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Product Review – MOOM Skin Nourishing Hair Remover Products

I previously posted about a new vegan hair removal product I found called “Moom“, and I promised I would write a review about it once I tried it.  Well I have given it a go and here’s what I found;

Unfortunately, I cannot say I’m over the moon about Moom. 

I tried it on my legs and found it rather fiddly and time consuming because it’s not the easiest to spread (there’s a very fine line between not being heated enough to make it spreadable and overheating it so it’s too hot, if you use the recommended microwave method of heating) – so I found myself having to wait for it to cool, or reheat it again during the process.  That would be acceptable if it removed all the hair, but I found that it did not.  I had to repeat over most sections at least twice to get the majority of hair, but still some was not removed.  I ended up giving up and did not completely wax/moom both my legs as I ran out of fabric strips.  This is despite the fact that my hair was at the recommended length and my skin was clean, and I’m honestly not that hairy to begin with.  Sigh.. I was expecting so much more from this product.

When it came to using Moom on my face, I was a bit happier with this.  It still did not remove all hairs but it did a nice enough job and definitely felt kinder to my skin.  My legs too feel soft after Mooming, just not hairless. Oh and I should also mention that when it comes to legs and face, “Mooming” is definitely less painful than regular waxing.  And interestingly, it worked really well on my bikini line – removing all hairs and not much pain at all! I have no idea why this would be the case. 

The next area I tried was my underarm hair and this is where I found Moom really failed.  I applied it to my armpits in the manner directed and …  oh my god…. OUCH! I got an immediate rash, I bled, and still only half of the hair came out!  This never happens when I wax.  I immediately abandoned the task and now have raw underarms that will need to be rested before I can have a go at removing the rest of the hair by some other means.  What a crying shame.  I have no idea what went wrong.. I did everything as directed, my hair was not too long. 

Perhaps our friends at Moom can give us some feedback on my experience, perhaps I did do something wrong and I’m not aware of it.  I really WANT to like Moom and use it but at this point, I have to rate this product as only partially effective and probably not highly recommended as a full body hair removal system.  I certainly cannot say at this stage that it is as effective as conventional waxing.

That said, if you don’t mind spending time on your waxing, and you’re adept at applying the product (perhaps practice makes perfect on this score), and you don’t mind the fact that you have to re-wax the same area a few times to get all hair, by all means give Moom a go for face, bikini and possibly for legs.  If you can overcome these issues, the bonus is that it is less painful than regular waxing (but NOT from underarm hair!!) and it does leave your skin soft.

Sorry Moom… I wish I could have given you a better review. :/

Have any of our readers used Moom before?  What are your experiences?  I would love to read your feedback.

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MOOM Skin Nourishing Hair Remover Products

MOOM is a complete, organic hair removal system that is touted as being less painful than conventional waxing and made from pure botanical ingredients.  They don’t test on animals and the wax removal strips are washable and reusable, making them not only cruelty free, but more environmentally friendly than other wax products.

I’ve yet to try them for myself but I have an order coming in the post – so I will let you all know how I go with using it as soon as I can. 🙂 If you’ve already tried Moom before, I would love to hear your feedback on how the product performs.

As this is an American product with no local Australian stockists (that I know of)  you have to buy online.  The best places I’ve found for purchasing Moom are eBay and Amazon – providing the cheapest shipping rates.

You can see the full product range on Moom’s official website:  MOOM Skin Nourishing Hair Remover and Beauty Products – Product Page.

You can read my PRODUCT REVIEW here.

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Natio – Mostly Vegan Skin Care, Makeup, Personal Care & Fragrances

Natio have a reasonable range of fantastic vegan friendly products that you can find at just about any Australian retail store or chemist – making them a very accessible product range!  Most of Natio’s range is vegan but there are a few exceptions – such as the lip colour line, some makeup and some skin care products.  Read on for details and to see what they say about their vegan status;

“Natio is accredited by Choose Cruelty Free as seen at www.choosecrueltyfree.org.au. The women’s and men’s skin care, body care and eau de toilette ranges are mostly free of animal by-products. However, vegans please note the Restore 10 Minute Moisturising Mask, Wellness Exfoliating Body Bar, Wellness Bath & Shower Gel, Aromatherapy Skin Nutrition Body Lotion, Orange Blossom Hand Wash and Aromatherapy Paw Paw Lip Balm contain honey and/or beeswax.

Natio’s makeup and nail polish range is also mostly free from animal by-products. However, vegans please note some of our lip products may contain lanolin or beeswax and the Natio Lip Colour in Pretty, Blusher in Rouge Glow, Pressed Powder Bronzer & Enhancer, Mechanical Long Lasting Eye Liner in Graphite and some of our eyeshadows contain carmine. The Cream to Powder Foundation, Lash Definition Mascara, Dramatic Lashes Mascara and the Brow Kit contain beeswax.

You will be pleased to know that Natio’s makeup brushes are made with synthetic hair and our mascara wands are made of synthetic fibres.

Please note this may not be a comprehensive list. To check whether a product is vegan friendly, we always recommend you refer to the ingredient listing on our website.

All ingredients are detailed on our website, so you can quickly see which of our products are vegan friendly. Simply look up the product and click the “All Ingredients” tab. Alternatively, refer to ingredients lists on product packaging and/or attached to the side of the Natio display stand at your local pharmacy or department store. – See more at: http://www.natio.com.au/faqs#sthash.lP0KoNYo.dpuf”

So, it looks like Natio has added a fair few products to their non vegan list since I originally posted this in 2012. Please be sure to take note of the non vegan products listed above.  The rest of Natio’s product lines still look great – here are the categories of products they offer:

For more information on Natio products and where to buy them – visit Natio.com.au

* unfortunately, Natio does use Palm Oil derivatives in some of their products.  They claim to obtain their palm oil from sustainable sources but as most of us know, “sustainable palm oil” is a misnomer.  If you like to avoid Palm Oil, Natio may not be a good brand for you.

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Aesop – Vegan Personal Care Products

AESOP offers a large range of cruelty free personal products including;

Classic Skin Care, Parsley Seed Skin Care, Shaving Products, Hair Care, Body Care, Fragrance, Gifts,  Travel and More!

AVAILABLE AT – http://www.aesop.com/shop-au

(vegan claim: http://www.aesop.com/faq)

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