miamoo – travel goodies
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Today I am reviewing a travel set of skincare goodies from miamoo, a natural skincare brand created by runner-up of the first ever Apprentice series, Saira Khan. Saira set up miamoo after years of suffering with extremely dry and sensitive skin, and all of the products in the range can be used by both adults and children.
The miamoo range uses natural ingredients such as chamomile, orange flower water and cocoa butter – and there are no nasties, the full range is free of parabens, sulfates and other chemical nasties that can irritate the skin.
This little kit of travel goodies* from miamoo contains 6 skincare products, plus a soft flannel, all gathered together in a clear pouch. The overall kit is quite small and would fit nicely in a suitcase without taking up much room. Each product is only very small (the bottles are 30ml and the pot is 10ml) and probably won’t last very long, but they’re enough for a week away and you can always refill the little bottles afterwards for another use.
My first impression of the packaging was that it is fuss-free and sensible. I think the names of some of the products are a little twee ‘baba oil’ and ‘huggy lotion’ for example, but I love the cute little cow sketches on each bottle and I can understand why these products would appeal to children. The individual bottles don’t explain what each product is for so I had to check on the miamoo website – although I am assuming that the full size products will have usage directions and information about the product on the labelling.
huggy lotion is the first product that I tried, it’s an unscented white moisturising lotion that can be used on the face, hands or body. It’s fairly light but does need a bit of rubbing in, and I have been using it as a body lotion. I haven’t tried it on my face yet, but I think it would suit my combination skin as it’s not greasy or oily at all. A really good general purpose lotion, I love the fact that you can use huggy lotion all over your body – apparently it’s great as an aftershave lotion too!
fresh locks shampoo is another simple but good multi-tasking product. Although it is called a shampoo you can actually use it on your face and body, as well as on your hair. Personally I’ve kept away from using it on my face as I don’t like the thought of using the same product on my face as I use on my hair, but it is really gentle and I have been using it to wash my hair. I suffer from an itchy scalp and this fresh locks shampoo doesn’t irritate my scalp like a lot of shampoos do – I do need to use quite a lot of it to get a good lather though.
baba oil is a true multi-tasking lifesaver product, it is a mix of natural oils and has many uses. It can be used on the face and body as an intensive moisturiser, as a cuticle oil on your hands, as a hot oil hair treatment, as a massage oil for tired feet, to prevent stretch marks in pregnancy, for baby massage… the list goes on! I have been using it on my hands and feet, gently massaging for a couple of minutes each evening before bed – you can see from the image above that it makes my feet look lovely and soft. I’m a big fan of hot oil hair treatments too, so I have that task next on the list for this baba oil. The only downside to this product is that it squirts out of the bottle in a big dribble and it can get a bit messy!
splashy wash is the next product, another foaming wash product that can be used on both the face and the body. Whilst this is another nice cleanser, I’m not sure why you would buy this if you had the fresh locks shampoo as they seem to double up a bit. splashy wash does say that it is particularly beneficial for those with especially dry skin though, so perhaps worth giving it a go if you suffer from this. It’s also recommended as a bubble bath for baby – just pour a little bit under running water for soft, cleansing bubbles.
cheeky cream is the intensive moisturiser of the pack, suitable again for the face, hands or body. It’s much richer than the Huggy Lotion and reminds me of those good old-fashioned moisturisers like Astral. cheeky cream has a feint almond scent, and leaves skin feeling very moisturised although it does take a while to completely rub in. It’s a bit too rich for my face as I have combination skin, but I think this would be perfect for dry skin and it’s great for elbows, knees and hard-working hands too.
spritz and wipe is the final product, and once again this one has many uses. It can be spritzed onto a cotton wool pad as a toner, and this is how I have been using it, but it can also be spritzed directly onto the face in hot weather (keep in the fridge for instant refreshment!). It can also be used as an instant clean-up cleanser for babies and children – spritz onto cotton wool or a tissue for a natural alternative to a baby wipe. Or how about using as a conditioning detangler for hair – just spray onto just-washed damp hair and it conditions and detangles (no need to wash out).
So, overall this miamoo travel goodies pack covers just about every beauty and clean-up task you might need for yourself and your family. It’s small and portable so you can take it with you wherever you go, plus you know that the ingredients within the products aren’t causing you or your children any harm. All of the miamoo products are great value too (a lot of natural brands can be quite expensive) prices for the full size bottles start at just £5 for 125ml of huggy lotion. I think my favourite out of the miamoo skincare products is the baba oil (although I still don’t like the name!) – it’s a real multi-tasker and has so many uses.
This travel goodies set is priced at £15, available from miamoo. I am pleased to be able to offer my readers 10% off miamoo products, just enter the discount code ‘BLOG13’ when you checkout at www.miamoo.co.uk to take advantage.
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