Take a look at the label on the back of one of your skincare products.
The average person exposes their skin to over 200 chemicals every day, and about 60% of these chemicals can be found floating in the bloodstream.
Your skin is your body’s largest living breathing organ. When you put chemicals on it, your skin “ingests” them. You wouldn’t choose to eat, drink or even lick a chemical cocktail, so why force your skin to? Why do you think so much animal testing goes on? Because many of the chemicals can be toxic when they touch the skin, leaving rashes, burns, and worse.
When we first started Beekman 1802, our goal was to create an all-purpose “Soap for Sensitive People” using only the purest ingredients. Our skin is exposed to enough chemicals and pollutants during the course of day; we certainly don’t need more to clean them away.
Beekman soaps contain ONLY goat milk, olive oil, soy oil, coconut oil, lye and essential oil blends.
Cleopatra would bathe in goat milk to restore her skin from the exposure to the arid desert air. It’s true. Goat milk is exceptionally moisturizing, but it also has the same pH as human skin, so it doesn’t lead to excess drying. Our Beekman 1802 bars can be used to cleanse face, body and even your hair.
Many commercial soaps use petrochemical byproducts which allow them to make cheaper products in larger quantities, but these can be irritating to the skin. Synthetic fragrances are then added to mask the smell. These, too, can irritate the skin (and the nose!).
In our scented soaps, we use only blends of essential oils, and even then at very small amounts so that the scent is light and never lingers on the skin.
Beekman 1802: seeking to make the world a more beautiful place from the outside in.