Product Review: VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant

Friday, August 10, 2012

     Hi Manila, Mr. Golden sun is rising up in the sky again. I'm sure new things will come our way. New hope and a brighter day awaits us. Smile everyone, we can make it! So now this post is super long overdue. Actually I want to say finally after sixteen months, that's almost a year and a half I will reveal what keeps me from the yucky icky feel. Prolly you know what I mean because the title of this post says it all. Yes, I'm going to share my thoughts about the best among the bestest underarm care that I've used so far. But before you make any reactions and raise your eyebrows or cover your nose ha ha ha! I will tell you that being sweaty runs in the family. It's in our genes. My father sweats a lot but this is not considered excessive. I guess it's because he drink lots of water and a little move specially during summer makes him sweat faster than others.  This goes same with my brothers and sisters including me. It's the same reason why sometimes I hate summer. Since we sweat a lot, we need extra protection not only in our face because sweat also leads to pimple infection but with our underarms too. 

     Sweaty underarms? No way! I had some embarrassing moments during my high school days where I'm very active with school activities. I'm also a volleyball player so it's really normal for me that I sweat a lot during and after the game. I hate it when the arms of my clothes feels wet. There were also times that you can really see that it's wet specially with colored blouses and shirts. So there comes awkward and embarrassing moment. Let me also emphasize that sweaty underarms doesn't mean there's an unpleasant smell. But if you ignored it, doesn't have proper hygiene (e.g. takes bath every other day) and just use an antiperspirant then I guess worse things will happen. 

     I've tried so many antiperspirants and deodorants in the market before. From cheap to cost-effective ones. I also got tired of trying and testing new brands but a couple of years ago I decided to buy something pricier, something heavy duty to avoid irritation and darkening of my underarms and sometimes chicken skin. I've tried Godiva underarm whitening antiperspirant, Jao Ming underarm all in one underarm cream and Flawless Deo Whitening Antiperspirant. I can say they're all effective but the effect plateaud after I emptied two or three bottles. I searched through different forums and I'm glad that I've found VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin Saving Antiperspirant that I really looooooveeeeeee! This is my second bottle and up to now I say it's ahh-mazing after every spray :D

VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Anti-Perspirant

 VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant
NOTE: I replaced the original spray because it's always plug up. But it's not a big problem for me :D

  • Skin-safe, all-day dryness and odor prevention for sensitive skin. 
  • Strong enough even for hyperhydrotic skin (can be sprayed onto palms and soles of the feet, too).

  • Prevents itching, redness, ingrown hair, granulomas (bumps) and underarm darkening.

  • Keeps you fresh and dry all day.

  • Aluminum chlorhydrate aggressively inhibits perspiration.

  • Glycerin soothes.
  • Skin-safe silicones ensure excellent adhesion.
  • No aluminum zirconium, fragrances, dyes or other irritating ingredients that can cause underarm darkening, granulomas, redness and itching.
  • Will not stain or affect fabrics.
 VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Antiperspirant
Effective yet gentle all-day dryness for sensitive skin. Helps prevent itching, redness and underarm darkening. Validated Hypoallergenic:
VH -76/76. 100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free. 100% Dye-Phthalate-Paraben + Preservative-Free. Usage, Patch + Clinically-Tested. For Men, Women, Children ages 9+.
size: 150ml (5.07 Fl.oz.)

price: 380 php (Around $9.00+)

place bought: VMV Counter, Sm Fairview Health and Beauty Section

instructions for use: Spray about 6 inches away from underarm skin. Let dry (it takes just a few seconds). Can also be used on palms, the soles of the feet, and other sweaty areas.TIP: Applying before bedtime increases efficacy. For very sweaty skin, apply before bedtime and reapply in the morning. Do not use on broken or irritated skin.

ingredients: Active Ingredients: Aluminum Chlorhydrate.
Other Ingredients: Alcohol, Aqua/Water/Eau, Glyceryl Laurate, Glycerin, PEG-12 Dimethicone

What I like:
  • Hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested.
  • Safe for sensitive skin.
  • Doesn't cause darkening of underarms.
  • Spray type bottle that is very convenient to use.
  • One or two sprays is enough for both underarms.
  • It's very affordable- do the math, the entire bottle lasted me a year with everyday use!
  • Unscented.
  • Keeps sweat under control. Makes my pits dry all day.
  • Prevents chicken skin.
  • Multipurpose- can be used to treat hyperhidrosis (hands and feet).
  • Has batch, manufacturing and expiry date.
What I don't like:
  • NONE
Will I repurchase? Yes, yes yes!!! I actually bought my second bottle last month and planning to buy another even though it will last me a year (I think) based on my experience. 

     I give this a 5/5 rating. Can I give 6/5? =P Super love this product. Hubby likes it too! 
I highly recommend this product!!!
NOTES fr VMV website:  Due to high concentration of drying crystals, spray may plug up- remove + rinse under warm running water. Before using any product, test a tiny amount of it on skin (we omit allergens, but you may be sensitive to an ingredient that isn't an allergen). Introduce new products one at a time, with at least 3 days in between to make sure you are not allergic. Do not store in extreme temperatures, or in direct sunlight. Do not (re)introduce removed portions of product, water or other substances into product. As with all things skin, consult your dermatologist.Important: Ask a doctor before use if you have a kidney disease. For external use only on specified areas as directed. Stop use + consult your doctor in the unlikely event of discomfort or sensitivity. If contact with eyes occurs, flush out with plenty of water. Keep out of reach of children. While safe for its intended use, ingesting large amounts of this product - as unattended children may do - is potentially harmful. If this happens, get medical help right away.
     What's your HG Antiperspirant?Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend loves!

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  1. ohh wow 6/5 rating.. haha super love mo nga talaga! i like that's it inexpensive too.. kung maglalast naman the whole year! :)

  2. @Hazel- yup, super love talaga. As in dry talaga kahit summer. All i need is 2 sprays pag lalabas ako ng bahay and kung may extra activity.

  3. vmv products are of high quality! i got sensitive skin when i was a kid. one of my cousins is working in vmv and brought home one of their body wash and that really worked great! medyo pricey lang other products nila.

  4. @Andy Cuevas- I agree with you dear, I'm also planning to buy other products from VMV too. Ok naman if pricey as long as it's effective :D

  5. I have never used anti-perspirants sprays before but this looks promising :) must try this out soon! thanks for sharing Kath!


  6. @Melissa- Hi there! I highly recommend this :D

  7. hi ask ko lng.. kakabili ko lang kc ng vmv anti-perspirants sprays.. sa mall nagttaka ko iba ung label ksa dun sa nkapost sau.... nag iba nba? tnx

  8. ask ko lng sis,, kakabili ko lng ng vmv anti prsprant.. magnda xa pero may time n pinagpapawsan pa rin ako ng todo... pls help nman.. ngtataka din ako ksi iba ung label ng nabili ko sa mall kaysa sa nka post n pics sau...tnx sa reply

  9. hi sis.. ask ko lng ngbago nbang label ng vmv hypoalergnc skin saving antiprsprant? nkbili kc ko sa mall iba n ung label nya hnd tulad ng nka post sau... iba din kaya effect? magnda xa gamitin pero minsan sablay pa din ksi super wet parin ung ua ko pls help namn.. anu bng pnka magndang paggmit nun. thnx

  10. @Mulan14- hello dear. yup, they repackage it. If you notice mas maganda yung packaging nila and may box na kasama. It's made from soy ink. The formulation is the same, don't worry :)

  11. @mulan14- Hi again. New Packaging pero same formulation. What I do is ONE Spray both UA if I'm just staying inside the house, TWO Sprays if I'll go out and sa mall lang. THREE Sprays if I'll go outside tapos sobrang init lalo na ngayon na parang summer. After two bottles the effect for me is the same pa din. I guess it depends on the weather talaga. Minsan kasi sobrang init :(

  12. I was recommended this blog by means of my cousin. I'm not positive whether this put up is written by means of him as no one else know such unique about my difficulty. You're incredible! Thank you!
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  13. @Ella Scott- thank you so much dear. I highly recommend this product! REALLY EFFECTIVE :)

  14. I haven't tried a antiperspirant spray. Will try this when I go in vacation this December. Thanks Kath for the review. Very helpful!!!

  15. @Katey- thank you dear, highly recommended this product. It's my 4th bottle na :)

  16. akala ko lahat ng vmv products ay sobrang pricey =) well.. im gonna check this out! and already bookmarked this post of yours!

  17. @rhaindropz- not all dear, minsan super mura pa pag sale. matagal naman gamitin and effective. thanks

  18. Hello po.. ask ko lng po namention po kasi na anti-darkening sya.. in case po may discoloration na ang underarm, nakakalighten po ba ang VMV for underarm? :)

    1. Yes it's anti- darkening but will not lighten dark underarms either. There's a VMV variant for ligthening underarm but haven't tried it pa. It's around 1k yata per bottle.

  19. It's nice to hear that it worked for you. I also love some products from VMV but not this one. Nangangati UA ko at nagdadarken e. So ginagamit ko nalang sya sa feet. And nakakainis din yung sa spray bottle kasi laging nagcclog. I even bought yung Axilight nila because of all the raves pero didn't work for me, too. So I just gave it away dun sa isang saleslady ng VMV, sayang e, pricey sya tapos di ko lang magagamit...


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