We started working on the formula for this cream over 2 years ago and we’re so pleased with the result. It uses natural technology to help improve skin that is very dry or damaged. After lots and lots of formulating, we created this beautiful, rich hydrating cream and it’s not just for those that have skin health issues. The texture is lovely and it blends into the skin beautifully. As we age, our skin needs a bit more love. Supple and elastic skin resists lines and wrinkles so we recommend it to everyone when their skin is particularly dry.
Almost everyone agrees that barrier creams can be the best for dry or damaged skin as they help keep moisture in and irritants out. But barrier creams can feel thick, hot and oily. Kids, in particular, find them to be very uncomfortable. We were able to solve this issue. Cutting out all the chemistry lingo, the cream works by holding a water layer over the top of all the good stuff so when you rub it into the skin the water bond breaks and releases the moisturising ingredients. It’s a quite new, natural technology.
What is in it? Well, Ceramides for a start. They are the fats that are in the upper layer of skin that help the skin retain moisture. There are all sorts of Ceramides and we have chosen the best mix we can (they’re fantastically expensive by the way). We also included Magnesium, Aloe, Natural Vitamin E and much more to help keep skin as healthy as possible. As always, it doesn’t have Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Glycols or a whole list of other things that we always avoid when making any product. This study found that skin hydration using a cream with Ceramides increased skin hydration. Read more about it here.
Who should be using it? Anyone who feels they have super dry skin or compromised skin barrier function, and want a beautiful, rich, natural cream to help improve it.
For patients going through radiation treatment or chemotherapy, this cream provides moisture and creates a protective barrier. It alleviates skin discomfort such as dryness, irritation, itchiness and stinging, as well as improves the visual appearance of inflamed skin including patches of whiteness, redness, rough texture and flakiness. The product has been designed to help normalise the structure and function of the skin by providing an emollient, lipid barrier to reduce moisture loss. This is achieved by including relevant Natural Moisturising Factors (NMF) like those found in normal, healthy skin and have been shown to be beneficial for mild to severe dryness, returning the skin to optimal functionality. The antioxidants in this formula assist in calming and soothing inflamed skin.
Here's how it works! A healthy skin barrier protects against moisture evaporation, irritants and allergens. Our Double Cream has been designed to help repair and maintain a healthy skin barrier using natural oils and Ceramides, as demonstrated in the diagrams below: Trans-Epidermal Water Loss
Here’s why a healthy skin barrier important:
Aqua (H₂O’s Fancy Name), Isopropyl Palmitate (Natural Thick Emollient) (and) Polyglyceryl-3 Oleate (Natural Thick Emollient) (and) Coco-Caprylate / Caprate (and) Sorbitan Sesquioleate (Natural Barrier Formation), Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera), Coco Caprylate (Coconut-Based Conditioner), Manihot Esculenta (Tapioca) Root Starch, Beeswax, Squalane (Olive), Allantoin, Magnesium Sulfate, Tocopheryl (Natural Vitamin E), Piroctone Olamine (Olamine Salt), Ceramide, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract.
We choose to avoid repeated exposure to ingredients like Parabens, Phenoxyethanol and penetration enhancers. And many more we don’t have room to list here.
We show all the ingredients on our website, not just the pretty ones. That way you can see why we chose them and get in touch if you have any more questions.
Please be aware that ingredients may vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product packaging for the most up-to-date and relevant list of ingredients.
What ingredients do you avoid when making a moisturiser?
There's lots of things you won't find in this cream (or any of our other products) because they were all formulated for family members and close friends. This includes Paraffin and Mineral Oil which derive from petroleum, but are commonly found in commercial moisturisers like Sorbolene. We don’t think putting the stuff that goes into our cars on our skin is the healthiest thing we can do.
We also don’t use any synthetic preservatives such as Parabens and Phenoxyethanol, although they're pretty common too, including with a few brands that claim to be natural (you know who you are!). We avoid a lot of other things too, way too many to list here. We also don't use any useless, trendy ingredients like stem cells from Swiss apples or super power jellyfish DNA, just natural, effective ingredients for healthy skin.
Is this product made of dairy cream?
We aren’t called MooGoo because our products are based on milk or cream. Fresh milk in a moisturiser would go off and be smelly. Yuck! We do use Milk Protein in some of our skin and hair care products, but not this one. The Milk Protein we do use is sourced ethically and sustainably from happy and healthy cows raised on a beautiful farm in New Zealand.
What other MooGoo products do you recommend for irritable skin?
We recommend using a gentle cleanser like our Milk Wash or our Cleansing Bars to help keep skin happy and hydrated by not stripping the natural oils, which can cause further dryness and irritation. Oils can help as well if you’re looking for some extra added hydration. For this, we recommend our Rosehip Oil because it’s rich in essential fatty acids that improve the overall condition of the skin and has high concentrations of antioxidants. This can be used on the body and face, wherever and whenever you like.
What does "Dermatologically Tested" mean?
You may have seen the term “Dermatologically Tested” on lots of products before, but did you know there’s not an actual definition or regulation for this term? Because that didn’t sit right with us, and because our aim is to make products for people with really sensitive skin, we decided to send a bunch of them off to be tested in an independent lab on 54 people who reported having sensitive skin. The results were given on a scale of 0 to 5 with 0 being no irritation or redness and 5 being a reaction. We’re happy to report that other than one person who had a reaction to the adhesive on the patch and another who found the patches painful to remove, all subjects reported 0 for redness and irritation for all the products we sent for testing. To check out the full report and summary of the test we did on this product, click here.