What Skincare Is Safe To Use While Pregnant & Nursing?

Q: I’m pregnant or am nursing. Can I still use my favorite VMV Hypoallergenics®products? A: There are no conclusive studies that show that typical cosmetics can affect fetal or infant development. But it is understandable to be extra cautious. Every person (and baby!) is an individual so make sure to check with your obstetrician and pediatrician before following any …

6 Truths About Acne That May Surprise You

Which 5 statements about ACNE are TRUE? Find clues in VMV Hypoallergenics’s weekly livestreams and IGTV! ? Acne is an inflammation of the follicle. ? Skin conditions like keratosis pilaris, pityrosporum folliculitis, ingrown hair, and others can be confused for acne. ? Acne means your skin is dirty. ? Oily skin is something that needs to …

Lots Of Comedogenic Ingredients Aren’t Actually Comedogenic, and What You Really Need To Prevent Acne

“Don’t use virgin coconut oil! Or stearic acid! They’re so comedogenic!”          … are they, though? And is “non-comedogenic” alone the one magic, major thing to prevent acne? The internet is a wonderful source of good information…but also outdated information, information without context, incomplete information, and wrong information. Comedogenicity, for example, has had a complex history with conflicting results and …

Don't Touch Your Face

Paws Off That Fab Face. You use your hands to touch everything…your phone, keyboard, handrails, others people’s hands, desktops and kitchen counters…everything. Transferring all those microbes to your face increases your risk of sickness and acne, and could trigger a contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema) or allergic flare-up if you happen to have touched allergens that you’re sensitive to. …

A Skincare Regimen Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

You spend time choosing your food and clothing, why not your skincare? Like working out, it helps to know what your goals are, what you like/don’t like, and what may work best for you. Basic skincare is fairly, well, basic: Cleanser, Toner (not if your skin is already dry), Moisturizer, Sunscreen. But even a basic regimen improves significantly when you …

Fall "Skin" Love In 4 Steps

As the leaves turn and fall, do your own shedding and renewal:

Our post-summer skinfest begins with a royal residue-ridding to wash away summer’s big sweat soirĂ©e and flush out the greasy flotsam that strikes fear in every pore. In other words: here’s how to transition your skincare from summer to fall.
Treat yourself to some serious skin love and it won’t be just the autumn leaves looking so fine this fall!

Do I Need a Moisturizer If I Have Oily Skin?

YES! Think of healthy moisture as vitamins for your skin: essential to its health and something your skin may not produce enough of on its own. Oily skin, like all skin, needs healthy hydration. Even oily skin can experience water loss, barrier damage, and get dry and uncomfortable… …in cold, dry weather; …when over-treated with …

6 Steps To Turn WOE Into GLOW: There Is Hope For Desperate Skin!

Don’t give up: even the “worst” skin has hope! We can’t tell you how many times we hear: “my skin is the worst,” or “I have the longest patch test list and can’t use anything!” You might feel like you have more allergens than any other person on the planet, or the most impossible skin problems, but it …