Fit Body, Fit Mind, Fit Skin with Mio Skincare
Tuesday, 27th October, 2015
Mio Skincare (*)
Diet and exercise play a huge part of a healthy lifestyle but what about skincare? When it comes to fitness products what immediately comes to mind is trainers, sports bras, leggings, water bottles and earphones but what about moisturisers, muscle relaxers, bath soaks, body buffs and energy boosting gels?
Mio Skincare are a chemical free skincare brand that have a range of products of which aid in motivating the skin for exercise, helping those troublesome areas and relaxing the body post workout. Their large range means that they’ve covered all areas, from boobs, bums and tums, arms and cellulite to muscles, skin and even the mind. Their formulas are free from parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, xenoestrogens, phthalates, PEG’s and glycols so there are no harmful nastiest being soaked up by your fit self.
I was lucky enough to try 3 of their most popular products and give you my feedback!
I already know what you’re thinking and I thought the same, no gels or creams in the world can tone, lift or firm skin. However although this is no miracle product, unlike most that claim to ‘lift and largen’ breasts this is not what Mio are about. The Boob Tube+ product is targeted to improve the skin by making it smoother, healthier, glowing and nourished. It contains ingredients such as Chinese Angelica Root, Gotu Kola Leaf, Cucumber, White Mulberry, Omega 3 and Shea Butter all in which aid in creating that smooth and plump appearance.
The formula itself is a thick cream with a refreshing lemon scent in which on application smoothes over the skin leaving it feeling soft, nourished and non sticky. On the first application I already noticed that my skin felt smoother and ‘tighter’. After 1 week of using the product I could see that the skin tone looked more even and the area itself felt incredibly supple. After 2 weeks I could visually see the difference in the texture, tone and overall appearance as my boobs looked smooth and ‘healthy’ in way that small veins and fine lines where less visible and the skin was plump. I honestly love this product, its nasty free ingredients and delicate formula means it can even be used on your face – bingo!
Anything with the word ‘yoga’ in the title immediately conjures up a peaceful, tranquil setting that makes your body feel incredibly relaxed and to be honest that’s exactly what this product does. Targeted to ease the body and mind these products aid in relieving stressed, tense and tired muscles (great for post workout) as well as calming and reenergising the mind.
The bath soak contains Epsom salts, sage, basil, murumuru butter, arnica, horse chestnut, fig, v-tonic and andiroba oil, all of which bind together to create this incredibly spa like magical scent. All it takes is one glug of the Liquid Yoga under a running tap to turn your bathroom into a tranquil haven. And the best thing is that once you step out of the tub the experience continues. My skin felt incredibly soft, clean and re-energised as though I’d was winding down from a 25minute massage. Again another highly recommended product which I will be buying!
Described as an ‘energy shot’ for your muscles this product is targeted to uplift your mood, energise your muscles and set you ready for the workout or refreshed post run. The product itself contains V-Tonic, Horse Chestnut, Chamomile, Fig, Shea Butter, Spearmint Leaf and Peppermint which help to cool and revitalise your skin pre or post workout. This was my least favourite from the 3 I tried as aside from the uplifting scent that did give me an energy boost and the satisfying cooling sensation from the mint on my tired muscles the actual effect of the cream didn’t aid towards easing any aches, pains or felt like it sped up any recovery. Due to this I’ve started to use the product more as a pre workout cream to uplift my mood, energise my mind and use the scent to get my body ready for exercise which is great.