Which Moisturizer Is Best for Me?

Do you have difficult, fussy, or sensitive skin? Well, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. It seems that everyone we talk to has a skin problem, or at least knows somebody who does. What started as one cream, over the years MooGoo has grown into a range of over 40 products that help people with their skin and scalp issues, all of which are suitable for every skin type. But of course, with so much selection, it can be confusing to figure out which one is best for you. So, if you’re not quite sure yet, we thought we’d clear things up and outline what each of our moisturizers has to offer so you can discover which one will suit you best for whatever you and your skin are going through.

Skin Milk Udder Cream – Best introduction and restoration moisturizer.

First of all, we have the infarmous Skin Milk Udder Cream. This was the first cream we ever created and it came about when our Founder noticed his Mum using a white paste intended for use on cows to help with her Psoriasis. This thick cream was used on cow’s udders when they became cracked and dry from milking, but he found that it had an incredibly soothing effect on sensitive and sore skin. The white paste was reformulated to suit human skin and there was born our Skin Milk Udder Cream, a lightweight, all-natural, chemical-free moisturizer. Skin Milk Udder Cream is suitable for everyone and if you’re new to our moisturizers, it’s a great place to start. If there are any aspects about it that you don’t love, this would be news to us as it’s well-known and well-loved for its texture, scent, and overall compatibility with all ages and skin types. It’s rich with natural soothing properties thanks to the Rice Bran Oil, Sweet Almond, and Olive Oil it’s made with. There’s also Aloe Vera to soothe the skin and Milk Protein to increases skin elasticity which helps it remain youthful and supple.

This cream is the answer to: “I just need a good all-round moisturizer to restore my skin”.

Skin type: Suits all ages and skin types.

Full Cream Moisturizer – Best suited for drier skin types.

Our Full Cream Moisturizer was the second moisturizer we made. The difference between this and our Skin Milk Udder Cream is that our Full Cream Moisturizer is targeted at those with really dry skin. Its consistency is slightly thicker, creamier, and richer as well, and also has the same soothing properties as the Skin Milk Udder Cream but with some tweaks for extra hydration. For example, we added Coconut Oil and Olive Squalane to moisturise and protect the skin and both are high in the types of fatty acids that healthy skin needs and loves. The combination of Apple Cider Vinegar, as well as the natural Pear and Vanilla fragrances, makes it smell like a delicious dessert. A not-so-great tasting dessert, but a dessert nonetheless!

This cream is the answer to: “My thirsty skin needs some rehydration TLC!”

Skin Type: Dry to very dry skin and suitable for ages.

Double Cream with Ceramides – Best for extremely dry and damaged skin.

If you have dry skin and find that our Full Cream Moisturizer is still not thick or rich enough, then our Double Cream with Ceramides may suit you better. It’s the richest and thickest hydrating cream we have to offer. The Double Cream with Ceramides is a barrier cream that will help protect skin from irritants and won’t feel uncomfortable on the skin. Ceramides are a key component of the skin that Eczema or Dermatitis sufferers lack. The function of Ceramides is to retain moisture within the skin and act as the building blocks for a healthy protective barrier. Without Ceramides, the barrier function weakens, and a compromised barrier means vital moisture can escape and external irritants, pollutants, and allergens can get in. Not to mention, a compromised barrier and a lack of hydration within the skin can often lead to flare-ups. These combined with natural Glycerin to hydrate, Aloe vera to soothe and Vitamin E to nourish make a deliciously rich cream that can turn a raisin back into a grape (*untested theory).

This cream is the answer to: “My skin is so dry and cranky, it hurts!”

Skin Type: Dry and damaged skin, and suitable for all ages.

Soothing MSM Moisturizer - Best for irritated skin and redness.

Now we come to our very unique (and often overlooked) Soothing MSM Moisturizer. This cream is a real people-pleaser and suits just about everybody. Its lightweight texture means it glides on like a treat and quickly absorbs into the skin. It’s great for all skin types and even sits well under makeup when used as a face moisturizer. How’s that for multitasking? It’s particularly great, however, for extra sensitive people who are suffering from a reaction, either chemical or physical, or even sunburn.

The star ingredients in this little wonder? Olive Squalane, Allantoin and of course MSM. Now you may be wondering what is MSM? And we can’t wait to tell you. MSM is organic sulphur and stands for Methylsulfonylmethane (don’t worry there won’t be a spelling bee). In the human body, MSM acts as the “glue” that holds together our amino acid chains – aka the building blocks of all tissues. Not only does it combat redness (such as inflammation or sunburn), irritation, and sensitivities, but because of its positive association with collagen, it also wards of wrinkles by decreasing the breakdown of collagen beneath the skin. What a show-off! It is even believed to improve hair and nail growth, fight against cracked or thinning nails, and improve the overall health of cuticles – so we implore you to try it as a hand cream as well. Those dealing with painful acute acne may also find relief due to its calming and anti-inflammatory properties from the likes of Sweet Almond and Coconut Oil – both high in fatty acids that healthy skin needs and irritated skin loves.

This cream is the answer to: “My skin is super fussy and it’s giving me the silent treatment!”

Skin Type: Irritated, red, sore, or dry skin, and suitable for all ages.

Soothing Nut Oil Free MSM Moisturizer

For the parental folk out there, we make a slightly varied version of this cream as part of our Baby Range. We call this one Soothing Moisturizer Nut Oil Free because it’s got the exact same amount of MSM in it, but instead of using nut oils like Sweet Almond Oil, we use Evening Primrose Oil to give you parents peace of mind as babies develop their allergy tolerances. But you don’t have to have baby skin to get baby skin. Anyone of all ages can use this cream, especially if you have a nut allergy. When applying to your little one, make sure they’re nice and dry in all their little rolly folds to make sure further irritation doesn’t occur from moisture getting trapped in there.

This cream is the answer to: I want supple hydrated skin, but can’t use anything because of those gosh darn nut oils!

Skin Type: Irritated, dry, nut intolerant, and ideally baby skin.

Shea Sorbet – Best for heels, elbows, knees, and dry, cracked skin.

The Shea Sorbet Vanilla Butter Balm is a rescue balm for extra dry and chapped patches of skin. Think cracked heels, elbows, knees, and cracked fingers and lips. It's intense and deeply hydrating because of the Shea Butter. Shea Butter is one of the most intense moisturising ingredients around, however, on its own, it’s too hard to apply to the skin directly. To capture its moisturising properties and make them available for your skin, we mixed in some other hydrating and soothing ingredients like Allantoin, Natural Vitamin E, and Hemp Seed Oil to help make it rub in and deliver the moisture to where it’s needed most. Don’t have super dry patches? It’s also perfect as a lip balm or a night-time hand cream because it smells like vanilla cookies!

Tip! apply liberally to hands and feet and cover with socks before bed. Wake up with hands and feet so soft even babies will be jealous, if you know any babies…

This cream is the answer to: “My heels are so dry and rough, they’re more like hoofs!”

Skin Type: Dry, cracked, and damaged skin, and suitable for all ages.

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All our moisturizers, no matter which one you use are designed to hydrate, protect and soothe sensitive skin. All ingredients are made with 100% edible ingredients (in case you need a quick snack), made without Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Phthalates, synthetic fragrances, and any other nasties you can think of.

BUT - If you’re still feeling confused about what moisturizer is right for you that’s A-okay! We have countless ways for you to get in contact with us for a personalised analysis whether it's by appointment over the phone or even through our online quiz.

Call us on (07) 5522 1979 or email us at info@moogoo.com.au, we'll ask you some questions and guarantee you'll feel herd - see what we did there? 

For the introverts out there, we have a handy Online Quiz. With a few multiple-choice questions and mouse clicks, we'll let you know what products we recommend for YOU in 2 minutes flat. We look forward to hearing from you!