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 …

Natural Flower Extracts Can Be Allergenic?

Gorgeous as these flowers are, it’s important to remember that if you have very sensitive skin, even the most natural extracts and oils of flowers, fruits, and various plants can be allergenic. Many flowers are on published allergen lists — individually, or as part of Fragrance Mixes. Other flower or plant oils are comedogenic, too (to …

Skincare To Swipe Right On

Skincare To Swipe Right On

You’re so good about eating well (your friends say you should start charging for tips), exercising daily (people call out your name when you walk into the gym), sleeping more, controlling stress, and being happier (your new nickname is sensei). For your skin, you’ve done your research (you’re on a first-name basis with beauty bloggers), you’ve become a formidable …

Gentle (Beneficial!) Shaving: The Skin-Saving Shave

Skin-Saving Shaving VMV’s literal dad (husband to our founding dermatopathologist, my mother) loved to shave. It was his time for quiet contemplation and self tending. Yet it took a while for shaving to catch on at VMV because my side of the family, being Filipino and without a rich depilatory tradition, didn’t see the big deal…until my …

Is "Non-Comedogenic" Important for Eczema?

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 have eczema. Non-Comedogenic Q: I noticed that your products are listed as ‘non-comedogenic.’ Can you explain what this means? A: Non-comedogenic means that a formulation will not clog pores, which …