What Makes Us Moo
We are an Australian company with an entire range of natural and gentle products that are made with effective ingredients.
MooGoo came about when the head of our herd thought it was unusual that his mother was using a product made for cows for her skin condition. The "Udder Cream" being used was designed to help the skin on cows udders and keep them in prime condition for milking, whilst being full of skin repair ingredients. However it was very thick to apply. So he set about to make this cow cream fit for human consumption and much lighter and non-greasy.
We have now moved on to greener pastures, expanding our range of skin products to help with a multitude of skin and scalp problems. However, we have kept the same philosophy about our products. That is using the full strength of soothing products and not using any ingredients that we have a beef with, such as petroleum based ingredients. MooGoo has a skim-free policy when it comes to listing our ingredients, we tell you about everything, not just the pretty sounding and “active” ones.
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 video to see how some moisturisers are made!
Want to read on a little more?
- Why We Don't Use Paraffin Oil in Skin Care
- 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 ?
- "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...
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.
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...
"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...