I’ve been using natural skincare products for a few years now, I have my favourite products and brands, it took a while but I’ve finally made all my skincare, and cleaning products natural. I’m very concious of anything I put on my skin, after all our skin is our largest organ, and we absorb around 60-70% of anything we put on it, so technically if you wouldn’t eat it- you shouldn’t be putting it on your skin!
I’m always interested in new skincare brands, so was keen to try out the Mio skincare products when they got in touch with me. It was not a brand I have come across before, they only launched in 2014 so are still a relatively new brand on the market. They originally launched as a brand Mama Mio 10 years ago where they produced skincare products for expecting mums. As they couldn’t find any skincare products specifically tailored to healthy active lifestyles, they decided to create Mio.
The high intensity body care slots easily into your daily skin care routine, there is a range of products from rich nourishing body butters and firming serums, giving you healthy skin that can cope with life’s challenges. I often find with natural skincare it’s more important to find out what isn’t in it, than what is, so there is no parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, artificial colourants, sodium laureth or lauryl sulphate, xenoestrogens, phthalates, PEGs or glycols. They are also not tested on animals. I really like the ethics and ethos behind the company, and I am in love with the products.
This stuff is dreamy! I even took it on holiday with me to Tenerife. Liquid Yoga’s aim is to relax the muscles and calm the mind, it’s a milky-moisturising blend of epsom salts, essential oils like lavender, spearmint and cypress and therapeutic herbs like arnica. It’s the perfect treat for unwinding after a long day, and great for tired, sore muscles. The smell of this stuff is absolutely lush, the perfect de-stressing blend. It’s got arnica and horse chestnut to ease those stiff sore muscles, as well as being rich in antioxidants and other moisturising ingredients. It’s a total treat.
This is a little instant pick-me-up. Ideal for using pre/post workout or even after a long day. It’s cooling, and restorative for the muscles, releasing tension and perfect for recovery or prepping them for action. It contains things like arnica, horse chestnut, magnesium and spearmint to get your muscles going. It smells absolutely amazing, and I love the instant cooling action. I like to use a few pumps before an early workout, or late at night after a long day, and it’s seemed to be working wonders for my recovery so far!
I like using a scrub once or twice a week, for some gentle exfoliation, and this ticks all the boxes. It aims to rapidly transform rough, dull looking skin into skin that looks superbly soft, smooth and radiant. It’s very restorative, and very gentle, it’s not harsh or stripping the skin. It’s very quick and easy to use, you simply massage it into dry skin, and then shower it off. The gentle exfoliating action is provided by spheres of pumice, lava and bamboo blended with papaya and pineapple whose enzymes help to dissolve away any roughness. It’s also rich in antioxidants and nourishing oils and butters to keep skin looking strong and healthy. I’ve been using this twice a week, and I love the instant restorative feeling it has, and it leaves my skin lovely and soft and smooth.
Overall, I’m seriously impressed with the quality of these products, and will definitely be restocking when I run out of them. They would make the perfect stocking filler or Christmas gift so get them on your list to Santa!
Disclaimer: I was sent the Mio Products for review, all opinions are my own.