Firstly, we need to talk about the photos in this post. Are they better than normal? Do we like white and bright? I can take these sat down in my office and all the products are just an arm’s reach away so it’s mega convenient but if you all prefer my wooden floors downstairs, I don’t want to get too comfy!
ANYWAY, I’ve been trying out products from mio skincare that should ‘quench my thirst,’ a great time to start using more moisturising products seen as the sun is coming. As bad as Winter can be for your skin, Summer isn’t any better and it’s smart to be prepared and have the right products.
I’ve been using the Double Buff Dual Action Enzyme Exfoliator at £23 for 150ml and it’s rather lovely. I really don’t need to tell you all for the 15325th time how much I LOVE scrubs, I may as well declare myself an exfoliator expert. I’d describe this as a medium harshness, you can feel it and it doesn’t rub into a complete liquid, but it doesn’t rub as heavily as I love. However, a scrub like this means you’re lightly exfoliating the skin and it can be used daily to transform your skin into a soft, smooth and brighter looking surface. I noticed that this scrub also leaves you feeling quite moisturised, not like one of those sugar scrubs where you’re covered in oils you never wanted though, more so in a way that you don’t feel like you’ve scrubbed every last inch of moisture from your skin. The good kind of moisture is left. It uses smaller piece of Pumice and Micro Volcanic Lava so that you don’t have the effect of some cheaper scrubs where you can scratch yourself on a massive piece of whatever they’ve chopped up to exfoliate, can someone say ouch!? With this exfoliator you’re actually buffing the skin, rather than scratching it in the odd places.
Mio doesn’t like ‘nasties’ and so Double Buff is totally free from parabens, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance and colourants, xenoestrogens, PEGs, glycols and pthalates.
Here’s a run down of the ingredients and what they do:
- Pumice and Micro Volcanic Lava – Gently buffs the skin without causing damage to reduce any imperfections.
- Bamboo Stem Extract – Rich in antioxidants and natural silica to give a healthy glow.
- Pineapple Fruit Extract – Fruit enzymes give gentle but effective enzyme exfoliation.
- Papaya (Papain) Fruit Extract – Breaks down surface dead skin cells.
- Organic Sweet Almond Oil – Soothes and protects, gives wonderful Omega-rich moisture.
- Fig Extract – Powerful moisturising antioxidant that balances skin appearance, ensuring maximum hydration to keep skin looking smooth and supple.
- Organic Shea Butter – Intense moisture that helps to keep skin looking strong and healthy. Packed with Omegas and Vitamins A, E and F.
£23 is quite pricey for a scrub but when you read about everything that goes into it compared to other scrubs that you might be tempted to pick up on the cheap, you do start to think….
Quench your thirst’
The second product I’ve been trying is the The Activist Active Body Oil at £29.50 for 120ml. It’s rather pricey for an oil but this is a multi-purpose oil and can help with everything from dry skin, to scars, skin tone and stretch marks. It’s advised to use this daily for the best results and it’s a super moisturising oil, that thankfully isn’t too oily, is there anything worse!? It’s described as a ‘daily nourishing superfood for dry stressed skin’ and it definitely makes my skin feel amazing. I love using oils on my back, well, I love making Alfie use oils on my back and with this one you can really get a fantastic massage with not much product at all, and it sinks in really quickly leaving behind a beautiful smell. With Omegas, Vitamins and Antioxidants it’s an impressive oil! I’m really sold by this oil and I’m really looking forward to seeing the long term benefits from using it!
Another run down of the ingredients:
- Organic Sweet Almond Oil – Omega-rich moisture.
- Organic Argan Oil – Rich in proteins, powerful antioxidants and it’s high in Omega 9 and 6.
- Carrot Seed Oil – Rich in antioxidant Vitamins A, E and C.
- Cranberry Seed Oil – A cocktail of vitamins and antioxidants with the highest amount of tocotrienols (members of the vitamin E family according to Wiki) and Vitamins A, C, E and K.
- Safflower Seed Oil – Locks in moisture.
- Organic Coconut Oil – Mega-rich with Lauric Acid, a powerful Omega that helps skin’s natural repair system.
- Jojoba Seed Oil – Sinks in deep to deliver moisture and Vitamin E to help keep skin juicy and elastic.
- Calendula Oil – Moisturising, soothing and calming.
- Vitamin E – Nature’s powerful antioxidant to strengthen your skin against free radical damage and scarring.
Also it’s Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) free and obviously, no nasties.
- Epsom Salts – Magnesium is amazingly effective traditional remedy, hence bath salts.
- V-Tonic TM – Mio’s own blend.
- Murumuru Butter – Omega-rich, beyond moisturising.
- Arnica – Healing and soothing.
- Andiroba Oil – Penetrating moisturiser especially good for helping ease muscular aches and pains.
- Horse Chestnut Seed Extract – Boosts antioxidant protection.
- Fig Extract – Contains Vitamin A.I’ve gone through the bottle already as I liked it that much! mio skincare has an incredible website and this is seriously only a small teaser of their products, there are SO many incredible looking products, plus what looks like a great range for achy muscles.
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