Mio Skincare review

I am a low maintenance female when it comes to beauty regimes. I’ll do the basics but when it comes to make-up, cleansing, toning, deep conditioning, face masks, facials…nope.

I got in to a really good routine a few weeks ago of painting my nails, but then that sort of stopped. It’s just so hard to sit still for the time it takes for the nails to dry. No snacking, no fidgeting, nothing! I pluck my eyebrows and straighten my hair – I’d say that they’re my ‘superfluous’ beauty things above and beyond the basics society requires of me. And straightening my hair takes one minute as really is more an OCD thing of neatening things up as my hair is dead straight anyway…it sadly never curls (don’t get me started on blow drying though – takes forever!).

So when Mio Skincare contacted me to review a few items of their range I thought, “Me? Really?”. I had a look on their website and surprisingly wasn’t confused by the different products, which for me is a great start (BB cream anyone? What even is that??), but quite intrigued. This looks like my kinda stuff!

I was sent the Boob Tube+ Multi-Action Bust Firmer, the Workout Wonder Invigorating Muscle Motivating Gel and the Natural Dry Body Brush.

Boob Tube+ Multi-Action Bust Firmer

OK so when I first saw this product I was a bit like “well, this isn’t going to be that useful to me”. I’m not exactly the most blessed of women in that area. Cleavage – what’s that like?? But actually it’s not aimed at big breasted ladies looking for a cheap lift. It’s more to do with the skin quality around your boob-area – as in your chest and neck (décolleté if you will).

That area of the skin is very delicate and usually sees quite a bit of the sun, so wrinkles and lines (especially on the neck) are quite common. This product (from their website), aims to:

  • Keeps lines and crinkles at bay so thin skin stays smooth
  • Visibly healthier, fitter, glowing skin within days
  • Skin brightening actives take years off sun damaged skin

It has a whole bunch of rather impressive ingredients…

Thoughts? It smelt amazing and it absorbed into my skin like a dream. It left my skin feeling lovely and soft. I can’t confirm or deny my boobs are any more perky (I’m 27, small-boobed and have no kids, I can’t say I’ve had any issues in this area) but I do love this. It made me feel like I was doing something good for my skin.

Workout Wonder Invigorating Muscle Motivating Gel

This definitely got me excited. A moisturiser that helped relieve sore muscles?? Sign me up!

The idea is that it cools and ‘revs’ up your muscles, either pre or post workout. It has ingredients such as V-Tonic TM, extracts of Arnica, Horse Chestnut, Murumuru Butter, Spearmint and natural Magnesium to to help increase circulation, reduce inflammation and speed up recovery.

Thoughts? It smells lovely and minty and it definitely feels very cooling when you put it on. My legs were tingling, but in a very pleasant way. Again it absorbs easily without being greasy. I am a big fan of this. I used it after the marathon and it was a dream.

Natural Dry Body Brush

I’m sure all us females have tried using a body brush before in the desperate hopes of reducing/eliminating cellulite. Anyone succeeded? Yeah didn’t think so. Cellulite is the curse of 99% of women, whether it’s a smattering of tiny dimples or the full-blow orange peel, cottage cheese effect. It sucks but it’s life. This body brush is aimed reduce cellulite by helping with lymphatic drainage and removing toxins. It’s also aimed to exfoliate the skin making it softer and smoother.

It’s made of natural boar bristles and has rubber massage nodules so gives a nice feel to the massaging. You can brush dry or wet though I preferred dry, just before I got into the shower.

Thoughts? I liked using it on my legs mainly to get rid of dead skin cells. It left them nice and soft. I had to make sure I moisturised afterwards though as I found it can dry out your skin. As for smoothing…the jury’s out. It did liven up my legs a bit and increase blood flow but as for giving me Victoria Secret-esque worthy legs, doubtful. But it was a nice treat that I’ll probably do it once every week at the weekend to keep myself nice and exfoliated.

Overall, very high-quality feeling products that made me feel like I was treating myself.

What are you absolute musts for your beauty regime?

Would you say your high or low maintenance?

What is your least part of your beauty regime? Mine is blow-drying my hair. I’d happily pay someone to do it for me while I did something else.

**Full Disclosure: I was sent these products for free in exchange for a review. All thoughts are my own honest ones.**

10 Replies to “Mio Skincare review”

  1. I am as low maintenance as possible! I do wash my face and use moisturiser- I have skin that is a right pain and gets dry and flaky very easily (nice), and I pluck my eyebrows and straighten my hair when I can be bothered (which takes a good 15-20 mins because I have to do it in so many sections!)- and paint my nails. I tell you what you need- Sally Hansen stuff in a red bottle- some sort of quick dry top coat. Basically you apply nail polish, leave for 2 mins, put the Sally Hansen stuff on and it’s touch dry within seconds- amazing. Plus it makes it last longer too. But no makeup thanks. And no hair styling- basically straightened to neaten it, or a ponytail if I can’t be bothered/ have no time.
    I do like minty lotions but I find they can sting a bit if I use them on my legs after shaving them. Something like that is so nice after a run though, very soothing.
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    1. What is this miracle product!! I seriously need to get this, thanks for highlighting. I like having my nails painted but it’s just so annoying to wait around.
      There was no sting after shaving I must say but I’m not that sensitive.
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  2. Also very low maintenance! Hair in a plait for work and literally no beauty-regime to speak of until the past year when I’ve started to moisturise my face after a shower. I rarely wear makeup unless I’m going out.
    I tend to straighten or curl my hair if I’m going out and I wish it only took one minute for me! But, because my hair is so damn thick it probably takes a good 15-20 minutes of actual straightening time after I’ve already spent ages drying it. Such a faff!
    Anything that relieves muscles after a run is a winner to me! Glad that you got on with the gel post marathon. 🙂
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    1. I wish someone would teach me how to use make-up. I wore it for my wedding and thought I looked quite nice – like it highlighted my features nicely. I started wearing a bit of light foundation/moisturiser afterwards but then it just got too much faff in the morning and I stopped…I couldn’t really tell the difference either to be honest.
      I’m lucky that though my hair is long it’s not that thick so I just do two sections and it’s done. If it took any longer I probably wouldn’t bother!
      AnnaTheApple recently posted…Rants and Raves #21My Profile

  3. I’ve often seen these products in Oliver Bonas – the muscle gel sounds great. I’d say I’m low maintenance considering my blog started life as a make-up blog – I do always always take my make-up off at night though! x
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