Beach Cottage Beauty Cows Udders and Moo Goo

Fri 10th, Feb, 2012

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Yah, Beach Cottage Girls, hello, how the devil are you?

Wanna talk Beach Cottage beauty?


Let’s go.





So, I am again blogging by the sea…this time I am sitting in a cafe having a coffee…a lovely Sydney’s Summer’s day, sunhine blue skies and big old lungfuls of sea air.

This my friends is taking my blogging to a new level.  I have to say that I love blogging, the bit I didn’t like was the bit in the house doing the uploading of the post, so this little gadget, that slips quite nicely thank you very much into my handbag has changed my life.

This then is Beach Cottage Seaside Blogging.  The Dream.

Anyway, if you are a beach cottage club member, you will know that I found a new skin cream recently that has about rocked my wold.

http://www.moogoo.com.au/Yep these products with a cow on the front are doing some fine things to my face.

And one of them is my new fave budget moisturizer .  Actually forget the budget part.  I don’t care how much it is.

Now ladies, before we go on, I am not being sponsored for this post, but I blooming wish I were!  As you know I don’t blog about stuff to you girls out there unless I love it.  If Moo Goo though, in their wisdom, were to say, send me a huge bag of goodies to try out, in the name of this blog, I would oblige them with pleasure that is for sure.


So this started, when, if you remember a few weeks ago I got sunburned lips.  Silly pommie girl.

I was in a lot of pain and a couple of Beach Cottage readers including the lovely Fleur(she’s new to Blogland, and blogging from the beach, Sunny Noosa style, go show her some blog love, mentioned she adored Moo Goo’s products and lip balm.  Moo Who?

Yep Moo Goo, an Australian brand that is taking the world by storm, adapted from a product used to treat cows udders and keep them in good condition for milking.

So I googled the life out of Moo Goo, to be honest, though I love me a beauty product, I have drawers full of them and so these days I am pretty choosy on what I spend Mr Beach Cottage’s money on ;-)

Oh and I have done them all.  There was a long time where Chanel and only Chanel skincare sat on my vanity.  Dabbled with Clinque for a while and Clarins definitely had a stint too.  But really, nowadays I plump for simple, no fuss, stuff…it’s always been the best for me and in recent years, thanks to the Beach Cottage Facebook girls, it’s all been about the original Oil of Olay and, don’t shudder please, Vaseline.

Until now that is.

Enter a cow and her udders.



Moo Goo and their Full Cream is loving my skin.

No, it hasn’t performed a miracle.  No I do not look forty is the new twenty….no I am not twirling around a baton, floating down the beach and glowing with my new found skin product.


Something has changed.  And I like it.

When I first tried this, I coudn’t believe it, the Full Cream seemed to sink into my skin like it was meant to be there all of my life.

That was before bed, about a month ago and in the morning my skin felt amazing.

Not only could I not believe it, I couldn’t understand why.  I kept going back and forth between peering at my skin and peering at the ingredients on the back of the bottle.

It not only felt different, it looked different too, but I am not sure how!

My skin felt amazing, which in turn has made me feel good about it, which is no mean feat.

So in my work as beauty editor for this forty is the new thirty real girl’s blog, I decided to test this for a month before I blasted the world with my under $20 skin discovery.  Moo Goo, where have you been all my life?

I literally can’t leave the house without Full Cream on my face nowadays.

Doing some real girl experimenting in the name of this blog then, I have discovered that layering this stuff lightly…3 to 4 applications after some serious exfoliation is like a big-time DIY face treatment right there in the bedroom of your old beach cottage.

It leaves skin feeling divine!

So, after the results with this I tried the anti-aging cream, which is nice too, the lip balm is good, but not as good as my fave Lanolips & Blistex ointment.

The soap is lovely and with this as my cleanser followed by the Full Cream, I am laughing my way out of the beautician’s front door, with a big old wad in my back pocket.

You can find Moo Goo here, shipping from a shiny happy little place they call Down Under people, plus Moo Goo subsidizes shipping worldwide, so it’s low baby low, even if you are on the other side of the world.

If your forty is the new thirty skin needs ahem a little bit of kindness I can highly recommend a cow, her udder and her cream that’s been rubbed on it ;-)…tell ‘em the girl on the beaches with the happy skin sent you.

See you next time.  Sat Club is on tomorrow ladies, get yourself some Beach Cottage Me Time…oh and the Newsletter is going out soon, so if you haven’t signed up get to it.

Over and out.



p.s. commenter on this post will get a Beach Cottage Moo Goo goodie bag…just tell me your favourite ways to treat your skin in a comment below ;-)



 game of skill, winner announced abeachcottage.com 15.02.12


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100 Responses to “Beach Cottage Beauty Cows Udders and Moo Goo”

  1. Katherine says:

    You could sell ice to the eskimo’s! lol . Go smother yourself in GOO – sounds fabulous. I will remember that one ; )

  2. Becs says:

    Yep, I use MooGoo too – they have a Facebook page, you should link to it so they can see your feedback, they are really interactive on the page and would probably love to see this! LOVE this stuff!

  3. fleur says:

    Gotta love the Moo Goo!
    Glad you have fallen for the products too.
    Fleur x

  4. Felicity says:

    I like plain and simple too. For 18 odd years i have been using Dove soap to cleanse and Olay and my great grandmother used Olay for most of her life too and she had beautiful soft skin but i will have a look at MooGoo you make it sound wonderful.

  5. Fiona says:

    oh I need some of that! although the juice fast is wiring well but still need some help.LOL. anything to help this 40plus year old blogger. No sunshine here in Lilyfield. Lucky you.

  6. Its hard to read your site,the light blue

  7. Sonya says:

    i love some cold slices of cucumbers on your eyelids . ..refreshes you in minutes…

    But some goo sounds good too :-)

    love your blog

  8. Alice says:

    Wow….I have never heard of this one and I am liking the sound of it… So far my only skin “treatment” is sunscreen (I am hating the whole nano particle info out there it’s making me paranoid) and witch hazel… I feel like and old hag (not an old lady but an absolute HAG – what I looked like only 5 years ago to now has been a not so good transformation) and I know I look it too so I have been avoiding mirrors and when they can’t be avoided I just cringe….never mind just keep going is the motto around here ;)…Ha! I think I just started to rant! lol Geesh I am better at ranting than I thought! lol

    • Alice says:

      woo hoo just been to their website Sarah… Love it! Bought myself their acne cleanser cream… Very excited because I really was not looking foward to going back to the bleach cream I have had to use for so many years now(reallly bad acne,improved since having 1st baby but still very much there as soon as I stopped the breast feeding, dreading it second time round)… I really hope it works for me!Will have to wait and see what happens :) I also let them know that I found out about them through your blog since it was true…

      Oh I also just realised that you were giving some away! lol Well I guess you can count me out hee..hee…

  9. Christy says:

    I am an Oil of Olay girl myself, always have been, but I’m willing to try anything. (esp. anything *cheap*) I can’t wait to try it! My skin has always been really good, but now that I’m in the 40 club it’s starting to do strange and freaky things. Thanks for the tip!

    How’s your sleep going? :)

  10. Emma says:

    You are the second girly girl to mention this Moo Goo in as many days – it must be a message! And they say you should always listen to your girly ‘friends’. Who am I to argue, I’ll just have to try it methinks.

    Enjoy your beach this weekend Sarah, I’m counting down the weeks til our beach sojourn.

  11. Mel says:

    I cannot rate MooGoo highly enough – it is amazing!!
    I found this product when I was looking for stuff for son who has excema – they have an amazing excema and psoriasis cream that is all natural, and I use their nut-free soothing cream on him also (he has a severe nut allergy and another ‘natural’ product gave him severe hives) From there I tried their full-cream milk cream and their face cream (both amazing) and I now use their milk wash as my facial wash, it is simply divine.
    Their products are Australian Made (and owned) with all natural ingredients so they get my vote – I simply love this stuff!

  12. Caz says:

    I was a fan of Blistex until someone told me that the product itself keeps you in a cycle of needing it so its ingredients are counterproductive to lip softness. I ditched it, my lips were sending me mad for about a week but then something happened and my lips were no longer dry and cracking!!! Every now and then though I think you need something especially if sunburnt or wind burnt and I will give the moo goo a try for sure. They look like they have some amazing products for sure and I love me a cow :-)))

  13. Tiff says:

    I’ve not heard of the Goo before but you gave it a good plug. Does it have a cream with sunscreen in it too? I’ve been looking for one to keep in my bag that would be good for hands, face, elbows, etc. Thanks for the review.

  14. Surely Sarah says:

    Coincidence – I was only googling Moo Goo a few days ago! I saw someone else mention it in passing on a blog and was intrigued. I’ve been an Olay girl for many years – both cleanser and moisturiser. I will definately be checking this product out now though!
    My most recent skincare treat is Body Shop African Spa Sea Salt Scrub. Applied with a lovely ethical sea sponge it really leaves my arms and decolletage looking and feeling wonderful after a long day.

  15. zyinw ty says:

    My everyday MUST beauty step is to hydrate my skin. I make sure to put on hydration mask before I go to bed. In my opinion, I feel that if the skin is hydrated, it will slow down or maybe prevent wrinkles. I don’t want to look older than my age. XD

  16. Bev says:

    I <3 the packaging !!!! I think I'll try !

  17. Bev says:

    RIght now I use a product that cost way to much ! I do love my Zosimos mineral makeup.

  18. kimmie says:

    i usually like philosophy’s “hope in a jar” or lush has a great lotion called “dream cream”. neither of those however have any spf at all! So being that we live on the west coast of sunny florida i have to use spf daily.

  19. Jacqui says:

    For lips I love love love Lucas Papaw Ointment – I have always been a lip balm addict since I was little, and have dabbled in them all – I used to be a Blistex girl but the pawpaw ointment is even better (it doesn’t have that medicinal smell). My work colleague laughs every time I put the pawpaw ointment on my lips because she used to use it for her kid’s nappy rash! It’s like a first aid kit in a tube, and we even post tubes to cousins in South Africa for their babies (it’s also great if you’re starting a cold – apply it to your nose and it doesn’t get red and chapped). Here’s their wensite: http://www.lucaspapaw.com.au (I’ve tried other brands and they’re just not the same). I’ll keep a look out for Moo Goo :)

  20. Gen says:

    I love Moo Goo – have been using the Eczema and Psoriasis cream for a while now and it works! I have psoriasis and the Moo Goo has got rid of the redness – it isn’t a cure but you would hardly know it was there now. My doctor gave me cortisone cream so I was grateful to find a natural product that actually works and doesn’t thin your skin. My kids use the Moo Goo lip balm during winter – I’m not so keen on the other chapsticks around with synthetic ingredients. Hope Moo Goo sends you a gift pack!

    I also use Trilogy’s organic Rose Hip Oil at night and Trilogy’s Energising Moisturising cream by day – all natural ingredients and I think Trilogy is a New Zealand brand.

  21. Julie says:

    My dermatologist just recommends Dove so that’s what I usually use with an SPF cream afterward but you’ve said such great things about this Moo Goo that I’m off to check it out!

  22. Sharon Smart says:

    I’m kinda chuffed being one of those who recommended it to you! So very glad you liked it! (especially as it’s a Qld product ;) )

    It’s important (I think) to mention that this product is recommended by oncologists for women undergoing cancer treatment because there is no chemicals in the products. Now that’s got to be a good thing!

  23. I don’t know if we have MooGoo in the States , but we have something called Udder Balm that was used for cows but is now marketed for dry skin. I’ve tried it and it is very good.

  24. Kristy says:

    I live in the states and have never heard of this… Sounds like it’s pretty fantastic stuff!! Right now I am using Gold Bond lotion. I LOVE to moisturize my hands, feet, arms/elbows and legs every nite just as I am getting into bed! I feel like I am feeding my skin as it will be rejuvenating whilst I sleep ;) I’d love to try the GOO too!!

  25. Rukmini Roy says:

    I have never heard of Moo Goo but I would love to try. I love nourishing my skin with milk cream, gram flour and orange peel. And my new love is your sugar scrub recipe. I swear by it.

    I’m very tempted to share that in India, nourishing with milk cream and gram flour have been in vogue for ages…All you need to do is buy full cream milk and leave it in a bowl, in the fridge over night. Take away the crust in the morning, mix a spoon of gram flour and use it instead of soap…Will work as a face and body scrub. My mom has been using this for 40 years now and she uses nothing else.

    If you ever try this, you’ll be amazed by the result. I guarantee you. :) Specially if you have dry skin that feels taught at times.

  26. Kat says:

    Best treatment for my skin, other than the usual cleanse and moisturise, would have to be SLEEP!!
    Every time I don’t get enough sleep (which is a lot lately) my skin starts to break out again.
    Time to get to bed earlier to be a happier Mummy with glowing skin.
    Btw I am super keen to try this moo goo stuff.
    Does it sell in pharmacies or stores like Big W, Coles or Kmart Sarah?

  27. Kat says:

    Just checked website and they have it at the pharmacy we go to! Yay! :)
    Will check it out.

  28. Suzanne says:

    I have been using moo face and skin products for a few months now and really like their philosphy and products. I particulary lke the moo goo eczema & psoriass balm for dry spots or dermatitis areas on hands, it smells lovely too. So yes i also highly recommend this lovely product!!

  29. Christine says:

    I am not sure of any of you Down Under will know of these brands…
    About 25 (!) years ago, I was in the dermatologist’s office and I asked one of the doctors what I should use on my skin to reduce the beginnings of wrinkles and dryness. She told me not to buy the expensive skin care systems that they sold in the office, really? But go, at once, and get Cetaphil cleanser and Neutrogena, Healthy Skin, Anti-Wrinkle Cream. She said,… give it 90 days, if it gets scaly, just let up on the use for a day and get back to it. It gives you a mild chemical peel with every application and I promise, you won’t be sorry.” She didn’t mention that it was SO cheap. I use SPF for the day and the Night one for…you guessed it…That is all I use. No moisturizing anything and let me tell you…strangers, I experienced one just a couple of days ago, say “Your skin is so beautiful, what do you use on it?” When I tell them how simple it is, how cheap it is, and I give all the credit to the product, they can’t believe it. I know IT IS the product as I used to have less than great complexion, grew up at the beach, near and in the water about 300 days a year. Sun damage city! You must give it time and if you have a spell of redness or super dryness just let up a bit. I use a pea sized bit on 4 places on my face and on my neck and blend it around. I have tried all the rest, ALL the REST! Nothing works like this stuff. I have used Udder products and they are great for arms, legs, and hands but they clogged my facial pores…so I went to NHSA-WC.
    I know so many different fixes that friends use. We are all more different than we realize in our complexions and skin types. Whatever works…go with it!

  30. Heidi says:

    You really should be in Sales! As an aside from your blogging of course! I read this post, went straight onto the MooGoo website and ordered me some Eczema & Psoriasis cream and the MSM soothing cream. Apparently it’s great for eczema – music to my ears as I have struggled with this nasty affliction all my life, particularly on my hands – so ugly, painful and distressing. Tried all sorts over the years so hopefully this is the magic potion. According to the reviews it should work a treat. Thanks for this post, we don’t have any stockists that I am aware of in NZ so I wouldn’t have been aware of this product otherwise. BTW, I also tried the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB cream and love it. Keep up the great work!

  31. Paula says:

    I just wash my face with bar soap. Scrub it with a handful of sugar. yep just from the sugar bowl. And slater it with Oil of Olay afterwards. But I would love to try me some of your product!

  32. Laura says:

    Funny how the best thing for my face these days is a long night of sleep!

  33. Shaz says:


    Thanks for the tip. I have been using Clarins for a number of years now and am happy with how it works. But would love to try the Moo Goo – Australian made and budget friendly. Got to love it.

  34. Judy says:

    i used to believe all the marketing promises from beauty brands. after discovering moogoo, i realised keeping things simple when it comes to my beauty routine works better for me than using the cleansers etc that are all over tv commercials. i like to use a simple gentle cleanser followed by the moogoo anti-aging cream. at night i’ll pat on some rose hip oil onto my face. once a week i’ll mix up some caster sugar, honey and some oats and use it as a natural scrub. i use the milk wash in the shower with a loofah and moisturise afterwards with the moogoo full cream. and thats pretty much all i do to my skin. i don’t have perfect skin but i think my current routine is much better than using a bunch of products with long lists of foreign sounding ingredients.

  35. Kate says:

    Master 4 sometimes has a bath in Moo Goo. He’s a delicate skinned thing :)

    Cetaphil for oily days (teen princess likes it too) St Ives scrub for general exfoliation and I have been using Olay since pre teen days. When it was Oil of Ulan and in little glass bottles. Also I make up a body scrub of honey, raw sugar and lavender oil. This makes your skin feel great.

    It’s great to feel younger than one’s 38 years (it’s a secret so don’t tell anyone my age) ;)


  36. Liz says:

    I haven’t used any of their other stuff, but I switched to the MooGoo deodorant late last year after having issues with antiperspirants. I love it — and it’s good to know I’m not filling my body with junk.

    • sarah says:

      yeah I use the deodarant too Liz…I forgot to mention that

      I haven’t used anti perspirant for years cos it scares me but MooGoo does the trick well x

      see you soon :-)))

  37. Neen says:

    As a dairy farmers daughter, I feel I owe it to the industry to try Moo Goo, I have seen it in the pharmacy beside the goats milk soap I usually buy when ‘Provincial Living’ run out of their goats milk soap. Like Jacqui I am a new convert of Lucas’ Paw Paw ointment and yes my girlfriend laughed as she used it for nappy rash too !!!! Even hubby swears by paw paw. I also use the Aldi range with Q10 in it not sure of it’s name …’day creme’ ??? has a mint green lid.

  38. To cleanse I am using the tiniest amount of Neutragena glycerin bar (for acne). I am following up with the tiniest amount of olive oil to moisturize. Cheap, but honestly my skin looks like crap for one week a month. Would love to try some moo goo or miracle goo…

  39. Ellie says:

    I am definitely going to give the Moo Goo a try.
    My favourite cannot do without cleanser is Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. (www.lizearle.com) Its really gentle but removes all traces of makeup, even eye makeup. I have very sensitive skin but this leaves my skin feeling soft and clean with no irritation at all. And the hot cloth part is just wonderful, it gives such a lovely feeling when you’ve finished cleansing. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
    Liz Earle also have a very good Eye Soothing Lotion which i love and can’t do without.
    My kids have been “blessed” with my sensitive skin and as a result they can only use mineral sunscreens – the ordinary chemical sunscreens cause an immediate severe red rash – again Liz Earle comes to the rescue for the mineral sunscreen too.

    Unfortunately the Luz Earle moisturisers dont suit my skin (one is too rich and one is not rich enough) and I have been looking for an alternative so Moo Goo here I come….!

  40. Michelle says:

    We have been using Moo Goo products on our daughters scalp from the early days. She had cradle cap which just wouldn’t budge which has persisted into a very itchy patch of dermatitis. This is the only product which she asks me to apply and takes the itch away. It has worked better than a lot of steroid ointments plus it is natural. Love Moo Goo

  41. Sue McCarney says:

    Thankyou again for keeping us well informed re beauty products….I have been using Jurliques exfoliating cream weekly, as well as Trilogy products…their rosehip oil serum nightly, day and night cream. Have just started to use the “yes to” day cream (blueberry) range, and find that, apart from being all natural, very good. I have very sensitive skin and find most body moisturisers just don’t work…was in Priceline yesterday and discovered a tube of Euracin cream…rubbed it on my legs and arms and like you felt like my skin was singing with joy….
    Will def look out for moo goo…sounds like it’s right up my alley
    Love your work

  42. Katrina says:

    Well this sounds like a product for me to look into…have decided that I need to do something for myself and looking after my skin is one way of doing something…just need to find something that feels right on me….thanks for the tip

  43. Karlee says:

    Hey Sarah
    I’ve never heard of Moo Goo but it sounds great! I might have to get me some.
    Personally, I cant beat the feeling of my face/skin after being at the beach….everytime im in the water I rub the salt water right into my face, and often rub the sand on the rest of my body then come home and moisturise after a shower….so refreshing and natural. Mornings I use a Garnier imperfections cream – still attempting to slowly get rid of some acne scarring and keep those pimples at bay…which is working thank goodness. Nights I use Olay – I’v never tried any other moistuiser…just coz. You may have just opened the door to one I should try!
    Keen for Sat Club tomoz :o)
    p.s Im hearing you with the ‘needing a bath’ thing…dont have one myself, and man I miss a good bath. Hopefully soon

  44. Elaine in Laguna says:

    I alt between Dove and another mild soap as a cleanser, and St Ives as a scrubber….Hydrate by drinking a lot of water and use a light cream to moisturize…Of course, it’s lip balm or Chapstick in the winter-summer…I haven’t heard about the Moo Goo products before and will Google it this weekend since I’m one of those on the other side of the world! :)

    • sarah says:

      Elaine I heard from another BC reader that shipping to SF was $12 which I think is really good value hth x

  45. Carin says:

    Oooh, Sarah, this sounds fantastic! I would love to give it a go. Great name too- so memorable.

    I have been alternating Simple and Oil of Olay for the last few years, mostly Simple, but still haven’t found anything that really fits my skin, so must look this up. Thanks for the tip!

  46. Ashley says:

    I just found your blog the other day, and I LOVE it! I’ve been spending my lunch hour reading through your old posts! I’m definitely going to give this moisturizer a try…I’ve been in search of something that will work for my skin, because it is so dry here in the Northeastern USA! I’ve been using Avalon Organics Lavender moisturizer, but I have to put a lot of it on for it to work. Can’t wait to try Moo Goo!!

  47. Lori says:

    I used Oil of Olay products for years. My daughter is now an esthetician and has me trying all kinds of product samples now. I use whatever I can get for free!

  48. lucy says:

    oh this sounds great! i’ve been using ‘artistry’ and really like it but it’s crazy expensive! going to check it out!

  49. Candy says:

    I’ve been using Oil of Olay Serum for quite awhile and also the face cleanser. My skin is extremely dry and it seems to be the only brand that keeps my face feeling moisturized all day and night. Would love to try the Moo Goo as I’m in need of restocking anyway. I like things plain and simple as I’m too lazy to fool with too many steps…lol Thanks!!!

  50. Robin says:

    Sarah, one night in a “stay up too late watching crap on tv” weekend, I ordered the Cindy Crawford Meaningful Beauty line after seeing her infomercial one too many times. I’m so glad I did! It’s reasonably priced and has changed my skin dramatically, and I really love it. It will be fun to compare Moo Goo to my new holy grail of skincare. Thanks.

  51. Sharon Forward says:

    Wow sounds like great stuff! My mum still has her English rose complexion (even though she emigrated to Aus in 1960) and she has always used Oil of Ulay! Not satifisfied with that I have tried loads of more expensive stuff over the years but have gone back to simple stuff like Nutrogena. May be as our lives get more complicated we look for simplicity in other areas – like skincare. Gee thats a bit deep since we are all having a lighthearted chat about beauty products lol Love your posts on this sort of stuffx

  52. Lynne says:

    Hi Sarah, Are those pictures of your new bathroom? I can’t wait to see it.

  53. Jenna says:

    I have been using Boots sensitive skin. I don’t break out and it is way cheap! Love to try the moo goo though! I need a little pick me up!

  54. Good ole’ ivory soap, Sarah! Worked for my Grandma, my Mom, and now me. Although I do use a cow udder cream for my feet and hands and sometimes other parts of the body. My sister gave it to me years ago for dry hands and now I live by it! have a great day thannks for the post. my sister and i were actually talking about the cow cream the other day!

    • sarah says:

      yes I love the cow cream

      what is ivory soap Shirl’ I am not sure???

      • Ivory soap is a pure soap no additives, no scent. It has been around for a long………time. Not sure how long but like I said my Grandma used it all the time. She was 92 years old when she died 19 years ago. she never wore makeup and had beautiful rosy skin. My Mother used it as well she did however wear makeup for that added touch she used to say. I love it I use it everyday! It is an all body soap. I’d love to win that goodie bag so I could try your cow cream! he! he!

  55. Scribbler says:

    Is this recommended for “mature” ladies of my age? ;-))

    I would like to try it — I try everything.


  56. Scribbler says:

    I just realized that my old blog address was on this comment form. My question was regarding if this is “strong” enough for someone my age?

  57. Claire says:

    Not especially cheap, but Clinique Turnaround Concentrate is my miracle cream – it’s taken years off me and has virtually erased my ‘middle of eyebrows’ frown line. It works well for me together with a more budget friendly moisturiser like Olay.

  58. Sally says:

    I wonder if it could help me? I’m fifty-seven and would love to be the new almost sixty looks like forty. : )

  59. Katie says:

    HELLO!! ….. i am so envious of you blogging by the sea in sunny australia, whilst im here in freezing cold snowy england lol, however i am accompanied by my little dogs, so its not that bad! i have been reading your blog and love it lots, i have featured it on my blog, if thats ok, if not please let me know! i have only just started up and bought your ‘create a blog’ e-course, and loved it!
    the beach theme is amazing, its my dream to live by the sea too!! and IKEA is a godsend – i plan to renovate my own place one day and always daydreaming about it , and your blog is inspiring! :-) X

  60. Janet in Kentucky USA says:

    I use Philosophy products but they are getting a bit pricey for me. Would love to save some cash and I am willing to try new (less expensive) wonder creams. Plus the packaging is just so darn cute.

  61. G’day Sarah, I use raw honey to wash my face and raw coconut oil as a moisturizer. It might sound weird, but it works wonderfully.

    Lesli :)

  62. Kelli says:

    I use Cetaphil for sensitive skin but would love to give Moo Goo a try.
    I’m semi-new to this blog and just love it!

  63. sharon says:

    a warm flannel on my face just before cleansing, and then using the corner of it to gently exfoliate my skin while cleansing, then using a soft cotton ball to pat in toner,then finishing off with moisturiser….only with natural products, i like Sukin and Perfect Potion, but moo goo sounds goooooooooooood!!!

  64. Jules says:

    Hi Sarah
    I stumbled on the ‘cow’ creme’s recently too, with much relief. I have eczema and their claims are so true, I’ve found relief and my skin has found a new fresh look. Sadly, same, it hasn’t turned back the clock :-) but at least I can now age gracefully. Love your blog.. opposite to me, I’m Aussie dry land..

  65. Kimberly Buca says:

    Hey Sarah!
    g’day! well you already know about my true loveeee oil of olay shhh dont tell my hubs!!!! but that regenerist stuff really does work!!! funny thing last week at a meet up with an olf friend from home she said”i wanna ty for mentioning to me and telling me how much you love oil of olay” i started using it and finally my red skin is not red and blotchy anymore and i feel younger!!! yup hate to say those good ole four words that start with I and end with so!!! she was so thankful she gave me a bag full of kathy van zeeland purses she doesnt use anymore but knows of my love for a good cute hobo bag!!! with sparkly gems hanging off them!!! i wonder if your moo goo is like our “udder cream” we have that here in the good ole u.s. and it is a similar thing!! please enter me in your drawing would love a special care package care of good ole australia!!!
    Kim xoxoxoxo

  66. Kimberly Buca says:

    forgot to mentiopn i also made a yummy sugar scrub well smells yummy anyway 3 simple ingredients thats also my fave and much more cost effective!!!plus i get to store it in my lovely mason jars!!

  67. Diana says:

    I use philosophy cleanser and have started using serums under my moisturizer which is whatever I am trying out or got on sale. Have very sensitive skin so would be interested in this moo goo. We have udder cream in the u.s. and also bag balm. Whatever works I say.

  68. irene says:

    You are so kind to share your finds and document them for us. I love the Garnier BB cream you told us about. I will give this Moo Goo a go thanks to you. Have you got an eye liner that will not smudge and goes on without pulling on the skin?????”-)

  69. Ally23 says:

    I just recently started using this too – full cream, deodorant and lip balm – love it!

  70. kathy h. says:

    Well, I hadn’t been doing much…not much money to spend on that stuff. But after going to two different beauty counters and them both screeching with shock at how dry my 40-something skin was, I decided I had better search for something better than the generic WalMart stuff I was using. But, I’m still looking, afraid to spend and commit on a better, pricier version.

    So, yes, I would love some free samples baby! :-)

  71. Kay says:

    I recently discovered to my surprise that my acne prone skin reacts better to being cleansed with a mixture of olive and caster oil than it ever did with any of the commercial products that I bought. Moo goo sounds worth a try.. wonder if it is here in NZ?

  72. mari says:

    I use a product called “Bag Balm” that is for cow udders. Heck, if it’s good for the bovines it’s good for me and all natural!
    But is is thick, thick, thick and more like a salve which I use on my hands; don’t think I would slather it on my face. Is your product more lotion like? Would love to pat it on and give it a try.

  73. Joan says:

    I have started using Kiss My Face Products. Very nice, not too costly. I also recently purchased a Clarisonic Mia..everything they say about it is true. Just love it!

  74. Deb Adams says:

    I am 42 and the way I like to take my make up off at the end of a hard day, is ……………..with my pillowcase!!!!! Hahahahahaha…what a slob…tis not true…but my sister once said it on a make up course she did with a bunch of snooty ladies. When asked, they all said they used Clarins or Clinique etc (and I certainly am NOT saying that you are snooty Sarah, even though you used to use the posh..sorry…MORE EXPENSIVE products!!)…so can you imagine the look of disgust on their faces when my sister announced that she removed her make up with her pillowcase?! Well..had me laughing my little cotton socks off!. I actually prefer to wash my face with Johnsons baby soap..then slap on a bit of Nivea! My lovely mum is 78 and has the skin of a babys bottie..and she has always sworn to washing her face with soap and water and always has…so I reckon alot of it is in the genes….and we are not talking Levis baby!!!!!

  75. Glennie says:

    Hmmm it’s the old soap and water trick for me. My Mum used to use Cyclax Milk of Roses on her face – just spelling the words conjures up the smell for me and I’ve reverted to childhood!! I’ve used Nivea Creme on my face for more years than I care to confess here and am always complimented on my skin …

  76. Ellie says:

    Ha! Just found out from the moogoo website that my nearest pharmacy stocks the moogoo range. Guess where I am off to tomorrow?!

  77. teres says:

    dove beauty bar soap to cleanse my entire body and face and white vaseline to moisturize my entire body and face. that’s it. plain. simple. cheap. very effective. xxx

  78. Charmaine says:

    Hi Sarah – love your posts….The range of topics are what we all think about and ponder & struggle with from time to time…you go girl!! I would love to give the Moo Goo products a go….especially love that they aren’t costing us a fortune…Worth a go everytime hey….At the moment I do the same as you I think – quick cleanse & moisturiser….(don’t cleanse every day tho : o) Happy Valentines!

  79. Fairlight Marz says:

    Hello lovely ladies, Ego brand (QV) do a great range. I use the Gentle Wash on my face as well as bod, then the QV Face moisturizing day cream (with SPF 30+ :)), the night cream, & the exfoliating polish is fabulous. An extremely well priced range for those on a budget but without cutting any beauty corners. My skin was noticebly different & invigorated. I am always keen to try something new though so Moo Goo here I come. By the way Sarah, I absolutely lurve your blog. I am renovating on the northern beaches of Sydney at the moment and getting heaps of inspiration & motivation from you. Thank you!!! P.S. Made the Too Easy lentil & herb salad tonight to accompany some lamb chops which was divine & got the thumbs up from hubby & cherubs too. :)

  80. Gemma Gough says:

    hi Sarah, I juste tweeted your piece to @MooGooCows so you never know, you might get a nice goodie bag, here’s hoping. Thanks for a lovely blog

  81. Karen says:

    Hey Sarah,
    I follow your blog and absolutely love what you’re doing with it! I am blessed to live in Adelaide (S.A) and always feel an incredibly sense of pride reading about how much you love this lucky country of ours! I recently found the MooGoo products (and have been steadily adding to my collection as they enlarge their range) I actually bought a couple of them because my young son has eczema and the idea of slathering his precious skin with products laden with chemicals and goodness knows what else (if I can’t pronounce some of the things in products, would I really want to absorb them into my body? er, no thank you very much!) Anyway, love the packaging, (just like your blog, the labelling is fresh, breezy and fun), but most importantly I love the products and the idea of supporting new and innovative products made right here in Australia! So, thanks for sharing (and yes, they should send you a whole lotta products and thanks!!!) Keep up what you do .. it’s a pleasure connecting with you through your beautiful blog! Karen :)

    • sarah says:

      thanks Karen, I love MooGoo products too…been great for my skin and love supporting Aussie stuff!

      I never did hear from them though lol xxx :-)))))