VMV is a brand that will somehow hold an invisible but big, big place in our family. You see, waaaaaaay before I was even born, Dr. Vermen Verallo saved our family. In 1985, after mama and papa came back from their honeymoon, weird things started happening to papa’s skin. He’d form these blisters, and then the blisters would increase in number, and then they’d merge, and then they’d violently erupt. And when they did erupt, they left large craters of wounds on the skin. At the time, waaaay back in that time, no one could understand what was happening. They later knew it was Bullous Pemphigoid, an autoimmune disease involving blisters that form between the epidermis and the dermis. I was not born yet, but people would tell me that my dad was like a mummy coz he had to be in bandages from head to toe day in and day out because of that. Relatives avoided him because at the time no one knew what Bullous Pemphigoid was and they were scared it was contagious.
This box also included their Hydra Balance Gentle Cream Cleanser. And again I am saving this for travel!
For those who are obsessed with hygiene but have sensitive skin, VMV came up with an Antibacterial Hand Gel that comes in a convenient tube that can be attached onto your bags. This has no fragrances, parabens, dyes, phthalates, and preservatives. But for those who are allergic to the default aroma of alcohol, this still smells like rubbing alcohol. When it said fragrance free, they just meant they didn’t add any unnecessary fragrance. But they were not able to get rid of the default aroma of rubbing alcohol, and I don’t think anyone ever can because alcohol’s aroma is one of its key characteristics.
They also sent in a sample of their Hydra Balance Smart Moisturizer for combination skin. This is Validated Hypoallergenic, as are all of their other products. And as usual, this has no fragrance so it has a very mild scent. It has a very very faint scent of the ingredients, as what a cream would smell like, if that makes sense.
But to me, it was a lovely experience. And I immediately saw this as something that mom would extremely love because if you’ve been reading up on a lot of my posts I’m sure you’ve read of a lot of anecdotes of how sensitive her skin is. She needs gentle products for her skin sensitivity but highly hydrating ones, too, because women her age usually do suffer from skin dryness due to hormonal changes (and then there’s age of course).