Discover a rare milk, a legendary beauty product
Pioneers in the production of organic donkey milk, Martine Rulens and Nathalie Appelmans are established in a farm at the heart of the land of Cocagne. Vast expanses of lush green meadows, the mild climate of the Midi-Pyrénées, high-quality feedstuffs and very special care help create ideal living conditions for their herd.
Milking by hand four to six times a day produces 1.5 to 2 litres of milk per donkey each day, with careful attention paid to suckling foals.
Numbers of births are limited to ensure the wellbeing of the foals, who will be placed with adoptive families once they have been weaned. All the donkeys are identified at national stud farms, and they will never find their way to the abattoir.
Martine and Nathalie are actively involved in the Nature & Progrès association, and they follow a global ethical approach. This commitment takes the form of:
- respect for all forms of life with dual certification (Organic Farming and Nature &Progrès) for the donkey milk, cosmetic formulas that are entirely natural and free from ingredients that are harmful to humans and the environment, and recyclable packaging that avoids excess,
- an ethical, collective approach that aims to support the rural community and life and work on the land, local partnerships with smaller companies, short supply chains and local distribution at fairs, markets and organic shops.
Les Ânes d’Autan offer the highest quality donkey milk, testament to their unparalleled production methods and ethics. The herd’s only feedstuff comes from hay produced in the farm’s meadows, supplemented by locally-produced organic barley.
Rare and precious, donkey milk is concentrated richness!
Composed of essential fatty acids, including linolenic acid or omega-3 EFA, numerous minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, iron and zinc), donkey milk nourishes and moisturises* the most delicate layers of the epidermis to preserve the skin’s youthfulness and beauty. Its antioxidant vitamins (E & C) help to combat premature ageing.
All our skincare products are created from natural ingredients and are organically-certified. They are free from parabens, phenoxyethanol, EDTA, phtalates, synthetic fragrances, colourants and palm oil.
All our skincare products have certified by Ecocert, and the donkey milk they contain is derived from organic farming. Les Ânes d’Autan also bear the Slow Cosmétique classification, awarded by the association of the same name, which works towards smart, rational, environmentally-friendly, humane cosmetics. It goes without saying that our skincare products are not tested on animals. They undergo dermatological testing and are hypo-allergenic**.
*the upper layers of the epidermis.
**Formulated to minimise the risk of allergies.
Daily skincare for the whole family
A legendary beauty product, donkey milk nourishes and soothes the skin, protecting it from premature ageing.
Les Ânes d’Autan are producers of organic donkey milk, offering a range of skincare products for sensitive skin that are designed to ensure the utmost care for the skin, for animals and for the environment, and are effective, safe and pleasant to use.
Organic, environmentally-friendly, ultra-rich Soaps
Hand-made, traditional cold process method. Ideal for daily washing, Ultra-rich Soap cleanses gently, for a pleasurable feeling of wellbeing. Available with or without essential oils. Does not contain palm oil.
Crème Moussante, Face and body
Formulated without soap for maximum tolerance, Crème Moussante cleanses and softens the skin of the face and body to preserve its suppleness and moisture levels. Its creamy foam and citrus fragrance make every shower a moment of intense wellbeing.
Shampooing Doux, all hair types
Formulated with a very gentle cleansing base, this shampoo is suitable for frequent use, cleaning without irritating the scalp and leaving hair shining with health.
Lait de Toilette, face and eyes
No-rinse Lait de Toilette cleans sensitive and reactive skin perfectly, without water. It gently removes make-up and impurities from the face and eyes.
Crème Veloutée, body
The subtle blend of donkey milk and hazelnut oil provides the fatty acids essential to the skin’s suppleness and elasticity. Intensely moisturising,
this cream leaves the skin feeling comfortable and soft from the very first use.
Baume Généreux, face – dry skin
Baume Généreux nourishes and renews the driest skin, with a rich texture that leaves the skin comfortable and supple, combating signs of ageing. Apply to the face, neck and chest in the morning and/or evening.
Fluide Subtil, Face – Combination skin
Light and silky, Fluide Subtil moisturises and protects normal to combination skin without greasiness, keeping it radiant and supple. Apply to the face, neck and chest in the morning and/or evening.
Skincare for babies
Discover our new, supremely gentle, organically-certified skincare for babies.
Three essential skincare products for cleansing and daily skincare, enriched with organic donkey milk, to protect and nourish baby’s fi ne, delicate skin. Dermatologically tested, they are guaranteed to be perfectly gentle on baby’s skin right from birth.
Especially formulated for washing baby every day, Crème Lavante gently cleans baby’s face, body and hair. Apply to baby’s wet skin, massage then rinse thoroughly. Does not contain essential oils. Dermatologically tested. For external use.
Liniment Oléo-calcaire, skincare for changing time
Liniment Oléo-Calcaire enriched with organic donkey milk cleans, moisturises and protects baby’s bottom. Apply daily with cotton wool to sensitive areas. Shake before use. For external use. Dermatologically tested.
With its rich, creamy texture, Lait Hydratant provides lasting nourishment and protection for baby’s sensitive skin. For instant softness, massage baby gently to aid absorption of Lait Hydratant. Does not contain essential oils. For external use. Dermatologically tested.