Mama Mio Gorgeous Glow Balancing Facial Swipes

There are many different ways to wake up your face in the morning. You can splash it with water. Use a gentle foaming cleanser. Have a good old swoosh with a muslin cloth. But we're really rather enjoying these, from Mama Mio. Although targeted at 'problem skins' - hormonal breakouts and pregnancy acne, for instance - they have a really 'lively' scent which is definitely a wake-you-up smell. With organic aloe vera juice and natural glycerine, they don't strip skin - hence the 'Balancing' name. Actually, there are moisturising elements: evening primrose, sweet almond, avocado and olive oils, which leave skin comfortable.

But at the same time, if you do have troubled skin, there's a sort of 'camphoraceous' smell, from anti-bacterial tea tree, along with antioxidant-charged green tea leaf extract.

It's a brisk way to start the day - but leaves skin perfectly 'prepped' for moisturiser or your SPF day cream.

And it might just have you thinking, 'who needs coffee…?'

UK readers find Mama Mio Gorgeous Glow Balancing Facial Swipes at www.harrods.com/£14 for 30 swipes - buy here