face cream

Are you a man or a Moose (head?)

While I try (ehem) to be all sophisticated and grown up I am really quite silly and as such the idea of taking a bottle of MOOOOOSE into the shower with me really appeals.  So, when I saw that Moose Head have gone a little bit funky and branched out into scrubs and face cream I just had to take a closer look.

As much as I love it this isn’t a brand marketed at lame old tree hugging mothers like myself UNLESS of course they are buying it for their teenage men folk.  Yes in the good old world of marketing stereotypes this is an 18-25 year old fun-loving, loose living, free-spirited man brand and as such it is a little bit rare.


So what’s in the packaging which, by the way is rather spiffing don’t you think?

The Oil Control Moisturiser.

I bought this because the ingredients on the box that this came in looked all kinds of weird and I needed to have a closer look – how could octyl methoxycinnamate be the second ingredient and why was it listed incorrectly anyway?

It turns out that the guys must have boxed this wrongly as while the outside ingredients make no sense at all the ones on the back of the package make much more sense so let’s forget about that shall we…
The real ingredients read like this:
Aqua – Water
Caprylic Capric Triglyceride – This is the MCT Oil or Medium Chain Triglyceride oil that I talked about in my coconut post.  It is a light weight, non greasy emollient that will help to moisturise the skin without leaving it feeling heavy and congested.  It is sourced from Palm or Coconut oil and is 100% natural.
Glycerin – This […]

How does it do that? Ole Henriksen Truth Revealed.

When I saw this product I had to laugh  because I have never heard of an ingredient called ‘happiness concentrate’ (Omega 3 Happiness concentrate is one of the key actives) and thought that it must be some kind of joke. Anyway, judging by my reaction I guess they are right – it does make you happy!  Let’s just say that it got my attention and made me stop, pick a jar off the shelf and study it a little more closely.  Before long I was saying “OMG, it can do all of THAT….. Show me how?”  It’s research time. 


Not only will this fancy pants moisturiser make you happy it will also tighten and firm your skin, stimulate collagen synthesis, fight free radicals and protect you from the sun.  Well that impressive list of claims is possible due to the following inclusions – here we go…. 

Sunscreen Agents. 

Avobenzone, Oxybenzone (benzophenone-3), Octinoxate (Octyl methoxycinnamate)  –  Commonly used chemical UV absorbers that are a little old-fashioned these days but still do the job and is one of the only options open to US companies. The blend offers broad-spectrum protection. 

Octocrylene – Stabiliser and efficacy booster for avobenzone which helps to prevent the actives becoming unstable due to light exposure. 

Wrinkle Buster 

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5  (Syn-Coll from Pentapharm (DSM) that used to be called tripeptide-3 just to confuse us all) – This is also known as synthetic collagen due to its ability to boost collagen synthesis and plump up the skin.  

Sodium Hyaluronate is also present and will help to fortify the skin’s structure as this is a tissue lubricant and a component of the extracellular matrix. Building this up improves skin elasticity and firmness. 

Free Radical Fighting Power. 

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate – This super sonic vitamin C derivative is oil soluble and has better stability than many other vitamin C derivatives. This helps to mop up […]