This is the original Udder Cream that started it all. You know the story, right? If not, check out how our founder came to make our very first cream here. As with all good things in life (including life itself), MooGoo started with a Mum …and some udder cream for cows.
This beautiful cream has even developed a bit of a cult following. If you’ve tried it before, you’ll know why. This yummy moisturiser is chock-a-block with natural moisturising and soothing ingredients to leave skin happy and hydrated. We also chucked in some Milk Protein to increase skin elasticity, which keeps skin looking young, supple and s-MOO-th, and everyone loves that. This cream is for everyone, including babies, and those with sensitive skin so rub it on whenever and wherever your skin could use a little love. It also smells delightfully delicious.
Our Skin Milk Udder Cream is also used in Oncology hospitals and clinics across Australia as a moisturising cream for dry and damaged skin following radiation treatment and chemotherapy.
Aqua (H₂O’s Fancy Name), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant-Based Emulsifying Wax), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Stearic Acid (Plant-Based Emulsifier), Polysorbate 60 (Food Grade Emulsifier), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Piroctone Olamine (Olamine Salt), Allantoin, P Anisic Acid (Natural Preservative), Coco Caprylate (Coconut-Based Conditioner), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Gum), Hydrolyzed Milk Protein (For Skin Elasticity), Fragrance (Phthalate Free - Oatmeal), Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract.
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.
What’s the difference between Skin Milk Udder Cream and Full Cream moisturizer?
Our Skin Milk Udder Cream is a lighter formulation made with Sweet Almond, Olive and Rice Bran Oil as the nourishing oils in our formula. Our Full Cream moisturizer is a thicker and creamier formula made with Sweet Almond, Olive and Coconut Oil as the nourishing base to this cream. This provides a bit more hydration and protection for dry skin, particularly in the winter months or those who suffer from extremely dry skin. Both contain Milk Protein which has found that it helps to increase skin elasticity by up to 20% and can be applied all over the body from your face to your feet.
Why is Skin Milk Udder Cream popular for radiation therapy?
Skin can react in a variety of ways after undergoing radiation therapy, including itchy, flaky, red, swollen, tight, dry, rashes and blistering. Our Skin Milk Udder Cream is a lightweight formula that suits all skin types and can be applied to skin with all these symptoms. When caring for skin during and after treatment, we think it’s best to look for natural, gentle, hydrating products that aren’t loaded with too many ingredients as the skin can be hypersensitive during this time. You should also try to avoid any products made with cheap preservatives like Parabens and Phenoxyethanol, as well as penetration enhancers, phthalates etc. Of course, we don’t use any of these ingredients. Our Skin Milk Udder Cream is made with nourishing oils like Sweet Almond, Olive and Rice Bran Oil, as well as Aloe Vera to provide soothing relief to inflammation, and the Milk Protein helps to restore and rebuild skin elasticity.
My cream isn't white. Does this mean it has gone bad?
You may notice that your cream isn’t bright white or changes colour slightly over time. This is because we use natural ingredients which are often rich in colour and can change the colour of a cream after it's mixed in. Although people generally expect a cream to always be white, we choose not to use any bleaching ingredients to keep them white. So, don’t be surprised if your cream changes to a light tan, pink or grey colour over time, it's not a bad thing and is perfectly fine to use (always check expiry dates)! It’s also good to note that the colour of your cream may also vary slightly from tube to tube, or bottle to bottle.
Are your moisturizers made of milk?
We aren’t called MooGoo because our moisturizers are made of milk. If you think about it, putting any meaningful amount of fresh milk into a cream and 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 some of our skincare products because research has found that it helps to increase skin elasticity by up to 20%.
I see fragrance in the ingredients list, what is the fragrance exactly?
When it comes to fragrance, in the past we tried to keep our products fragrance-free as many of our customers were allergic to them. At the same time, the overall response from our customers is that they prefer our moisturizers with a subtle fragrance. To do this, we had to make sure that the inclusion of any fragrance wasn't going to compromise the gentleness of our formulas.
The main concern with most fragrances is that they’re often made with phthalates. Of course, we don’t use these in our formulas because they’re well-known to be irritating to the skin, often causing dryness and itching. Instead, we use a blend of non-irritating, hypoallergenic fragrances that are suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Each part of this fragrance blend is below the EU’s allergy threshold, and we have used it in many of our products for years now without any reactions. The fragrances we use are proprietary blends from a company we work with, so unfortunately, we cannot reveal their exact details. Think of it as our top secret, reaction-free recipe!
Are your moisturizers suitable to use on the face?
In general, most generic body moisturizers are made with very average ingredients to make skin feel smooth and cover a large area (skin is the largest organ). They can also be quite heavy and greasy, so not the most ideal to wear on your face or under makeup. Many body moisturizers are also made with powerful penetration enhancers based on Glycols and PEGs (essentially solvents) that help the cream penetrate the top layers of the skin, so they don’t feel as greasy. We suggest not using any creams that fall into this category, but especially not on your face and the delicate skin around your eyes. BUT, if your body moisturizer is made with high-quality, skin-friendly, natural ingredients like ours are, then YES, they’re absolutely suitable for use on the face, in fact, we recommend it! The natural, skin-friendly oils we use will sink into the skin to quench deep down dehydration, also making them non-comedogenic, meaning they won’t block your pores either.
Is this product pH balanced? What does that mean?
Yes, it sure is! The pH level of our moisturizers is balanced to 5.5, which is similar to human skin. Essentially, pH can be measured from 0 to 14 depending on how acidic or alkaline a substance is. Since our skin sits at a pH of about 5.5, it’s slightly acidic. Healthy skin can retain moisture, maintain a robust microbiome and keep irritants away. We of course want to support this, so using creams that are pH balanced to match our skin is one of the best ways to do this.
I can’t seem to get all of the product out of the bottle with the pump? Why is this happening?
Based on customer demand, we created larger sizes of our moisturizers as we know that when you love something, you often want to buy in bulk. Larger sizes are better value for money and use less plastic. When it comes to products with higher viscosity (thicker in nature), it can be harder for them to be dispensed through a pump system when the product is running low. This means that you might not be able to access every last drop with the pump provided. To get your hands on the last bit of product in the bottle after it can no longer be pumped, simply turn the bottle upside down and allow the product to make its way to the top of the bottle with the help of gravity. Now when you unscrew the cap, the product will be there ready for you to use and enjoy as needed. We use bottles with pump tops instead of jars as we find this to be a much more sanitary delivery system.
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 very 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.