I first heard about Mio Skincare last year when I received one of their products in a Glossybox, the Clean Slate Face Wash from the Mama Mio range aimed at women during pregnancy. I really loved the product and I was excited to try more from the brand.
I was sent The Activist firming active body oil, a high intensity oil for dry skin. It is supposed to strengthen, moisturise and nourish dry and stressed skin. The vitamins and antioxidants in the oil restore elasticity and firmness. You can read the list of ingredients in the photograph below and what each ingredient does for the skin, a nice touch to the packaging. It also contains Calendula Oil which I wrote about in my review of the REN Lip Balm and seems to be the skincare ingredient right now.
I absolutely loved this product from the first time I used it. First of all, it smell divine, I think I would buy it for the scent alone, even if it did nothing for my skin. I've been a huge fan of body oils for year because I have very dry skin and I think oils work best at keeping my skin hydrated. This isn't the kind of oil that sits on your skin and means you have to wait to put any clothes on, it sinks into my skin straight away.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds body moisturising a bit of a chore, this has totally changed that for me, I actually look forward to it now and to be honest I don't know what I'm going to do once this bottle is finished because at €34.50 it's a lot more than I would usually be willing to pay for a body oil. Unfortunately I'm addicted now and I think I'm just going to have to splurge on this one. It's been great for getting my skin looking really healthy and radiant during the Summer months, it's the perfect follow up to a body exfoliation and feels amazing on your skin after shaving your legs too.
What I really love about this brand is that they are all about making the skin radiant and energetic and are totally against the term "anti-aging", which I think is a breath of fresh air in the beauty industry. This company, founded by four women is all about helping women to appreciate what they have and not comparing themselves to retouched advertising photographs. They are all about giving women confidence in themselves.
The products are available in Arnotts, Debenhams, Clerys, Space NK and selected pharmacies and spas nationwide.
Have your tried anything from Mio? What's your favourite body product?