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Mama Mio The Tummy Rub Butter Review

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£23.50
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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2019 Shortlisted Best New Mum/Maternity Skincare Product

At a glance:

This award-winning Tummy Rub Butter from Mama Mio is responsible for happy tummies all over the world. It’s chocked full of super-elasticising Omega-packed organic oils in an organic Shea Butter base to help protect your tummy (boobs, hips and thighs) from pregnancy stretch marks, and give your skin super strength and elasticity to fight during the 9-month stretch. It gives your belly the maximum protection to prevent stretch marks and taut itchy tummies. It’s safe during pregnancy and nursing and will help your body bounce back quicker after baby arrives.

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Amy: Firstly, I love the natural ingredients that have been used. It smells sweet and fresh and not artificial. I think the tub is a good size for the price and a little goes a long way. It's not greasy, unlike other products that I have used. It doesn't transfer on to clothing. It seems to soak into your skin quite quickly and lasts for a couple of hours before it needs re-applying. 

Nicole: I would recommend this product to my friends and family. I loved how light the cream felt and the amazing smell it gave off. The small compact design made it very easy for me to travel with and it was very simple to apply. The design of the tube is very feminine and the use of colours on the tube makes it even better.

Laura: I would recommend this product to other mums. It has been a very handy product to have. It has reduced the scars from previous stretch marks and it has kept new ones at bay. I will definitely be using this after my pregnancy as it is just a wonderful cream to have for better feeling skin.

How did this product make your life easier?

Donna: It does not make my life easier as a mum as it is just a cream. It is very nice and feels luxurious like you are using a product from a spa. You do feel pampered. I don't think anything could be done to improve the product. It's a perfect size and the moisture lasts well over 24 hours which I think is a major selling point.

Joanna-Bella: This is a nice rich cream where a little bit goes a long way. It does what it says it on the box. It isn't greasy and doesn't leave a residue. I'm not overly keen on the smell, it's a bit clinical for me. The smell soon vanishes and it never stopped me using it twice a day. Although I am not the type of person to get stretch marks, I think after four pregnancies it does take its toll. This cream has helped me feel like my growing bump was catered for.

Alison: Other stretch mark creams/moisturisers can be quite greasy and take a while to be absorbed. This is not something I have time for in the morning when trying to get myself and husband to work and my toddler to the nursery. Out of the various creams I've used, this was the quickest to be absorbed meaning I could get dressed straight away!

Would you choose this product to win?

Kate: I feel this product is pretty expensive for a moisturiser. I would probably try and choose a product that is less expensive than this. If I was able to say that the product completely prevented stretch marks then I may reconsider this statement. I only tested the product in my third trimester so I am unable to comment on this product claim.

Stephanie: This product should win. Using the product has easily fitted into my normal routine adding very little additional time. The light, fresh fragrance is lovely and the thick non-greasy formula is doing exactly what I want a stretch mark combating cream to do. So far the product has stopped my skin itching and halted the progression of the new stretch marks which for me is a bonus.

Amy: I would use the tummy butter over other products for several reasons. I like the natural ingredients that have been used and the nice smell. I love how it soaks into your skin but it is thick enough to last a while. I think it is a decent sized pot for the price and a little goes a long way. I like the packaging that the cream comes in and it looks good quality.

What changes would you make to this product?

Nicole: If there was one thing I would change about this product then it would be the fact that it is a bit expensive. Most mums or mums-to-be are on very tight budgets. To get more sales and more interest in this product the price would need to be slightly lower.

Laura:  It would be better if it was available at a slightly better price. It is quite expensive for the amount of cream you get. I suppose you pay for quality and with this product, quality is what you get. The size of the tub is a bit small but it does go a long way. It works out not too bad on the value for money side.

Donna: It would be the price. I don't think most mums to be would be able to afford this product and perhaps would only use it, if it was given as a gift. They could increase the size of the product to last the entire nine months of pregnancy. I feel that would be the way to sell the product to the majority of mums-to-be.

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