BABY: The secret to natural skin care without the nasties

In Beauty, Body + Soul, Fashion + Beauty, Features, Motherhood, Reviews, Stories by Jessica Jane Sammut

Ok, so we are a little bit obsessed, and it’s time we came clean.

Our name is Mama Disrupt® and we’re MooGoo-aholics.

It’s been zero days since we had a MooGoo.

There. We said it.

But, we have no intention of giving it up.

We love. We’re in love. There is nothing better than pampering bub (and ourselves as mamas) with products that are pure.

An independent Australian business kicking ass (we’re ALL about those), MooGoo has been making high-quality, totally natural skincare for 12 years now, providing healthy, natural alternatives to the more chemical-laden, commercial products out there.

Since every new mama wants the best for their little one, it’s great to be able to have the most beautiful natural care for baby skin on hand. Free of toxic and harmful ingredients that can irritate precious newborn skin, MooGoo uses only safe and gentle ingredients, caring for bubba in the most loving way possible.


So, what do we love most? Here are our go-tos:

MooGoo Nappy Balm

It is common for bubs to experience irritation and redness around the nappy area, which is generally caused by a reaction to urea or yeast. An anti-yeast, barrier cream is the best way to treat and prevent this. But MooGoo don’t use chemicals like paraffin (which comes from petroleum) or alcohol that can be harsh on skin. Instead they use such edible oils as Evening Primrose Oil and Jojoba Oil to soothe and protect the skin. A must-have baby bag staple.

Mini Moo Bubbly Wash

MooGoo has stayed far away from any cheap petroleum based detergents that are often used to make bubble products (as these can often cause irritation and be drying to the skin). Instead they utilise a combination of six natural bubbling cleansers to formulate their natural Bubbly Wash. They also include Colloidal Rice Bran and Aloe to soothe and nourish baby skin, while leaving it feeling silky smooth and fresh.

Soothing MSM Cream

Thanks to the soothing ingredients of Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil (just to name a few) inflamed bubba skin can be better in no time with Soothing MSM Cream. MooGoo has used MSM (Organic Sulphur) to provide natural anti-inflammatory properties to help calm and nourish irritable and upset skin, with Mineral Oils and Parabens nowhere in sight (common irritants found in many commercial moisturisers). Good thing is that you can use it too, double win.

Mudder Udder Balm

MooGoo has made a formula which they believe is healthiest for bub while also helping soothe and protect mama skin. Rather than using Lanolin, they utilise a number of edible and soothing oils and combine them with calming and conditioning natural ingredients.

Scalp Cream

Many babies are troubled by skin that becomes red, dry and sometimes itchy around the scalp, hairline, neck, ears, eye areas, and along the side of the nose and mouth. These are oily areas of the skin and sometimes yeast on the skin can become more prevalent and cause irritation. MooGoo’s scalp moisturising cream helps return the skin to a healthy condition creating a happy head once again.

Natural Sunscreen SPF 40

Babies’ skin are in most need of protection, but as a mama you can feel a bit strange about lathering your baby in a chemical sunscreen formula. MooGoo’s formula however is made with Zinc which acts as a physical barrier that doesn’t break down in the sun, is like a reflective umbrella for the skin and doesn’t have to be reapplied every two hours. And again, the whole family can use this product too. Winning.

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