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If you have read my previous review for Mama Mio Clean Slate you will know that I have recently switched my skincare products to use the Mama Mio range. Mighty Moisture is the moisturiser in the range that uses the best natural ingredients that are all eco friendly.
What does the product do?
The product is a moisturiser that smoothes, moisturises and strengthens skin. It is described on the web site as an "all in one multi tasker" and is meant to be able to replace your day and night creams, serum and primer.
How do you use the product?
The product is a very lightweight cream and you only need a tiny amount each time you use it. The pump works easily to give you the right amount. You then smooth the moisturiser over your face.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a small pump that is cleverly manufactured so that the remaining product rises to the top and you never have a problem getting the dregs out of the bottom of the bottle! The product is boxed and also contains a copy of a mini booklet giving a number of facial exercises that I don't really bother with (but some people say they do work!)
The moisturiser is very expensive at £37.50 for 50ml. However as you only use a small amount it lasts a really long time and I think that one bottle would last at least 6 month if not longer. You can purchase it direct from Mama Mio, and also a number of other retailers are starting to stock the range including Debenhams, House of Fraser and Amazon.
When you pump the product out of the bottle the amount that is delivered is tiny and it is tempting to use a second pump. However the amount really is all you require! It sinks into the skin quickly and is so lightweight that you can hardly feel it, yet my skin feels totally smooth and hydrated afterwards. It also smells amazing.
Since using it in combination with the Mama Mio cleanser my skin has felt wonderful, firm, hydrated and well toned.
I think this whole range is amazing and the moisturiser really works. Although expensive I think it is worth it and have now changed skincare brands to use the whole range.
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I was lucky enough to receive a free 10 day trial of this moisturiser, a cleanser and an eye serum through a magazine questionnaire. I have found myself trying a number of different face products over the years, but always come back to Clinique as I loved the results I receive. I do find that Clinique is a little harsh on my skin especially during pregnancy and so I was happy to give this a try.
Mama Mio uses natural ingredients to provide high quality results. With everything being natural I was a little unsure how effective it would be, but I have been impressed with all three of the samples I received. It all seemed a little good to be true. No harsh chemicals, all natural ingredients, but they still manage to give your skin everything it needs to both look and feel healthy. Also it is both a day and night moisturiser, so rather than needing two separate creams for day and night this is suited to both, even better!
They describe this moisturiser as being good for all skin types. I do find it difficult to find a moisturiser that suits my skin as my cheeks become very dry, and my t zone area is oily. Finding something that is not overly heavy but still helps with the dryness is difficult. I thought this may be a little light as it is unnoticeable after adding, but it deals with my combination skin perfectly. My dry areas feel softened and refreshed, while the rest of my face is oil free without any clogging of the pores. I'm not going to list the ingredients but they can be found at http://www.mamamio.com/uk/.
The moisturiser comes in a simple pump bottle that is very easy to use. The product itself is the perfect consistency. It is not too runny that it runs off your fingers as you are applying it, but it is also very light so it is not overly greasy. You only need to use the pump once for a fair size blob to appear. There is a slight floral scent to this moisturiser, and usually I prefer face products to be scent free as of course you can constantly smell them. I did find that this scent was only light, and after around twenty minutes it completely disappeared.
What I love is how little of the moisturiser you need. I received this along with two other products as a free 10 day trial. I found it lasted a lot longer than this and while I only use it once a day rather than both morning and night I still managed a good months us out of it. I only need one or two small pumps of this moisturiser for each use, and find that it glides across the skin so easily. This means a little goes a really long way, and if I were to buy the full size version I would be confident it would make up for its money with the time it lasts.
After I had used the cleanser my skin was screaming for some moisture. This is very light and does not leave any film at all. I found it absorbed quickly, and other than the softness and healthy feel to my skin I could completely forget it was there. My skin felt a lot healthier instantly without any waiting around. You could also notice the difference visually. There is a healthy glow to my face, but it does not look greasy.
With help from the cleanser I have found my pores appear smaller and my skin tone more even. This is the perfect finish to the skin routine and it leaves my skin feeling amazing. I love that it works differently on problem areas, adapting to what my skin needs. I personally only added this as a night cream when I went through my daily routine of removing my makeup. My skin still felt and looked a lot better in the morning, and I often do not have time to go through a full skin routine before the morning school rush with four children. I found using it once a day was adequate and I still noticed a huge difference in my skin.
At £37 for a 50ml bottle it is expensive, but then you really only need a tiny amount to achieve great results. It is perfect for my combination skin and it promises to suit all skin types. I received a 10 day trial but found it actually lasted me a month. I was not scrimping on the amount I used, but I do find that you only need a few pumps at most to make your skin feel amazing. I would recommend this moisturiser as I found it was perfect for my combination skin, and left my skin both looking and feeling great.
I will say that the results I received were from the cleanser and the moisturiser as a pair, but this has to be one of the best moisturisers I have come across. It is the perfect boost especially for the colder months when your skin just needs a little more love. It is still light enough to be used in the summer without clogging up pores, so I think it is great for all year round. Highly recommended.
I first came across Mama Mio back in January this year. I found out about a magazine offer where you could get a free sample of 3 of their products worth £23 simply through filling in a quick questionnaire on your skin condition. I started using my 10 day trial of cleanser, moisturiser and eye cream a few weeks after I received it, and have been using the cleanser and moisturiser on a pretty much daily basis ever since. While I have finished my ten day trial of the cleanser, I am still eeking out the 15ml sample of moisturiser. I have had several times ten days use out of it, as a little of this really does do a lot of good.
The Mama Mio principle is to produce lovely products for women that contain no nasties - no parabens, no colourings and no petrolatum, and without testing on animals.
The company is run by 4 women based in London who designed products they wanted to use themselves, before making them available to the public. The range they carry is full of good things that nourish the skin with things that it needs to look and feel its best.
I have already reviewed the clean slate cleanser very favourably as it has been wonderful on my skin, making it feel clean and look a lot clearer. The benefits of using the combination of the cleanser and moisturiser were so prominent in my face that I purchased a full size cleanser and moisturiser for myself - at £37.50 for the 50ml of moisturiser, I had to debate whether it was worth it, but I decided that skin health is important, and treating my skin with things that I know are soothing and work well is worth it. It helped that the mama mio website emailed me with an offer of a free shower gel with my purchase so I felt I got better value. I also justified it to myself that it is a day and night time moisturiser so no need to have two products on the go.
The cream itself does not look that different to any other moisturiser. It is white in colour, and dense enough so that it won't run off your skin, but it is incredibly light and easy to rub into the skin's surface. The cream is stored in a pump dispenser bottle. The bottle is quite simple in appearance with a purpley pink label with some instructions for use and basic ingredient information. It doesn't list all the ingredients seperately, but from the website I can see the full list: Peptamide 6TM hexapeptide, ProteasylTM peptide, Hyaluronic Acid, TriactigenTM , TritisolTM , Phylderm Vegetal C2TM , Oat Protein, BVOCSTM, Helioguard 365TM , EcoskinTM , Aloe Vera Leaf Juice (organic).
All of these ingredients are from plant and algae sources, and if you would like to know more you can read it for yourself here: http://www.mamamio.com/uk/face/mighty-moisture.html
The cream has a slight scent to it which is a bit like lavender to my nose. The scent is barely there once the cream absorbs and I find it a really fresh and pleasant smell. My skin can get pretty dry especially around certain areas like my T zone. With this cream, I find that one or two pumps are plenty to give good coverage to my whole face. My skin does not look greasy when I use this - just fresh and healthy. My skin suffers most at this sort of time of year and Autumn, when the seasons change from cold to warm. I find my skin develops dry patches quickly. In the earlier months of the year, I was not needing to reapply this through the day, and perhaps only using it in the morning after cleansing, but at the moment I sometimes put on a dot or two more in the middle of the day to keep my skin looking good.
While the cream does not initially appear that rich, it definitely works on my skin at keeping moisture in, without the blocked pores and spots that some moisturisers leave me. I find it quite a relief to get to 34 and finally have some control over my skin and far less breakouts than any other point in my adult life.
One of the only negatives I can think of is that this cream only has a 6 month shelf life after opening. This is down to it not having loads of nasty chemicals in there to preserve it. I might not use my whole 50ml tube in 6 months after seeing how long the sample tube alone has lasted me, but I am willing to give it a good go.
My only other concern is that there is no Sun Protection Factor in this moisturiser. I feel that my moisturiser should really have it to help me on busy mornings and I am of the opinion what is the point fixing damage alone without trying to prevent it. However, it won't kill me to put on some seperate protection when I like this moisturiser as much as I do.
For anyone wanting to try this brand, I think that the Try Me Trio package is a good option. It's £23 from the Mama Mio site, but there is currently a brand new set on ebay for £9 plus postage, which there was last time I looked about a month ago.
I always used to think any moisturiser was ok, but my skin is telling me that this more natural approach is the way to go.
Mama Mio Mighty Moisture
I received this product as a free gift with purchase last year from feelunique I think and I have been loving this product! I hadn't really heard of this brand before but they make a lot of product for during/post pregnancy.
- Product description (from feelunique.com)
"Contains high percentages of everything every skin needs to be strong, firm, FIT, bouncy, toned, resilient elastic and glowing: peptides, firming proteins, vitamins, antioxidants, algea extracts, pre+probiotics, amino acids plus powerful humectants and moisturisers. Wow! You will be amazed that just one pump is enough!"
- About the product
I have the small 15ml or 05. Fl oz pump bottle which has lasted ages! The moisturiser can be used as a daily day or night product and it does not contain any nasty ingredients such as parabens or colourants. This product is not tested on animals and it has been safety tested.
- Using the product and results
I received this product last summer and I have been using it on and off since then as I have been trying out other moisturisers and I didn't want to use up this product as it is fantastic (but really expensive). I have the 15ml version and it lasted maybe three weeks cumulatively. I love the product so much that I took it on holiday with me last year as it is a fantastic all round daily moisturiser that I don't need to worry about as I know it wouldn't irritate my skin and it will moisturise really well. You only need one pump of this moisturiser and it will be more than enough. The product smells like lavender, a gorgeous fresh lavender scent that it noticeable but it is not overpowering, in my opinion. Even though it has a scent to it, it does not irritate my sensitive skin which is fantastic.
I apply one pump to my finger tips and I gently massage it into the skin. The product absorbs fairly quickly but not too quickly so that it doesn't feel like it is moisturising. It has a really smooth, silky texture and a thick(ish) consistency. It is really nice, easy and quick to apply and it is just nice to use. Overall, this product applies well and it has a really nice scent. The results of this product are great, it is a really concentrated moisturiser so you do only need a small amount to get a good level of moisturise and it smoothes, softens and preps the skin for makeup well. I haven't experienced any irritation or break outs while using this product. It moisturises my skin enough, it does not look or feel greasy and it is a great base for makeup.
- Price and availability
I received this mini as a free gift with purchase but it can be bought full size from numerous online stores such as feelunique where it is priced at £37.50 for a 50ml bottle so it is really expensive although I think the 50ml bottle would last quite a long time as you only need a small amount. This product can also be bought from bathandunwind, house of fraser, lookfantastic and ebay.
*Easy to apply and it absorbs fairly quickly/easily
*Does not leave the skin greasy or irritated
*Leaves my skin smooth, soft and moisturised
*You only need a small amount so one bottle would last quite a while, in my opinion
*Nice lavender scent and even though this product has a scent, it does not irritate my skin or cause break outs/spots
*Pump on the bottle - easy to use and hygienic
*Widely available online and cheap starter sets are available
*Price - really quite expensive, in my opinion
Thank you for reading my review
My skin is still quite young but it is starting to show signs of aging. It can also look dull and tired, especially after a long day at work and sometimes my normal moisturiser just doesn't go far enough. I am often trying out different serums and skin treatments in a bid to find the one that suits my skin best and my latest purchase was Mighty Moisture by Mamma Mio.
What does the product do?
The product works in a duo way. The actual moisturiser is said to be a three in one wonder product. It performs the job of a moisturiser while nourishing, protecting and lifting the skin. It also promises to smooth out the skin, leaving it firmer and more toned. The product contains 11 different goodies for your skin including protein, vitamins and antioxidants, amongst others.
In addition, there is a booklet called face fitness which works along side the product itself. According to this, many women focus on the muscles in their body but ignore the muscles in their faces. It teaches you how to do specific exercises which keep the face firm and prevent the skin from becoming saggy. It claims that it leave behind it the effects of a face lift.
How do you use the product?
The product has been designed to be used as both a night and day moisturiser. It is to be applied to skin that is clean and dry. You need to take one small pump of the product and massage it gently into the skin on the face. You then need to follow it up by doing the 60 seconds worth of facial fitness.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a plastic bottle which has a white pump dispenser on the top which you push down on in order to release the product. The bottle is wrapped with a purple/pink label and the product comes with a ton of information about the ingredients, how it works and the benefits it will have. Also included in your kit will be a lovely little demonstration booklet describing how you carry out the facial fitness. The front of the booklet is a beautiful design created using blue and purple flowers.
The product isn't very cheap and will cost you around £37.50 for 50ml. I'm not sure if this product is available in the shops but I bought mine from the website lookfantastic and it is also available on other websites such as Amazon.
Aroma and consistency
The product has the consistency and colour that you would expect to see with a serum. The aroma that it has is a slightly herbal one that is mainly Lavender in my opinion. It's a relaxing one and it does smell like it is going to be good for my skin.
The product is simple to apply to the skin. It glides on to my face and it is absorbed almost instantly so you don't need to massage the product too much into the skin. It is really lightweight and it doesn't feel like you've applied a heavy night cream to your face so it's easy to sleep while wearing the product. It feels completely comfortable on the skin and doesn't make me feel greasy. It doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and it doesn't cause me to develop any blemishes, which is always a concern of mine with products of this type.
The product is advertised as being suitable for all skin types, and my skin type in oily with patches of dryness on my forehead. It moisturises my skin really well, so well that I don't feel like I need to apply my normal moisturiser, although this is a difficult habit to break. Somehow it manages to moisturise my skin without making it shiny but still moisturises the dry parts too.
The product doesn't leave my skin with a sheen on it so it looks completely natural. It seems to banish any dullness and gives my skin a healthy appearance and with continued use, I do feel like my skins condition is improving. My skin does seem more supple and I don't feel like any new wrinkles are forming but it hasn't got any worse with time. It feels very refreshing on the skin and I love knowing how many good things are included in the product.
This exercises are quite fun to do with your friends because they make you look really funny! It's not something you could see at your desk or on your way to work because you'd attract some really funny look. I can't tell if the exercises have toned my face but maybe it will with time. It's certainly not doing any harm.
This is a gorgeous light weight moisturising serum which also tones, firms, nourishes and protects the skin. It makes my skin feel soft and smooth, and look in a much better condition. It is moisturising enough for my skin but might not be enough for the drier skins. I don't rate the exercises too highly but then maybe with time, I'll see results. I love the moisturiser though and because it doubles up as a serum and night moisturiser, my make up bag is considerably lighter!
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