When I first herd (see what I did there??) about MooGoo I thought they were all about products for mums with bubs, but I was delighted to discover that they are so much more, offering a huge range of skin and hair products from speciality creams and moisturisers, to edible lip balms, deodorant and an intriguing expresso exfoliant.
Where does the name ‘MooGoo’ come from?
Despite the cute milk carton-esque packaging and prevalence of cows, MooGoo contains no dairy. The name ‘MooGoo’ came about when its creator discovered his mum using a product made specially for cows for her skin condition. The “Udder Cream” being used in dairy farms was created to help keep the skin on cow’s udders soft and supple. However it was very thick to apply so he set about adapting this cream for humans (including his mum) by making it lighter and non-greasy.
Why you should try MooGoo
MooGoo is an Australian company with an entire range of natural and gentle products made with effective ingredients and no gimmicks (apart from a lot of bovine references!) They love natural plant oils and extracts and proudly list and explain all of their ingredients on their website. If you follow their Facebook page you’ll see that they have a weekly series where ‘Perry’ eats an assortment of MooGoo-laced snacks which supports their philosophy of only using natural, non-irritating ingredients, as close to food as possible.
Their pricing is very reasonable, and they offer free shipping for orders over $100 from their online store (otherwise its a $6.90 flat rate). I also checked their list of stockists and found that they are available in most pharmacies.
When we were invited to review the MooGoo range I was spoilt for choice. Because I don’t have a particular skin condition, I asked them to make it easy for me and send me some of their faves. And look at this range of natural goodness that turned up on my door from the MooGoo team:
All have been a welcome addition to my daily skin care regime, and how cute is the packaging!
I have been using their 100% certified organic rosehip oil which is full of fatty acids and antioxidants to help smooth my not so fine lines every evening. It leaves a nice dewy finish which is helping me look less tired in the mornings (and I am always tired!) The oil is 100% pure goodness with only one ingredient which is Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil.
MooGoo’s Natural Soothing MSM Cream is great for dry, cracked skin. Apparently MSM is an Organic Sulphur compound present in every cell of the body. It has been proven to be a great skin softener and soothing compound for irritated skin. The cream is also full of other natural skin healing ingredients including Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil and Honey. Sounds divine right? I have been using it to keep my hands, elbows and knees looking (and smelling) sweet.
I like keeping their Natural Anti-Bacterial Hand Moisturiser in my handbag. It’s awesome for little Ms R who can’t help touching *everything* when we are out and about because it still manages to kill 99.99% of germs while being alcohol free (yay – no sting!) It relies instead on a blend of essential oils to kill bacteria with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to avoid skin drying out. It also has a fresh we’ve-zapped-all-the-nasties kind of smell which is reassuring. I have the 100ml size, but there’s also a monster 270ml for use at home too.
Another handbag staple is MooGoo’s Shea Sorbet. I am a sucker for anything with lime essential oil and this intense moisturising butter balm is just gorgeous for my cracked lips. It keeps my lips soft and moist. I have also been putting some on my feet and it has been great to remedy my cracked heels. Kind of weird to use the same product on your feet and lips, but that’s what it says on the tin and it works!
The kids have been loving the bubbles from the Natural Mini Moo Bubbly Wash. The bubbly wash is suitable for kids and babies and blends small amounts of six different natural cleaners to be gentler on the skin than one concentrated cleanser. MooGoo has also added Colloidal Rice Bran to create a silky film that keeps the skin moisturised and smooth.
** Our MooGoo giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to Jo on winning the below MooGoo Mum & Baby Starter Kit **
Competition closed 26th May 2017. Please see full terms and conditions.
This is not a sponsored post, but we did receive some awesome MooGoo products to review and now we’re hooked!