In today’s article, I’m sharing my honest Beekman 1802 review oof which products I think are worth it and which aren’t. In a nutshell, I like Beekman 1802’s Bloom Cream and Potato Peel, find their Cleansing Balm to be a miss and their Eye Serum and Face Serum to be average.
This isn’t the first time I’ve tried out a goat milk product, but they’ve mostly been limited to usage in soap bars. Beekman 1802 has defied all odds by turning a a company making one bar of goat milk soap to one that’s now the biggest goat milk skincare company in the world. But is goat milk skincare worth the hype? Milk Drops, Milk Shake, Midnight Milk, Mega Milk, Milk Scrub – there’s hardly a product without the word milk.
Beekman 1802 is a skincare line for those of you who:
- skin responds well to milk
- sensitive skin types
- like purchasing products from ULTA
I initially thought Beekman 1802 was a budget brand because the packaging wasn’t screaming luxury to me. So, I was surprised to find that these are actually not all that affordable, with the popular Bloom Cream priced at over $50 and face mist at $34.
I used to not bother reviewing products that I didn’t fall in love with (or worse, hated), but I found readers were still interested in these types of reviews. AND..I’m so sick of online magazines claiming that every product “changed their skin” or “is a miracle worker,” because how is it that everything you’ve tried has done that?!
Beekman 1802 Buttermilk Cleansing Balm
I just did not enjoy this cleansing balm, and frankly am surprised that it has a 4.5 rating out of 250+ reviews. Judging by the fact that it’s on clearance, I have a feeling they’re trying to get rid of the product from their line? Either way, I can’t recommend this product unless you enjoy a waxy non-scented cleansing balm. Of course, this is my deep personal preference to have my cleansers be a sensorial treat worthy of being part of my precious nightly ritual. I get that some people don’t want a scent and this product would be suited to them.
I also didn’t love the texture and consistency. I love a soft, silky balm and the Beekman 1802 one was quite dense and waxy. While I can forgive this quality that’s found in budget cleansing balms that are under $20, the Beekman 1802 Buttermilk Cleansing Balm costs nearly $30.
As far as taking off makeup and sunscreen goes, it does a fine job. I’m not sure about the whole “turns from a balm into a milk” marketing – yes it emulsifies but it doesn’t turn into flowing milk.
Beekman 1802 Dewy Eyed Illuminating Eye Serum
I’m on the fence about the Beekman eye serum as I wasn’t falling in love with it but I also don’t have anything bad to say about it either. It’s a lightweight serum consistency that sinks in and absorbs nicely – no scent. The formula includes a blend of silk tree extract, goat milk prebiotic, and botanical extracts but I wouldn’t consider this a powerful anti-aging product if you have any actual eye area concerns.
Beekman 1802 Potato Peel
The new Potato Peel Rapid Resurfacing Milk Facial is interesting, innovative and effective. I’m impressed by it. It’s a very strong resurfacing peel and more effective than some more expensive, luxury peels I’ve tried. Potato Peel has 15% glycolic acid, 10% lactobionic + lactic acid and, of course potato pulp along with their signature hero ingredient, goat milk. It has a pleasant gel texture, and there’s no added scent, so it smells a bit funky like a potato, but wow it works. Since it’s super strong, I don’t know if sensitive skin types should use this.
Andrea is a clean beauty expert from Los Angeles, California with 10 years of experience in clean beauty, natural skincare and organic living. She writes for Organic Beauty Lover using her expertise to guide readers in choosing the best clean beauty products. Andrea graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012 and has worked at multiple skincare companies, big and small. Connect with her @organicbeautylover.