VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant

Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant


My antiperspirant/deodorant of choice in helping me control the sweat on my pits all year round is VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant.  This is a  liquid antiperspirant that comes in a spray bottle.

As stated in their website, this underarm care product offers intense protection from hyperhidrosis (extreme sweating) while preventing irritation, bumps, and underarm darkening.

Here’s how I use it:

I spray it on my underarms after I bathe in the evening. I do not wash my underarms with soap when I shower in the morning. The only time I spray them again after my morning shower is when I know I will be having a busy day, other wise, I skip it. I know you might think me weird for spraying deo at night before sleeping, but it is more effective in keeping my pits as dry as possible.

My regimen was confirmed effective when Allure Magazine ran an article detailing why putting on an antiperspirant/deodorant at night works. To read the story, here’s the link http://www.allure.com/story/antiperspirant-at-night .

I know it’s difficult to change old habits and processes. It does takes time and effort. It would be an easy transition once you’d have realized it does work.

One advantage of putting on an antiperspirant/deodorant at night  is: I do not get white stripes on my shirts. That’s because the antiperspirant/deodorant has dried thoroughly. I also get less staining/discoloration on my shirts because of this.

Speaking of stains, I am quite careful with my clothes because I don’t buy a lot of them. I always wash my clothes by hand.  Through the years of doing laundry I have come to despise antiperspirants/deodorants that came in stick form. They always leave product on the arm hole of the shirt. I get really annoyed by this because, product build up destroys a shirt by leaving skank, stains and an unpleasant odour. No matter how well you wash your clothes, the waxy product stays! Over time, the arm hole area of the shirt stiffens because of product build up! Eventually, they all fall into ruin.

After switching toVMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant in 2010, I have not had product build up, skank, or any form of unpleasant odour. Some yellow staining does occur (which are apparent on white shirts). This only happens when I wear my shirt when the product has not completely dried on my pits. This is caused by the ingredient Aluminium Chlorohydrate. Fear not, it’s easily removed when the shirt is washed using a gentle bleaching agent.

VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant is unscented.  I love perfume and I am very passionate about my scent personality. Gone are the days when the scent of my deo intermingle with my perfume. Despite the fact that it is unscented, I do not develop any underarm odour. Glyceryl Laurate is its active ingridient that acts as an antibacterial agent that keeps underarm odour at bay.

I am one happy camper.


VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant is available for delivery online and at all VMV Hypoallergenics Physical Stores.

This comes in a 150ml spray bottle.

If you are in the Philippines and want to get to know more about this product visit http://vmvhypoallergenics.ph/product/vmv-essence-skin-saving-antiperspirant. This retails for Php450.

For the rest of the world visit https://www.vmvhypoallergenics.com/essence-skin-saving-antiperspirant. This retails for $20.


Active Ingredients:

Aluminum Chlorhydrate.

Other Ingredients:

Alcohol, Aqua/Water/Eau, Glyceryl Laurate, Glycerin, PEG-12 Dimethicone.








VMV Hypoallergenics: Grandma Minnie’s Kid Gloves Monolaurin Moisturizing “Anti-Micro-Bug” Hand Gel

One of my concerns as a makeup artist is cleanliness. I was taught in make-up school to always be clean. Keep my hands and my tools clean.

I always have some alcohol at hand, but they always tend to make my skin extremely dry. My skin would start peeling in some parts of my fingers and my cuticles were in a bad state. I was also getting a bit worried that extreme cleansing my make my hands too sensitive, in the long run lead to irritant contact dermatitis.


When I became brand ambassador for VMV Hypoallergenics, I discovered Grandma Minnie’s Kid Gloves Monolaurin Moisturizing “Anti-Micro-Bug” Hand Gel. Though it’s primarily marketed for moms and babies, I believe that this product will work for everyone.

This hand gel comes in a tube packaging, making it very easy to store in your bag and comes in three sizes to suit your life style.

The hand gel introduces itself with a cool sensation upon initial contact. Once it dries, it leaves my hand feeling smooth and moisturized with out the sticky feel. This product is fragrance-free; this will be a joy to use for those of you who are allergic to fragrances. No more scratching!

The main active ingredient of this product is Monolaurin, which is derived from coconut oil found in coconut milk,  a powerful yet gentle compound  with germ-killing and disinfecting properties. According to www.wellnesssources.com, monolaurin is also a component of breast milk. So that alone is a testament to its power. This also has some green tea leaf extract in it. So there are some antioxidant and anti-infalammatory magic to happening right before your hands with out you knowing it.

I currently bring this product with me all the time. I keep it within arms reach when I am at work. After all, I work in close parameters with a person’s face and it’s always best to be hygienic.

So if you are on the search for a hand gel product that is proven safe, effective and hypoallergenic do try Grandma Minnie’s Kid Gloves Monolaurin Moisturizing “Anti-Micro-Bug” Hand Gel.

This product comes in tubes of  280 ml, 185ml and 75ml and retails at Php 930, Php 675 and Php 305 respectively.

To find the nearest VMV Hypoallergenics store near you click here.

To know more about this product click here.

For those of you who are in the Philippines, visit www.vmvhypoallergenics.ph. For the rest of the world, visit www.vmvhypoallergenics.com.