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Source: In The Media
As of this month New Zealanders are now able to walk into pharmacies across the country and buy one of Australia’s most popular skincare lines, MooGoo, as the number of Kiwis with skin disorders is on the rise.
New Zealand has one of the highest incidence of eczema in the world, with the skin condition now affecting one in three Kiwis, and around 15% of children.
MooGoo CEO Melody Livingstone says the brand’s expansion into New Zealand was driven by strong interest from local customers.
“Given the climate in New Zealand, with so many people suffering from skin conditions, we fast-tracked our entry,” says Ms Livingstone.
“The climate is very similar to Ireland, which per capita is our biggest market outside of Australia,” she added.
MooGoo has more than 45 natural products that help a range of skin problems, including eczema and psoriasis. All of them are now available online in New Zealand, and more than half the range will be stocked on shelves.
In Australia demand for the products has skyrocketed, with the company seeing some 30% growth and it’s now stocked in just about every pharmacy across the country.
“Consumers are becoming a lot more knowledgeable about product ingredients and are increasingly seeking natural and eco-friendly treatments and remedie,” explains Ms Livingstone.
“There’s also been a lot of anxiety surrounding the pandemic, which seems to have caused an increase in eczema, psoriasis and other skin flare-ups.
“We’re also hearing a lot of people talking about acne and perioral dermatitis, caused by heat, moisture, friction, trapped dirt and bacteria from wearing a mask for long periods of time and also suffering with painful cracked hands from continuous hand sanitising and washing.
“The crazy weather conditions haven’t been helping either.”
In Australia, MooGoo products are also used in neonatal, paediatric and oncology wards and in the UK the business is supported by the British equivalent of the Medicare – the NHS.
“At MooGoo, our ingredient philosophy is simple – to make effective products with healthy ingredients for you, your loved ones and the environment,” adds Ms Livingstone.
“We understand all consumption has an impact, and our goal has always been to minimise our impact on the environment.”
MooGoo products can now be purchased at 58 New Zealand pharmacies and health stores, it is also available online at www.moogoo.com.au
MooGoo is an entire range of natural and gentle products, designed for babies and people with sensitive, easily irritated skin. MooGoo started out in Craig Jones’s home when he was searching for something to help his mother, who suffers from dermatitis and psoriasis. As the only cream that had worked for his mum was a cream used on dairy cows, he decided to come up with his own version and whipped up a natural cream in his kitchen. His ‘Udder Cream’ cleared up his mother’s skin condition and he was inundated with friends and family wanting it too. MooGoo now sells an eczema cream every one minute and 45 seconds. The rest is history!