Recently, I was gifted some MooGoo Skincare and Dusty Girls Makeup to try. I was really excited when I found amongst these gifts non-aluminium deodorant – did you know how bad that can be for you?! If not, I’m going to tell you a little about it in this post. Moogoo skincare are an Australian company that focus on producing natural & gentle products utilising natural plant oils and extracts, free from harmful chemicals that are often used to enhance the scent.
The importance of aluminium-free deodorant
A few months ago I became aware that deodorants containing aluminium are a large cause of breast cancer. I was actually really shocked that my deodorant had this ingredient and that with such research it would even be allowed to be sold. I popped into the chemist and found two deodorant’s that were aluminium free, one was Moogoo’s and the other was Free and Easy by Innoxa. I purchased the Innoxa one at the time and it worked really well. I’m happy to now be able to tell you more below about Moogoo’s deodorant also.
How does aluminium deodorant cause cancer?
An aluminium based compound is used in antiperspirants (often found in deodorants, which act to block odor) to clog the sweat ducts and prevent you from perspiring. Aluminium is a toxin but the antiperspirant prevents the body from prevents the body from purging the toxins. As they are trapped in the body by the antiperspirant,they can find their way into the lymph nodes, where they concentrate and contribute to the cellular changes that lead to cancer. See this journal article for more information. Some have suggested it is a controversial issue, however personally, if there’s a risk of causing breast cancer, I would prefer to avoid it.
Moogoo & Dusty Girls Product Review
This is a review of each of the products Moogoo sent me. Please note that the products may react differently to your skin type, but don’t be afraid to give them a try.
Dusty Girls Sunshine Bronzer: It left quite a nice subtle shimmer and I found that the colour was not too harsh against my skin.
Dusty Girls Kabuki Brush: This brush is so soft! Very cute and feels lovely against my face.
Dusty Girls Argyle Pink Lip Shine: The packaging is adorable and the lipstick is very portable as it is so slim. It is lovely and smooth to apply and leaves a subtle pink colour. I also enjoyed this product as it is moisturising like a lip balm.
Moogoo Lip Balm: LOVE the packaging – it came in a very cute mini milk carton. It is also made with edible ingredients since “what goes on the lips gets eaten”.
Moogoo Fresh Cream Deodorant: This roll-on deodorant smells really nice – a very natural, soothing scent. This is the product I briefly talked about before. It is made without aluminium (like most deodorants are) so it is not harmful on your skin. Without the penetrating chemicals, it doesn’t prevent you from sweating but keeps you smelling fresh all day.
Moogoo How Now Brown Cow Gradual Tanner: I am impressed because it has little smell, whereas other tanning products I have tried have quite a strong smell. I noticed hardly any difference on my legs after two consecutive days, however, it might work better after applying for a few more days.
Body Lotion: Lovely and smooth on skin with a beautifully subtle, sweet scent. For best results and a smoother application, use it straight after the shower before you are fully dry.
Moogoo & Dusty Girls Product GIVEAWAY! Sorry this competition has now closed – Congratulations Jackie.
MooGoo Skincare are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a hamper filled with all these goodies! Follow the instructions in the rafflecopter below to enter – you will see you can have more than one entry on certain things although a blog comment is compulsory before the other entry options will arise. Competition ends midnight, 30 December 2015. Australian entrants only.