A little while ago I came across Miamoo Skincare on Twitter and Facebook. Miamoo was founded by Saira Khan who you might have watched in the first series of ‘The Apprentice’ and more recently a documentary showing her family’s journey to adopt her daughter Amara.
Spud has very dry skin and outbreaks of eczema and has had steroid and paraffin based creams on prescription since he was born and his eczema was first triggered (I will elaborate on what I believe did this at a later date). It was getting close to Christmas 2011 and there was a great offer on the Miamoo range using a code publicised on the Facebook page. I hopped over to the main website and was intrigued at the tagline ‘No Nasty Chemicals’ and ordered the Splashy Wash, Fresh Locks Shampoo, Huggy Lotion and Baba Oil.
I can honestly say, we haven’t been back to our GP for any lotions and potions since December 2011 when our Miamoo products arrived.
We actually only used to bathe Spud once a week and no more because even with the bath oils from our GP, it would completely dry his skin out. After each bath, we would slather him in the tub of thick, greasy prescription stuff and his skin would still be dry and itchy by the next morning.
Poor Spud. Pooh Bear has avoided eczema thus far and his skin has always been silky smooth. I could quite happily sit and stroke his soft belly all day and I am really glad to report that after regular use of the Miamoo wash products, lotion and oil, Spud’s skin is actually really soft now too!
A brilliant attribute of the Splashy Wash is that you get lots and lots of lovely bubbles in the bath :) Prescription bath oils do NOT make ANY bubbles and I was quite sad that the boys were missing out on this simple pleasure. A bath without bubbles is like tea without cake!
We had a week or so when we ran out of Miamoo products recently and you could really tell the difference with Spud’s skin. After a couple of baths in just plain water, his skin and his legs especially were rough and dry.
The range smells lovely too and the Fresh Locks Shampoo leaves the boys hair so shiny and soft. Spud is always getting comments on how gorgeous his strawberry blond hair is after a bath :) You only need a tiny amount of the shampoo at a time and I like to wet the boys’ hair, massage the shampoo in then leave it on for a few minutes. Both boys had really bad cradle cap which still recurs if we don’t use the Fresh Locks Shampoo so we can’t live without it.
I have concentrated mostly on the bath products for the pictures in this post but the Huggy Lotion and Baba Oil are also important additions to Spud’s skincare regime. We don’t usually use them all over Pooh Bear but he has a patch of dry skin on his face which is kept at bay and just bathing him in Miamoo products seems to suit his skin for now. The Huggy Lotion is really thin and very easily absorbed especially when compared to other creams we have used. You might wonder at first whether it will actually work if you are used to the thick creams like we were but it really does and it doesn’t leave your hands feeling all sticky and horrible. Spud’s skin condition isn’t so severe that we have to use the Baba Oil every night but we do use it after baths, which we now have every other night thanks to Miamoo. His skin is still soft the next day.
I actually think that not using steroid creams and replacing it with twice daily applications of Huggy Lotion has vastly improved Spud’s skin and we now only cream him once a day. My sister has suffered from eczema since she was little and I remember her being covered in cream and my parents putting boxing gloves on her hands at night in an attempt to help stop her scratching! I had envisaged this future for Spud too but it looks like we might have avoided that outcome and I truly believe it is with the help of Miamoo and Saira’s crusade.
The Miamoo website is a wealth of information as is the Facebook page. Saira tweets and updates facebook personally and she is really passionate about skincare and really knows her stuff. There are lots of skincare tips which take the form of bullet points meaning that they are easy and simple to read and follow.
Customer service is lovely and very personal and it is so nice to buy a product that not only works for us but is produced by such a lovely lady and her team. If you have any questions, Saira is always very enthusiastic in her response and suffering with sensitive skin herself she genuinely cares about yours and your baby’s skin.
You can buy the Miamoo range from the website and the price has just been lowered making it really affordable. It is also available on the highstreet at Boots (and on their website) and on Ocado.
So, how would you like to win a fabulous Travel Goodies set to see for yourself how brilliant the Miamoo range is????
The Travel Goodies set contains miniature:
Splashy wash, fresh locks, huggy lotion, baba oil, spritz and wipe , cheeky cream and a cotton cloth are in a clear plastic wallet.
It’s a great way to try out the range without buying the larger bottles and it would also make an amazing gift for pregnant ladies and new mums too.
Carrie – was picked at random using the number generator Random.Org
If you would like to be in with a chance of winning, please visit the Miamoo website here and comment on this blog post telling me:
Why you think Miamoo products are kind to skin and which product you would most like to try.
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The giveaway will end at midnight on Wednesday 12th September and will be drawn shortly after. Any entries made after this date will not be counted.
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N.B. We were sent products for the purpose of this review and also the Travel Goodies giveaway prize but we had already fallen in love with the Miamoo brand and this review has been written honestly.