What a girl wants, what a girl needs. OK, we'll stop now. Julep's new facial milk is a "high-tech" blend of jojoba oil, argan oil, coconut oil, olive oil and squalane, which has been pressed into a lightweight formula that seeps into your skin within seconds (10 to be exact). And while there's no real milk involved here, it's got an amazing silky texture that looks like your favorite cereal companion when coming out of the dropper. It hydrates, repairs and replenishes all in one.
What Your Skin Needs Restorative Facial Milk, $28 at Julep
If your skin is dry and dehydrated, this NUDE serum is for you. Described as a "nutrient-packed smoothie for your skin," it contains a potent concentrate of 10 naturally-sourced and omega-rich plant oils and superfood extracts. And it really is similar to your favorite cold-pressed juice or smoothie. Chia and Inca gold oils are actually cold-pressed, which help smooth and repair, while pomegranate extract plays a key role in adding powerful antioxidants. And just like the others, it sinks directly into your skin, so you hardly even know it's there.
ProGenius Omega Treatment Milk, $58 at Sephora
FarmHouse Fresh's anti-aging moisturizer version does, in fact, contain milk ingredients. But not the stuff that comes from cows. Think milk thistle and milk vetch, which are both plant-based, and coconut milk. And when combined, they pack a mighty punch when it comes to fighting off signs of aging. The product is designed to firm skin and reduce the look of deep wrinkles.
Three Milk Ageless Moisturizer, $33 at FarmHouse Fresh
Josie Maran is the queen of argan oil, so it's only fitting that her milk treatment contains this star ingredient. But instead of a thicker, richer serum, it's paired with purified water and micro-droplets of pure argan oil. While it doesn't actually contain dairy, Maran was inspired by feeding her two daughters the most natural, pure form of milk when they were born. And just like that, an awesome new and natural product was born for skin.
Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment, $56 at Sephora
The term milk in Japan is often used to describe lightweight moisturizers, making them early adopters of this trend. Hada Labo's moisture milk helps to even out your skin tone and hydrate, leaving you with glowing, radiant skin. The serum-like cream's super light and silky texture make it a great option for daily use. And an even better option for winter if you're looking to hydrate without slathering on super thick creams and oils.
Shirojyun Moisture Milk, $19.99 at Walgreens
Move over facial oil because facial milk is officially taking over. And it’s probably not what you had in mind, as your favorite dairy product is not the key ingredient here. This new crop of milk products is more like a marriage between your favorite oil and cream, but in a milky, silky, serum-like form. The benefits, you ask? For starters, you don’t have to worry about greasiness and they’ll melt right into your skin. They’re ideal for those who are weary of slathering oils all over their face, but are still looking for amazing results. See above for the best facial milks to add to your beauty regimen.