Mama Mio O Mega Wonder-Full Balm

Although there may be hints of spring upon us, as well as the ensuing shift of attitude that tends to accompany said hints along with pastel hues and lighter jackets, judging by this reviewer’s cuticles, winter is far from over. Essential to allow our skin to catch up with the slowly-changing weather system is the consistent use of a decent moisturizer. Consider Mamma Mio’s O-Mega Wonder-Full Balm.

Mamma Mio was founded by four female beauty experts spanning the US and UK with a shared interest of wanting to “feel good in [their] skin.” (www.mamamio.com). O-Mega Wonder-full Balm abides by the same principles applied to all Mamma Mio products: that is, it follows the “No Nasties” rule (no parabens, petroleum, phthalates, sodium laureth, soduym lauryl sulphate, colourants, synthetic fragrances or xenoestrogen), and a portion of proceeds from its sales is contributed to the Reach Leukaemia Appeal of the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London.

The product itself is cased in a user-(particularly traveler)-friendly pump, equipped with a solid cap to prevent any dreaded leaking into ones purse or carry-on. It is also convenient as it services essentially any surface of the skin at risk of dryness, including lips, cuticles, elbows, hands and feet. The gentle scent is the result of nine combined oils set in a beeswax base. Beware: very little goes a very long way, so use sparingly, or else you may wind up a bit greasy. That said, this product may just be the very best way to kiss that cold weather goodbye – with unchapped lips, no less!

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About Jessica Stein

Jessica Stein is a writer and lawyer originally from Philadelphia, PA who has lived in New York City for the last six years. She has been a shortandsweetnyc contributor since 2008 for the books, health/beauty and food features (including restaurant reviews and chef profiles).
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