MOOGOO Natural Skin Care For Healthy, Happy Skin
I can’t believe it has been over a week, I feel so bad 🙁 But anyhow, here I am – I am BACK. I would just like to thank you all for the support I received for my previous post about my experience with the contraceptive implant. It was quite a hard one for me to write, but I knew you would all be as lovely as ever – plus I have helped a few people and that makes me feel really warm and happy 🙂
Today’s post features the Australian Skincare Phenomenon, MooGoo. “Finally an alternative to chemicals for troubled skin” I have quite sensitive skin, and I often get rashes from certain washing powders and things, so the idea of MooGoo really got me excited!
I was very lucky to meet two of the lovely ladies that work behind the scenes for MooGoo whilst at the #nyLDNmeet. The presentation that they gave us, was kind of an eye opener for me. Personally, I have never really looked at the ingredients on the back of any skincare or beauty product, for some reason it just hadn’t ever crossed my mind, which now after having a little think about it, I have been very silly! In this relatively health conscious day we are constantly reminded to check what we put into our PHYSICAL bodies such as food and drink, but in fact, I rarely see anything about what we put ONTO our bodies. What is that all about?!
A little bit about MooGoo
“MooGoo started when we made a moisturising cream for humans based on the udder cream used in dairy farms.” (MooGoo Booklet)
Udder cream for cows, was made to keep the cows udders nice and soothed and in good condition for milking. The same principle was applied to humans, we needed something to soothe troubled skin too! The original cream was too greasy for us humans, but there is an adapted version for us. MooGoo noticed a gap in the market. To provide natural based skin care products without the little nasty hidden ingredients – to particularly help out with the troubles our skin may experience, such as eczema and psoriasis or general oily and dryness. If you suffer from a skin problem, I expect they will have something magical for you to try out, the range has expanded massively since! I believe all the ingredients are edible, but I will leave that decision up to you! Tested by humans, for humans to use.
I was kindly gifted the Blemish Cleansing Moisturiser (£12.50)* as well as the Full Cream Moisturiser (£9.00)* Two lovely products, both packaged beautifully in milk carton boxes, such a wonderful touch. I really like moisturisers that come with a pump rather than just a ‘hole’ if get me… the pump allows you to get the amount you are after rather than causing wastage of the product. Both products smell fabulous, Mara described it as fudge, and I think that is about right, quite a creamy yummy treat smell! For me, with quite ‘normal’ skin, the Blemish Cleansing one is perfect for an everyday moisturiser, whereas the Full Cream one is more of a weekly / forehead moisturiser. (For some reason my forehead gets drier than any other part of my face)
Whilst using the Blemish Cleansing Moisturiser daily it makes my skin feel really soft, and generally far healthier than without using it! A fairly fluid light texture which soaks into the skin really nicely. For £12.50 it might be a little steep for an everyday moisturiser on my student budget, but I feel the product goes a long way, and you are paying for the quality of ingredients. After reading the little booklet that came with the products as well as the moisturiser packaging, I was quite disgusted that a lot of companies put bleach in acne skincare. Who wants to put bleach on one of the most delicate parts of your body?! NOT ME…
The Full Cream Moisturiser has a really thick consistency, and trust me.. you don’t need a lot. I have made the mistake a few times of pumping it out and whacking it onto my face and looking like a complete ghost because it takes quite a bit of work to soak it into the skin. (I wish I took a photo for you all) With this in mind, this product would be really amazing if you have dry skin or psoriasis on any part of the body. I don’t use this as often because it is really thick, but I do enjoy using it for that little bit of TLC, it would be absolutely perfect in the colder months.
Finding Confidence In Your Own Skin
You may have seen / heard this week about the absolutely incredible Em Ford. The inspirational voice and brains behind My Pale Skin. I know I have mentioned her before in a previous post of mine. But once again this beauty has totally well and truly inspired me to write this post. As an adult acne sufferer, Em is very open about all this. Her 15 second Instagram acne make up cover up has pretty much gone viral, she is incredibly brave and humble, I am so pleased for her success. I think her videos are extremely helpful for those who are also suffering from the condition, in giving hope, plus you can see which products she uses to cover up! Not only is she helpful for acne, but she is such a breath of fresh air for anyone who may not feel confident in their own skin! (If you haven’t checked her out before, you 100000% should)
I feel that even just this week I have learnt a lot more than ever about skin confidence, ever since I first viewed Em’s videos on Instagram, then on YouTube. She is utterly amazing. If you have read my post about living with my pale skin you will know that I have always felt quite ashamed and sometimes terrified to have my pale skin.
Everyone has their own imperfections and pieces they don’t like about themselves, but they don’t change you as a person. Your skin does NOT define who you are. Let’s strip it right back… Your skin, as a life function, is purely there to act as a barrier to protect you and your inner organs from infection. Who seriously has the right to comment on YOUR own protection barrier? The way I look at it is, if it is doing the job it is meant to, then it is a beautiful thing indeed. Your skin is beautiful – No matter what skin tone, skin condition and whether you have any moles, freckles or burns. It is so good to finally be accepting of my pale skin, and my freckly upper arms! Unfortunately, skin confidence has to come from YOU, however much I would love to help you out.
I had a stage in my life where I couldn’t let ANYONE see me without make up, but here we are today, uploading my no make up selfie 🙂 I have always had freckles, (they are taming) and spent a lot of my teen years covering them up. I am currently quite blessed with my facial skin and very lucky to not get many spots. I usually get them around a period or if I am eating particularly badly. (touchwood) But that doesn’t mean it will always be this way. Just because I currently don’t have any facial skin conditions doesn’t mean I won’t ever. I like to think that MooGoo, or any natural skin products, give a helping hand in keeping the skin as healthy and soothed as possible.
Soothing and comfortable products are particularly important for troubled skin. I often suffer from eczema on the skin of the back of my knee (usually during the warmer summer months) and SO many products irritate the eczema even further. And that little vicious circle is often the problem, in further outbursts. So thank you very much MooGoo, I can’t wait to kick eczema’s bum if it pops up this summer!
Thank you for reading my post lovelies! Have you ever heard of, or tried any MooGoo products? If MooGoo sounds interesting to you, do have a look at their website – they have far more detail on there 🙂
The products I have my eye on for my wish list include:
– Anti Ageing SPF15 Face Cream (£23.90)
– The 3 Vitamins Eye Serum (£20.00)
– Oil Cleansing Method for Normal Skin (£16.90)
I hope you and I, with the help of natural products, can hop onto the fabulous journey of happy, healthy skin. MooGoo has helped herds of people, can they help you and your skin confidence out?
* This post contains gifted items, however – all opinions are my own! *