The beauty in milk

Cleopatra was lauded for her beautiful, soft and flawless skin. Her secret - bathing in donkey milk.

It's actually the closest you can get to human milk and is full of goodness including vitamins, especially vitamin C, proteins and ceramides that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Donkey milk is also hydrating and great for those with sensitive skin.

Napoleon Perdis has brought out a product containing the surprisingly sought after ingredient - auto pilot hydrating milk cleanser.

"We discovered that due to its vitamin rich composition, it was perfectly suited to the face," Napoleon says.

"An ancient beauty secret made modern."

Then there's goat milk that features in almost every product you could imagine.

It's also full of vitamins but mainly A and contains lactic acid that helps get rid of dead skin cells as well as hydrating and brightening the skin.

Goat milk is filled with antioxidants and anti-ageing properties plus is a gentle PH, making it perfect for all skin types.

When used on your hair, the proteins penetrate deep adding moisture.

Now cow milk doesn't have quite the same benefits so don't go filling a bath with it and trying to be an ancient Goddess.