What’s in my Products?
I am on a mission to try to find and convert to more natural and gentle products when it comes to mine and my families skin. I think I just realised a lot of the jargon on the back of products is usually to disguise the hidden ingredients we wouldn’t choose to put on our skin. I recently discovered the wonderful brand MooGoo Skincare who use only the safest, most natural, food grade ingredients. All of their products are completely safe to use on babies, children and adults – which is a great sign!!
MooGoo & Dr Zoo
MooGoo Skincare are an Australian company that do a whole range of products that are natural but effective. They also do a natural range of chemical free products for pets called Dr Zoo!
Each of their products is safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding which is a really positive sign. Any products that aren’t safe during pregnancy set alarm bells ringing. I’ve been trying a few of the great products from both the MooGoo Skincare and Dr Zoo range.
Natural Mini Moo Bubbly Wash 500ml
I hate applying sunscreen. I think it’s tedious and by the time I’ve lathered up the whole family it’s time to start again. I know the importance of a good sunscreen though and despite my pure hatred for it I persevere. Sometimes sunscreen is greasy which just makes my skin crawl but the Natural Sunscreen from MooGoo Skincare is as far from greasy as you can get. The cream is more of a thick paste which you apply by smearing across your skin. You let the cream sit for around 30 secs to a minute whilst your body heats it up slightly and then rub in until it goes clear. It’s easy to rub in, no greasy film and the best part is that it doesn;t breakdown like other sunscreens so you don’t need to keep reapplying!
We have had some unusually HOT and sunny weather for the last few weeks and I have had ample opportunity to test the cream out. I have to admit I absolutely love it and I think out of all the MooGoo products it was my favourite!
One slight issue is that because the cream comes in a pump bottle it can jam the end up because the cream is so thick. I was literally half way through applying when I had to down tools and figure out how to get the cream out. If you turn the bottle upside down and really bang it then it works again. It’s simply a floored design because the cream is too thick for the type of bottle. I spoke to MooGoo about this who confirmed they are already in the process of changing the bottle so this doesn’t happen. Once that is done this will be my absolute go to sunscreen!!
MooGoo Skincare also do a range of products for dogs which is also completely natural. I figure if I don’t want to be using harsh chemicals on my skin I should at least extend that to my dog Stitch right??
Natural Calming Shampoo
Ruff to Fluff Dry Shampoo 250g
Crusty Nose Itchy Toes Balm 90g
Natural Zinc-Free Sun Cream 120g
Stitch is a sun worshipper and lays out in the sun belly to the sky cooking like a small joint of pork. I have to move him A LOT so that he doesn’t actually cook and that’s why for a dog like him sun protection is essential.
I apply the sun cream to the inside of his ears (Which are like little sun radars) and his belly. The cream is completely edible should they decide to lick it off which is hugely reassuring. Stitch has been basking in the surprise sun we have had the last few weeks and the sun cream has helped prevent any sun burn incidents!!
The cream is easy to apply and rub in!
My Overall Opinion of MooGoo & Dr Zoo
I have to be honest in saying that sometimes you get ‘natural’ products that are gimmicky but not all that efficient. I judged each product based on that and was left completely surprised. The idea of finding products that are natural but efficient for my family, myself and also my dogs is exciting. I am very happy I have found this company!
Price wise the products are fair in comparison to whats on the market and they hands down beat a lot of similar products that are available.
The only niggle I had, was with the Sunscreen but when I spoke to MooGoo they were so helpful and reassuring that the bottle is already in the process of being changed!
My favourite item had to be the Sunscreen. It took everything I love and need about sunscreen and got rid of all the bits I hate!! It was so effective too! From the Dr Zoo range the Crusty Nose Itchy Toes Balm was a hands-down winner for me. Finding a product that will help Stitch’s nose that quickly is amazing!!
I love that both MooGoo Skincare and Dr Zoo are natural, effective ingredients and they don’t test on animals!
More From MooGoo & Dr Zoo
To see the full range from MooGoo Skincare head over to their website here.
For the full range of Dr Zoo head over to their website here.
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