It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Moogoo, particularly their body care products for my sensitive and eczema prone skin. Their Milk Wash and Milk Shampoo have been bathroom staples for years. MooGoo recently sent a care package with some new products that I hadn’t tried before (thanks guys!), and the product that I’ve been most excited about is their wonderful Shea Sorbet Balm ($17.95 AUD).
“For very dry and cracked skin, Shea Butter is one of the most intense moistursing ingredients. However Shea Buttter by istelf is too hard to be applied to the skin.
Our Shea Sorbet has been made for people we know with hands or feet that are so dry the skin has begun cracking. We have called it Sorbet as we have fluffed it up to the consistency of Sorbet. Our Lime Essential Oil also makes it smell like fruit Sorbet.”
This is a multitasking product for feet, dry cuticles, elbows, and any dry sore patches that need more than the usual moisturising. The way that it’s been formulated (the hard butters emulsified with a small amount of water and apple cider vinegar), as well as the slightly whipped texture, makes it quite easy to spread and absorb. This has been truly wonderful for my terrible dry feet, even better than my other favourite foot cream- Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme- it’s less sticky and absorbs more easily. It’s great as a rescue product for my dry cuticles too- I like massaging it in after applying some hand cream.
Shea Sorbet Balm Ingredients: Shea Butter, Raw Coconut Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Allantoin, Water, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Apple Cider Vinegar, Piroctone Olamine, Lime Oil , Hops Extract
MooGoo Winter Skin Rescue Pack GIVEAWAY:
MooGoo is currently giving away 3 prize packs for My Funny Valentine Readers, with the following in each pack:
Full Cream ($13.50)
Cowlick Lip Balm ($4.50)
Evening Primrose Oil (rrp $15.90)
Shea Sorbet Balm ($17.95)
Oil Cleansing Method- Normal Skin (rrp $24.90)
Total value of $76.30
The giveaway is open to all Australian residents (or anyone with an Australian postal address). It will be open for 2 weeks and 3 winners will be chosen on the 19th June via a random number generator, winners will be contacted by email – please leave an email contact detail on at least one of your entries. If I don’t get a response within a week, another winner will be chosen.
note: PR samples provided for review.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jun 4th, 2015 in Giveaways, Reviews, Skincare | 112730 comments. MooGoo+Shea+Sorbet+Balm+Review+%28and+a+Winter+Skin+Rescue+Giveaway%21%292015-06-04+06%3A01%3A02myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D11273
Mineralogie have kindly donated products from their new spring collection – 1 lucky winner gets 2 eyeshadows, a blush duo, and the limited edition Purple Velvet lipstick!
I have reviewed this collection in the previous 2 blog posts- check them out for swatches and FOTD action.
This giveaway is open to to Australian residents and will run for 2 weeks. I will draw the winners using a random number generator and email the winners by the 17th of October 2014. If I am unable to reach a winner by 1 week a new winner will be redrawn. Good luck!
myfunnyvalentine on Oct 3rd, 2014 in Giveaways | 108630 comments. Mineralogie+Spring+Makeup+Collection+Giveaway2014-10-03+05%3A18%3A20myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10863
MooGoo Scalp Cream ($17.90)It is packaged in a 120ml tube and a 270g pump bottle.
MooGoo Scalp Cream (and their Milk Shampoo, of course) have been a godsend for my dermatitis-prone scalp and hairline. When my scalp is particularly dry, irritated, or itchy it feels incredibly soothing to massage it in and there is almost instant relief from itchiness.
The formula uses anti-inflammatory actives and base ingredients (allantoin, aloe vera, hydrolyzed milk protein) as well as an anti- fungal (Piroctone Olamine). It is unique in that it is completely free from irritants often found in drugstore scalp care products (sulphates, glycols) and is safe to use on babies. For severe chronic inflammation you will probably still need prescription medication, but this should reduce dosage requirements for anti-inflammatories like topical steroids (which come with unwanted long term side effects).
I like using it before I wash my hair- massaging the scalp cream in for a good few minutes to loosen dandruff, then leaving it in for 10-20 mins before I shower.
MooGoo Scalp Cream ingredients: Aqua, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Squalene (Olive), Hydrolized Milk Protein, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Allantoin, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Piroctone Olamine, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Gum), Polysorbate 60 (Food Grade Emulsifier), Mel (Honey), Acetum (Apple Cider Vinegar), Pyrus Communis (Pear) Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jun 16th, 2014 in Giveaways, Skincare | 104680 comments. MooGoo+Milk+Shampoo%2C+Milk+Wash%2C+Scalp+Cream%2C+Full+Cream%3A+Review+and+Giveaway2014-06-16+06%3A20%3A40myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10468
I was recently given the chance to trial the SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator by Australian beauty online retailer FacialCo.com.au . SkinCeuticals has a good reputation as a skin care company that is backed up by science, and I had heard great things about their famous C E Ferulic serum- so I was looking forward to trying this product.
The Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator is basically a gentle exfoliating and hydrating serum to be used after cleansing and before any other moisturising product. It uses the chemical exfoliant hydroxyethyl urea, which is supposed to be both exfoliating and hydrating (I’m not familiar with the exfoliating properties of this compound I’m just going off information given by SkinCeuticals). Together with the humectant hyaluronate, it draws moisture to the skin – useful when ‘sealed in’ with an occlusive like a cream moisturiser or skin treatment oil.
After using this post cleanse several times a week for a month, I’ve noticed that it does seem to hydrate when used underneath my regular moisturiser- and leaves my skin a little smoother (likely due to the exfoliating properties of the urea)- but the effect is not dramatic. I haven’t noticed any adverse reactions with my sensitive skin, so this might be a good option for sensitive skin types that want to dip a toe into chemical exfoliating treatments without going into AHA/BHAs
Using patent-pending technology, this unique treatment contains a 25% concentration of a paradoxal compound discovered to be highly effective at promoting cell differentiation while optimizing the skin’s amino acid supply to reinforce the barrier, resulting in the most efficient epidermal renewal. Potent without harsh side effects, Retexturing Activator is formulated in an efficient, oil-free delivery system suitable for all skin types.
Price: $92.95 from Facial Co. ( $110.65 RRP)
The Facial Co. are giving away a $100 gift voucher to one lucky My Funny Valentine reader! They stock a large range of skin care and beauty brands including Essie, Orly, Dermalogica, Alpha H, Napoleon, Payot, ASAP, Clarins, Trilogy, and of course- SkinCeuticals. What will you pick up with $100 to spend?
This giveaway is open to to Australian residents and will run for 2 weeks. I will draw the winners using a random number generator and email the winners by the 7th of May 2014. If I am unable to reach a winner by 1 week a new winner will be redrawn. Good luck!
myfunnyvalentine on Apr 22nd, 2014 in Giveaways, Reviews, Skincare | 103570 comments. Skinceuticals+Retexturing+Activator+and+%24100+Facial+Co.+Giveaway2014-04-22+03%3A53%3A21myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10357
The BECCA Ultimate Matte Lip Colours in Adele, Aurora, and Amelia are amongst my favourite matte lipsticks- when I first tried them a few weeks ago, I was blown away by the beautiful shades and silky formula (review here). BECCA cosmetics Australia has generously donated 3 of their Ultimate Matte Lip Colours to one lucky My Funny Valentine reader- that’s $120 AUD worth of lipstick guys!
This giveaway is open to internationally and will run for 2 weeks. I will draw the winners using a random number generator and email the winners by the 26th of March 2014. If I am unable to reach a winner by 1 week a new winner will be redrawn.
Good luck!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Mar 11th, 2014 in BECCA, Giveaways | 100780 comments. BECCA+Ultimate+Matte+Lip+Colour+Giveaway%3A+three+Lipsticks%2C+open+internationally2014-03-11+09%3A09%3A50myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10078
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