I have followed a relatively strict daytime and nighttime skin care routine since my early teens. I was a pimply faced teenager there for a while, and once I got the acne under control with medication, it was important to me to take the best possible care of my skin. I have always envied older women with beautiful skin and I even tried Botox recently to maintain that youthful appearance!
For as long as I can remember it has been important to me to follow good skincare habits and routines. And besides, who doesn’t love a bit of pampering at home?
So recently when MooGoo reached out to me to see if I would be interested in trying some of their products, I jumped at the opportunity. From the outset, I had a soft spot for MooGoo as they are an Australian brand which is now available in the UK. Furthermore they pride themselves on quality products which are safe for everybody and are tested ethically.
Disclosure: The products featured in this blog post were gifted to me by MooGoo to try at home prior to publishing my blog post. All opinions are my own.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON MOOGOO
MooGoo was developed in 2005 somewhat by accident. The founder formulated a cream for his mother’s Psoriasis after he discovered she was using a paste intended for cows udders. As the cream was thick and pasty, he reformulated it to a lighter and non-greasy cream to apply to the body.
The word “udder” was a bit crass for an old-fashioned “lady” so they referred to it as “MooGoo” (goo for the cows) and the name stuck.
The MooGoo philosophy has remained the same since the beginning – to make effective products using healthy ingredients, that we are comfortable using on ourselves and our loved ones. They now have a selection of over 40 products to assist with all types of skin conditions including itchy scalps, irritable skin and a range of baby friendly items.
THE PERFECT NIGHTTIME SKIN CARE ROUTINE
It is important to develop a skin care routine that works for you in order to maintain the health and appearance of your skin. The perfect nighttime skin care routine I describe below involves 3 fabulous products from the MooGoo range. All the products listed in this blog post are suitable for daily use and a range of skin types, however my recommendation would be to try each of the products and decide on the frequency that suits your skin type best. Personally, my routine would look something like this:
- Gentle Exfoliating Micro Powder: 1-2 nights per week
- Oily Cleansing Method: Every night
- Night Restoration Cream: 3-4 nights per week
The best way to start you nighttime skin care routine is to remove all the dirt, grime and makeup from the day. This oil cleanser is suitable for all skin types and moisturises without stripping away the skins natural oils. To use – massage the product into your face, add a little water and continue to massage before removing with a microfibre towel (see below).
Personally I had never used a cleansing oil before, for fear it might make my skin too oily. However, I think this product may have changed my life forever. I realise that is a bold statement but I am OBSESSED. My face has never felt so smooth and clean after using this product.
This exfoliator differs from other products I have used previously in 2 ways. Firstly, it is non-abrasive meaning it isn’t filled with tiny bits which you can feel scratching away at your face. Secondly, it comes as a powder which you make into a paste by adding water. The formula secretly scrubs your skin whilst the bentonite clay works to draw out pollutants and impurities. Furthermore, the marshmallow root extract helps soothe and calm the skin. Its the ideal product to use in-between cleansing and moisturising to ensure your skin feels bright and supple.
As you sleep, your skin relaxes and repairs itself – the perfect opportunity to surge your skin with plenty of moisture. This product is packed full of ingredients your skin will love such as antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid and Lactic Acid. Together this formula will plump and hydrate your skin, improve your skins texture and remove rough, flaky skin. It’s a deeply nourishing night cream that will have your skin feeling rejuvenated and hydrated the next morning. The night restoration cream is best applied to freshly washed skin before bed.
COMPLIMENTING THE PERFECT NIGHTTIME SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Here are my suggestions of a few additional items which will help to compliment your perfect nighttime skin care routine. These will ensure your skin is feeling amazing and that you are ready for a luxurious night of beauty sleep.
Many people swear by the Face Halo as part of their nighttime skin care routine, however I am yet to try them myself. I have been using a microfibre towel from Primark which I LOVE. The Magnitone WipeOut MicroFibre Cloth on Amazon looks exactly the same (and receives stellar reviews).
No one wants their hair in their face whilst trying to take care of their nighttime skin care routine. So grab yourself one of these super cute head bands from Beauty & Seoul.
There has been a lot of hype around silk pillow cases and the benefits they provide whilst you sleep. They are said to reduce friction, meaning your hair wont tangle and your face with will glide over the pillow as you sleep i.e. no sleep creases.
The Slip Silk Pillowcase stands out from the crowd. Available in a range of gorgeous colours, these silk pillowcases will ensure that the benefits of your nighttime skin care routine are amplified whilst you sleep.