If you've never heard of Beekman 1802 before, be prepared for an extraordinary treat! It's a lifestyle brand of all-natural products made in upstate New York, (Sharon Springs, to be exact). At Misto Lino, we are thrilled to carry a wide array of their wonderful products for the skin.
A key ingredient in many Beekman 1802 products, rich creamy goat milk is packed with vitamins and minerals and proven to be very healthy for the skin, leaving it squeaky clean and moisturized. Further enriched with jojoba, products like Beekman's foaming goat milk bath bar are fragrance free and safe for sensitive skin. And the lather factor...AMAZING!
Who is behind Beekman 1802? In their own words, "Two NYC guys who bought a farm and are sharing their experiment in living better lives, season by season, neighbor by neighbor."
Meet Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, founders of Beekman 1802. Josh is a former advertising exec and best-selling author; Brent is a physician and former VP of Healthy Living for Martha Stewart at Omnimedia. You may also remember the duo from the 21st season of The Amazing Race. (They won!) They also had a reality TV show on the Cooking Channel called The Fabulous Beekman Boys, which followed the two as they discovered how to become farmers and launch their brand.
When they stumbled across the Beekman 1802 estate in 2007, Josh and Brent had no plans to create a business around it. They fell in love with the place, purchased it, and have done an incredible job of restoring the house and growing the farm. They collaborate with local farmers, artisans, and craftspeople to produce most of their products.
Scented with sparkling white nectarine and juicy orange, with a burst of fresh peony and a hint of honey, (sound good so far?), the Honey & Orange Blossom Farm-To-Skin Body Wash moisturizes, soothes and calms skin with rosemary extract, aloe, and verbena. And of course, it's sulfate and paraben free.
Scented with sweet notes of red grapefruit, guava, and lemon blossom, the Pure Goat Milk Whipped Body Cream absolutely melts into your skin. A small dab goes a long way! And the smell...heaven.
We love the triple-milled bath bars because they're big, bold, and last! No dainty keeps-slipping-out-of-your-hands rigmarole. The Honeyed Grapefruit bar's skin-awakening formula is bright and refreshing, scented with notes of red grapefruit, guava, and lemon blossom, while the Honey and Orange Blossom bar and is scented with nectarine, orange and is impossibly creamy and hydrating. .
Photo credits: Misto Lino and Beekman 1802