We made this cream with the sensitive types in mind. We know how frustrating it can be for those with fussy skin that react to just about anything and everything. This lightweight cream is made using the moisturizing base of our Full Cream Moisturizer which is full of oils that are high in the types of fatty acids that healthy skin needs and irritated skin loves.
Then we added in as much MSM as we could possibly fit in and removed the Milk Protein. Just mention MSM to a Naturopath and watch them go nuts. This moisturizer is also fully loaded with a ton of other stand-up skin healing ingredients to soothe troubled skin. Suitable for everyone and all skin types, including babies. Rub it on whenever you like, including the face. We treat all skin equally, with love.
What is MSM?
Methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM) is a natural source of organic sulphur. Think of it as the glue that holds together our amino acid chains, aka the building blocks of all tissues. We love this mineral not only because it’s naturally abundant in the human body, but because when applied in a moisturizer, it benefits all skin types in so many ways. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties help skin prone to conditions like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea, acne and dryness, or even if you’re just a little on the sensitive side.
Can I use this moisturizer when my skin flares up? Or do you recommend something else?
This moisturizer can be used any time when your skin is behaving and also when it’s having a breakdown. When times are tough, we recommend using this in conjunction with our Eczema & Psoriasis Creams (Aust L 196718 / 196727) to soothe and moisturize the skin. Apply the Eczema & Psoriasis Cream first to the affected areas and allow it to soak in for 2 minutes. Then apply the Soothing MSM moisturizer over top and anywhere else you like.
Are your moisturizers made of milk?
We aren’t called MooGoo because our moisturizers are made of milk. If you think about it, putting any meaningful amount of fresh milk into a cream and putting it on a shelf in a store for a while would not end well – yuck! We do use ethically and sustainably sourced Milk Protein from a credible Australian supplier in some of our skincare products because research has found that it helps to increase skin elasticity by up to 20%.
I see fragrance in the ingredients list, what is the fragrance exactly?
When it comes to fragrance, in the past we tried to keep our products fragrance-free as many of our customers were allergic to them. At the same time, the overall response from our customers is that they prefer our moisturizers with a subtle fragrance. To do this, we had to make sure that the inclusion of any fragrance wasn't going to compromise the gentleness of our formulas.
The main concern with most fragrances is that they’re often made with phthalates. Of course, we don’t use these in our formulas because they’re well-known to be irritating to the skin, often causing dryness and itching. Instead, we use a blend of non-irritating, hypoallergenic fragrances that are suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Each part of this fragrance blend is below the EU’s allergy threshold, and we have used it in many of our products for years now without any reactions. The fragrances we use are proprietary blends from a company we work with, so unfortunately, we cannot reveal their exact details. Think of it as our top secret, reaction-free recipe!
Are your moisturizers suitable to use on the face?
In general, most generic body moisturizers are made with very average ingredients to make skin feel smooth and cover a large area (skin is the largest organ). They can also be quite heavy and greasy, so not the most ideal to wear on your face or under makeup. Many body moisturizers are also made with powerful penetration enhancers based on Glycols and PEGs (essentially solvents) that help the cream penetrate the top layers of the skin, so they don’t feel as greasy. We suggest not using any creams that fall into this category, but especially not on your face and the delicate skin around your eyes. BUT, if your body moisturizer is made with high-quality, skin-friendly, natural ingredients like ours are, then YES, they’re absolutely suitable for use on the face, in fact, we recommend it! The natural, skin-friendly oils we use will sink into the skin to quench deep down dehydration, also making them non-comedogenic, meaning they won’t block your pores either.
Is this product pH balanced? What does that mean?
Yes, it sure is! The pH level of our moisturizers is balanced to 5.5, which is similar to human skin. Essentially, pH can be measured from 0 to 14 depending on how acidic or alkaline a substance is. Since our skin sits at a pH of about 5.5, it’s slightly acidic. Healthy skin can retain moisture, maintain a robust microbiome and keep irritants away. We of course want to support this, so using creams that are pH balanced to match our skin is one of the best ways to do this.
I can’t seem to get all of the product out of the bottle with the pump? Why is this happening?
Based on customer demand, we created larger sizes of our moisturizers as we know that when you love something, you often want to buy in bulk. Larger sizes are better value for money and use less plastic. When it comes to products with higher viscosity (thicker in nature), it can be harder for them to be dispensed through a pump system when the product is running low. This means that you might not be able to access every last drop with the pump provided. To get your hands on the last bit of product in the bottle after it can no longer be pumped, simply turn the bottle upside down and allow the product to make its way to the top of the bottle with the help of gravity. Now when you unscrew the cap, the product will be there ready for you to use and enjoy as needed. We use bottles with pump tops instead of jars as we find this to be a much more sanitary delivery system.
What does "Dermatologically Tested" mean?
You may have seen the term “Dermatologically Tested” on lots of products before, but did you know there’s not an actual definition or regulation for this term? Because that didn’t sit right with us, and because our aim is to make products for people with very sensitive skin, we decided to send a bunch of them off to be tested in an independent lab on 54 people who reported having sensitive skin. The results were given on a scale of 0 to 5 with 0 being no irritation or redness and 5 being a reaction. We’re happy to report that other than one person who had a reaction to the adhesive on the patch and another who found the patches painful to remove, all subjects reported 0 for redness and irritation for all the products we sent for testing. To check out the full report and summary of the test we did on this product, click here.
Aqua (H₂O’s Fancy Name), Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM Organic Sulfur), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant-Based Emulsifying Wax) and Polysorbate 60 (Food Grade Emulsifier), Glyceryl Stearate (Food Grade Emulsifier), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Squalane (Olive), Piroctone Olamine (Olamine Salt), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Gum), Mel (Honey), Allantoin, Acetum (Apple Cider Vinegar), Natural Pear Fragrance, Natural Vanilla Fragrance, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract.
Because we make our products for our families, we have a strict ingredient philosophy that excludes ingredients like Parabens, Phenoxyethanol and penetration enhancers.
We show all of the ingredients we use in our products on our website, not just the pretty ones. That way you know exactly what's in each one, and can get in touch if you have any more questions.
Please be aware that the ingredients we use in our formulas may be updated occasionally and therefore vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product packaging for the most up-to-date and relevant list of ingredients.