Wednesday, 12 September 2012

MooGoo Cosmetics - Samples

Okay, so just to warn you, the brand I'm going to write about today is a little kooky. And when I say kooky, I mean I really didn't get it at all when I first looked at the products, and to be quite honest I still don't get it - but let's give it a try!
Basically my mum went to a work conference at the weekend, and brought me back a bag of samples from an Australian company called MooGoo. The company is targeted at people who have skin and scalp problems, and covers a range of conditions such as eczema, acne, dry skin and dandruff.
Now, this all sounds very sane and normal - but don't start questioning my intelligence when I say I don't get it! The company was first created when the founder adapted a cream used in dairy farms to help a family member with a skin problem. Yes, you read correctly, they got the udder cream used for cows with sore udders and turned it into skincare products - weird right?!

The products range from cleansers and lip balms, to specialty condition creams and nappy balms - and I have to admit, I find the whole thing a little odd.

The samples I received were:

  • The original udder cream (it's called udder cream, don't fret though, it's just a moisturiser)
  • Nappy balm (not too sure what I'm going to do with this one..)
  • Acne Cleansing Cream - and I'm actually really excited to try this one out, it sounds amazing!
  • Irritable Skin Balm 
  • Scalp Cream
The samples came in a cute little farmsey back complete with a bit of straw - just to get you in the dairy farm mood, I presume..

The samples (and the straw.. unexplainable but also totally enjoyable..)

Udder Cream Skin Milk
When I first read the back, I honestly thought I'd been given some udder cream.. apparently it's a joke, I must really have no sense of humour..

Scalp Cream - this is mainly based for people with scalp based conditions such as redness or flaking,
but I'll be trying to find a use for it..

The Acne Cleansing Cream - this promises to replace bleach based products such as Benzoyl Peroxide by working as a leave-on moisturiser - it uses anti oxidants to not only prevent excess oils on the skin becoming "rancid" but also cleansing the skin of bacteria - both of which lead to acne. I'm really hoping this works, as it's saying all the right things!
The Acne Cleansing Cream
Nappy Balm - what I will do with this I really don't know - as lovely as it is for baby's bottoms, i'm not sure there's a use for it on me.. if anyone has any radical ideas for uses of nappy balm that don't involve nappies, drop me a comment and help me out!
Irritable Skin Balm - this is a balm for problems such as eczema, but I'm sure I can find a use for it somewhere..
 One of the plus points of their products, is that lots of them contain little or no oil, and so are good for skin such as mine, which is quite oily.

Another thing I absolutely love about the brand is that from looking through their booklet, their full-size packaging is absolutely adorable! It's all cow and milk themed, with some of the larger creams coming in 'milk carton' type packaging, and plenty of cow based puns to go around! Full versions of the creams above price at around £10-£14 each, and the Udder Cream costs £8 for the full sized 120g tube I was given.

The MooGoo brand has just been launched in London, and so is pretty much unheard of at the moment - it doesn't supply to discount chains, supermarkets or online discount stores, only full service pharmacies and health food stores, so online is pretty much your only way of buying products - however I'm sure as they gain popularity, it'll become easier to access.

Though I was given some of their more 'out there' creams, they have a great range of facial cleansers that I would love to try (especially the oil cleanser, which is meant to be amazing for acne prone skin), and their Milk Shampoo is also meant to be heavenly - so I may well invest in some of that!

The acne cleansing cream is meant to start working after a week or so of use, so I will let you know on the effectiveness of that! The last thing I wanted to mention was that all of the products smell absolutely heavenly to me.. it's a weird smell (again, it kinda smells a bit like milk..), so milk but nicer - think of it like that.
Okay, I'm aware that doesn't sound nice in the slightest.. but hey ho, definitely go and try out some of their products! Looks like a great natural company selling great natural products - I'd love to hear how you get on with their other things!

Liv xxx


  1. This sounds really interesting!
    I'll definitely be having a look.
    I hope Holland & Barret start stocking it, that'd be really handy, but I'm going to have a nosey online now and see what else I can find out!
    Thanks for telling me about this, it's definitely something I'm interested in.
    The milk carton idea sounds adorable!
    Hope you're well Mrs!
    Speak soon,
    Laura xx

    1. The products are totally crazy! No problem, hope you find something to suit you :)
      I know right, how cute!
      Thanks lovely xxx

  2. Haha, these products seem so weird but cool. The packaging of the full sized products sound so cute!

    1. Totally agree - I still don't totally understand what I've just blogged about hahah! Agreed xxx

  3. Great review, I hadn't heard of moogoo cosmetics before.

  4. These products are so crazy! Really like your blog, would love you to check out mine too! Now following. Naomi xx

  5. These products look so cute, the directions for use made me giggle haha :) xx


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