s milk? You are going to make soap.” And that’s exactly what they did, making small batches of hand-packed products for friends and family.

This four-piece set by Beekman 1802 is more than half discounted!  (Photo: HSN)

This four-piece set by Beekman 1802 is more than half discounted! (Photo: HSN)

Neither expected to become wildly successful skincare gurus (let alone the stars of a reality show called The Fabulous Beekman Boys), but that’s what happened. Their products attracted a lot of following and featured the pair in publications like Fashion and Vanity scholarship.

Fast forward to 2020, and the now beloved skincare brand—Beekman 1802, named after Ridge and Kilmer-Prucell’s New York home, has expanded. In addition to bar of soap, the company offers craft body lotion, hand lotion, facial cleansers and more – all built around the holy grail ingredient: goat’s milk.

And thanks to Today’s Special on HSN you can get the Beekman 1802 Goat milk 4-piece Collection – a set containing a goat’s milk hand and body wash, goat’s milk whipped body cream, goat’s milk soap and goat’s milk hand ointment for a 57 percent discount. Choose from three delicious scents: Vanilla Absolute, Heirloom Pear or Brown Sugar Pumpkin.

Buy it: Beekman 1802 Goat Milk 4-Piece Collection, $40 (was $93) beekman1802.com

The skin-soothing properties of goat’s milk

Beekman 1802 uses goat's milk in moisturizers, soaps, sunscreen, serums and more.  (Photo: Beekman 1802)

Beekman 1802 uses goat’s milk in moisturizers, soaps, sunscreen, serums and more. (Photo: Beekman 1802)

So what is it about goat milk that makes it so great for the skin? In the beginning, Ridge, a doctor who specializes in aging, used his “medical detective skills,” he said, as he researched the subject. (“They never learned anything about goat milk in medical school,” he added with a smile.)

Buy it: Beekman 1802 Goat Milk 4-Piece Collection, $40 (was $93) beekman1802.com

It turns out that goat milk has a long and storied history of producing smooth, plump, blemish and wrinkle free skin. That history goes as far back as Cleopatra and Louis XIV bathing in goat’s milk, and European milkmaids known for their brilliance.

“Goat’s milk has the same pH as human skin, so cleaning with it doesn’t remove the acid mantle from the skin,” Ridge told Yahoo Life. “It’s also a natural form of lactic acid, which gently promotes cell renewal.” More cell renewal means clearer skin with fewer fine lines. That explains why facial moisturizers and eye treatments are under The bestsellers of Beekman 1802.

Smooth fine lines and protect the delicate acid mantle of the skin.  (Photo: Beekman 1802)

Smooth fine lines and protect the delicate acid mantle of the skin. (Photo: Beekman 1802)

Buy it: Beekman 1802 Light As Air Day Face Cream, $38, qvc.com

Goat’s milk is also known for its calming powers, which help fight inflammation. Through his research, Ridge realized that this was something the skincare industry desperately needed, as many ingredients in beauty products can be irritating.

“This means your skin is in a constant state of inflammation, even if you don’t recognize it,” Ridge said. “And when your skin is in this state, it reduces the absorption of active ingredients.”

Products like Beekman 1802 Goat Milk Bar Soap and Beekman 1802 Triple Milk Cleaner keep your skin’s delicate microbiome — yes, similar to the gut microbiome — balanced and healthy, preventing breakouts and irritation. “Every skin type is different because our microbiomes are as unique as our fingerprints,” Ridge says, “but every skin type, regardless of age, ethnicity, or gender, benefits from nourishing the microbiome.”

Beekman 1802 goat milk soap.  (Photo: QVC/Getty)

Beekman 1802 goat milk soap. (Photo: QVC/Getty)

Buy it: Beekman 1802 Goat Milk Bar Soap, $15, qvc.com

The skin care line Beekman 1802 contains something that suits everyone’s unique and beautiful skin type. You can design a complete skincare regimen with goat milk – a great lineup is triple milk cleaner, Light as air face cream and Blaak eye balm on the daily. Whatever products you choose, you will no doubt end up with noticeably more vibrant and supple skin than when you started. Ridge and Kilmer-Prucell believe the best way to know which products will produce great results is to experiment, just as they did when formulating them.

“Our favorite products are the ones that we see put a smile on the neighbors’ faces,” they told Yahoo Life when asked which Beekman 1802 products they love the most. “Beyond any science or any formulation or any amount of goat milk, the very best beauty regimen is still a smile.”

Buy it: Beekman 1802 Blaak Goat Milk Serum, $60, qvc.com

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