What does ‘no nasties’ actually mean?

Our "no nasties" promise is your assurance that Mio and Mama Mio have only the most effective products, without you needing to worry about what is in them.

We have extended our list of ingredients that we do not use, to give you peace of mind. Some of these are legally allowed, but we know that you would prefer not to see them. Our "no nasties" policy ensures that you can rely on our products to not have parabens, mineral oils, artificial colourants, phthalates...Yes, these products are commonly used and most will be considered safe, but if you are trying to avoid them, you can trust us.

Are Mio and Mama Mio products vegan?

There are a few of our products that you should watch out for if you prefer to avoid animal-derived ingredients:

 - Mama Mio Nipple Balm contains a medical grade Lanolin, which is colourless and odourless. This naturally fatty substance is obtained from sheeps wool. In this product, Lanolin forms a protective layer around the nipple and is safe for both mother and baby. It is even safe to leave on the skin when breastfeeding.

- Mama Mio Superstar in a Jar contains beeswax, that helps give the product its consistency, appearance and feel.

- Mio Skincare Body Brush is made using boar bristle that have been naturally shed from the animal (see below).

All other ingredients we use in Mio Skincare and Mama Mio products are obtained from plant-derived sources.

What are the bristles found on your body brushes made of?

Our brushes are produced using the highest quality materials, to avoid the friction burns and other concerns that come with the use of synthetic fibres. Our body brush is therefore made using boar bristles that have naturally shed from the animal. This natural material is gentle and will help to avoid skin damage when used properly.

Are Mio and Mama Mio tested on animals?

Mio Skincare and Mama Mio do not believe in animal testing and are cruelty free. We have never tested on animals and never will. Many countries have already banned this practice and we support the increasing number of countries that are making this change possible.

Are Mio and Mama Mio products gluten free?

We are here to try and make your products safe. Some of our team are coeliacs and know what to look out for, so let us give you the facts...

- Are you a coeliac? If yes, remember that there is no evidence that gluten will cause a reaction when applied externally on the skin. It is when you eat gluten that an immune response is triggered. Some of these symptoms might be visible skin reactions, but it is still down to eating it. Trust your gut.

- If your skin has reacted from contact with gluten or gluten-containing ingredients, then it is likely that you are experiencing a form of contact dermatitis. Gluten skin sensitivity is rare, so it most likely would be another ingredient. In this case, it is always worth checking with a dermatologist or GP.

But if you're still not convinced, we should point out that Mio Skincare Get Waisted Body Cream may contain gluten. All other products do not have any gluten-containing ingredients, but may be manufactured in premises where there is gluten present. 

Do any of your products contain nuts or any other substance that can cause an allergic reaction?

Allergic reactions are as varied and diverse as the people who suffer from them. We try and take them into consideration, but we can't always ensure that our products will not trigger an allergic reaction.

If you are aware of a particular allergic reaction, like a nut allergy, you should look out for them in the ingredients lists that we include both on the product packaging and the website. We list all of our ingredients and the allergens which might be present in the fragrance.

If your allergy is particularly sensitive, note that we cannot always ensure that these substances were not present in the same manufacturing facilities. We follow strict procedures, but this may not be enough to ensure that your are safe from allergic reactions.

Can the Body Brush be used on the tummy for pregnant women?

Everyone’s body reacts differently during pregnancy and we recommend you consult your GP or other medical professional to get their advice on whether body brushing is ok for you during this special time. If you are given the go-ahead, be gentle, especially around the tummy area, use light strokes and if you feel any discomfort whatsoever please do not carry on. Brushing your feet, legs and arms should be fine, but again take care not to over exert yourself.

Why can’t I find an expiration date on my Mio product?

Many Mio Skincare and Mama Mio products do not require a specific expiration date as they have a shelf life in excess of 30 months from the date they were produced, providing the product has not been opened and has been stored properly. Where this is the case you will find a little symbol which looks like an open jar, together with a number and the letter M.

All products are suitable for up to six months after they have been opened, and this includes sneaking a peak, opening to see what it smells like or dipping your fingers in it to feel it or try it! After 6 months you should make sure to throw your product away.

Quick tip: if you can't remember when you last used your product, chances are it has been more than 6 months so get yourself a new one!

If you want to keep your product for some time before using it, store at room temperature and in a place with low humidity (so avoid your bathroom.)

Can all Mio (i.e. not Mama Mio) products be used directly after pregnancy and/ or whilst breastfeeding?

All of our products have been assesed as safe to use after pregnancy, however pregnancy can affect people’s bodies in different ways, so you should consult with your GP or medical professional if you have any concerns related to pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What is the parfum in Mama and Mio?

Our fragrance is made from a mixture of different natural essential oils. Some man-made ingredients are added to help maintain the quality of the scent, but the smell itself is all-natural!

What is the smell found in Mama Mio’s The Tummy Rub Butter?

Most of our products contain our special fragrance Gravida (which means pregnancy in latin) which is a zingy burst of delicious citrus that reveals a woody radiant floral heart.

Can I come and work for you?

If you’re interested in working for Mio Skincare, please send your CV to recruitment@thehutgroup.com

Can we feature Mio or Mama Mio in our magazine/newpaper/blog?

Please send all PR requests to emma.watson@thehutgroup.com