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VERALLO-ROWELL, MD Vermén M. Verallo-Rowell, M.D. is a respected expert in sunscreens, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, novel uses of ingredients in skin diseases (actives, virgin coconut oil, coconut-derived monoglycerides, etc.) acne, cosmetic dermatology, and nutrition in dermatology.
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MD Dr. Arlene Ortega is a board-certified medical specialist whose experience in the field of dermatology spans over two decades and three continents. She is currently based in Quezon City but also sees patients in Makati. Before her repatriation to the Philippines, Dr. Ortega worked and trained with prominent dermatologists in New York City, Dr. Sheryl Clark and Dr. Amy Lewis.
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@vmvhypoallergenics

Is disinfecting your phone causing dandruff? 😳 #SkintelSunday 

ℹ️ DANDRUFF CAN BE …
… many things (which is why you should see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis) including a reaction to allergens like fragrance, dyes, and preservatives in hair products; seborrheic dermatitis; or psoriasis. Surprisingly frequently, it can be caused by the natural fungus that lives in our scalps going on overdrive when our microbiota is thrown off balance. 

🦠 HOW DISINFECTING CAN CAUSE IT
Some things like antibiotics and disinfectants can upset our microbiome — they don’t distinguish between good and bad bugs and can kill the ones that keep Malassezia in check. Bleach is airborne: used on your phone (or floor or desk or other things), it can waft up to cause problems on yours scalp.

😇 GENTLE HAIR CARE IS KEY
Allergens and irritants worsen any dandruff so gentler ingredients are always better. Plus, Superwash, Clark Wash, Essence Conditioner, and Coo & Clean contain virgin coconut oil and monolaurin. This is important because …

🥥 VCO & MONOLAURIN 
… are effective antimicrobials that aren’t allergenic. Instead of harming your innate, healthy microbes, a recent study confirms the positive effects of coconut oil on scalp microbiome. Apply Know-It-Oil or Oil’s Well directly to the scalp and comb through.

⚕️ ONLY WHEN PRESCRIBED
Avoid medicated shampoos unless prescribed by your doctor and try to offset the effects of antibiotics by eating yogurt, kimchi, and other probiotics.

🔬⚗️ SHOP our non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, validated hypoallergenic products — the majority with our clinically-published VCO plus #monolaurin — at vmvhypoallergenics.com!

🔴 HAD A PATCH TEST? ASK US TO CUSTOMIZE RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON YOUR ALLERGENS! 

📚MORE GREAT SKINTEL: VMVinSKIN.com & our YouTube channel! s.myvmv.com/VMVYouTubeChannel

⛑🔬⚗️ #SavingTheWorldsSkin #skintel #skintelligence #dandruff #scalp  #hypoallergenic #shampoo #hair #microbiome #coconutoil #monolaurin #skintelligence

Is disinfecting your phone causing dandruff? 😳 #SkintelSunday

ℹ️ DANDRUFF CAN BE …
… many things (which is why you should see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis) including a reaction to allergens like fragrance, dyes, and preservatives in hair products; seborrheic dermatitis; or psoriasis. Surprisingly frequently, it can be caused by the natural fungus that lives in our scalps going on overdrive when our microbiota is thrown off balance.

🦠 HOW DISINFECTING CAN CAUSE IT
Some things like antibiotics and disinfectants can upset our microbiome — they don’t distinguish between good and bad bugs and can kill the ones that keep Malassezia in check. Bleach is airborne: used on your phone (or floor or desk or other things), it can waft up to cause problems on yours scalp.

😇 GENTLE HAIR CARE IS KEY
Allergens and irritants worsen any dandruff so gentler ingredients are always better. Plus, Superwash, Clark Wash, Essence Conditioner, and Coo & Clean contain virgin coconut oil and monolaurin. This is important because …

🥥 VCO & MONOLAURIN
… are effective antimicrobials that aren’t allergenic. Instead of harming your innate, healthy microbes, a recent study confirms the positive effects of coconut oil on scalp microbiome. Apply Know-It-Oil or Oil’s Well directly to the scalp and comb through.

⚕️ ONLY WHEN PRESCRIBED
Avoid medicated shampoos unless prescribed by your doctor and try to offset the effects of antibiotics by eating yogurt, kimchi, and other probiotics.

🔬⚗️ SHOP our non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, validated hypoallergenic products — the majority with our clinically-published VCO plus #monolaurin — at vmvhypoallergenics.com!

🔴 HAD A PATCH TEST? ASK US TO CUSTOMIZE RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON YOUR ALLERGENS!

📚MORE GREAT SKINTEL: VMVinSKIN.com & our YouTube channel! s.myvmv.com/VMVYouTubeChannel

⛑🔬⚗️ #SavingTheWorldsSkin #skintel #skintelligence #dandruff #scalp #hypoallergenic #shampoo #hair #microbiome #coconutoil #monolaurin #skintelligence

2 days ago
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1/18
CONGRA“DEW”LATIONS, Milicent M.! You’re our #skinthusiasm winner this week! 😊🙏🏽 We’ll be in touch with your $20 Gift Card! #SkinthusiasmSaturday

Want a chance to win, too? 🎉 SHARE • YOUR • SKINTHUSIASM on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or our  websites! 

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“It was awesome … I cannot live without ID Monolaurin Gel.”

- Milicent M.,
Edmonton, AB

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#vmvsavedmyskin #hypoallergenic #skincare #acne #bumps #folliculitis #malassezia #maskne #bacne #buttne #coconut #monolaurin #sensitiveskin #SavingTheWorldsSkin

CONGRA“DEW”LATIONS, Milicent M.! You’re our #skinthusiasm winner this week! 😊🙏🏽 We’ll be in touch with your $20 Gift Card! #SkinthusiasmSaturday

Want a chance to win, too? 🎉 SHARE • YOUR • SKINTHUSIASM on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or our websites!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“It was awesome … I cannot live without ID Monolaurin Gel.”

– Milicent M.,
Edmonton, AB

***
#vmvsavedmyskin #hypoallergenic #skincare #acne #bumps #folliculitis #malassezia #maskne #bacne #buttne #coconut #monolaurin #sensitiveskin #SavingTheWorldsSkin

3 days ago
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2/18
The last two years have been a pain. For some skins, literally! But we’re keeping on keepin’ on because that’s what saving the world’s skin requires. And your kindness, patience, and skinthusiasm are fuel-joy-skinspiration: we make the balms but you are our salve! 😊 THANK YOU! 🙏🏽

Through the lockdowns and stock-outs, supply chain nightmares and more, we are committed to doing the best we can no matter the circumstances. While the best we can may still fall short at times, know that we’re determined, and know how much we appreciate you.

You’re the reason we do what we “dew.”

#SavingTheWorldsSkin

The last two years have been a pain. For some skins, literally! But we’re keeping on keepin’ on because that’s what saving the world’s skin requires. And your kindness, patience, and skinthusiasm are fuel-joy-skinspiration: we make the balms but you are our salve! 😊 THANK YOU! 🙏🏽

Through the lockdowns and stock-outs, supply chain nightmares and more, we are committed to doing the best we can no matter the circumstances. While the best we can may still fall short at times, know that we’re determined, and know how much we appreciate you.

You’re the reason we do what we “dew.”

#SavingTheWorldsSkin

4 days ago
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3/18
😂🥴

#ThoughtfulThursday #skintellectual

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#ThoughtfulThursday #skintellectual

5 days ago
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4/18
••• YOU COULD WIN A $10 ONLINE GIFT CARD:
Choose the CORRECT statement for each question! •••

Hint: find the answers in our latest Ask A Skintellectual video in our YouTube channel: http://s.myvmv.com/YouTube

While it’s always a good idea to check with your vet first, you can use Know-It-Oil, Oil’s Well, or Boo-Boo Balm for your dog 🐶 for all these things EXCEPT …
{A} Sore or dry paw pads
{B} As an anti-inflammatory
{C} Teaching them to play fetch
{D} Skin problems like contact or atopic dermatitis
{E} Coat health and shine
{F} As an antiviral
{G} As an anti-fungal
{H} As an anti-bacterial
{I} To help with digestion
{J} To soothe dry, itchy skin
{K} Help reduce doggy odor

Check out “Coconut Oil for Dogs: Is it Really Good for Them?” at the @americankennelclub website for more.

Show your #skinfatuation: follow #WinningWednesday for a chance to win every week!

#hypoallergenic #skincare #sensitiveskin #contactdermatitis #dog #pets #coconut #coconutoil #monolaurin #SavingTheWorldsSkin

••• YOU COULD WIN A $10 ONLINE GIFT CARD:
Choose the CORRECT statement for each question! •••

Hint: find the answers in our latest Ask A Skintellectual video in our YouTube channel: http://s.myvmv.com/YouTube

While it’s always a good idea to check with your vet first, you can use Know-It-Oil, Oil’s Well, or Boo-Boo Balm for your dog 🐶 for all these things EXCEPT …
{A} Sore or dry paw pads
{B} As an anti-inflammatory
{C} Teaching them to play fetch
{D} Skin problems like contact or atopic dermatitis
{E} Coat health and shine
{F} As an antiviral
{G} As an anti-fungal
{H} As an anti-bacterial
{I} To help with digestion
{J} To soothe dry, itchy skin
{K} Help reduce doggy odor

Check out “Coconut Oil for Dogs: Is it Really Good for Them?” at the @americankennelclub website for more.

Show your #skinfatuation: follow #WinningWednesday for a chance to win every week!

#hypoallergenic #skincare #sensitiveskin #contactdermatitis #dog #pets #coconut #coconutoil #monolaurin #SavingTheWorldsSkin

6 days ago
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5/18
Did you know that Red Better Calm-The-Heck-Down Balm can be used on your scalp? #TopTipTuesday #skingenious 

This fantabulous skin calmer is a fave for lots of skin issues but folks tend to forget that their scalp is skin, too! Apply pea-sized dots of this balm on different spots on your scalp then massage or comb through. 

Try it to relieve dryness, redness, itching, or flaking!

#hypoallergenic #inflammation #coconutoil #monolaurin #contactdermatitis #psoriasis #SavingTheWorldsSkin

Did you know that Red Better Calm-The-Heck-Down Balm can be used on your scalp? #TopTipTuesday #skingenious

This fantabulous skin calmer is a fave for lots of skin issues but folks tend to forget that their scalp is skin, too! Apply pea-sized dots of this balm on different spots on your scalp then massage or comb through.

Try it to relieve dryness, redness, itching, or flaking!

#hypoallergenic #inflammation #coconutoil #monolaurin #contactdermatitis #psoriasis #SavingTheWorldsSkin

1 week ago
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6/18
Talk about multitasking … check out what a dermatopathologist does! #MultitaskingMonday #skinstrumental 

👯 SKIN & CELLS
A dermatopathologist is a medical doctor with two specialties: dermatology and pathology.

🔬 EYES & SAMPLES
As a dermatologist, they can diagnose and care for skin, hair, and nail issues, including aesthetic issues. But as a pathologist, they can diagnose more accurately (or diagnose a wider range of skin diseases) by diagnosing disorders of the skin under a microscope.

🕵️ SHERLOCK HOLMES OF SKIN
Often referred to as the famous investigator, dermatopathologists are trained in making more definitive diagnoses by analyzing microscopic samples of your skin tissue, as well as assess your clinical presentation and history. 

⚕️ TAG TEAM
Because of the additional specialty in pathology, dermatopathologists often work with other physicians when handling more complex cases such as skin and other cancers, infectious diseases, pediatric diseases, immunologic conditions.

🥼 SKINCARE BY A DERMATOLOGIST 
VMV was founded by a #dermatopathologist so we’ve always approached the care of skin from the cellular level, addressed symptoms as well as core causes, and relied on evidence-based studies.

#hypoallergenic #skincare #SavingTheWorldsSkin

Talk about multitasking … check out what a dermatopathologist does! #MultitaskingMonday #skinstrumental

👯 SKIN & CELLS
A dermatopathologist is a medical doctor with two specialties: dermatology and pathology.

🔬 EYES & SAMPLES
As a dermatologist, they can diagnose and care for skin, hair, and nail issues, including aesthetic issues. But as a pathologist, they can diagnose more accurately (or diagnose a wider range of skin diseases) by diagnosing disorders of the skin under a microscope.

🕵️ SHERLOCK HOLMES OF SKIN
Often referred to as the famous investigator, dermatopathologists are trained in making more definitive diagnoses by analyzing microscopic samples of your skin tissue, as well as assess your clinical presentation and history.

⚕️ TAG TEAM
Because of the additional specialty in pathology, dermatopathologists often work with other physicians when handling more complex cases such as skin and other cancers, infectious diseases, pediatric diseases, immunologic conditions.

🥼 SKINCARE BY A DERMATOLOGIST
VMV was founded by a #dermatopathologist so we’ve always approached the care of skin from the cellular level, addressed symptoms as well as core causes, and relied on evidence-based studies.

#hypoallergenic #skincare #SavingTheWorldsSkin

1 week ago
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7/18
Virgin coconut oil for added protection? Think ON more than IN.  #SkintelSunday 

🥤INGESTION
There is a range of studies being done on VCO for COVID-19. The protocol for some is specific to application orally or via a nasogastric tube, which gets the oil straight to the stomach. While such studies are important, they are premised more or ingestion than on the topical antiviral properties of VCO, which multiple studies have already shown to be effective, including on other coronaviruses. See some of them here: http://s.myvmv.com/MonolaurinStudyReview

🥥 TOPICAL
Other studies (including ours) have a different protocol: VCO is applied topically — to the nose into the nasal turbinates (massaged into the nostrils); around all of the oro-pharyngeal mucosa (swished around the mouth), gargled, and applied to the external areas of the ears as well as the hands.

🦠 GLANDS
Several international studies now show that the mucosa (nose, mouth) is where this virus enters the system and where it continues to multiply. The glands in these locations contain the recepter and co-receptor of COVID-19.

⚠️ NOTHING IS A 1-SHOT COVID MIRACLE …
… including VCO. Vaccinate, boost, mask up, and follow safety protocols updated by the @WHO. If not for you, for others who may be vulnerable. Because even “mild” variants can still be dangerous for the unvaccinated and those with comorbidities.

🔬⚗️ SHOP our non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, validated hypoallergenic products — the majority with our clinically-published VCO plus monolaurin — at vmvhypoallergenics.com!

🔴 HAD A PATCH TEST? ASK US TO CUSTOMIZE RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON YOUR ALLERGENS! 

🔍 MORE GREAT SKINTEL: VMVinSKIN.com & our YouTube channel! 

⛑🔬⚗️ #SavingTheWorldsSkin #skintel #hypoallergenic #coconutoil #monolaurin #skintelligence

Virgin coconut oil for added protection? Think ON more than IN. #SkintelSunday

🥤INGESTION
There is a range of studies being done on VCO for COVID-19. The protocol for some is specific to application orally or via a nasogastric tube, which gets the oil straight to the stomach. While such studies are important, they are premised more or ingestion than on the topical antiviral properties of VCO, which multiple studies have already shown to be effective, including on other coronaviruses. See some of them here: http://s.myvmv.com/MonolaurinStudyReview

🥥 TOPICAL
Other studies (including ours) have a different protocol: VCO is applied topically — to the nose into the nasal turbinates (massaged into the nostrils); around all of the oro-pharyngeal mucosa (swished around the mouth), gargled, and applied to the external areas of the ears as well as the hands.

🦠 GLANDS
Several international studies now show that the mucosa (nose, mouth) is where this virus enters the system and where it continues to multiply. The glands in these locations contain the recepter and co-receptor of COVID-19.

⚠️ NOTHING IS A 1-SHOT COVID MIRACLE …
… including VCO. Vaccinate, boost, mask up, and follow safety protocols updated by the @WHO. If not for you, for others who may be vulnerable. Because even “mild” variants can still be dangerous for the unvaccinated and those with comorbidities.

🔬⚗️ SHOP our non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, validated hypoallergenic products — the majority with our clinically-published VCO plus monolaurin — at vmvhypoallergenics.com!

🔴 HAD A PATCH TEST? ASK US TO CUSTOMIZE RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON YOUR ALLERGENS!

🔍 MORE GREAT SKINTEL: VMVinSKIN.com & our YouTube channel!

⛑🔬⚗️ #SavingTheWorldsSkin #skintel #hypoallergenic #coconutoil #monolaurin #skintelligence

1 week ago
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8/18
CONGRA“DEW”LATIONS, Abby M.! You’re our #skinthusiasm winner this week! 😊🙏🏽 We’ll be in touch with your $20 Gift Card! #SkinthusiasmSaturday

Want a chance to win, too? 🎉 SHARE • YOUR • SKINTHUSIASM on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or our  websites! 

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“MY SKIN ROUTINE IS FOREVER CHANGED
I tried this product a year or two ago and I CANNOT live without it anymore. I will wash my face and then put the product on a cotton ball and put it all over my face and the product will STILL take makeup off my face that i thought i had washed off. I will even use it when i’m not wearing makeup and it will just clean and take off any dirt that was on my skin. my life has forever been changed because of this bomb ass makeup remover.”

- Abby M. 

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#vmvsavedmyskin #hypoallergenic #skincare #makeupremover #coconutoil #sensitiveskin #SavingTheWorldsSkin

CONGRA“DEW”LATIONS, Abby M.! You’re our #skinthusiasm winner this week! 😊🙏🏽 We’ll be in touch with your $20 Gift Card! #SkinthusiasmSaturday

Want a chance to win, too? 🎉 SHARE • YOUR • SKINTHUSIASM on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or our websites!

***
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“MY SKIN ROUTINE IS FOREVER CHANGED
I tried this product a year or two ago and I CANNOT live without it anymore. I will wash my face and then put the product on a cotton ball and put it all over my face and the product will STILL take makeup off my face that i thought i had washed off. I will even use it when i’m not wearing makeup and it will just clean and take off any dirt that was on my skin. my life has forever been changed because of this bomb ass makeup remover.”

– Abby M.

***
#vmvsavedmyskin #hypoallergenic #skincare #makeupremover #coconutoil #sensitiveskin #SavingTheWorldsSkin

1 week ago
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9/18
Loving this stay-safe tip from #skinspiration @tortorre! Thank you! #FridayFinest 
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My current partner on set and in life, The Grandma Minnie’s Instant, No-Rinse, Cleansing Kid Gloves “Monolaurin” Moisturizing “Make-It-Cleaner” Hand Gel. The name got you in a tongue twister eh? 😄

This keeps my hands bacteria and virus free thanks to the active Monolaurin (derived from 🥥) who does all the hard work for me! Take note that Monolaurin is also found in breast milk, so it’s that potent. 

This has a non-drying formula which is great because my cuticles have suffered immensely from continuous hand washing and cleansing. This hand gel keeps my hand moisturized - it feels soft and smooth after every use. I kid you not! Plus, It’s not sticky at all! 👍🏽

So if you have been searching for a hand gel that saves your health and your hands, head over to @vmvhypoallergenics and check them out. I highly recommend it. 

PS
#NotAnAd
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#hypoallergenic #handsanitizer #coconut #monolaurin #SavingTheWorldsSkin

Loving this stay-safe tip from #skinspiration @tortorre! Thank you! #FridayFinest

My current partner on set and in life, The Grandma Minnie’s Instant, No-Rinse, Cleansing Kid Gloves “Monolaurin” Moisturizing “Make-It-Cleaner” Hand Gel. The name got you in a tongue twister eh? 😄

This keeps my hands bacteria and virus free thanks to the active Monolaurin (derived from 🥥) who does all the hard work for me! Take note that Monolaurin is also found in breast milk, so it’s that potent.

This has a non-drying formula which is great because my cuticles have suffered immensely from continuous hand washing and cleansing. This hand gel keeps my hand moisturized – it feels soft and smooth after every use. I kid you not! Plus, It’s not sticky at all! 👍🏽

So if you have been searching for a hand gel that saves your health and your hands, head over to @vmvhypoallergenics and check them out. I highly recommend it.

PS
#NotAnAd

#hypoallergenic #handsanitizer #coconut #monolaurin #SavingTheWorldsSkin

2 weeks ago
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10/18
Instead of wishing for shifting sands to solidify, we can learn from what they reveal, surf them … even play in them! 🏄🏽‍♀️ Happy first week of 2022!

“Celebrate the shifting sands as they form the new mountains … Yet un­derstand that these mountains and these castles are monuments to change, not to permanence.
 
Glorify what you are today, yet do not condemn what you were yesterday, nor preclude what you could become tomorrow.” - Neale Donald Walsch

#ThoughtfulThursday #skintellectual #SavingTheWorldsSkin

Instead of wishing for shifting sands to solidify, we can learn from what they reveal, surf them … even play in them! 🏄🏽‍♀️ Happy first week of 2022!

“Celebrate the shifting sands as they form the new mountains … Yet un­derstand that these mountains and these castles are monuments to change, not to permanence.

Glorify what you are today, yet do not condemn what you were yesterday, nor preclude what you could become tomorrow.” – Neale Donald Walsch

#ThoughtfulThursday #skintellectual #SavingTheWorldsSkin

2 weeks ago
View on Instagram |
11/18
••• YOU COULD WIN A $10 ONLINE GIFT CARD:
Choose the CORRECT statement for each question! •••

Hint: find the answers in our livestream replay: http://s.myvmv.com/MDshares2021TopSkinIssues

1. Top skin concerns of 2021 include …
{A} Superbug infections
{B} Malassezia folliculitis
{C} Infections from normally “good” bugs natural to our skin
{D} Maskne
{E} Photosensitivity
{F} Obesity & psoriasis
{G} Airborne contact dermatitis
{H} Hair loss
{I} All of the above

2. Some top tips include all of the following EXCEPT …
{A} Because we’re still so exposed to allergens and irritants in disinfectants, avoid them everywhere else
{B} Do not self diagnose: because so many conditions are new or unexpected, guesswork can be dangerous
{C} Use lots of aromatherapy to combat stress
{D} Prioritize mental health, good sleep, and proper nutrition to reduce stress
{E} Prioritize antimicrobials that do not offset the balance of your skin’s microbiota such as virgin coconut oil and monolaurin

We can help! Contact us to customize recommendations for you based on your patch test results!

Show your #skinfatuation: follow #WinningWednesday for a chance to win every week!

#hypoallergenic #skincare #sensitiveskin #contactdermatitis #psoriasis #eczema #SavingTheWorldsSkin

••• YOU COULD WIN A $10 ONLINE GIFT CARD:
Choose the CORRECT statement for each question! •••

Hint: find the answers in our livestream replay: http://s.myvmv.com/MDshares2021TopSkinIssues

1. Top skin concerns of 2021 include …
{A} Superbug infections
{B} Malassezia folliculitis
{C} Infections from normally “good” bugs natural to our skin
{D} Maskne
{E} Photosensitivity
{F} Obesity & psoriasis
{G} Airborne contact dermatitis
{H} Hair loss
{I} All of the above

2. Some top tips include all of the following EXCEPT …
{A} Because we’re still so exposed to allergens and irritants in disinfectants, avoid them everywhere else
{B} Do not self diagnose: because so many conditions are new or unexpected, guesswork can be dangerous
{C} Use lots of aromatherapy to combat stress
{D} Prioritize mental health, good sleep, and proper nutrition to reduce stress
{E} Prioritize antimicrobials that do not offset the balance of your skin’s microbiota such as virgin coconut oil and monolaurin

We can help! Contact us to customize recommendations for you based on your patch test results!

Show your #skinfatuation: follow #WinningWednesday for a chance to win every week!

#hypoallergenic #skincare #sensitiveskin #contactdermatitis #psoriasis #eczema #SavingTheWorldsSkin

2 weeks ago
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12/18
While we might want to scrub away a lot of the last year, over cleansing is actually bad for your skin. #TopTipTuesday 

This is even more true after two years of increased hand washing, hand sanitizing, and disinfecting. While necessary, these have taken a toll on the skin’s important barrier layer, causing dryness, irritations, and an imbalance in your skin’s natural microbiota.

It’s not just our hands that are “skin trouble.” Bleaches and other strong disinfectants — as well as their fragrances — are airborne and can negatively affect your face and other exposed skin.

Try our Makeup Removers before washing your face! They gentle eliminate makeup and other surface dirt so that you need less cleanser. #skingenious 

Try them on other skin before washing, too, especially if the areas are already very dry and irritated.

Our Gentle & Softening Makeup Removing Oil has virgin coconut oil and monolaurin to add disinfection and barrier repair.

📷 @vmv_japan
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#SavingTheWorldsSkin #hypoallergenic #makeupremover #cleanser #barrierrepair #dryskin #coconutoil #monolaurin #contactdermatitis #sensitiveskin #dryhands

While we might want to scrub away a lot of the last year, over cleansing is actually bad for your skin. #TopTipTuesday

This is even more true after two years of increased hand washing, hand sanitizing, and disinfecting. While necessary, these have taken a toll on the skin’s important barrier layer, causing dryness, irritations, and an imbalance in your skin’s natural microbiota.

It’s not just our hands that are “skin trouble.” Bleaches and other strong disinfectants — as well as their fragrances — are airborne and can negatively affect your face and other exposed skin.

Try our Makeup Removers before washing your face! They gentle eliminate makeup and other surface dirt so that you need less cleanser. #skingenious

Try them on other skin before washing, too, especially if the areas are already very dry and irritated.

Our Gentle & Softening Makeup Removing Oil has virgin coconut oil and monolaurin to add disinfection and barrier repair.

📷 @vmv_japan

#SavingTheWorldsSkin #hypoallergenic #makeupremover #cleanser #barrierrepair #dryskin #coconutoil #monolaurin #contactdermatitis #sensitiveskin #dryhands

2 weeks ago
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13/18
2021 had you pulling your hair out? Or was it just falling out on its own? You’re not imagining things: hair fall was a THING.

Stress (mental and on follicles) was a big culprit. While you should talk to your dermatologist to make sure (hair issues can be related to other health concerns) virgin coconut oil can help.

🛡 VCO serves as a shield to scalp and follicle stressors. Applying it before showering can lessen the penetration of allergens and irritants from airborne disinfectants and harsh shampoo ingredients.

💧 Regular application lubricates and helps prevent breakage of the hair shaft. 

🥥 Studies have shown coconut oil to reduce protein loss when used as a prewash and as a postwash groomer. A 2015 study explains: “coconut oil, being a triglyceride of lauric acid (principle fatty acid), has a high affinity for hair proteins and because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, is able to penetrate inside the hair shaft.”

#MultitaskingMonday #skinstrumental #coconutoil #vco #hair #hairloss #hypoallergenic #SavingTheWorldsSkin

2021 had you pulling your hair out? Or was it just falling out on its own? You’re not imagining things: hair fall was a THING.

Stress (mental and on follicles) was a big culprit. While you should talk to your dermatologist to make sure (hair issues can be related to other health concerns) virgin coconut oil can help.

🛡 VCO serves as a shield to scalp and follicle stressors. Applying it before showering can lessen the penetration of allergens and irritants from airborne disinfectants and harsh shampoo ingredients.

💧 Regular application lubricates and helps prevent breakage of the hair shaft.

🥥 Studies have shown coconut oil to reduce protein loss when used as a prewash and as a postwash groomer. A 2015 study explains: “coconut oil, being a triglyceride of lauric acid (principle fatty acid), has a high affinity for hair proteins and because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, is able to penetrate inside the hair shaft.”

#MultitaskingMonday #skinstrumental #coconutoil #vco #hair #hairloss #hypoallergenic #SavingTheWorldsSkin

2 weeks ago
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14/18
The top skin concerns of 2021!  #SkintelSunday 

🛡 The Great Barrier GRIEF
Two years of constant disinfection of EVERYTHING have taken their toll on the skin’s important barrier layer. Virgin coconut oil and monolaurin provide barrier repair and won’t upset the skin’s microbiota.

🥺 YOU’RE SO SENSITIVE
“60-70% of women and 50-60% of men report having some degree of sensitive skin.” Steer clear of allergens, whether or not you’re currently allergic.

🩺 SELF DIAGNOSING IS O-VER
Skin allergies, eczema, and contact dermatitis are on the rise and need expert care. Don’t dismiss chronic skin problems. Get a patch test and a proper diagnosis.

🔴 IT’S A PIMPLE! … IS IT, THOUGH?
Microbial imbalance has led to infections from normally-friendly bugs like S. epidermidis and superbugs like Klebsiella. If a pimple or boil looks inflamed, see a doctor to rule out a serious infection.

⚫️ THERE WERE DARK PATCHES
Photo-allergens like fragrance and bleach are AIRBORNE and frequently cause dark blotches on any exposed skin. Daily sunscreen use (even INDOORS) and allergen avoidance are key.

❄️ HAIR RAISING … FLAKING & FALLING!
Temporary hair loss from a major sickness or stress is common in COVID but STRESS contributed to other hair thinning and “dandruff” (microbioial imbalances didn’t help). De-stress and choose gentle hair care. Monolaurin and VCO help re-balance microbes and control flaking.

🔬⚗️ SHOP our non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, validated hypoallergenic products — the majority with our clinically-published VCO plus #monolaurin — at vmvhypoallergenics.com!

🔴 HAD A PATCH TEST? ASK US TO CUSTOMIZE RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON YOUR ALLERGENS! 

📚MORE GREAT SKINTEL: VMVinSKIN.com & our YouTube channel! https://youtube.com/user/vmvhypoallergenics

⛑🔬⚗️ #SavingTheWorldsSkin #skintel #skintelligence #hypoallergenic #skincare

The top skin concerns of 2021! #SkintelSunday

🛡 The Great Barrier GRIEF
Two years of constant disinfection of EVERYTHING have taken their toll on the skin’s important barrier layer. Virgin coconut oil and monolaurin provide barrier repair and won’t upset the skin’s microbiota.

🥺 YOU’RE SO SENSITIVE
“60-70% of women and 50-60% of men report having some degree of sensitive skin.” Steer clear of allergens, whether or not you’re currently allergic.

🩺 SELF DIAGNOSING IS O-VER
Skin allergies, eczema, and contact dermatitis are on the rise and need expert care. Don’t dismiss chronic skin problems. Get a patch test and a proper diagnosis.

🔴 IT’S A PIMPLE! … IS IT, THOUGH?
Microbial imbalance has led to infections from normally-friendly bugs like S. epidermidis and superbugs like Klebsiella. If a pimple or boil looks inflamed, see a doctor to rule out a serious infection.

⚫️ THERE WERE DARK PATCHES
Photo-allergens like fragrance and bleach are AIRBORNE and frequently cause dark blotches on any exposed skin. Daily sunscreen use (even INDOORS) and allergen avoidance are key.

❄️ HAIR RAISING … FLAKING & FALLING!
Temporary hair loss from a major sickness or stress is common in COVID but STRESS contributed to other hair thinning and “dandruff” (microbioial imbalances didn’t help). De-stress and choose gentle hair care. Monolaurin and VCO help re-balance microbes and control flaking.

🔬⚗️ SHOP our non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, validated hypoallergenic products — the majority with our clinically-published VCO plus #monolaurin — at vmvhypoallergenics.com!

🔴 HAD A PATCH TEST? ASK US TO CUSTOMIZE RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON YOUR ALLERGENS!

📚MORE GREAT SKINTEL: VMVinSKIN.com & our YouTube channel! https://youtube.com/user/vmvhypoallergenics

⛑🔬⚗️ #SavingTheWorldsSkin #skintel #skintelligence #hypoallergenic #skincare

2 weeks ago
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15/18
Our newest #VMVBaby is THE PICTURE of pure and total wonder-giggle-awesome joy!

Here’s to …
👁 Seeing the new world as it unfolds with wonder and curiosity
❤️‍🩹 Care and healing
🛠 Rebuilding
🙏🏽 Loving what is, as it is
🧱 Laying a healthy foundation for the future
🙏🏽 Babying each other when we need it
🕊 Choosing kindness and grace
😃 Gratitude and joy …
in skin, body, mind, each other, the planet!

Happy first day of 2022! 

Thank you, @_kaaaaaajz!
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#SavingTheWorldsSkin #hypoallergenic

Our newest #VMVBaby is THE PICTURE of pure and total wonder-giggle-awesome joy!

Here’s to …
👁 Seeing the new world as it unfolds with wonder and curiosity
❤️‍🩹 Care and healing
🛠 Rebuilding
🙏🏽 Loving what is, as it is
🧱 Laying a healthy foundation for the future
🙏🏽 Babying each other when we need it
🕊 Choosing kindness and grace
😃 Gratitude and joy …
in skin, body, mind, each other, the planet!

Happy first day of 2022!

Thank you, @_kaaaaaajz!

#SavingTheWorldsSkin #hypoallergenic

2 weeks ago
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16/18
A little bruised — and more than a little Boo-Boo Balmed! — but we made it to the end of another pandemic year! As difficult as it’s been, we recognize what a privilege this is and thank you for helping us continue to save the world’s skin!

We want to make sure that you — our customers, partners, suppliers, and all the wonderful people who put the joy into all that we “dew”! — know how much we appreciate you.
 
THANK YOU!

With every …
📚 flip of a journal page,
🔬 slide on a microscope,
🥥 swipe of coconut oil,
🥣 swish of a spatula,
⌨️ clack of a keyboard,
💻 hour on a webinar,
🧴 product on a production line,
📦 precious carton shipped.
⛑ and patient, doctor, and customer cared for …
We’ve been focused on, driven by, and thankful to you.
 
May the new year bring us health, peace, calm, joy, an even deeper appreciation for all the special people in our lives, and continued evolution!
 
Happy New Year!
 
Skincerely, 
@LauraAtVMV

A little bruised — and more than a little Boo-Boo Balmed! — but we made it to the end of another pandemic year! As difficult as it’s been, we recognize what a privilege this is and thank you for helping us continue to save the world’s skin!

We want to make sure that you — our customers, partners, suppliers, and all the wonderful people who put the joy into all that we “dew”! — know how much we appreciate you.

THANK YOU!

With every …
📚 flip of a journal page,
🔬 slide on a microscope,
🥥 swipe of coconut oil,
🥣 swish of a spatula,
⌨️ clack of a keyboard,
💻 hour on a webinar,
🧴 product on a production line,
📦 precious carton shipped.
⛑ and patient, doctor, and customer cared for …
We’ve been focused on, driven by, and thankful to you.

May the new year bring us health, peace, calm, joy, an even deeper appreciation for all the special people in our lives, and continued evolution!

Happy New Year!

Skincerely,
@LauraAtVMV

3 weeks ago
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17/18
Stop messing around and get 2022 some coconut oil now! 🥥😊

#ThoughtfulThursday #skintellectual #coconutoil #SavingTheWorldsSkin

Stop messing around and get 2022 some coconut oil now! 🥥😊

#ThoughtfulThursday #skintellectual #coconutoil #SavingTheWorldsSkin

3 weeks ago
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18/18