For Sensitive Skin, Is Sticking To One Brand Really Safer or a Marketing Ploy?

For Sensitive Skin, Is Sticking To One Brand Really Safer or a Marketing Ploy?

Marcie Mom from EczemaBlues.com interviews Laura, CEO of VMV Hypoallergenics, to find out more about product claims and why they’re important when choosing your skin care…particularly if you and/or your child have eczema. Is it really not a good idea to use different brands? Or is this just a way for companies to keep customers away from the competition?  A: …

Is "X-Ingredient-Free" Really Safer?

Marcie Mom from EczemaBlues.com interviews Laura, CEO of VMV Hypoallergenics, to find out more about product claims and why they’re important when choosing your skin care…particularly if you or your child has eczema. So many products claim “X-FREE!” and there’s lots online about ingredients that are toxic or otherwise harmful. What’s real? Should parents use a product that says “X-Free”? A: It depends …

Cosmetics Ingredients: What — and How Much Of It — Is Really In a Product?

Marcie Mom from EczemaBlues.com interviews Laura, CEO of VMV Hypoallergenics, to find out more about product claims and why they’re important when choosing your skin care…particularly if you or your child has eczema. Q: Is the Ingredients List on cosmetics packaging compulsory and regulated? Does the it cover all ingredients? Or can companies pick and choose what they want to reveal? A: In many countries, cosmetics are regulated …

You Might Seriously Be Misunderstanding Cosmetics Ingredients — and Allergens!

Marcie Mom from EczemaBlues.com interviews Laura, CEO of VMV Hypoallergenics, to find out more about product claims and why they’re important when choosing your skin care…particularly if you or your child has eczema. Q:  Many ingredients in cosmetics look similar. Is there a way to identify what type of ingredient a certain name suggests? For instance, are ‘glycerin’, ‘capric triglyceride’, ‘palm glycerides’, ‘caprylyl glycol’, ‘glycerylstearate SE’, ‘glyceryl laurate’, ‘glycol distearate’, ‘butylene glycol’, ‘glycerylcocoate’ related? A: Unfortunately, unless …

Could Your Skin's Patterns Be The Map To Its Cure?

Patterns aren’t just for understanding behavior. Your skin problem’s pattern can be the very roadmap to its solution! Look at your skin. Really look at it. If you observe your acne, rashes, dry patches, and dark splotches as carefully as you would an inkblot test, you might be surprised at how much your skin is telling you about the causes of …

SILICONE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

SILICONE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Not An Allergen. Silicone: There are concerns about silicone’s possible impact on the environment, and, in the case of nanoparticles, the possibility of such small molecules penetrating beyond the skin to potentially cause harm inside the body (VMV Hypoallergenics does not use ingredients in nanoparticles in its formulations). But silicones are not on published allergen lists and are normally …

More "Ow" Than Glow? Skin Allergies Are More Common Than Ever

Sensitive Subject: Make that subjects. Lots of them. 1 in 4 people is allergic to common skin care and cosmetic ingredients. And, like eczema and other allergies, this number is on the rise. Below, we go through skin allergies by the numbers and what you can do to prevent reactions. Want even more details, data and sources? Check out One …