This serum was created with multi-tasking in mind. If you’re familiar with MooGoo you’ll know that we don’t like a lot of fuss, but we love ingredients that can talk the talk AND walk the walk. When we came across Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide, we knew we wanted to use them both, but we didn’t want to create a 10-step skin routine to get all the skin goodness we’re looking for. So instead of keeping these 2 headliners separate, we figured that 2 innovative ingredients are better than 1, but also having 1 serum to use is better than 2 – we like to keep it simple. We also aim to make all of our products suitable for as many people as we can, especially the sensitive types, which is why both Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide get extra bonus points for being kind and gentle to the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance found in the skin that helps keep it refreshed by retaining moisture. But just like everything else it seems, as we age our skin’s ability to hold onto moisture levels lessens, which causes it to become dry more easily, resulting in a loss of firmness and the creation of fine lines. Just great. Collagen is mainly made of water so keeping moisture around helps boost its production as well as improving skin elasticity and encouraging skin cell renewal. When applied, Hyaluronic Acid goes to work to pull moisture into the skin which helps keep everything else run smoothly. Drinking lots of water also helps too. Happy and hydrated skin has a plumper appearance that helps minimize the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and also improves overall skin texture. OK, so there is hope! Hydration isn’t the only thing Hyaluronic Acid is good for. It also has some antioxidant properties that we love to protect your skin from the free radical damage which leads to premature skin ageing. No thank you!
There are many kinds of Hyaluronic Acid available with varying molecular weights. A higher molecular weight has a hydrating effect resulting in long-lasting moisture. It also helps reduce water evaporation and protects the skin from external stressors like pollution. A lower molecular weight easily penetrates the skin to deeply deliver its soothing properties to calm skin and its plumping effects to help with wrinkle depth reduction. We use 2 different Hyaluronic Acids in our formula, one with a higher molecular weight, and one with a lower weight to give you the best of both worlds.
Niacinamide; where to begin. Firstly, it’s a form of Vitamin B3 and is best known for balancing your skin’s natural oil production. This helps reduce excess oils from building up and becoming rancid on the skin which can lead to breakouts. Nobody likes breakouts. It also helps to maintain and improve skin barrier function which helps keep moisture in and pollutants/irritants out; vital for good skin health. Of course, there’s more. Niacinamide is well tolerated by all skin types and is known to improve skin tone whilst reducing redness from breakouts and calming skin irritation. Sounds like there isn’t much Niacinamide can’t do, and the research keeps coming out to back it up, making it one of the most versatile and exciting skincare ingredients on the block. We love well-researched ingredients with a clinical track record and we also love seeing results, which is why we put enough of it in this serum to make a noticeable difference to your skin. You’d be surprised how uncommon that is.
Water (Aqua), Niacinamide, Glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic Capric Triglycerides (Silky Natural Ester), Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant-Based Emulsifying Wax), Sodium Hyaluronate, Phospholipids, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycolipids, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Piroctone Olamine (Olamine Salt), Fragrance - Oatmeal (Phthalate-Free), Citric Acid (to balance pH).
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.
Do serums go underneath or on top of moisturiser?
Serums go directly onto the clean skin, under your moisturiser. Apply directly to the skin after cleansing and allow it to soak in for a few minutes before following with your favourite moistures. We have a few.
How often do the serums need to be applied?
For best results, use your serum every night before bed before you apply your moisturiser.
Is this a face serum or an eye serum?
We like to keep things simple even if marketing can sometimes tell us otherwise and get us to believe we need a different product for every part of the body and even different parts of the face. All of our serums are made for your skin so rub it on whenever you like on your face and around the eye area. Feel free to use it on your body as well, we don’t discriminate.
Are serums safe to use around the eye area?
Our serums are safe to use around the eye area, however, we don’t think it will not feel great on the eyeball, so avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into your eye, simply rinse out with water. If using an oil, they do heat up to body temperature and can spread out across the skin. We recommend applying the serum to the orbital bone around the eye, not directly on the eyelids.
'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!