What Makes Us Moo
MooGoo is an Australian company that makes a range of natural, safe products with effective active ingredients designed for people with skin and scalp problems.
MooGoo was first made when the founder adapted a cream used in dairy farms to help a family member with a skin problem. The dairy version of ‘udder cream’ was designed to heal cow’s udders and keep them in good condition for milking. It was full of skin repair ingredients and no fillers.
We have since expanded to make a range of skin products for people with skin problems. We use the same philosophy in all their products. The full strength of healing ingredients and no petroleum or chemical based ingredients. All ingredients are listed on products.
Every product we have was made for our own use or for friends or family. We add the full concentration of ingredients we know are needed to help the skin or the scalp. MooGoo does not use gimmick ingredients and marketing, or cheap filling ingredients.
Watch this vid to see how some moisturisers are made!
Want to read on a little more?
- Why We Don't Use Paraffin Oil in Skin Care
- Labelling can be misleading
- Who Checks the Accuracy of Labels?
- Natural Ingredients and Allergies - Patch Test Your Products!
- Why do Many Washing Products Irritate? Even those labelled "For Sensitive Skin" or Eczema ?
- Some Pesticide To Soothe Your Scalp?
- "Faux Organic"
- Does High Price = Quality
Why We Don't Use Paraffin Oil in Skin Care
Almost half the population of Australia is now affected by some sort of skin problem. (1999 survey, St Vincent's Hospital). The number of people with eczema has doubled every decade since petroleum based detergents became commonly used for washing and Paraffin Oil (also petroleum based) became the dominant oil used in skin care. Read More...
Did you know that not all ingredients need to be shown on the label?
If the ingredients start off reading like a medieval love potion, chances are the real ingredients are submerged somewhere in the middle.
When water and natural edible oils are combined in skin care products, ingredients are needed to keep them fresh. If there are no preservation ingredients shown on the label, then the product will become contaminated with bacteria very quickly, just like any food. The bacteria cannot be seen or smelt. A poorly preserved cream can cause serious skin infection and eye damage if used on the face. Grapefruit Seed Extract and Essential Oils have been proven many times to be unreliable methods of keeping products free from bacteria.
In our opinion, a tiny amount of an effective preservative is much safer on the skin than a large amount of bacteria.
Note: MooGoo creams have been independently tested to ensure they remain pure and uncontaminated for at least two years. when stored below 30 Degrees Celsius.This is a called a "Challenge Test. It is not a compulsory test in Australia. Read More...
Who Checks the Accuracy of Labels?
Although label guidelines state that ingredients should be listed in order of weight, this is not well enforced in Australia. Most most people do not realize that the cosmetic industry does not have inspectors checking the accuracy of ingredient listed. Read More...
Natural Ingredients and Allergies - Patch Test Your Products!
Many people are allergic to fruits, nuts, milk and other natural ingredients. Virtually nobody is allergic to Cola. This does not mean that Cola is good for our health and fruit is bad. The reason is that our bodies have not had the time to develop the wrong immune response (develop an allergy) to synthetic ingredients.
If you are prone to allergies, patch test all natural products on a small area of skin first. Once this is done, natural products are generally much better for health in our opinion.
A beach full of the chemical "Sodium Chloride".
Researching Your Ingredients - Websites claiming the ocean is toxic to our skin?!
According to some websites, Sodium Chloride is a dangerous chemical in skin care.
This website has statements such as “Sodium Chloride - Positive mutation assay: Mutation in Mammalian Somatic Cells (mouse oth).” (Link)
It may seem after reading this "Cosmetic Database" and others that are similiar, that manufacturers are out to harm us with their products by using Sodium Chloride. But Sodium Chloride is just sea salt. We happily swim in the ocean which is full of Sodium Chloride and even EAT it. Read More...
Why do Many Washing Products Irritate? Even those labelled "For Sensitive Skin" or Eczema?
Why do we see Sodium Laureth Sulphate in almost all commercial washing products, despite its high skin irritation score? This includes most pharmacy products labeled for 'Sensitive Skin' or Eczema. The answer is it is the cheapest, and it can be warehoused for years.Read More...
Some Pesticide To Soothe Your Scalp?
We encourage anyone using so-called "scalp care" products to do some research on the products' main active ingredient called Zinc Pyrithione. There are Government warning for workers using this ingredient as the active ingredient in anti-fouling boat paints and pesticides, yet it is also the active in many "Scalp Care" shampoos. Read More...
"My shampoo ingredients look more like salad..."
Water is a "Certified Organic" ingredient under most schemes. If 75% of the formulation is water, then a "Certified Organic" product is achieved before any other ingredients are even added. Organically grown ingredients are a very small percentage of the total formulation and not enough to make a difference, except to price. Recent surveys have found only a few products have genuine independent organic accreditation. Read More...
Does High Price = Quality
"I Simply Won't Buy a Cream For Less Than $150" : It is tempting to believe that when spending more on skincare products, we are taking "better care" of our skin.
To some extent this is true. There are many cheap creams that are of very poor quality. However, there is also a marketing strategy of pricing creams expensively for no reason other than to increase sales to the high end market. Most people are not cosmetic chemists, and so really do not know what the ingredients are, and so will pay more in the hope it is better. Read More...