Camel Milk Science
CAMEL MILK SCIENCE
Here at CameLife, we are about camel milk. We are committed to developing and sharing a deep understanding of camel milk science and contributing to its development. The base of all of our products is camel milk, because we are convinced that camel milk has many natural features that benefit the skin. Our scientific advisor, Professor Reuven Yagil, is a globally recognised expert in camel milk science.
The fundamental feature of camel milk is its bio-availability; its ability to penetrate the top layer of the skin (the epidermis) and reach the vascular dermis. This means that the bio-active properties of the milk, and the naturally healing ingredients that we add to make our creams, can penetrate deeper into the skin than many other cosmetic products.
Find out more about your skin and how camel milk science can benefit skin health.
ITS ALL ABOUT THE FATS IN CAMEL MILK – IMPROVING MOISTURE RETENTION
Understanding the fat structure of camel milk is the cornerstone of understanding camel milk science. The fats in camel milk are finely homogenized into tiny micro-globules. At between 1.2 to 6.4% total fat content, the milk is low in total fats. As a result, camel milk creams are readily absorbed and do not remain on the skin. The milk has a high proportion of long chain fatty acids, with notable levels of the Essential fatty acids (also known as Omega fatty acids). When applied topically, these camel milk fats improve moisture retention. The Omega fatty acids are recognised as helping modulate inflammatory responses and can influence the cellular response to ultra-violet radiation.
NATURAL VITAMIN C – STIMULATING SKIN HEALTH FROM WITHIN
The natural Vitamin C in camel milk acts as an anti-oxidant and tissue repair agent, slowing the rate of free radical damage, reducing skin damage and wrinkles. Vitamin C is an essential component in the body’s production of collagen, which strengthens the structural support and resilience of the skin. We don’t need to add Vitamin C to our creams its already there in the milk, so the Vitamin C reaches deep into the dermis.
CAMEL NANOBODIES – CONTROLLING IMMUNE REACTIONS
Camels produce natural nano-body immunoglobulins, single domain antibodies that are present in the raw milk and remain active in the creams. The anti-bodies pass into the skin layers when a cream is applied. They are stable and robust, penetrate into tissue and interact with the local immune system. They help to reduce inflammation and modulate localized immune responses. The milk has a natural antimicrobial effect, attributed to presence of lysozyme, lactoferrin and immunoglobulins. These anti-microbial agents act as a natural antiseptic, helping to prevent common skin infections such as “golden staph”.
AND THERES MORE
Lactic acid is a natural alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), which aids in the reduction of wrinkles and softens the skin by encouraging the natural turnover of skin cells. Calcium helps to cleanse the pores and strengthen cell walls. The bio-availability of the camel milk in our creams means that the milk penetrates to the vascular dermis. There, the other properties stimulate local micro-circulation, improving blood flow to the point of application. Improved oxygenated blood supply helps to enable regeneration and repair.
The Australian Camel Milk Company is committed to exploring the science behind camel milk and commissioning our own research.