Meet our new obsession.
It's a little treat called Tummy Rub Oil, by Mama Mio.
And, it's fabulous... Pregnant, or not!
Pickles & Ice Cream was lucky enough to have met with the National Sales Manager for MamaMio, (she's a jewel by the way), and she gave us an awesome presentation on their products. We are so pumped about this stuff, that we want to share everything that we learned with all of you.
She made a good point...
We will spend $200 on a piece of clothing that we wear occasionally,
but we are hesitant to spend money on something we wear every day...
"Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil is a super nourishing blend of the richest and most healing oils available. It absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling soft and nourished but not at all greasy. It super-hydrates your taut tummy to add elasticity, sparing you itchy belly syndrome and helping you win the battle against stretch marks. We offer an oil alongside our Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter as your skin naturally produces oil and therefore it is easily recognised and used. Every ingredient in Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil has a distinct moisturising purpose and is laden with Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) - Omegas 3, 6 & 9. Combined with our non-nauseating Gravida fragrance it is a tremendous stretch mark fighter.
The decision between Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil and Stretch Mark Butter is entirely yours. Do you prefer an oil or a butter they are both equally powerful at fighting stretch marks. For mega-tummies (does it feel like twins?) try layering Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil first and Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter second. With this dynamic duo in place, stretch marks wouldn't dare!" - ♥ mamamio.com
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Learn how to use the product for the best results...
Plus, what exactly is in this stuff??
Every ingredient in Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil has a distinct moisturising purpose and is laden with Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) - Omegas 3, 6 & 9. Our Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil is a perfectly balanced blend of four oils: Sweet Almond Oil - cold-pressed, rich in EFAs and very nourishing. Sweet Almond Oil is highly moisturising and quickly absorbed, leaving a soft sheen on the skin with no residue. Borage Oil - an ancient oil used in the Far East for thousands of years, it is one of the richest sources of EFAs, specifically gamma-linolenic acid (rich in Omega-6) which is very effective in healing damaged skin. Borage Oil is wonderfully moisturising and very active as it is quickly recognised and utilised by the skin. Wheatgerm Oil - rich in Vitamin E, this oil is amazingly healing and nourishing to the skin. Vitamin E is also useful for its role as a powerful anti-oxidant soaking up free radicals and helping the EFAs get on with their vital work. Rosehip Seed Oil - Very rich in EFAs (Omega-3 and Omega-6) which are beneficial for the treatment of distressed skin by providing intense moisturisation. This oil has the added benefit of naturally occurring trans-retinoic acid (think benefits of retin-A but without side effects) which is very helpful in preventing stretch marks.
So now you know why we feel so much affection for Tummy Rub Oil. It is a cunning blend of only four premium oils, rich in omega 3, 6 and 9, which we discovered are absolutely key to protecting your skin throughout the nine month s-t-r-e-t-c-h. You will notice that it sinks in quick... it is a completely un-oily oil! This has taken 15 years to perfect - in the first few batches it was orange and stained everything. But it is absolutely perfect now - colour-free, it won't stain your clothes (or your sheets or your husband!), soaks in immediately and is exactly what your skin craves. You will love the fragrance, Gravida, is a blend of ten safe and comforting essential oils that somehow smells just right. We get more feedback on our beautiful fragrance than any other.
Tummy Rub is available in an oil and in a butter - this is because some mama's like an oil and some like a cream. They are both equally amazing. It is your choice. We have lots of mamas who use the butter in the morning and the oil in the evening, which works really well if you just can't decide!
If you, like us, still love it long after pregnancy, don't feel you have to give it up. We all use it every morning after a shower on slightly damp skin on legs, arms, tum and bum - as it gives skin the same glow and softness enjoyed throughout pregnancy. Also the fragrance becomes a bit of an addiction - it is just exactly what we want our skin to smell like - clean and fresh and slightly fruity. It is brilliant at banishing winter lizard legs. In fact, we love it so much that we have now created Mama Mio O•Mega Body Oil for 2008 - everything you adore about Tummy Rub in a big pump bottle for every inch of you.
how to use
Rub on once a day in the first half of pregnancy and twice a day in the second - from above your boobs to below your bum and all the way round. In the beginning, you are rubbing it on for yourself ('stop stretch marks, stop stretch marks') but as the weeks go by and your tummy grows, it becomes a magic ritual of massaging your baby and a time to dream, thinking of names and what wonders await. You will want to use it for at least four months after baby has arrived in your world. This is because it helps keep your skin toned and tight as you shrink back down to normal. It is totally safe to use whilst breastfeeding. As with all skincare, just avoid the nipple area as your baby does not need a mouthful of tummy rub!
why it works
Every ingredient in Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil has a distinct moisturising purpose and is laden with - omega 3, 6 and 9 - superfood for the skin.
Our Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil is a perfectly balanced blend of four oils:
Sweet Almond Oil (cold-pressed to get the very best quality) is rich in all important omegas and very nourishing. It is highly moisturising and quickly absorbed, leaving a soft sheen on the skin with no residue.
Borage Oil is an ancient oil used in the Far East for thousands of years, it's one of the richest sources of omegas, specifically gamma-linolenic acid (rich in omega 6) is very effective in healing damaged skin. Borage Oil is wonderfully moisturising and very active as it is quickly recognised and utilised by the skin.
Wheatgerm Oil is rich in Vitamin E and is amazingly healing and nourishing to the skin. In addition Vitamin E is useful for its role as a power-full anti-oxidant, soaking up free radicals (so that's anti-aging) and helping those superfoods get on with their vital work.
Rosehip Seed Oil is very rich in omega 3 and omega 6, which are beneficial for the treatment of damaged and distressed skin by providing intense moisturisation. This oil has the added benefit of naturally occurring trans-retinoic acid (think benefits of retin-A but without side effects) which is very helpful in preventing stretch marks.
So now you know how much we care about what we put in our skincare, you should also know that we care just as much about what we DON'T put in. At Mama Mio we maintain a strict NO NASTIES policy. Every Mama Mio product is paraben free, petroleum free, sodium laureth and sodium lauryl sulfate free, colourant free and synthetic fragrance free!
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♥ www.mamamio.com ♥
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