My previous post was about trying a new product and after a few weeks of using it I thought I’d let you know what it is and how I got on. The product is Mia Moo, it’s actually a product aimed at preventing dry skin for children which works just as well for anyone else really. It’s not a cure for psoriasis and doesn’t claim to be, it’s an aid to softer and healthier skin. Here is my review:
The world of skin care is difficult as a consumer as everyone promises so much and never deliver. There is only one other product at the moment that I would use which is Aveeno and compared Mia Moo to that (obviously ignoring the more medical moisturisers such as diprobase). What I find is I need something for daily use which the likes of Diprobase are not convenient as they are too greasy for wearing when you’re about to put on a good shirt and nice suit for work. I found Mia Moo soaks in a lot quicker and spreads more thinly and you don’t need too much. It dries quickly enough so in the morning when I get ready for work my skin is dry before getting dressed. It also goes on so quickly that I don’t have to get up any earlier than normal to allow for applying the body lotion.
The body wash is interesting. I was a little concerned that it has a scent as scented products usually irritate but Mia Moo doesn’t at all. The problem with body washes for psoriasis and dry skin is usually that they’re so mild that you don’t always feel clean after. Mia Moo leaves you feeling clean and, with the lemon fragrance, also refreshed. Your skin is not left feeling oily or dried out,you’ve found a great balance. Actually, it’s a great body wash for anyone who has a morning shower to help wake you up.
I was dubious about the baby oil as I have tried other ideas like this and have been pleasantly surprised. Yes it’s an oil so of course you feel a bit oily but it does soak in quite well and using it just before going to bed is a great idea. I used to plaster on diprobase at night which stains the sheets and can often make you feel uncomfortable in bed. I found with the baby oil that, in the morning, I can still feel some on my skin so it hasn’t all soaked in and it is the only product to date that I have found leaves my skin still feeling soft in the morning.
My routine is shower in the morning with Mia Moo body wash and use the body lotion. I don’t put any meds on at this point as all are greasy (even dovobet gel although it’s better than most) and I come back to the fact of not wanting to wear a suit feeling greasy. At night I re-apply the body lotion, let that soak in for about 20 mins and then apply my dovobet. Before going to bed I have then been putting the baby oil on as a final protection.
The only very minor issue with Mia Moo is the packaging as it is aimed for children but then who is to know that when I go to buy it that I haven’t got children. Not the most butch product to use I guess and, after having had this condition for over ten years now, I really don’t care. It works, it helps and has made my skin feel a lot more comfortable to be in. It is worth noting also that my skin did become clearer purely due to having less dry skin.
Mia Moo is available at Boots and Ocado although the Boots in Chelmsford do not seem to stock it. You can buy it on line though and it is fairly priced in my opinion when you compare it to other products on the market.
For more information on Mia Moo please visit www.miamoo.co.uk
One last note, thank you to Saira Kahn, teh foudner of Mia Moo, for sending me the samples. So glad I have been introduced to Mia Moo.