Thick and greasy
Horrible sticky, thick and greasy. Very hard to apply to the skin, especially to a young child. Huge effort to even squeeze it out of the tube. Not what I was expecting at all from Moo Goo as I love all their products, however, I won't be buying this again.
Its too sticky, comedogenic and leaves a weird sheen/cast
Update: Moogoo happily accepted a return and I was able to swap for a product I liked (Milk Wash 500ml).
I think this is too sticky and doesn't rub in properly. It is too heavy and I looked it up on a cosmetics database which advised it has two ingredients which cause fungal growth and are acne inducing. Zinc is meant to be good for acne but apparently some ingredients in this cream are a little "iffy".
Not great at sun protection
I can deal with how hard it is to actually put this on your skin as long as it would actually protect my children from the sun. We had been at the pool for no more than an hour when I noticed my 1 year olds legs were actually sunburnt.
Purchased in May 2019 for A$19.90.
40+ Sunscreen - separated - but cannot fault their customer service.
After a couple of months the 40+sunscreen separated and as others have said, no amount of mixing would make it re-emulsify. HOWEVER, I made the effort to contact MooGoo directly, via LiveChat on their website, which is very easy to do and user friendly. They were apologetic and advised me that I could take it back to anywhere that sold MooGoo, without a receipt, to exchange or refund. I mean, what more can you ask of a company? They're refining their products, so by chucking it in the bin and whinging online you're not giving them any feedb...ack to enable them to refine their products, nor opportunity for redress, which I don't think is fair to a relatively small company. I simply walked into Priceline next time I was shopping, with my half empty sunscreen and had no problems at all. Was offered a refund but chose to exchange it for their moisturiser that I use every day.
Purchased in January 2019 for A$32.50.
My husband couldn't use it because even a tiny amount will make his skin so dry and peeling, that it looks like eczema. He couldn't use another zinc- based brand as well, so looks like the culprit is zinc oxide. Still on the lookout for a natural sunscreen without zinc...
Purchased in November 2019 at Healthy Start Gungahlin for A$32.00.
Much better alternatives out there
While it is quite thick to apply, it doesn’t rub in as well as other zincs. The product itself is not oily to touch however jumping into the pool I could immediately see oil start to float. My children and I started to get burnt after an hour. Don’t waste your money.
Purchased in September 2019 at Chemist.
This product could literally save your life!
This Natural 40+ Sunscreen requires a little more time applying, but it truly is invisible! Safe for babies, children and adults its non-greasy, matte finish is also perfect under makeup!
Purchased in July 2019 at SuperpharmacyPlus Stafford for A$20.00.
OK but better alternative
I've been using MooGoo Natural Sunscreen SPF 40 for about 6 mths and while it stops my skin burning there are a few things that prevent me buying it again: 1. The smell is unpleasant, not overly strong but offputting;
2. After some weeks the cream was hard to spread over my face & it appeared to have separated;
3. I tried mixing in a tiny amount of MooGoo moisturiser but the two products were incompatible.
It's back to Invisible Zinc which has none of the drawbacks of MooGoo's sunscreen and costs about the same.
Purchased in October 2018 at Terry White Chemist Malvern SA for A$20.00.
Great product. People forget sun safe message and blame product.
This sunscreen is great, it’s zinc so for those complaining about it being thick - it is... and that’s a good thing! People that still got burnt... what was the UV factor when you were out? Even with sunscreen you still need to be sun smart!!! It’s a great product and the fact it’s zinc protects our oceans and reefs as well!!!
Great sunscreen not white !
This is a great sunscreen, not overwhelming smell, soft, not oily, nice for all the family! It doesn't make you white either ! I keep it in our bag all the time to put on my toddler. It has now made lumps but it could be because it's too old after more than a year of use !
Unfortunately the product separates
I really want to use a natural sunscreen to keep away from the nasty additives. I have used the tinted moisturiser and have several of their regular sunscreen in kid’s sports bags. Unfortunately all of them have seperated. I have tried to shake and mix the tube to no avail. So much wasted product in the bin. ☹️
My Son is very fair and has very sensitive skin most sunscreens give him a rash immediately, I tried Moogoo about a year ago and have never looked back although it’s thick it does rub in clear and he has never been sunburnt since using this, unlike other natural suncreams where he would burn after being in the sun for half an hour. Highly recommend for sensitive skin
may be the best natural sunscreen!
Bought for my son as this was the only non chemical based sunscreen at the chemists. But absolutely love it. It goes on quite thick, but rubs in easily and as another reviewer said, it makes it easy to tell where you have applied. A few quick rubs and the white is not very noticeable.
No sunscreen smell, which is great cuz I can't stand that sunscreen smell, and it really is ok for sensitive skin.
I wish they had a naturally scented version though, like a mild mint or lemon myrtle and it would keep the bugs away.
Handy to carry in my handbag
Easy to apply compared to other natural sunscreens I have tried. No sensitivity experienced with it. Good price compared to other natural options. Nobody in my family has experienced any sun burn while using it. Great for my fair skinned son. The only issue I have with it is the pain experienced when it gets in your eyes. Both me and my son have accidentally wiped our eyes hours after applying and felt enormous long lasting pain. I tend to use a different zinc for our faces due to this.
Questions & Answers
I bought the Natural Moogoo SPF 40 a month ago,it’s working well so far ,but the only issue is getting it off my skin.I have to shower two times and I can still feel it on me .So help me please,how do we get it off?
i have used this product successfully but I only use it on my face and back of hands only. My skin is very sensitive and I only use Moo Goo Milk Wash to remove it from areas I use it on and don't seem to have a problem with getting it off as I use the milk wash the same as any other cleanser. Wet face and I use my hands to gently wash then rinse -.I don't use a face cloth. It may be worth your while to get in touch with Moo Goo to see what they advise. In the past I've used zinc based sunscreen and I've had a hell of a job getting them off Good luck with it MIK.
I’d do a double cleanse. Rub a bit of skin friendly oil such as sweet almond or jojoba oil on your face. Then use a good micellar water like bioderma sensibio micelle solution to remove the oil and residue. Then rinse with water.
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