This cream is made using the moisturizing base of our Full Cream with the addition 10% MSM (Organic Sulfur) and the removal of Milk Protein. This is the maximum amount of MSM we could add to the cream. Just mention MSM and watch the Naturopaths go nuts about its skin calming properties. The cream uses Sweet Almond Oil which is one of the best moisturising oils for irritated skin due to its essential fatty acid profile. The cream is also fully loaded with other natural skin healing ingredients. These include Allantoin (Comfrey Root Active), Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Honey. [product description from MooGoo website]
Price: Available in 250ml Jar ($24.90) or 75ml Airless Travel Pump ($17.95).
Availability: www.moogoo.com.au , selected pharmacies and health food stores.
I purchased the MooGoo MSM Soothing cream about 6 weeks ago at my local health food store because I already loved the MooGoo Full cream (reviewed here ) and was intrigued by the addition of 10% MSM to the Full Cream formula.
MSM, or Methylsulfonylmethane is a sulphur compound that some claim to help with inflammatory conditions such as eczema and arthritis. There has been no scientific study on this to date, so those claims are purely anecdotal. MSM is a naturally occuring compound in the body and is perfectly safe, so I’m willing to give anything that might help with redness/inflammation a try!
The MooGoo MSM Soothing Cream is creamy and rich but sinks right into my skin (I’ve been using it mostly on my face). I’ve found that it’s a really lovely facial moisturiser, working well to hydrate my skin without leaving any greasiness.
I do find it soothing, just like the normal MooGoo Full Cream but I’m not convinced that it has any further anti inflammatory properties than the Full Cream already does (through the Allantoin, Aloe Vera and other soothing ingredients), so I can’t say that the MSM itself has any real additional effect on my skin.
The MooGoo MSM Soothing Cream has the trademark MooGoo milk and honey scent, which I really like.
The big plus with the MooGoo MSM Soothing Cream over the Full Cream is in the packaging. I love airless pumps- I think everything should come in an airless pump bottle. It keeps the cream fresher and more hygienic as well as makes the product much nicer to use.
Ingredients: Purified Water, MSM, Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Olive Squalene, Emulsifying Wax, Allantoin (Comfrey Active), Aloe Vera, Glyceryl Capylate, Piroctone Olamine, Vitamin E, Refined Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar.
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Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jul 30th, 2011 in Reviews, Skincare | 11073commentsSaturday+Skin+Care%3A+MooGoo+MSM+Soothing+Cream2011-07-30+04%3A44%3A58myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D1107
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