A Dubai company is adopting a beauty treatment practiced by Bedouins for centuries, camel milk!
Emirates Industry for Camel Milk and Products (EICMP) the world’s first commercial producer of camel milk, which owns the Camelicious brand, is ramping up capacity from 5,000 liters of milk per day to supply Europe’s high-end cosmetics firms besides its own chocolate-making arm Al Nassma Chocolates LLC, a company official said.
Bedouins have been known to use camel milk to provide protection from the harsh desert sun, but commercial quantities of camel milk were not available until a few years ago.
"We’re picking and choosing only premium cosmetics makers in Europe, not mass-market producers of beauty products," said Kirsten Lange, director of communications at EICMP.
Bathing in a tub full of camel’s milk is believed to be one of Cleopatra’s beauty secrets. Camel milk has kept Bedouins healthy despite their harsh environment, and studies in India show that regular consumption of camel milk reduces the need for insulin injections by diabetics.
"The vitamin C found in camel’s milk provides antioxidants, and the fatty acids in the camel milk help protect human skin," said Lange.
'This milk is a spring of beauty and well-being and contains many substances that help fight wrinkles such as lanolin, a natural moisturizer, providing a soothing effect on the skin."