Another day, another sun protection product to share with you. This time it’s the MooGoo Natural Sunscreen SPF30. MooGoo is a brand that was created in 2005 by accident, after the founder noticed that his mother was using a white paste, intended for use on cows, to help with her Psoriasis.
The cream was formulated to help keep the skin on cow’s udders in good condition for milking. Cow’s udders need to be kept soft and supple, not dry and cracked. No one likes an angry cow with sore or cracked udders when it comes time to attach those milking cups.
MooGoo Natural Sunscreen SPF30
Although it seemed to be working well, the cream was thick and hard to apply. Since his mum didn’t particularly like being lathered in a thick cream made for cows, he took on the task of reformulating it and made up a lighter, non-greasy version.
The word “udder” was a bit crass for an old-fashioned “lady” so they referred to it as “MooGoo” (goo for the cows) and the name stuck. Starting a skin care company wasn’t the initial idea, but friends and family kept asking for more of it, and eventually, Craig went into business.
Since then, MooGoo have expanded the range to over 40 products to help with lots of different skin and scalp problems and sold throughout the world. From dealing with irritable skin and itchy scalps to natural sun care products and a baby range for the little ones.
And most recently, a natural dental range. MooGoo’s ingredient philosophy has always remained the same: To make effective products using healthy ingredients, that we are comfortable using on ourselves and our loved ones.
The MooGoo Natural Sunscreen SPF30 is £15 and contains 120g of product within a squeezy plastic tube. The formula took four years to perfect, as they wanted to create a sunscreen product featuring only zinc, and the cream needs to be stable, provide a good reflective film, be naturally preserved etc.
MooGoo use zinc as it’s naturally derived, even if it makes the cream a bit thicker and a little harder to apply. Zinc Oxide acts like a reflective umbrella on the skin, reflecting UV rays away. It’s also suitable for all ages, from babies to adults, and even newborns. And also all skin types, even for the most sensitive.
The MooGoo Natural Sunscreen SPF30 did surprise me as it’s very, very thick for a suncream which I now know is due to the zinc content. You have to squeeze the tube really hard to dispense the cream. It’s a thick, dense cream which needs quite a bit of rubbing in but it leaves a pretty sheen to the skin.
It’s not a product that layers well under makeup, but on days when you’re favouring a no-makeup makeup day, it offers decent protection whilst also nourishing the skin. Especially as it’s a sunscreen that is said to suit people that are sensitive to sunscreen with UV filters, and want a Zinc-based sunscreen that is not greasy – which is hard to find!
You can find the MooGoo Natural Sunscreen SPF30 right here.
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