plus there is a lovely flannel in there too, it retails for £15.00 and is great if you want to try out their products before committing to buying full size ones. Also great to take for a short break or even in your hospital bag.
fresh lock shampoo ( brimming with lavender & geranium) I found nice smelling not as strong as other baby shampoos but a nice subtle smell, you only need a little to make a lather and left hair feeling clean and fresh.
Splashy wash (brimming with lemon oil & aloe vera) doesnt have any smell to it and also lathers well to wash with, I found it pleasent on the skin and a nice clean feel after using it.
spritz and wipe ( overflowing with lime water & minerals) i used to spray on my aching legs and its actually really cooling and refreshing, im going to be popping this in my hospital bag. also good for babys bottom and im sure I am going to find many other uses for this too.
baba oil (infused with lavender & sweet almond oil) once again a gentle smell great for giving baby, little ones or yourself a massage after, a little bit goes a long way too just warm up on your hands and away you go.
huggy lotion (crammed with sweet almond & marshmallow extract) this as with all the other products has a very delicate barely there smell, is a nice texture neither too thick or thin. It rubs in really quickly and easily also leaving skin feeling nice and soft.
cheeky cream great for those sore little bums ( not had a chance to test it for this yet) is not dissimilar to sudocrem in its texture and thickness and has a similar but more delicate fragrance.
Chloe started suffering with very dry skin about a month before a family wedding last year. At first we thought it was due to milk catching under her chin but after feeding her differently and making sure we kept the area dry, nothing helped. So, we made a trip to the doctor.
Eczema! We’re not quite sure why are neither of us have suffered with eczema, nor the older children but, Chloe does.
The doctor gave us some heavy duty cream. It was very greasy, didn’t smell good and after a good week of using the stuff, it didn’t seem to help.
The wedding came and although she looked gorgeous (nearly as lovely as the bride), we weren’t able to shift the red rash.
It did start to clear up on it’s own and she went back to “normal” but a few months ago, her skin started to get very dry again and she got red blotches – under her legs this time – maybe it’s to do with the time of year?
Another trip to the doctor and he said to use the same cream we used on her last time, which we had loads of left but it didn’t solve anything.
On top of the cream we tried other options, we stopped using products in the bath, we stopped using any skin care products, we tried using different skins care products and keeping her skin open to the air all day long. None of this stopped her skin from drying out or stopping her rash being so raw.
And then, I suppose by chance, I was on Twitter and saw that Saira Khan (@IamSairaKhan) had retweeted a review of the skincare product miamoo. After reading the review I found out the product was excellent for dry skin conditions like eczema, over 98.5% natural and free from a wealth of harsh ingredients.
I mentioned to Saira about Chloe’s skin condition and she kindly offered to send a pack of travel goodies for us to try on Chloe. Well, it wouldn’t hurt.
As promised, a few days later a pack arrived on our doorstep. Chloe’s skin was as dry as ever and her back and stomach were also getting dryer and dryer.
With nothing to lose, I popped the pack open and was surprised to see how much you get in there.
You need to follow a 3 step routine – cleanse (pop her in the bath), moisturise (slap some cream on), then massage (tickle). It seemed easy enough.
Bath time came and I popped her into the water, this time with miamoo shampoo, splashy wash and spritz and wipe. Chloe had no issue with the shampoo and it didn’t seem to hurt her eyes. It smelt find and she giggled after spritzing her face clean.
Out of the bath, it was time to dry off and so the next step. There’s a lotion which I used to cover pretty much her whole body, then the cheeky cream which was quite thick so I used it on the “problem” areas – particularly behind her legs and at the back of her neck.
Then more spritz. This stuff I loved. Every time I did it she giggled – I mean properly giggled. It’s quite cold but she loved the surprise of it hitting her skin so we played the game of me chasing her around the house threatening to spritz her!
By this time, Skint Mum wasn’t too pleased with me. It was bed time after all and I had spent the last 10 minutes chasing a tired toddler around the house, getting her hyped up before I handed over to Skint Mum to do the last of the bed time routine. To be fair, I do hype her up most nights so Skint Mum has nothing new to be annoyed about….
I let Skint Mum do step 3. This was massaging with baba oil. When she was on maternity leave, she did a mother and baby massage course with the local Sure Start centre. It was nice watching them massage most evenings but when the oil ran out, we didn’t replace it and the massages phased out.
Now we had this massage oil, Skint Mum was really happy to have some time to connect with Chloe again and it relaxed her and settled her so bed time went smoothed that we had expected.
The next morning, Chloe’s skin was softer. I was slightly amazed how quickly this stuff was working so we carried on.
We didn’t do the whole routine everyday as there are quite a lot of products to use and it does take a bit of time but, I used the cheeky cream through the day, and chased Chloe every now and then with the spritz clean her sticky fingers!
The skin on her body is now soft like when she was a baby. She is still marked behind her knee but the dryness has gone and you can see that it’s becoming like normal skin again, not scabby and weeping like it was before.
I am really happy with the miamoo products and will continue to use them on Chloe.
MiaMoo recently sent out a travel set to trial and review. This was Skye’s opportunity to get involved again as the products are aimed at children and babies containing all natural ingredients.
The travel pack was in a neat little case and included – Muslin cloth, Splashy wash, Fresh locks, Baba oil, Huggy lotion, Spritz and wipe and Cheeky cream.
All the products in the kit are 30ml, this is perfect to slip in your bag and take out and about with you. It’s suitable for babies, children and adults and all the ingredients have been carefully selected to be suitable for all skin types especially dry.
Heavenly oil, great for hair, body and baby massage.
I love how MiaMoo state the percentage of the naturalness in their products. The rating for this particular oil is 99.1% – Pretty damned high!
Suitable for all skin types and ages. The products all smell exactly how you expect a baby to smell, they just have that nice clean scent to them that you just can’t buy – Until now!
A refreshing citrus spritz packed with minerals that has multi uses
A multifunctional product that can be used for de-tangling hair, cleansing, toning and just a general refreshing cooling spray. A lovely fresh smell of lime is the perfect scent for this spray.
98% naturally sourced product puts it as one of the highest in the pack.
A non greasy daily moisturiser
The Huggy lotion is suitable for use on hands, body and face. The cream soaks nicely into the skin leaving it soft to touch and flawless to look at. A combination of orange, almond and marshmallow leaves a lovely scent to the skin.
A non-greasy moisturiser is always a winner in my book, who wants to feel sticky! 98% naturally derived. Perfect for smoothing out dry, flaky skin.
A natural barrier cream great for adults and babies
Cheeky cream is a barrier cream helping create a waterproof barrier for hands, face and even baby’s bottoms. No harsh chemicals unlike other barrier creams and isn’t this what we need for our babies skin!?
98% naturally derived. Helping calm the skin and help with nappy rash.
Refreshing citrus shower/body wash
This is one of my favourites as its fragranced with lemon. Again as with all MiaMoo products it’s suitable for all skin types and ages, it’s great to know you can go to this brand and not have to check the suitability for your skin.
97% naturally derived and suitable for use on skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Soothing shampoo for shiny bouncy locks
Don’t think the product name limits this product, it’s actually suitable for body, face and hair. It also has has natural anti bacterial properties.
Stacked full of goodness such as Aloe Vera, Soya Bean and Vitamin E this is a great wash for all the family.
97% naturally derived. This shampoo does not strip the the body’s essential oils.
I love this brand especially coming from a family background riddled with skin problems and always having to check the ingredients on products before buying. With MiaMoo this would never be something I have to think about as I know all their products are no less than 97% natually sourced and suitable for all ages and skin types.
Overall I would recommend the miamoo travel kit, the kit contains everything you need for a full beauty routine and makes for perfect light packing for travel. The products all have a multi-purpose use which is fantastic.
We are obsessive label readers in this house, and when it comes to skincare, even more so. If SLS, parabens or other synthetic chemicals make an appearance, no matter how pretty and appealing the packaging, it’s not coming home with us. So I was thrilled to be offered a chance to review the miamoo skincare travel pack which claims to be as natural as possible and free from parabens and SLS – especially as it arrived just in time for our half-term trip to London.
I was driving, but still didn’t want to take lots of bags with me and this kit was perfect as it has everything we would need for a couple of days away and I could even fit the toothbrushes in the bag.
I loved the colours and fun design of the packaging and the bottle sizes are perfect. At 30ml each container complies with airline carry-on liquids regulations and the purse is zippable and transparent.
Both girls suffer from mild eczema and I have occasional flare ups as well, so all skincare has to be sensitive enough not to irritate, but clever enough to help the sensitive skin heal if needed. miamoo’s founder, Saira Khan thought the same and having tried most products already available, took the bull by the horns and created her own products which became miamoo skincare. During her research, Saira learnt all about the nasties contained in most commercially produced skincare and took steps to avoid them at all costs. In fact, the miamoo range is clearly labelled with ingredients and any preservatives necessary to give the products shelf-life are as naturally derived as possible.
So to our home test of the travel set.
In the bag are:
Splashy Wash – a gently foaming body wash with citrus notes to ensure a refreshing experience. We used this most as it meant we had soap to hand when out and about and all loved it.
Fresh Locks Shampoo – a mild shampoo that is perfect for washing little people’s hair with a lavender fragrance to calm and relax. I tried it out as well and was pleased by how clean my greasy hair felt afterwards!
Spritz & Wipe – I tried this on my face to freshen up, but as I still had make up on, found it stung a little (probably from the limewater in it), but Bunny thought it was a great way of cleaning her face and much preferred it to the usual flannel and water method and it also helped with brushing the knots out of Bear’s over-twizzled hair! I also used it while out and about to clean Bear during nappy changes, rather than using chemical wipes or having to seek out running water. This is a fantastic dual purpose spray.
Huggy Lotion – this non-greasy moisturiser was effective enough for us all to use to avoid dryness after our baths/showers and wasn’t sticky or watery which meant no delays to getting dressed after we applied it.
Cheeky Cream – this has been my favourite of the products. We used this ultra-thick cream on Bear’s sore bits between nappy changes and if I spotted either of them itching, rubbed some into the affected area quickly. Funnily enough, after I’d done it once, they both suddenly developed severe cases of itching all over and insisted I apply more cream. I think they liked the feel of this cream, as well as its miracle healing effects!
Baba Oil – a sweet almond and lavender infused oil for extra moisturising or gentle massage. I wish I’d had this when Bear was small as we used to love our baby massage sessions. Nowadays, she just liked rubbing this into my back, her legs and, well pretty much anywhere! Oh and it’s also a great deep conditioning treatment for hair too!
Of course, the best way to test a product that claims to be for sensitive skin is to try it on some sore bits and see what happens. And as these before and after photos show, the Cheeky Cream really did work its magic as the itchy redness had completely disappeared after just a couple of applications. Which is far better than nasty skin-thinning eczema cream we use normally!
As we were only away for a short time, I have continued to carry some of the products in my handbag to use when we’ve been out for the day or even just out shopping. Their size is very handbag/changebag friendly and a little goes a long way, so they seem to be lasting well.
I am naturally dubious of claims to be suitable for the most sensitive skin, but these products are so natural, they really do live up to expectations. I love them and it would seem the girls do too by their keenness to keep using them. At £15 for the full set, this would make a lovely gift for a new mum, or is perfect for a trip away to have all bases covered. They’re also a great size for testing the products out before buying the full size ones – and then you have refillable mini bottles to keep in your bag when you discover how good they are too!