Saturday 24 May 2014

miaoo – Natural Skincare for Babies and Children

It’s the Bank Holiday weekend and I’ve decided to dedicate today at least to catching up on some well over due blog posts. Life seems to have gone from busy to madness in recent months and I have to say I’m finding it hard to keep up at the moment :)

So, if the next few blog posts seem very PR sample focussed, I apologise, but if I don’t catch up on myself a little, they will never get written. I’ve had some fabulous opportunities to try out some great products as potentials for my boutique in addition to more general pr samples in recent months.  And in addition I also have an array of posts for products etc I have purchased too, so loads waiting in the wings to be shared with you.
One of the first to share is the natural skincare range for babies and children from miamoo. Miamoo was founded by Saira Khan who was runner up on the first UK series of The Apprentice.

Saira had suffered from extremely dry, sensitive skin for many years and this led her to start researching ingredients and formulations in skincare products. What she found were a host of synthetic ingredients used in so many products on the market targeting people like herself with dry, sensitive skin conditions. This personal journey like so many before her, led Saira to formulate her own natural skincare products and miamoo offer 6 key products for babies and children which can also be used by adults too.

I was given the opportunity to try out their travel set which has all 6 items in mini sizes and retails at £15.00:
  • Splashy wash 30ml – refreshing citrus shower/body wash
  • Fresh locks 30ml – soothing shampoo for shiny bouncy locks
  • Baba oil 30ml – heavenly oil, great for hair, body and baby massage
  • Huggy lotion 30ml – a non greasy daily moisturiser
  • Spritz and wipe 30ml – a refreshing citrus spritz packed with minerals that has multi uses
  • Cheeky cream 10ml – a natural barrier cream great for adults and babies
The first thing to say is that I love the colourful and fun packaging. The girls loved using these products and bath time was lots of fun whilst using this set of goodies.

Splashy Wash 

I really love the names of the product items in this range. This was one of the elements that the girls picked up on and enjoyed asking for splashy wash and huggy lotion in fits of giggles when being bathed. The splashy wash was a lovely citrusy smell and the girls used it to wash with as well as a bubble bath. It lathers up well and the girls enjoyed using it.

Ingredients on miamoo’s website are listed in categories:

Natural ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Lemon oil, Aloe vera gel, Soya bean extract, Jojoba extract, Chamomile extract, Tocopherol, Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Geraniol,

Naturally derived ingredients: Disodium cocoampho-diacetate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Coco glucoside, Citric acid, Glyceryl oleate, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Tocopheryl acetate, Hydrolysed silk,

Synthetic preservative ingredients: Benzyl alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium sorbate, Tocopheryl acetate, Sodium Benzoat

Fresh Locks 3 in 1 Wash

This 3 in 1 wash for the face, body and hair and contains aloe vera, jojoba, soya bean, rosemary, silk and vitamin E extracts to moisturise the skin and hair.

This again was lovely to use and washed the girls’ hair well leaving no residue behind. It smelt good and the girls were keen to use it until it ran out – much to their disappointment.

Natural ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Aloe vera gel, Jojoba extract, Geranium oil,
Rosemary extract, Lavender oil, Soyabean extract, Tocopherol, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Citral

Naturally derived ingredients: Disodium cocoampho-diacetate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Coco glucoside, Citric acid, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Silk

Synthetic ingredients: Benzyl alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium sorbate, Sodium Benzoate

Spritz and Wipe

Sprit and Wipe has 4 uses. Made with limewater and minerals, this spritz cleanses, moisturises and freshens the skin. Spritz and Wipe is made with bitter orange extract to freshen, vitamin E to moisturise and the minerals of magnesium, copper, iron and silicon to help tone the skin.

As they share on their website, you can use Spritz and Wipe as follows:

As a toner - spritz onto a cotton wool pad and wipe over face to remove traces of make-up after cleansing. Leaves skin clean and toned.

As a cleanser for baby - mucky hands and bottoms? No problem, spritz onto a cotton pad, face cloth or wipe. Leaves hands and bottoms clean, moisturised and fresh.

As a detangler for hair – spritz onto hair after shampooing and comb through to detangle, no need to wash out. Use on dry hair to freshen up and condition.

As a cooling spritz in the summer – Keep in the fridge to cool and spritz whenever you need an instant cooling down. Great in the summer as an after sun on delicate young skins.

Great for travel- Skin saver whilst flying. Use the spritz on your long haul flight to keep the skin on your face, legs and feet, hydrated, fresh and moisturised.

Natural ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Chamomile extract, Tocopherol, Small leafed lime extract, Aloe vera gel, Orange flower water

Naturally derived ingredients: Butylene Glycol, Citric acid, Alcohol denat, Copper ferment, Iron ferment, Magnesium ferment, Zinc ferment, Silicon ferment

Synthetic ingredients: Benzyl alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium sorbate, Sodium Benzoate

Huggy Lotion

In addition to splashy wash, this was the other product that my girls loved both for its ease of application and also for its name. Applying the lotion was interspersed with fits of giggles and lots of hugs for Mummy which was great fun.

The lotion is made with orange flower water, sweet almond oil, marshmallow extract, wheat protein, silk and jojoba seed oil providing intensive moisturisation for dry skin. A little went a long way and the skin was left feeling lovely and nourished.

Natural ingredients: Aqua, Orange flower water, Sweet almond oil, Glycerin
Grapeseed oil, Maize starch, Jojoba oil, Marshmallow extract, Tocopherol

Naturally derived ingredients: Cetearyl alcohol, Olivoyl hydrolyzed wheat protein, Ethylhexyl palmitate, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Glyceryl stearate, Alcohol denat

Synthetic ingredients: Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl alcohol, Ethylhexyl-glycerin, Potassium sorbate

Cheeky Cream

This cream was thicker than the huggy lotion as the name would suggest and would make an ideal nappy cream. It was ideal for really dry patches and although takes a while longer to do so, absorbs well into the skin. If it full of sweet almond oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, wheat protein and castor seed oil to help provide deep moisturisation coupled with zinc, beeswax and carnuba wax which provides a waterproof barrier for the skin.

Natural ingredients: Water, Almond oil, Zinc oxide, Shea butter, Glycerin, Cocoa butter, Xanthan gum, Beeswax, Castor seed oil, Tocopherol, Chamomile extract, Carnuba wax, Rosemary extract, Calendula extract

Naturally derived ingredients: Glyceryl stearate SE, Cetearyl alcohol, Ethylhexyl palmitate, Stearic acid, Olivoyl hydrolyzed wheat protein, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl stearate, Retinyl palmitate, Hydrogenated castor oil, Zinc Oxide

Synthetic ingredients: Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl alcohol, Ethylhexyl-glycerin, Potassium sorbate

Baba Oil

And the last product in our travel pack was Baba Oil. This was a life saver for little Jess as she was suffering quite badly at night with leg cramps whilst we were trying the products out. I used it regularly and it was easy to administer with the spray bottle, easily absorbed with a light lavender scent, nothing overpowering.  It’s made with sweet almond oil , sesame seed oil, lavender oil and vitamin E.

Natural ingredients: Lavender oil, Sweet almond oil, Sesame seed oil, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol

Naturally derived ingredients:  Isopropyl myristate, Vitamin E acetate

Overall I liked the miamoo range for babies and children and miamoo give lots of uses for their products on their website plus other useful information for those with dry, sensitive skin issues.

Their full size products retail from £5.00 - £7.50 each which makes it affordable for most people too.

If you’d like to find out more, then you can pop across to their website, connect with them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

Have any of you used this range on your children or yourselves? If you have then please do leave me a comment below. I always love to hear from you.

Until next time x


Disclaimer: I was given a travel size set of all 6 of maimoo’s products to try out for possible inclusion in my boutique. All opinions are my own honest thoughts and feelings on the products concerned, no one else’s.

UPDATE: Sadly Miamoo Skincare are no longer trading. 


1 comment

  1. Wow! This is nice informative blog for me. This blog gives the information about Kidskin care. I have two children one 2years old another is 6years old. Can I use this product for my 6year kid?
    Thanks again for this post. Keep writing.


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