I had no idea VMV Hypoallergenics was founded by a Filipino, not to mention a Filipino I had actually met (Dr. Vermen M. Verallo-Rowell [VMV, of course] who has a clinic in Makati Medical Center), until a colleague mentioned it. I always thought VMV was an American brand! Shame, shame.
Anyway, this got me curious, so I ordered a small item on their online store. Delivery costs PhP 150. If I have time, I’ll drop by their store in Rockwell.
I love the packaging. Clean and simple.
I got the Skintangible “Faint”ation Skin-Refining Non-Makeup SPF 30 (Purse-Proportioned Edition) (whew! haba ng pangalan).
Our crazy popular BBBB (BB But Better!) Cream in a new purse-proportioned edition! Ultra-light + natural-looking: a uniquely “I-can’t-put-my-finger-on-it-but-wow-your-skin-looks-sublime” finish. One shade, all skin tones. Antioxidant, anti-aging, anti-acne, anti-inflammatory benefits. Purely mineral SPF 30 sun + light protection, too. Skintriguing.
VH -76/76. 100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free. 100% Dye-Phthalate-Paraben + Preservative-Free. Non-Comedogenic. Non-Drying. Non-Darkening. Usage + Patch-Tested. All Skin Types.
It comes in an environment-friendly glue-less box that folds out beautifully.
I have used it and I am in love with it! It’s sticky upon application but dries down in minutes. It gives a dewy, bright finish without the shimmer, much like an illuminating powder. I just noticed the glow when I went to the washroom in the office and looked at myself in the mirror. It’s a fun surprise.
VMV is an expensive brand (this 12g bottle costs PhP 600) but I think it will work wonders.I think I’ll keep using this one.
Three samples are free for each purchase. I got:
- Armada Face Cover 45
- Grandma Minnie’s Mommycoddling All-Over Lotion
- Creammmy-Rich Intensive Moisture Milk for Dry Skin
The moisture milk sample comes with a spatula! So cute.
I’ve already used it. I may have used too much because my face and neck got pretty sticky, but my skin remained supple even after staying for more than eight hours in an air-conditioned office.
UPDATE FROM 2016: Beauty trailblazer Sephora Online is now live, and you can also buy your favorite VMV Hypoallergenics products from them. You can get 10% off your first online purchase if you sign up to their newsletter. Purchases worth PhP1,300 and above entitle you to free delivery. Click through: http://www.sephora.ph/brands/vmv-hypoallergenics
Disclaimer: The Sephora link is sponsored. Opinions about the VMV products expressed here are my own.