The Science

Why use sheep milk body care?

  1. Milk has been used as a beauty and medicinal treatment for thousands of years.
  2. Sheep milk contains a naturally high fat content and is a readymade source of essential vitamins and minerals along with proteins and essential amino acids. These all help to nourish, hydrate and protect the skin. 
  3. Research carried out by leading Irish Research Center and Technology Gateway, Shannon ABC, showed that our sheep milk products provides:
  • Anti-oxidant & Anti-Aging properties
  • Increased collagen production
  • Skin barrier protection

……Even when compared to leading competitors

Sheep Milk and the Skin

Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the body and serves as a protective barrier between the body and the outside world? It guards the underlying organs and protects the body against pathogens, thermal, mechanical, and chemical influences. Human skin is made of three primary layers i.e., the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis (subcutaneous tissue).

Milk has been used as a beauty and medicinal treatment for thousands of years. Sheep milk is a unique ingredient, not widely available. Our Milk Lotion and Wash are made using single-origin sheep milk from Tipperary. Sheep milk has many properties that help the skin in acting as the body’s protective barrier. It is high in vitamins, minerals, proteins and amino acids that all help to nourish, hydrate and protect the skin. 

Bánór Milk Lotion and Wash were tested for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties in isolated human skin cells (epidermal and dermal cell lines) by Shannon ABC - Applied Biotechnology Centre in their laboratory at Munster Technological University, Kerry. Our products were also tested in comparison to two leading competitor brands.

Antioxidant Protection:

Antioxidants are substances that prevent cell damage by counteracting free radicals and oxidative stress. Free radicals are linked to aging and a host of diseases.  Our bodies naturally produce free radicals and this is added to by sunlight, pollution, environmental toxins, smoking, poor diet and stress.

Our Milk Lotion and Wash protected epidermal cells against pro-oxidant challenges including UVB radiation by reducing total reactive oxygen species (ROS).

Our sheep milk products also proved to have antioxidant protection properties.  By protecting the skin from free radical damage, you can aid the anti-aging process, prevent sun damage and increase the skin’s ability to repair itself.

Collagen Production to Fight Anti-Aging:

Collagen degradation plays an integral role in the aging process, whereby a decline in elastin and collagen fibres in the connective tissue of the skin can result in fine lines and wrinkles.

Bánór’s milk lotion and wash have been proven to both increase collagen production and reduce collagen degradation (UVB induced). This was even when compared against competitor products.

Conclusion Scientific Testing:

In comparison to two competitor brands and non-treated cells, Bánór products containing Sheep Milk proved to provide:

  • Antioxidant & Anti-aging properties
  • Increased collagen production
  • Skin barrier protection