It’s challenging to use skincare products from another country when you don’t speak the language. That would have been my issue with Mi & Ko which is a skincare brand from Russia. But thanks to the website Rumore Beauty, we can understand how to use (and what’s in) some unique beauty brands from Russia. Advicesisters.coms’ beauty spotlight is on Mi & Ko in this story.
The Mi & Ko brand launched in 2009. It’s touted as being at the forefront of sustainability in Russia. It’s nice to know that Russian beauty companies are into clean, conscious beauty. Therefore, the Mi & Ko products are 100% natural, eco-friendly and cruelty-free. In fact, most Mi & Ko products are certified by Cosmos Organic and Cosmos Natural.
The anti-aging VinLight line of products arrives in wine-colored ombre-tinted glass bottles with pump caps. There is ice wine in the products, hence the “Vin.”
The packaging is not translated for the English-speaking market, but Rumore Beauty breaks down the details for those who don’t speak Russian. Interestingly, only the cleanser was sealed with tape inside the box. I am not sure if that is due to this being an editors’ sample, or that in Russia, they just don’t double seal packaging as much.
VinLift Hydrophilic Cleansing Oil:
VinLift Hydrophilic Cleansing Oil: A cleansing oil that effectively removes skin impurities and blackheads without overdrying the skin or disturbing the skin’s natural balance. The oil’s main active ingredient is sodium surfactin (a natural lipopeptide) which cleanses and increases skin moisture and elasticity. Eperua extract helps relieve sensitivity, and moringa extract neutralizes the harmful effects of environmental saboteurs. The instructions said to leave the product on a dry face for a minute. When you rinse it off it turns milky. My skin felt super-clean but soft. This product is definitely a keeper!
VinLift Toner: This is a toner infused with lemon and moringa extracts to soothe and refresh the skin. Theoretically, the herbal ingredients help to improve hyaluronic acid production. Lemon extract soothes skin and reduces visible signs of fatigue. Moringa extract creates natural protection against pollutants, and eperua extract fights age-related micro-inflammation. It’s also ok for sensitive skin. It has a strange scent, but it’s subtle. I love the tingly and refreshing feeling on my skin.
VinLift Day Cream:
VinLift Day Cream: A day cream enriched with an organic complex of ice wine extract and mucinic acid to visibly smooth signs of aging. Key ingredients include a mix of herbal ingredients and antioxidant-rich ice wine Argan leaf extract, The cream takes a moment to absorb but it has a soft and somewhat intoxicating herbal scent. I wish this was a perfume because I love it.
In summary Mi & Ko:
It was really a unique experience and fun to try products from Russia. It’s something I’ve never done before in all my years of reviewing beauty products. I really liked these and hope I can share more from other Russian brands on Rumore Beauty with you. Mi & Ko products range from $20 to $28 (US) which I think is reasonable for products from Russia. *there is a Mi & Ko website and it is translated, but there’s more information on Rumore Beauty.