Our Milk Wash is one of our most popular products. We combine small amounts of 5 different natural cleaners as this can be gentler on skin than one concentrated cleanser. We chose natural cleansers that wash well without drying out the skin. The foaming action isn’t quite as intense as it would if we used a synthetic detergent like SLS (or other common culprits that end in –fate), but we’re happy to make this small trade-off to use more natural ingredients that are healthier for us and the environment. Ever think about what happens to your wash products after they go down the drain? Synthetic ingredients don’t break down into their natural components easily in the water system as natural ones do.
We also use a mix of natural skin conditioning ingredients. We don't use any essential oils that can also trigger reactions, but instead, a blend of Vanilla with the allergy-triggering compounds removed. Because it’s so gentle it’s also a no-tears formulation in children's eyes. If you are a car mechanic, you may need something a bit stronger, but if you wish to stay clean without stripping the skin of oils, we think this formula is the bee’s knees. Suitable for all ages, body part and skin types.
- I recently purchased the Milk Wash, it is the best face cleanser I have ever used. Every other cleanser leaves my skin feeling very tight and dry. Your Milk Wash is the only cleanser that still leaves my skin so smooth and soft. It feels great! – Vanessa
- This product is gorgeous. Wow! I will absolutely use this until the day I die (so never discontinue it!). SOO moisturising and you only need to use a tiny bit. My skin feels like SKIN after I use it, it' so happy. Ahh. It's like soft little silk fingers all over my face – Mary
- Your Milk Wash is a lifesaver. I never thought I will be able to have as beautiful skin as I do now. Thank you for making products with no chemicals and more natural ingredients, I'm beyond thrilled – Jess
Aqua (H₂O’s Fancy Name), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut-Derived Cleanser), Decyl Glucoside (Glucose-Derived Cleanser), Lauryl Glucoside (Glucose-Derived Cleanser), Coco Glucoside (Glucose-Derived Cleanser), Glyceryl Oleate (Glycerin Based Conditioner), Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate (Coconut-Derived Cleanser), Glycol Distearate (Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emollient), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Gum), Piroctone Olamine (Olamine Salt), Glyceryl Caprylate (Emollient), Fragrance - Vanilla (Phthalate-Free).
Because we make our products for our families, we have a strict ingredient philosophy that excludes ingredients like Parabens, Phenoxyethanol and penetration enhancers.
We show all of the ingredients we use in our products on our website, not just the pretty ones. That way you know exactly what's in each one, and can get in touch if you have any more questions.
Please be aware that the ingredients we use in our formulas may be updated occasionally and therefore 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.
Are you cleansers safe for lash extensions?
The Milk Wash is great for lash extensions. It has the same irritation score as water and uses a combination of gentle natural cleansers. Oils can break down the glue used, so steer clear of any oil-based cleansers like our Oil Cleansing Method on the eye area whilst you’ve got lashes on.
Is this product made of milk?
We aren’t called MooGoo because our products are made with milk. If you think about it, putting any meaningful amount of fresh milk into a cream and then putting it on a shelf in a store for a while would not end well – yuck! We do use ethically and sustainably sourced Milk Protein from a credible Australian supplier in a some of our skincare products because research has found that it helps to increase skin elasticity by up to 20%.
If you want to know more about the Milk Protein we use, check out the General section on our FAQ page for more detailed information.
Can this product be used on the face and body, or just the body?
Absolutely! All MooGoo cleansers are for everyone and everywhere. Use on the face & body, suitable for all ages and skin types.
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.
'Fragrance' is listed as one of the ingredients in this product. What does this mean?
When we first started making products, we used a blend of essentials oils to give them a lovely fragrance. But many people have severe reactions and allergies to them, even in small amounts. As a result, and because we make products for people with sensitive skin, we took them out of most products. Instead, we helped to develop a special kind of fragrant oil, whereby each component in it is less than the EU allergy threshold. This is how we can have a pleasant-smelling product without the reactions. The scents we use are proprietary blends from the company we get them from, and we’ve had no reactions since we made the switch. Also, of course, it is free from phthalates, which is the main concern in fragrances.
Free Recycling Program+
We might not have words like "Earth", "Nature" or "Enviro" in our name, but we think we're one of the most environmentally friendly skincare companies around. We're always looking for new ways to keep reducing our environmental hoof print, and because this planet means the world to us, we've stepped up our commitment to it and part of that includes RECYCLING.
While all our packaging is recyclable, the reality is that a lot of the rubbish we put in our recycling bins is not kerbside recyclable. That's why we've partnered with TerraCycle to launch our Free Recycling Program. We did this to help all our customers ensure that their empty MooGoo bottles and bits get a new lease on life.
This program is free to join and easy to use. Ready to give it a 'GOO and make an impact? That's MOO-sic to our ears. How does it work? So glad you asked. In 4 simple steps you can make help us make a MOO-ve to less in landfill. Sign up today!