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Founders of Beekman 1802, Josh and Dr. Brent, walking at the historic Beekman Farm with two goats

About the Founders

Beekman 1802 was born when our founders Josh and Dr. Brent moved to the historic Beekman 1802 farm in rural Sharon Springs, NY. There they found a tightknit community and 100 goats looking for a home. Next thing you know, they were making goat milk soap at the kitchen table.
They shared with Neighbors, and before long, stories started pouring in about the soap’s incredible effects. Upstate winters are hard, particularly on skin, but the soap cleared up one Neighbor’s eczema and another’s rosacea. Folks with sensitive skin raved.
Goat milk has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for sensitive skin—and the proof was on our Neighbors’ faces. Intrigued, Josh and Dr. Brent honed in on the clinical science of Goat Milk and Kindness and discovered how they could be used as powerfully effective ingredients to strengthen the skin barrier and balance the skin's microbiome. Plus, it’s safe and gentle for sensitive skin.
Neighbor by Neighbor, word spread—from soap to science and more skincare products. Beekman 1802 is the world’s biggest goat-milk based skincare company, with millions of Beekman Neighbors who now have healthier, happier skin.

Beekman 1802 founder, Dr. Brent Ridge

"When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you goat milk, you change the world."

- Dr Brent Ridge

Brent is a physician, co-founder of Beekman 1802, and television personality. He was formerly the Vice President of Healthy Living for Martha Stewart Omnimedia.

Beekman 1802 founder, Josh Kilmer-Purcell

"We believe that we'll never ever go wrong as long as we treat every single person like they're our next-door neighbor."

- Josh Kilmer-Purcell

Josh is a writer, co-founder of Beekman 1802, and television personality. He's known for his New York Times and National bestselling memoirs; The Bucolic Plague and I Am Not Myself These Days.

As Seen In

Beekman 1802 founders, Josh and Dr. Brent, playing with goats outside at the Beekman Farm

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Josh and Brent would love to hear from you! ​​​​​​​Drop them a comment on their social media. They’re reading and posting on their accounts every day!

For Inquiries

We’re glad you found us. We hope you’ll swing by Sharon Springs one day and pay us a visit. And if you’re interested in a collaboration, press appearance or book signing let us know in the link below.