Product Type: Mama Mio body care
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Mama Mio, here I go again - my my, how can I resist you?
Mama Mio Mighty Moisture
Member Name: cha97mw
Mama Mio Mighty Moisture
Advantages: lightweight and non-clogging, a little goes a long way, all natural
Disadvantages: only 6 months shelf life, no SPF
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.htm l
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.
Summary: Mighty power in a mini pot.