Hi my name is Amy and I’m a skin care junkie (www.theskinthusiastblog.com & IG @the_skinthusiast ) Admittedly, I used to be the type to try new products constantly. It’s also part of my job to test ingredients and products for efficacy. However, I have to be super careful not to overwhelm my skin or it will get pretty angry with me! I have always been acne prone so when I get on a good regimen and my skin is clear, I don’t mess with it by trying just any new product.
Sensitive and sensitized skin is something that many of us have dealt with and I understand the frustration of not being able to try or incorporate new products in your regimen! That’s why I LOVE VMV Hypoallergenics.
VMV Hypoallergenics is a brand of skin care that I use and recommend all the time. They are dedicated to formulating products that are gentle and safe even for those with sensitive skin. VMV uses their own hypoallergenicity scale called the VH Rating System which includes 109 of the most common allergens. They remove as many of these allergens from their products as possible and use the scale to inform and guide the consumer. The higher the number on the bottle, the more allergens have been omitted from the product. For instance, my favorite cleanser VMV Red Better Calming Cleanser has a VH -109/109 rating which means it is free from all 109 of these allergens.
If there is a known allergen in one of their products, VMV is careful that the ingredient is present only in the smallest possible concentrations, ranked low on the allergen list, and marked so that the consumer is aware and can determine if this is an ingredient that is known to bother them.
**Pro tip: If you’re someone who has an allergic history and have been advised to undergo patch testing to determine your allergies, you can then send those results into VMV and they will help direct you to which products will likely be okay for you to use based on ingredients!
I highly recommend these products to anyone, not just those with sensitive skin! A few of my favorites:
1. VMV Hypoallergenics Red Better Deeply Soothing Cleansing Cream helps soothe and calm red, dry, rosacea skin using a nourishing formula that includes monolaurin, virgin coconut oil and glycerin.
2. VMV Hypoallergenics Red Better Daily Calming Moisturizer (formerly Red Better Daily Therapy Moisturizer) calms inflammation and reduces redness associated with rosacea and sensitive skin. Organic virgin coconut oil controls flaking and soothes irritation. Anti-microbials and anti-inflammatories reduce rosacea flare-ups.
3. VMV Hypoallergenics Spring Cleaning Pore-Friendly Facial Wash For Oily Skin A gentle, oil-controlling, fresh and light facial washing cream.