I was first introduced to VMV by way of its sunscreen, Armada. When I read its product description, I felt immediately secure that Armada is capable of blocking all sorts of natural and artificial light.
Afterward, I tried the Glykeros line: I have the facial wash, toner and treatment cream. The line, by the way, is for removing fine lines and is generally marketed toward the older set (lol) but what really sold me was the term, microdermabrasion. Basically, the products aid in the faster but safer exfoliation of the skin (as opposed to say, hydroquinone). I just find the entire regimen a little too… prissy, so I haven’t reached the twice-a-day recommended usage. (For all VMV regimen, you start with a twice-a-week application for about eight weeks, then you slowly increase this until you reach the recommended twice-a-day application. I’ve been on the twice-a-week regimen for about a year already, lol.) With the type of weather we have, I just want to slab as little product on my face as possible. Nevertheless, this is a great pick-me-up for my skin and I love how my skin looks the day after I use all three: stretched without looking freaky, lol.
Recently, I’ve replaced the Glykeros toner with that from the Id line (targeted for those with problem skin): the Id Clarifying and Firming Toner and after Shave. I’m only on my first week and have used it twice so I still can’t tell if it has made any difference.
In any case, all these VMV products are stuff I like. What I really, absolutely loooove is the Essence Skin-Saving Body and Bath Antiperspirant, the best deodorant I’ve ever tried in my life.
I was first dumbfounded about using a deodorant that didn’t have any smell: I mean, if you sweat real badly, how would an unscented deodorant cover your odor? After using it under the the most armpit-distressing circumstance—37C weather + running/walking on my way to work—I’ve found the answer: there’s just simply no smell! At the end of the day, even if I force my nose down there, I don’t smell anything, except for the perfume lingering on my collar. And since it’s an antiperspirant, my shirts stay dry so there are no awkward moments. It’s also gentle enough for your skin so you get no discoloration or rashes; but tough enough to suit our weather and work the entire day AND night.