ME AND ME
Q& A with Founder Sonia Almela
Are Me and Me only pregnancy products?
No. They are especially advisable for pregnancy because we know that each ingredient and each formula is safe and highly effective for pregnancy and for the baby. However, if you have sensitive skin, if you use toxic-free products and you want the effectiveness of a body care product, this is also your cosmetic line.
Moreover, specialized oncology esthetics professionals, such as the Nura Clinic in Toledo, recommend our Bust Balm also for massage and deep hydration of scars and breast after breast mastectomy, especially during chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Why use an anti-cellulite during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, the risk of developing cellulite increases due to the rise in hormonal action, which influences fat accumulation and liquid retention. Whether you have cellulite, or you want to prevent it, during pregnancy our Firming and Cellulite Smoother should be a daily care product. With the intention of treating cellulite and flaccidity, we have developed an efficient and completely safe product for pregnancy and even breastfeeding.
Why are all Me and M products anti-stress?
Pregnancy usually entails a number of normal worries and you don’t have to feel guilty for having them. The idyllic image of a mother in a green field, strolling around her pregnant belly, with flowers in her hair and spreading happiness… is that, an idyllic image. The truth is that we work, we care about housekeeping, we may have more children, we attend meetings, we have the shopping to do, TV series still to watch... oh yes, we love the mindfulness, but we are a little stressed. That’s normal! This acceleration triggers cortisol levels higher than normal and this could harm you and the baby. Therefore, to give a boost to serenity and try to reduce stress, we add neurocosmetic ingredients that will bring welfare to both. We take care of you, on the outside and we take care of you inside.
Why use a stretch marks mask?
Masks are essential for facial care, so why wouldn’t they be important in body care and treat stretch marks and firmness? You must use the Anti-Stretch Marks Firming Cream every day, but the skin often needs a deeper care, and active ingredients which will stay for minutes on the skin; an energy and nutrition shot for your skin.
Why do all products contain prebiotics and not probiotics?
When we are talking about probiotics, we refer to living organisms, which reside in our organism and feed on our nutrients in exchange for synthesizing, for example, vitamin K or maintaining the conditions of the environment where they live to make us feel better. They are active only if we consume them in a daily intake of one billion bacteria. Yes, you have read correctly, one billion! On the other hand, cosmetics contain a preservative system, which eliminates the bacteria that we provide when we use them, and this would kill the living cells present in probiotics. Therefore, it does not make sense to include them in our formulas, because they would lose their activity . Furthermore, when we talk about prebiotics, we talk about feeding the existing micro flora, so to make it feel better and help it to perform its function in the most comfortable and efficient way. Our cosmetics have been formulated with prebiotics with the aim to keep the micro flora of our skin healthy, so that it performs its function, which is nothing more than protecting the skin from external agents, and maintaining it with a healthy appearance. Don’t forget: a protected skin is a healthy and beautiful skin. In pregnancy, skin conditions change, it is less hydrated and drier, so the microorganisms that accompany us are also affected, for this reason we have given great importance to the prebiotics in our formulas, to preserve and maintain the natural micro flora without providing living microorganisms.
Me and Me products do not contain:
Fats and oils of animal origin Benzalkonium chloride Benzophenone and derivatives Bisphenol Butoxyethanol BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) Coal tar ingredients (including aminophenol, diaminobenzene, phenylenediamine) Etalnolamines (MEA / DEA / TEA) Formaldehydes Fragrances or synthetic dyes Hydroquinone Methyl cellosolve Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone Mercury and its derivatives (including thimerosal) Oxybenzone Parabens Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others) Polyethylene glycol Resorcinol Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS and SLES) Tolueno Triclosan and Triclocarban
What percentage of active ingredients do Me and Me products contain?
While formulating our products we have been very generous, and to assure the appropriate results we have added the highest percentage of active ingredients recommended by every raw material laboratory. All this process is guaranteed by clinic tests under the supervision of qualified professionals.
Are they organic or natural products?
In our formulations we use natural and organic products. We have published, with total transparency, the INCI of each product, that you are free to consult in case of any doubt. All our products have the NAT seal of the Spanish Organic and Natural Cosmetics Association, which guarantees that our raw materials are of natural origin, not tested on animals and without any forbidden ingredients such as artificial colorings or perfumes or petroleum derivates.
Why do we state that our products are biotechnological?
We state that we are biotechnological because in order to obtain the active ingredients for our formulations, purifications techniques were required, with the intervention of biotechnological processes, from vegetal extracts and natural crops, using techniques designed by this multi discipline that brings together biology, chemistry and nature.
What is our ecological and social compromise?
To obtain our raw materials we have addressed to companies which use only the useful parts of the plant, preserving its integrity and allowing a sustainable and continued development over time. Some of our ingredients from South Africa come from crops under the umbrella of the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE). This program launched by the South African government seeks to correct the injustices committed by apartheid, giving economic opportunities to discriminated minorities. Part of the benefits of the sale of our Bust Firming Balm for Stretch Marks goes to the SPANISH ASSOCIATION AGAINST CANCER. For us, the breast cancer day is every day, a disease we have experienced very closely, and we are glad to give our contribution.
What is Me and Me products PH?
Products have a PH specification between 5,0-5,5. First, to be suitable for every skin type, including the most sensitive and second for the efficiency of the preservative system.