12 June, 2015 Keeping Skin Clear With MooGoo
After trialling the MooGoo Oil Cleanser earlier this year, I was excited when MooGoo contacted me try out some more products. I’d had the Blemish Cleansing Moisturiser on my radar for a while, so along with a mineral powder foundation from Dusty Girls, they popped these in the post for me and I had a package a few days later!
The Blemish Cleansing Moisturiser* is a unique concept – rather than stripping the skin with harsh acids and bleaches, this delicately cleanses and purifies blemish-prone areas whilst keeping them supple and nourished at the same time. Jojoba, apricot, sunflower and green tea extract all help to balance oil production and reduce excess sebum, whilst apple cider vinegar and honey kill bacteria and sooth sore complexions.
As a skincare addict with a fairly thorough knowledge of which ingredients I like (and which ones are just filler), I was impressed. The majority of them are all renowned for their skin-soothing abilities, and I love that this includes honey – one of my favourite ingredients for blemish-prone skin. However, I have one gripe, which is that one the website the label says ‘fragrance free’, but on the ‘inactive ingredients’ list, right at the end, it says ‘fragrance (parfum)’. If you have incredibly sensitive skin, this might be something to consider, however on my skin (which is oily-dehydrated with semi-sensitive areas), this worked fine.
Now onto the important question – does it work? Well, yes. Sort of. I apply half a pump onto cleansed skin (with serum underneath) before bed, and allow it to fully absorb. It feels slightly emollient and rich, but this dries down completely if you have the patience! I notice my skin looks less red if I’ve had a breakout the day before, or if I’ve had one too many sugary ice coffees (damn you warm weather). However, when applied to skin without breakups as more of an offensive strategy, it didn’t make much difference.
Applied in the AM it didn’t feel that pleasant (I’m used to super-light gels), and when I put primer and foundation on top, it felt like moisture overkill. It makes a great night cream if Auntie Flo’s in town, as it will do a great job of bringing down redness and those painful under the skin bumps, but it’s not the one for me on an everyday basis.
If you have sensitive, blemish-prone skin, try this out for a night-time treatment. £12.50 seems affordable for a 75g product, especially when you consider the brand’s all-natural ingredients and great combination of skin-boosting nutrients.
You can buy the MooGoo Blemish Cleansing Moisturiser* for £12.50 here.
Have you tried this moisturiser? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!