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MooGoo How Now Brown Cow Gradual Tanning Cream

MooGoo How Now Brown Cow Gradual Tanning Cream

4.2 from 17 reviews

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MarieSydney, NSW

The best product ever put on the market for sensitive skin - tans and moisturisers slowly and naturally.


Just apply after a shower daily (as you would any other moisturiser). The cream massages in easily and whilst the tan is subtle, you skin is nourished and excellent for sensitive skin types. I love it and have been using it for years. I must say I only use it from about September to November and then from March to May when my white legs and arms are exposed.

Purchased at Local Pharmacy for $12.00.

Ease of Application
Causes Irritation No
Skin ToneMedium/Olive Skin
Stains ClothesNo
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LauraGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 11 reviews
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A really great product - very happy with results


I was really keen to try this brand’s tan lotion - I’m really pleased with the results after only using it for a week or so and every second day. It is really easy to apply but on my skin does seem to make knees darker. The smell isn’t offensive and much nicer than the other smells of tanning lotions! It dries quickly and does leave a nice, natural colour.



Moo Goo How Now Brown Cow tanning cream is the best and being natural is a must for me. Goes on easy. You don’t need much. A little smelly but that quickly goes away. My 17 year old daughter who is very fair used it too and was very impressed. Nice sunkissed tan for us both after one application.
My family use Moo Goo sunscreen too and love it.
Thanks Moo Goo!!

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Bought this tan as heard so many good reviews for people with eczema and so many fans have irritated my skin. Tan was easy to apply and a nice even colour but still made my skin red and itchy. Won't be using this again.



  • 9 reviews

Natural glow


I love this cream!! I’ve only ever applied one layer at a time and it gives a nice natural healthy glow. Never streaky and doesn’t smell as strong as some others I’ve used (still a smell though). As with all sunless tanners you do need to let it dry before putting on clothes and I usually apply before bed and then by the morning I’m nice and tanned. I love that it’s natural!!

How now brown cow


This gradual tanning full cream for face and body works unreal. I have a light olive skin type. This tan looks so natural. I will def be using this for the future. Doesn’t make your orange at all just looks like I have been baking for a week!! Perfect product!!! Highly recommend!



  • 10 reviews

Nice colour, easy to use


It's always a gamble trying a new tanning product in case you turn out looking Trump orange, but MooGoo has created a great natural product that produces a lovely brown colour. I do need 3 or 4 applications to get the desired colour, but that's okay as it's easy to apply - just like a moisturiser. Doesn't take too long to dry and leaves a really nice, not fake-looking tan.



  • 2 reviews

Love this product


I have used the small sample tube and loved the result going to order the full size. I have very dry sensitive skin and havn't had any reaction what so ever. I found my skin soaked it up without any greasy residue. Thank you Moo Goo for such a good product.





OMG My legs are on fire...used it last night and they are getting more itchy as the day goes on. Was assured that this would not happen. Not happy Jan!!

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Moo Goo have been in contact with me. They very nicely have said that would refund. Thanks Moo Goo....great customer service!!!

Perfect Natural Looking Solution For Pale Pinkish Skin


I tried this on my face and neck last night and I was very pleased when I saw the result this morning. I hate my skin tone (very pale with pink undertones) and I found that after using this tanning cream I did not look dark, I more looked like someone with yellow undertones. This is my dream! I have never achieved this before with any other product, I have tried to counteract the pink in my skin with all sorts of shades of foundations and self tanners. This Moogoo tanning cream is the only thing that actually looked natural, like my skin was just made that way. So if this is what you are after, I would highly recommend this product.

Oompah loompah.


After 2 applications there was very little difference, but after 3 applications in a 5 day period I am orange. I have used other Moogoo products and found them lovely, sadly this one did not live up to my expectations.

Tried a sample, now want a bottle


I got a little sample size of this from work, and tried it out. The smell was a bit funky initially, but once that disappears it leaves a really nice tan. I only applied it once, and was happy with the resulting colour. I would recommend using this sparingly, as I do feel multiple applications would give you that orange hew however. But would definitely recommend, as it holds up in the shower and looks good!



  • 6 reviews

natural bronze glow


Aside from the funky smell and this clammy feel ( that all self tanner seem to have), the colour is sensational. it darkened my skin about two shade after one application and then an additional shade after three. it wont get you really dark but it does make a difference even to pale skin. loved it!

Average, was expecting more from a wonderful company.


Read a few reviews online regarding this product so I was eager to try it. I use several other moogoo products and have never been disappointed. Well until now. I liked the quick application time- just like applying moisturiser. The product didn't smell too bad when applying, but I could smell it on me for the next couple of days despite showering. The usual fake tan smell. I also love that it's all natural and nothing nasty. It was the colour that developed that I was least impressed with. Turned a strange yellowey colour, even after applying a few days in a row. Not impressed, especially when I was expecting a lovely golden brown :(

Works after one application


I have tried several gradual tanning creams and none compare to this great product from MooGoo. I recently switched over to a number of moogoo products as I have very sensitive skin with great success so I thought I would try the gradual tanning cream. It is somewhat deceiving as it looks and feels like a slightly tinted moisturising cream. It is slightly greasy so you must let it sink in (takes about half an hour) so I apply before bed. When you wake up you have a natural looking tan. Natural not orange. Really recommend this product!

MooGoo How Now Brown Cow Gradual Tanning


Bought this after reading the previous review. I have used a lot of the gradual tanners and this is the best, colour is brown not orange and there are no streaks. Wears evenly too. You can also use it on your face. Have had positive comments re my tan from a lot of people. Highly recommend
colour, price, can use same prduct on face and body, no streaks or patches and wears evenly.

Best gradual tanner I have ever used


How Now Brown Cow is just amazing. I am very very pale, and this product gives me a beautiful brown colour to my skin. It doesn't doscolour dry skin like elbows etc and makes my skin really soft and glowy. I love that it is all natural, so you don't have to worry about nasty chemicals. The best on the market!
Best colour, all natural, not stinky.

Questions & Answers



Do I have to exfoliate before every time I use it?

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I think it pays to, and I make sure to put a little moisturizer on my knees and ankles before applying

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