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. …

How To Do A Skin "Detox" (7-Day Skin Fast)

At VMV Hypoallergenics, we have received less than 0.1% reports of reactions in over 30 years, and almost all of those reactions were due to us not being able to make recommendations based on one’s patch test results, incorrect use of the product, a cross reaction with another product, or an underlying irritation that might have been …

Refrigerate Your Skin Care?

Fan Tip: Chill Your Skin Care!  Razor burn? Puffy eyes? Got a reaction that needs calming? Or a pimple that needs flattening? Want to tighten your pores…or just a fabulously cool feel when applying your skincare? “Throw some of your favorite VMV Hypoallergenics products in the fridge, especially in the summer!” – skinthusiast Earl Chad Palacios Estenor‎ Fellow “skintellectual?” …

Skincare Is Healthcare, Not Vanity (But Yeah, That's A Pretty Great Side Perk)

Arguably the worst thing you can do to your skin is treat it like a fashion accessory… …something that you only care about when you want to look good. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and deserves to be cared for properly. Your skin is crucial to your overall health: it protects you from infection, for …

Sunscreen Isn't Just For Summer (And Your Laptop Could Be Causing Your Dark Spots)

Sunscreen isn’t a summer thing. It’s as daily a must as brushing your teeth: both help you look great and prevent serious damage! You’re not out frolicking in the sun? It’s important to remember that sun damage is cumulative — every bit of exposure adds up. Your skin doesn’t “reset” when you’re back in the …

Choose Hypoallergenic Over Natural: 30-Day Healthy Skin Challenge

Some things in nature can hurt you. Natural ingredients could be causing or worsening your acne, sensitive skin, psoriasis, eczema, or hyperpigmentations. While natural is WONDERFUL — eating natural, less processed foods so important for your health and using skin care with more natural, less processed ingredients can also be good (chemicals used in processing …

Bright Lights, Big Problem: What Is Causing Your Hyperpigmentation?

Treatment + Prevention = Clarity. Because the melanocytes of darker skin produce more melanin, hyperpigmentation tends to be more common in deeper skin tones. But dark spots and blotches can occur in all skin phototypes. The top cause: exposure to sun and light, including indoor lights, TV/stage lights and computer screens…and even heat from cooking, …