Mia Mariu *Review and Giveaway (US/CAN)*

Mia is a natural health and beauty products company created to provide women with the opportunity to run a home-based business.  Jeanie Price’s (founder and CEO) hope was to create a way for women to not have choose between spending time with their families and running a business.  Products are available exclusively through Independent Advisers and online.   Ms. Price has found a way to harness the powers of social networking and eCommerce to build an extraordinary company that is helping women succeed all over.

I had the opportunity to review some of the Natural Botanicals Collection, including the Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser, the Anti-Aging Brightening Serum, Anti-Aging Eye-treatment and a sample of the microdermabrasion set. 

The cleanser is made with sea kelp and aloe and is probably one of the most amazing feeling cleansers I’ve tried.  I’m fairly faithful to my brand but I absolutely loved this. It felt so good and smelled absolutely amazing.  Mia boasts that this cleanser is especially effective for those with extremely sensitive skin including rosacea, as well as for all skin types.  I have a moderately oily skin type, especially since moving to where humidity is my mortal enemy.   Being someone that already has a fairly regimented skin treatment I haven’t noticed a difference in the way my skin feels using it; however, I have fairly sensitive skin and I have had no bad reactions to this product.  No breakouts and dry-outs or anything like that.

The Skin Brightening Serum was something I was super excited about.  I’ve never used a product like this, just products that have all encompassing effects similar to this product.  Dark spots and wrinkles are no match for a product like this.  This serum has anti-aging peptides and skin-brightening botanicals that improve the look of your skin.  It is light feeling and oil free, which is something that I look for in the products I use.  I really wish that I could use this product long-term to provide some real insight to how the anti-aging properties affect my skin.  If you aren’t using a skin-care regimen I highly recommend you do, no matter how old (or young) you are.  Like I mentioned before, I have been using a fairly regimented program since high school and the benefits of caring about your skin BEFORE you start to see problems is priceless.  While I believe I’ve been blessed with good genes (my mom and grandmother have killer skin), we all use the same products and I think that also plays a big role in how my skin looks, and will look in the future. 

Anti-Aging Eye Treatment – Being a mom who doesn’t get a lot of sleep, using eye-creams is something that I try to do on a regular basis.  I noticed an almost immediate response to using this product, which is great because I can pass that information onto you.  It absolutely helped with the overall brightness around my eyes, any puffiness I had, and while not completely eliminating dark circles I noticed that it has helped with that in the short review period.  Happily, Mia knew exactly what they were doing in creating this product. By combining ingredients like Japanese Green Tea, Aloe and Vitamins B5 and E, they have a created something great in this product.

Microdermabrasion isn’t something that I do very often, in fact I think I’ve only done it like two other times.  The benefits to the skin are incredible.  Our skin cells regenerate and we have dead skin on our bodies.  By buffing that away we can immediately see positive results.  Utilizing microdermabrasion in your skin care regimen can reduce the appearance of scars and acne scars.  This kit is incredible!  It’s warming…I know right?  How amazing is that?  It felt incredible and my skin looked and felt wonderful.

My thoughts:

This is a great skin-care line, especially if you are looking a Botanical/Natural type product to use on your skin.  When comparing it to another similar brand it runs equal in price, and slightly more expensive for some products.  But when you compare it to some of the extremely high end products that you can find at places like Nordstroms and Sephora this is an extremely accessible brand.  I really like the whole picture of the company and the goal of the founder.  When looking for brands to support and products to buy I find myself, more and more, looking for brands that support work at home mom’s, and women’s small businesses. 

You can purchase a whole treatment kit, including the microdermabrasion kit and a moisturizer, for $180.  The cleanser is the most affordable, at $19.00, it is a great price and size.  The microdermabrasion set will run you about $55, but its not something that I would use very often and I could see it lasting you awhile.  Both the serum and eye-treatments are smaller containers, but you use smaller amounts of it.  They will run you $38 and $30.  Like I said, it may seem pricey just from looking at the numbers, however proper skin care is worth the price (and this is affordable!). 

However one of my lucky readers will get to win the Rejuvenate Your Skin package – the Gel Cleanser, Brigtening Serum and Eye Treatment.  Good Luck!
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