Rave Review: VMV Hypoallergenics Re-everything Face-Hand-Body Lotion

4:38 AM

After I finished my Nivea Baby Smoothy Cream (down to the last dollop!), I wanted a moisturizer with anti-aging properties. I popped by VMV Hypoallergenics during one of their frequent sales and picked up the Re-everything Face-Hand-Body Lotion.

Cellular renewal, regeneration, microdermabrasion (unbuffered glycolic acid + kinetin growth factor), antioxidant (kinetin, green tea + rice phytic acid) + intensive hydrating glycerin anti-aging therapy for body skin. Gentle enough for use as an interim facial moisturizer when slowly increasing application frequency of Re-Everything Creams. Notably smoother, firmer, rejuvenated skin with a subtle "post-peel glow" from head to toe.

The "gentle exfoliating" part is what sold me. Lisa Eldridge advocates exfoliation and moisture as key anti-aging practices. Seeing as she's in her 40s and has great skin, I'm inclined to believe her. If the lotion's instructions are anything to go by, it's not meant to be a daily facial moisturizer, but I use it as such. I've been using it for a month and I love how it's treating my skin.


I like VMV's philosophy of taking "just what you need," hence the exclusion of the box. I trash those things anyway.

Glycolic acid is the main exfoliating agent. There seems to be a high amount of glycerin, a humectant. So not only does it help skin retain water, but it actually draws water from the environment and absorbs it into skin. Camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, phytate, and kinetin are the main anti-aging ingredients. They're lower on the list, so they're not present in high concentrations, which explains why this isn't strictly marketed as an anti-aging facial moisturizer.

Always remember, if you're using a product with AHAs or salicylic acid, you need to wear sunscreen. Even indoors. I like VMV Armada Face Cover 30 and Belo Essentials SunExpert Body Shield SPF 60.

Always, always appreciate clearly labeled expiry dates. This has one that's two years from now, but I doubt that a whole year's gonna pass before I repurchase, I love it so much.

The lotion comes with a safety seal so you know it hasn't had its cherry popped. When it comes out of the tube it looks a bit grainy, but there are no actual grains in the product. It's light and unscented, so the faint acidic smell is that of the ingredients themselves.


Before: just eyebrow powder, lip balm, and pimples on. I look a bit splotchy. The after photo shows my truly bare face -- freshly cleansed, no eyebrow products, no lip balm, no moisturizer or sunscreen. I'm still a bit sallow. :p Granted, these were taken with different cameras during different times of the day, but I assure you the difference is there. I had a rash of menses-related pimples a week ago but otherwise my skin is looking the best it's been in months.

Some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation remains around my nose (consequences of blowing my schnoz too roughly) and on my cheeks (from pimplezzz). Other than that, I'm happy.

I use this on my face every other night, and after every evening bath all over my body. VMV wasn't kidding when they tell you this will give you a subtle "post-peel glow." With continuous use I noticed that my skin looked more radiant (not oily), less flaky and bumpy.


The Wrap

Pros

  • Anti-aging, exfoliating, brightening, AND moisturizing
  • Unscented and hypoallergenic
  • Gives you a subtle glow

Neutral

  • Price

Cons

  • Running out fast because I use it all the time! ^_^


The VMV Hypoallergenics Re-everything Face-Hand-Body Lotion is available in VMV boutiques and department store kiosks for Php 300 (30 ml) and Php 1,170 (185 m). Samples are available in the online store.

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