Skincare brand Mama Mio originally started its journey over 12 years ago after one of its four female founders, Sian, became pregnant. Whilst the quartets hard working formulas didn’t officially hit retail shelves until several years later, Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter was in fact the first product developed by the company, sparking their move into reliable, effective pregnancy skincare containing both caring and gentle ingredients. Now – after 6 successful years on the market – the results of this rub are backed up by stacks of industry awards and recommendations from the likes of Jessica Alba and Claudia Schiffer. I passed over a pot to a pregnant friend to see if this highly praised butter really lives up to the hype.
S started using this when she was 3 and a half months gone, having already seen several stretch marks appear. Sticking to a routine daily application, not only has she seen a drastic decrease in the colour and prominence of the initial batch that occurred, but has also not had a single stretch mark appear since. With soothing ingredients such as Shea Butter and Rosehip Oil to protect, repair and moisturise, this creamy formula is the perfect weapon for increasing your skins elasticity both during and after your pregnancy.
Whilst I’m curious to try out a pot for myself to see how it fairs against the hefty marks I picked up during a growth spurt several years ago, anyone who is currently with baby and concerned about skin damage should certainly investigate picking up a pot; particularly as it contains no ingredients that could potentially harm your little one. Teamed with a gorgeous scent and rich texture, the results my friend has seen have left her completely and utterly sold.
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types.
AVAILABLE: Mamamio.com (£23 + free delivery)
BEST SUITED TO: Women at the start of their pregnancy.
BEAUTY BITE RATING: 5 out of 5 – does exactly what it claims.
*this product was a free sample obtained by the Beauty Bite*