Body Lotion

No Fillers! Review : MooGoo Full Cream

Heyo!  While I’m on a holy war of late against products that are deceptive, or unnecessary, it is also my solemn duty and awesome joy to introduce products that are quite underrated, do not oversell, they totally deserve the mentions!

Today we have a product which can be used as a face/body cream and yes!  It is MooGoo Full Cream from Australia. Here is a brand that is honest with its audience and sincere in its delivery.

MooGoo Full Cream 75g

MooGoo Full Cream 75g

*Do you see the dent on my right eyebrow?!

MooGoo Back Story

Well, it’s a funny story!  It originated as an udder cream!  That is, farmers used this cream on the udders of the cows to keep it conditioned and to produce healthy milk!  Now, I can’t think of the derma attributes of cows’ udders… gives me the shudders!  >.<

So the story goes, farmers used on cows, and tried on family members, and the rest is history.

The Ingredients

What’s special is, their claims and their strong philosophy on having no fillers in their products.  All ingredients are genuine, their places justified and serve their functions to protect and nurture your skin.  Listed are :

Water (Purified), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Squalene (Olive), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Hydrolized Milk Protein, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Allantoin (Comfrey Extract), Piroctone Olamine, Polysorbate 60 (Food Grade Emulsifier), Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract.

I admit to not knowing what they all are as I typed them out, but they are starting to sound yummy!  To know more about the ingredients, the very educational website has dutifully explained the functions of most ingredients, not just the key ingredients.  Suddenly the picture just becomes so clear and you would suddenly understand so well about the product you purchase and you are applying on your body.

The Experience

As you can probably hear the excitement from the post how I totally dig this product.  Maybe I just have a boner sweet spot for products without fillers.  You can’t even find a single strand of butylene glycol in there.  What’s unique about this brand is, much like the Paula’s Choice products I own, the website lists the total ingredients.  Not only so, the brand continues to educate consumers on what ingredients do, what are their roles in skincare, they are also honest with their emulsifiers if contain any.  Most products in the world only market the key ingredients, like Piterra from SKII, but what else?

Well, but here’s the deal, despite this product being a “full” cream, it is still pretty light in texture for a body cream.  Across the internet there has been good results as a face cream for dry skin folks, but golly! It is 4.3 out of 5 on makeupalley!

It is quite a “dry” cream as in, the product disappears when you smear it around a bit, like Cetaphil Intensive Moisturising Cream or Atopiclair Cream.  It is best used right after shower, before the natural moisture in your skin disappears into thin air.  Your skin will be hydrated, moisturized but not oily.

The Verdict

Pros –

  • Super healthy ingredients
  • Brand with a conscience!
  • Strong on education, yes, power to the people!
  • Hydrating but not oily
  • Love the packaging, I carry in my bag and much better than a tube, allows for quick dispense when outside.

Cons –

  • Price is a bit steep but you get what you pay for.
  • Dries up somewhat quickly, need re-aplying.  Probably due to its non artificial formula.
  • No Fragrance.  My friend didn’t like the smell.  Smells like a warehouse to some, but disappears quickly.

I bought two of MooGoo cream when I spotted it at a pharmacy.  Knowing my friends’ 2 lovely kids have eczema, I got her a bottle of MSM Soothing Cream, most suitable for sensitive skin, and she has reported satisfied results!  🙂

MooGoo MSM Soothing Cream

MooGoo MSM Soothing Cream

 

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Post Review : Atopiclair Cream

Heyo, this is gonna be a fairly short post.  A little correction is needed in my previous post on The Atopiclair Cream.

After being sampled a few sachets, I then got myself a commercial tube of Atopiclair Cream 40g.  It comes compact in a small metal tube.  Whilst previously I was attacked by acute dry skin, this bout I was victimized by the insane heat in the past few weeks.  My skin was breaking out everyday, heat rash recurring every few hours, itches flaring up every blink of an eye, I was always holding the wheel on one hand and scratching on the other.  I had… no peace.

Having properly acquired the commercial product, I then get a better taste of it so here I would like to make some correction.  In my previous post, I said that there is a hinge of oiliness where as in actual fact, there is NONE.  The cream is actually such a dry cream, not lubricative at all, as in, it’s not even emollient enough to massage over your skin twice.  So that’s one that I would like to clarify, but everything else stays correct in terms of its ingredients, mode of actions, efficacy and its claims.

And second of it all, I had used it the wrong way totally.  I had used it in the way you would a normal moisturiser, hah!  The horror, that’s completely wrong.  It is to be used like a medicated cream (except it’s not), that you only dot and rub on the rashes or the allergy spots.  I rubbed it all over my legs.  No wonder it is so.. “dry”.

Just to reinforce the messages again, if you suffer from atopic dermatitis or eczema and you don’t think it’s severe enough, or you try to avoid the usage of corticorsteriods, Atopiclair Cream is a really genuine product with organic ingredients as a holistic treatment as compared to Corticosteroids (if that’s not your cup of tea).  Even if the severity escalates, you can use in conjunction with corticorsteroids.  Just make sure, you wash your hands thoroughly if you ever touch corticorsteroids.

That is all.

Atopiclair Lotion - Sampler

Atopiclair Lotion – Sampler

Dry Skin – To The Rescue (Part 2) – Atopiclair Lotion

Heya All,

Remember I had great friends?  And yes I do!

I was extremely fortunate that during my dry skin attack episode, my dear and sweet friend Lee Na, gave me a few packets of samples – Atopiclair Lotion.

What Is Atopiclair Lotion?

Atopiclair Lotion - Sampler

Atopiclair Lotion – Sampler

Atopiclair Lotion is a medical grade lotion primarily indicated for Atopic Dermatitis, approved by FDA.  It is one of the non-steroidal treatment of Atopic Dermatitis, by the sheer action of moisturising with many epic super duper nourishing ingredients to protect your skin from ugly breakouts.  It is also extremely suitable for sensitive skin as it is fragrance and paraben free.  Even gentle enough for infants of 6 mths to adults!

How Does Atopiclair Lotion Work?

It provides multi-modal action beyond skin barrier repair in atopic dermatitis.  How’s that you may ask?  Well, Atopiclair Lotion :

  • Repairs – with Hyaluronic Acid & Shea Butter, skin barrier is repaired by providing key physiologic lipids and powerful hydration.
  • Protects – with Vitis Vinifera (Grapevine), Temesteine & Vitamin C & E, skin barrier is protected through powerful anti-oxidant action.
  • CALMS – with Glycyrrhetinic Acid, this ingredient calms the itching and burning quickly through effective anti-pruritic and anti-inflammatory actions.
Atopiclair Lotion - Sampler

Atopiclair Lotion – Label & Ingredients

The Experience

I was very thankful that this came to the rescue while imprisoned in hotel rooms.  I was running out of my Rosken Cream.  My friend instructed that I should apply this lotion, Atopiclair, right out of the shower.  And so I did.  It immediately soothes dried up and irritated skin.  Setting free the sensation of really tightened and harsh skin surface.

Atopiclair Lotion - Product Content

Atopiclair Lotion – Product Content

I continued the usage for a few days and I grew to like it more.  It definitely helps in an air-conditioning environment.  Or on the other side of the globe, the winter season.  Most important of it all is its claims to calm itches and its anti-inflammatory properties.  As it is not just water based it is also lipid based, hence it increases the absorption than other regular lotion better.

The Conclusion

I would definitely recommend this product to people who suffer from the disease or chronic dry skin like me.  It is a wonderful lotion, you do feel a hinge of oiliness but it’s the good kind of oiliness, not the yucky sweaty type of oiliness.  And that very lipid is what you need, when you are in a harsh and dry environment that you cannot get out of.  However, an advice ahead, don’t use it if you are working in the sun cause the experience of the lotion melting may not score too highly in your books.  If you use it in winter/air conditioning environment that you skin just can’t seem to agree with, use it!  Spread that good juice all over.  It’s easily absorbed, and relieves you off the symptoms, prevents itching and thus prevents the scratching and the ugly, horrid scars.  (which I suffered for many years 😦 )

Atopiclair Lotion Series

Atopiclair Lotion Series

Do consult your local pharmacist or your doctor for consultation, as this is a medical grade lotion.

Next : Kinerase C6 Peptide Series.

Help! My skin’s under attack!

Oh the distress I’m under!

I don’t know what’s going on, it’s like my skin’s going through a winter phase on its own, despite the humid weather in Malaysia, though it has been a little chilly these days.  My only guess is I have been traveling 3 weeks straight consecutively and so ever blasted by indoor air conditioning.

This has never really happened before but my skin all over, from my face to every other parts of my skin, is DRY DRY DRY.  And mind you, I use really pharmaceutical grade lotions and creams only.  A concoction of Physiogel, Cetaphil, Rosken and body wash entails Sebamed.  Nothing can go wrong, right? RIGHT?

Cetaphil Intensive Moisturising CreamRosken Skin Repair Dry Skin CreamPhysiogel Lotion

Cetaphil Intensive Moisturising Cream
Rosken Skin Repair Dry Skin Cream
Physiogel Lotion

– Note that all of them are indicated for dry to very dry, dry to extra dry.

Just last week one morning, I used my Sebamed cleanser and I got lazy with the rest of the applications, within 5 hours, fine lines surfaced on my face!  My skin just looked so harsh and brittle.  Eww, THE HORROR… (tongue rolls out)

The Horrible Fine Lines

The Horrible Fine Lines

And it is sooooo NOT helping that, me and my stupid decision to “pack light”, I ended up not bringing any of my serum/essence/softener.  I can only rely on sheet masks to get myself through.

How bad does the skin get?

Okay, this is what went down.  Last week, I stayed with a couple of roomies that really enjoyed the bliss of air conditioning.  That night before dinner, we headed over to Parkson (again, mega air conditioning in the mall), and guess what, my skin broke by 7pm!  By that point whatever lipid, water was just dried out of my body.  My skin was no more than a 3000yr old mummy discovered in the desert.

Since it’s gonna be a few more days before I head back to the comfort of home, I bought myself some emergency kit.

3W Clinic Snail Mucus Lift EssenceHamilton Skintherapy Cream (Intense Moisturiser)

3W Clinic Snail Mucus Lift Essence
Hamilton Skintherapy Cream (Intense Moisturiser)

The Hydration Kit

  • 3W CLINIC SNAIL MUCUS LIFT ESSENCE – There’s so much rage with snail mucus.  When I first saw it I thought they used live snails in their potions.  Somewhere I read it has strong anti-inflammatory effect (I’m actually breaking out from Biotherm Aquasource, will blog about it, soon), I thought this would be a good way to go.
  • HAMILTON SKINTHERAPY CREAM (INTENSE MOISTURISER) – 10% Urea.  Hmm, really?  Splashing urine excrete on skin, did I just get a snake bite?  Here’s the highlight, it is FREE from Fragrance, Colour, lanolin, Propylene Gycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate.  But but… you win some, you lose some.  It is DEFINITELY NOT Paraben-free.

The Experience

Hamilton Skin Therapy Cream Intense Moisturiser – I just applied it as I’m dying of thirst.  It is definitely moisturising!  It is even “oilier” than Cetaphil Moisturising Cream.  Which is just what I need to give my skin an instant boost and the much needed protective layer from the air conditioner.  It feels really good.  I would recommend it to people who work in the office and suffer from chronic dry skin.  But if your job, or your daily acitivities are more of outdoor nature, you will be OILY in the sun.

As for the snail mucus?  Shall blog about it soon!

If you have any suggestion on an instant dry skin relief (for really severe dry skin), do share.  My skin is feeling the Christmas spirit a little too ahead of time.