At the last Liverpool Bloggers Event, one of the beauties inside my goodie bag was this full sized Soothing MSM Cream from MooGoo. Hands down, I had never heard of this brand before and was scratching my head at what exactly a MSM cream was. The name was fun and the picture of the cow on the front made it unlike any other product in my stash.
First things first, what’s a MooGoo? MooGoo originates from a cream that Australian dairy farmers use to soothe and treat and repair the dry, cracked skin of…cows udders. Cow cream. Udder cream. Well, I wasn’t expecting that. Ok, so something that’s probably prescribed by a vet for itching udders isn’t exactly something I’m trawling through the beauty aisles for…but stranger things have undoubtedly been put on my face. Though the product originates from an animal product, it is not tested on animals, is paraffin free, pH balanced, made from all natural, organic ingredients and is a cure all for adults and children alike.
MSM, or Methylsulphonylmethane (say that three times fast!) is a naturally occurring organic sulfur compound found in living plant and animal tissues. So it’s not as scary or as toxic as it sounds. And it makes sense now why it works so well on those irritated udders.
From what I can gather, the Soothing MSM Cream is not specifically designed for the face. It’s all all over body skin soother and moisturiser. Now, usually I wouldn’t put something not so face specific on my face as usually it’s too rich for my oily skin but one night I found myself without a night cream and some serious wind burns on my cheeks and chin. Don’t you just hate it when you don’t realise you’ve run out of something until you come to use it?
The tube is pump action and the cream is a slightly off white colour. Texture wise it’s thick so a little really goes a long way, I’ve found half a pump does my entire face and neck and it smells very…farmy. I don’t know, I’ve been trying to put my finger on how this smells without making it sound dreadful, so far I’ve come with up with wet cardboard and Weetabix. I don’t find it unpleasant at all though and it feels really refreshing, I just can’t nail that scent!
Since that one desperate night, this has been my go-to evening moisturiser. Though it’s a thick cream that takes some working into the skin, once it’s absorbed, my face actually feels really matte and I don’t wake up all slip and slide worthy. I’ve suffered zero weather patches on my face, you know the ones I mean, dry skin around the corners of your eyes where your tears have frozen on the morning commute or the Rudolph's nose from all that blowing your way through a cold. None, nada, zip. I’ve enjoyed this so much that I haven’t actually gone out and bought any of my usual winter skincare saviours. I’ve also had zero breakouts which is usually a sure bet when using such a thick cream.
The 75g tube retails for £12 which is an absolute bargain considering what you’re getting. I never had any faith in top to toe creams before but this one I feel happy enough to use from the top of my face to the balls of my feet, making it the perfect multi-tasking product. Great if you’re on a beauty budget or travelling. One of my biggest mistakes has been checking out the MooGoo website, they have some brilliant packs (because we all love trying out a few products from a range!) including something I’ve rarely seen, an Oncology Care Package specifically designed for someone who is undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. The Mother and baby starter kits make brilliant new arrival gifts and their make-up line, Dusty Girls looks well worth investigating for someone like me who is addicted to mineral foundation. I'm also really intrigued by their milk shampoo and protein shot leave in conditioner! Oh why did I pick January to go on a spending ban?
Have you ever tried MooGoo?