In the Mirror

Omega Body Buff

By Charlotte on November 28, 2011 6:46 AM

I'm a BIG, admirer of sexy, golden bronze skin. Since I don't come by it naturally, I like getting my color out of a bottle. No tanning beds or spray tans for this Baby Boomer. Give me a Fake BakeGuinot Paris or Jergins sunless tanner, five minutes and a hand with my back, and I'll show you some healthy-looking skin.

Body Buff 96.jpgFor the best results, these sun-substitutes suggest prepping skin with an exfoliator. That's a step I was prone to skip until I had a chance to try Mama Mio's Omega Body Buff. This dead-skin-eliminator combines tiny buffing beads with natural moisturizers so it soothes skin as it works.



What the Experts Say

Exfoliation increases cell regeneration (younger skin cells = younger looking skin), improves strength and elasticity, and makes skin more touchable. Designed to be gentle, Omega Body Buff includes:



What I Tested

I tried Mama Mio's 6.8-ounce Omega Body Buff.



What I like

This super scrubber makes skin soft and smooth in minutes. One bottle works for your face and body. You put it on dry skin and rub-a-dub-dub! Then hop in the shower to rinse away the dead stuff.


What a refreshing feeling! Using it once a week (twice the first week), helps keep my face and body free of irritating dry, flaky spots and gives me a little glow. This gentle skin-polisher does a nice job smoothing the way for my sunless tanner so I get even better coverage. Plus, it works without relying on nasty parabens or other chemicals. You gotta love that!



On the Shelf

Available at Mamamio.com.






"Thank You" to Mama Mio for providing a sample for review and testing.

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