Typical Memorial Weekend in Michigan...
Rain, thunderstorms, even a tornado warning, just to keep us on our toes.
Fortunately, we are expecting yet another dramatic change - glorious sun and near 90 degree weather for the next few days...
And with the glorious sun comes the ever growing concern about skin safety and care.
With that in mind, I'd like to introduce you to
Ma Mi Skin Care ~
made by a Mom (Lee)
especially for Moms!
I decided to start Ma Mi Skin Care after I became a mother of two sweet little angels - one feisty toddler and an even feistier one year old. As I began my journey into motherhood, I became much more conscious of all the chemicals and toxins we are exposed to in our everyday life. Initially my focus was exclusively on my kids, trying to get as many fruits and veggies in (a never ending battle), considering organic and then researching product ingredients and realizing there are a lot of terrible chemicals in the products we used.The inspiration for the Ma Mi line of products really struck a chord with me, in my quest for carving time out to pamper the woman inside, while yet being kind to the earth.
Then I realized that I needed to take this same care for myself (we moms are good at forgetting our own personal needs sometimes), so I took a second look at my own diet, lifestyle and product usage. I began to search for a natural, simple skin care product line that was effective and affordable. As a new mom of two young kids, I wanted a simple and quick daily regimen that would address my specific skin care needs…the dark circles and puffiness from never-ending sleep deprivation, the hormonal flux displayed on my face, the age lines from additional stress and worry, the stretch marks, and the list goes on…To my surprise, there was no skin care line that addressed the specific skin care needs of moms. My family has been in the skin care business my entire life and after a lot of research, I decided to start Ma Mi Skin Care. Ma Mi Skin Care is formulated specifically for moms to address all the huge changes we moms face as we journey through the joys and challenges of motherhood!
Ma Mi Skin Care offers a full line of quality products, specially geared toward pampering Moms...
Body Treatments and Cleansers
Exfoliaters and Moisturizers
Speciality and Anti Aging
I always appreciate companies that are open about their offerings and further provide valuable information for their customers, furthering their understanding of both the offered products and important watch points for similar products.
Ma Mi Skin Care is no exception.
I found the Ma Mi web article,
10 Product Ingredients to Watch Out For,
Another important issue for me, in determining with which businesses I'll invest my trust and purchases, is whether or not they participate in any "giving back" activities.
I was pleased to discover that Ma Mi Skin Care commits 2% of their profits to the Thusanani Children's Foundation, a grassroots level effort in South Africa which supports children orphaned from AIDS/HIV or who have suffered abandonment or abusive home environments.
I was given an opportunity to test one of Ma Mi Skin Care's products, their Sunny Days Sun Block.
I found the package size to be ideal for on-the-go which I really appreciated as I am constantly in and out of the sun during the course of my work day. I love the portability, as I have more rushed mornings than I care to admit!
Unlike some other protective products I've used, the consistency of Sunny Days is quite thick and rich - no worries about a runny product creating a big mess during application!
Another unique feature is the scent of Sunny Days. A pleasant, somewhat earthy scent with a touch of green tea, unlike the standard "sun block" smell of most commercial products.
Titanium Dioxide, Plant derived Peptides, Green Tea Polyphenols, Beta- Carotene,Vitamins A & E, Aloe Vera, Natural Oils and sugar-based emulsifier.
However, by far, the best feature of Ma Mi's Sunny Days Sun Block is the care and thoughtfulness that went into its creation, ensuring that Sunny Days was a safe choice for all Mothers!
This technologically advanced sun block, rated SPF 30, combines specific ingredients to defend against free radical production, collagen breakdown and the premature aging of skin. Sunny Days is a physical sun block that serves as a safe alternative to chemical sun block products that use Benzophenone (or its derivatives Benzophenone-3 or Oxybenzone) that can pose health risks for pregnant or breastfeeding moms and children as well.Whether you are an expectant or nursing mother, or just a mom looking for quality, safe skin care products, you can be assured that Ma Mi Skin Care offers a wonderful array of solutions at very reasonable prices, especially considering the thoughtfulness that went into the creation of this line, as well as the carefully selected ingredients.
Sunny Days utilizes the mineral Titanium Dioxide along with Plant-Derived Peptides and Green Tea Polyphenols to form a natural, protective layer on the skin to provide broad spectrum protection against UV-A, UV-B and infrared rays. This lightweight, transparent, fragrance-free formula provides quality sun protection while minimizing the signs of premature aging and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. In fact, it’s so gentle it can be used to protect the delicate eye area, recent scars (c-section) and even on kids.
Ma Mi Skin Care is generously offering my readers a chance to try the line for themselves! One winner will receive the Sunny Days Sun Block in both the full size and travel sizes (a $22 value)!
This giveaway is open to residents of the US & Canada, ages 18+ and will end on Monday, June 27, 2011 at midnight EST. The winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries, notified by email and will need to respond within 72 hours or I will need to move on to a runner up.
Please leave your email address, in anti-spam format, in your first comment, if it is not available via your comment name so I may contact you if you are the winner. An example of anti-spam format is tsue1136 (at) yahoo (dot) com.
To be eligible to enter this giveaway, you must follow That's What She Said publicly via Google Friend Connect (mid right sidebar). For mandatory entry, please visit the Ma Mi Skin Care site and then tell me here in a comment either a product you'd like to try and why or something you learned at the site.
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THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.
Congrats to Anne Marie, comment #45, courtesy of Random.org.
On behalf of Ma Mi Skin Care and That's What She Said, thank you to all entrants for following and particpating!
I received a Sunny Days sun block product to explore for the purposes of creating this feature. Ma Mi Skin Care is sponsoring the giveaway and is responsible for supplying and shipping the prize. The opinions above are both honest and my own. Images and information sourced from various Ma Mi Skin Care sites. Facebook is not sponsoring nor responsible for this giveaway in any way whatsoever.