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Meet our Doctors

Vermén M. Verallo-Rowell, M.D

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. She is a well-cited author of multiple clinical studies published in such journals as Dermatitis, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology and Archives of Dermatology.

Stephanie Katalbas-Asi, M.D

Stephanie Katalbas-Asi, M.D. is a Board Certified dermatologist. She completed her medical education at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and her residency training in Dermatology at the Skin and Cancer Foundation, Inc. After getting her board certification, she obtained her fellowship in the Philippine Dermatological Society.

Ma. Margarita Isabel Carlos-Tanchiong, M.D

Ma. Margarita Isabel Carlos-Tanchiong, M.D is a Fellowship-Trained, Board Certified Dermatologist who graduated with Honorable Mention with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University. She completed her medical education at the University of Santo Tomas and has been awarded Benemeritus on Oral Revalida. Dr. Carlos-Tanchiong finished her Residency Training at the Makati Medical Center and served as the Chief Resident in 2008.

@vmvhypoallergenics

What is psoriasis?  #psoriasisawareness #SkintelSunday 

ℹ️ ABOUT
Psoriasis is an immunologic condition of: recurring, often scaly, thick, red patches in the skin; nail changes, and thick patches in the scalp. It can affect 10% to 20% or more of the body. When severe, it can come with mild to debilitating arthritis. Psoriasis is NOT infectious or contagious. It is a form of allergy, much like contact dermatitis or eczema.

👉 SOME TRIGGERS
Skin allergens and irritants; stress.

🔥 COMORBIDITIES
 Obesity, hypertension, diabetes, or arthritis.

🧑‍⚕️ DIAGNOSIS
You cannot diagnose psoriasis on your own. Psoriasis can be confused — even by experts —  with other skin conditions like contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), dandruff, or even just dry skin. To properly diagnose and manage psoriasis, dermatologists sometimes order tests such as patch tests, biopsies, and other lab work. Dermatologists use the PASI (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index) to measure the extent and severity of the psoriasis.

⚕️NOT ONE PILL OR STEROIDS
Sustained clarity is management: medication plus allergen avoidance, good nutrition, healthy lifestyle changes, stress reduction, and monitoring of health markers. Steroids should be limited to emergencies (with proper prevention, steroid use can be limited to 1-2x times a year).

🔍 MORE GREAT SKINTEL: VMVinSKIN.com 

🍿 Subscribe to our YouTube channel —http://s.myvmv.com/YouTube — and follow us on TikTok at http://s.myvmv.com/VMVonTikTok

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

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⛑🔬⚗️ #SavingTheWorldsSkin #skintel #skintelligence #hypoallergenic #contactdermatitis #psoriasis #sensitiveskin
What is psoriasis? #psoriasisawareness #SkintelSunday ℹ️ ABOUT Psoriasis is an immunologic condition of: recurring, often scaly, thick, red patches in the skin; nail changes, and thick patches in the scalp. It can affect 10% to 20% or more of the body. When severe, it can come with mild to debilitating arthritis. Psoriasis is NOT infectious or contagious. It is a form of allergy, much like contact dermatitis or eczema. 👉 SOME TRIGGERS Skin allergens and irritants; stress. 🔥 COMORBIDITIES Obesity, hypertension, diabetes, or arthritis. 🧑‍⚕️ DIAGNOSIS You cannot diagnose psoriasis on your own. Psoriasis can be confused — even by experts — with other skin conditions like contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), dandruff, or even just dry skin. To properly diagnose and manage psoriasis, dermatologists sometimes order tests such as patch tests, biopsies, and other lab work. Dermatologists use the PASI (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index) to measure the extent and severity of the psoriasis. ⚕️NOT ONE PILL OR STEROIDS Sustained clarity is management: medication plus allergen avoidance, good nutrition, healthy lifestyle changes, stress reduction, and monitoring of health markers. Steroids should be limited to emergencies (with proper prevention, steroid use can be limited to 1-2x times a year). 🔍 MORE GREAT SKINTEL: VMVinSKIN.com 🍿 Subscribe to our YouTube channel —http://s.myvmv.com/YouTube — and follow us on TikTok at http://s.myvmv.com/VMVonTikTok 🧑‍⚕️ HAD A PATCH TEST? ASK US TO CUSTOMIZE RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON YOUR ALLERGENS! 🔬⚗️ SHOP our non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, validated hypoallergenic products — the majority with our clinically-published VCO plus monolaurin — at vmvhypoallergenics.com! ⛑🔬⚗️ #SavingTheWorldsSkin #skintel #skintelligence #hypoallergenic #contactdermatitis #psoriasis #sensitiveskin
2 days ago
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1/18
“The only shampoo for my extremely sensitive, allergic scalp (eczema) … I usually buy more, but I don’t want to be greedy when it is in short supply and lots of people need it!” 🥹 💕
- Heather C. from our online store
Coo & Clean Hair-Body Wash 

Thank you and CONGRA“DEW”LATIONS: you’re our #skinthusiasm winner this week! 😊🙏🏽 We’ll be in touch with your $20 Gift Card! #SkinthusiasmSaturday

YOU COULD WIN! 🎉 SHARE • YOUR • SKINTHUSIASM on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or our  websites! 

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“I know you are working hard to get your products back in stock so I hesitated to write, but I only have a few weeks worth of GM shampoo left. It is the only shampoo I can tolerate for my extremely sensitive, allergic scalp (eczema). I have been using your products since 2008. I have not been able to find another shampoo that works … two bottles or even one would keep me going for a while if that’s all you can find. I usually buy more than that, but I don’t want to be greedy when it is in short supply and lots of people need it. I hope you will have a full supply back in stock soon. Thank you so much.”
- Heather C.
Calgary, AB, Canada

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#vmvsavedmyskin #hypoallergenic #skincare  #fragrancefree #sensitiveskin #eczema #allergenfree #SavingTheWorldsSkin

Music: No Worries
Musician: Anton Vlasov
Site: https://pixabay.com/music/-no-worries-16479/
“The only shampoo for my extremely sensitive, allergic scalp (eczema) … I usually buy more, but I don’t want to be greedy when it is in short supply and lots of people need it!” 🥹 💕 - Heather C. from our online store Coo & Clean Hair-Body Wash Thank you and CONGRA“DEW”LATIONS: you’re our #skinthusiasm winner this week! 😊🙏🏽 We’ll be in touch with your $20 Gift Card! #SkinthusiasmSaturday YOU COULD WIN! 🎉 SHARE • YOUR • SKINTHUSIASM on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or our websites! • “I know you are working hard to get your products back in stock so I hesitated to write, but I only have a few weeks worth of GM shampoo left. It is the only shampoo I can tolerate for my extremely sensitive, allergic scalp (eczema). I have been using your products since 2008. I have not been able to find another shampoo that works … two bottles or even one would keep me going for a while if that’s all you can find. I usually buy more than that, but I don’t want to be greedy when it is in short supply and lots of people need it. I hope you will have a full supply back in stock soon. Thank you so much.” - Heather C. Calgary, AB, Canada *** #vmvsavedmyskin #hypoallergenic #skincare #fragrancefree #sensitiveskin #eczema #allergenfree #SavingTheWorldsSkin Music: No Worries Musician: Anton Vlasov Site: https://pixabay.com/music/-no-worries-16479/
3 days ago
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2/18
“In car…

Me: your skin looks amazing!

Him: It’s THIS thing! (holds up little tube of moisturizer) Eeeevery time you say my skin looks good it’s after I’ve put this on. It’s my superpower. I keep it in the car.

Me: (takes photo and wiggles bum in happy happy joy joy) 😁

#moisturizerismysuperpower 

One more side cuento: at event, as we’re being introduced, one of the mega talented contributors waves me over and goes “omg I’m such a fan! I only use VMV! It saved my skin!”

Those were her words.

And this is why we do what we “dew.” 🤗🙏🏽💕 gratitude and a half!”

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Repost @lauraatvmv 
#FridayFinest #skinspiration #SavingTheWorldsSkin
“In car… Me: your skin looks amazing! Him: It’s THIS thing! (holds up little tube of moisturizer) Eeeevery time you say my skin looks good it’s after I’ve put this on. It’s my superpower. I keep it in the car. Me: (takes photo and wiggles bum in happy happy joy joy) 😁 #moisturizerismysuperpower One more side cuento: at event, as we’re being introduced, one of the mega talented contributors waves me over and goes “omg I’m such a fan! I only use VMV! It saved my skin!” Those were her words. And this is why we do what we “dew.” 🤗🙏🏽💕 gratitude and a half!” • Repost @lauraatvmv #FridayFinest #skinspiration #SavingTheWorldsSkin
4 days ago
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3/18
Psoriasis is not contagious. Kindness is. Learn more about the condition at VMVinSKIN.com to help support a loved one with psoriasis (including yourself! 💜💛)

#ThoughtfulThursday #skintellectual #psoriasis #psoriasisawareness #SavingTheWorldsSkin
Psoriasis is not contagious. Kindness is. Learn more about the condition at VMVinSKIN.com to help support a loved one with psoriasis (including yourself! 💜💛) #ThoughtfulThursday #skintellectual #psoriasis #psoriasisawareness #SavingTheWorldsSkin
5 days ago
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4/18
💬 Reply below with the correct answer/s and you could win $10 Gift Card! 

All of the following is true about Psoriasis EXCEPT …

{A} Can be misdiagnosed and treatments are improving all the time (clarity can be impressive now!): working with a specialist is *important*
{B} An immunologic condition
{C} Recurring, often scaly, thick, red patches in the skin
{D} Nail changes
{E} Thick patches in the scalp
{F} Can affect 10% of the body, in mild cases, to 20% or more of the body in severe cases
{G} Can come with mild to debilitating arthritis
{H} Can be triggered by contact allergies: a patch test is fundamental
{I} Can coexist with other skin concerns
{J} Obesity can be an issue
{K} Can affect mental health
{L} Is just a form of allergy, much like a contact dermatitis or eczema
{M} Is contagious … run away!

Show your #skinfatuation: follow #WinningWednesday for a chance to win every week!
 
#SavingTheWorldsSkin #psoriasis
💬 Reply below with the correct answer/s and you could win $10 Gift Card! All of the following is true about Psoriasis EXCEPT … {A} Can be misdiagnosed and treatments are improving all the time (clarity can be impressive now!): working with a specialist is *important* {B} An immunologic condition {C} Recurring, often scaly, thick, red patches in the skin {D} Nail changes {E} Thick patches in the scalp {F} Can affect 10% of the body, in mild cases, to 20% or more of the body in severe cases {G} Can come with mild to debilitating arthritis {H} Can be triggered by contact allergies: a patch test is fundamental {I} Can coexist with other skin concerns {J} Obesity can be an issue {K} Can affect mental health {L} Is just a form of allergy, much like a contact dermatitis or eczema {M} Is contagious … run away! Show your #skinfatuation: follow #WinningWednesday for a chance to win every week! #SavingTheWorldsSkin #psoriasis
6 days ago
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5/18
Start the day with gratitude! #TopTipTuesday #skingenious 

Our CEO, @LauraAtVMV, was asked to read a morning meditation for @find_your_daily_calm . Her family’s been meditating for years (even with the pets!) and meditation is so crucial for mental, heart, and skin health that she jumped at the chance — goodness begets goodness! ✨

Listen to this simple 10-minute waking meditation 🧘🏽♀️🌞 on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1tmm7wsBF1m4owr1gkDuSg?si=-uxeJuphRbGUE-c9JRQAwQ

#SavingTheWorldsSkin #mentalhealth #meditation
Start the day with gratitude! #TopTipTuesday #skingenious Our CEO, @LauraAtVMV, was asked to read a morning meditation for @find_your_daily_calm . Her family’s been meditating for years (even with the pets!) and meditation is so crucial for mental, heart, and skin health that she jumped at the chance — goodness begets goodness! ✨ Listen to this simple 10-minute waking meditation 🧘🏽♀️🌞 on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1tmm7wsBF1m4owr1gkDuSg?si=-uxeJuphRbGUE-c9JRQAwQ #SavingTheWorldsSkin #mentalhealth #meditation
1 week ago
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6/18
Kid Gloves Monolaurin Hand Gel is an all time multitasking MVP! #MultitaskingMonday #skinstrumental 

👋 HAND CLEANER
With published studies as far back as the 1970s showing efficacy equal to 70% isopropyl alcohol, it’s an effective way to get those hands clean! As a lipid, it’s non-drying and stays on longer, too!

🥤 TOYS & SIPPY CUPS & STUFF 
Juggling a squirmy baby and everything in the baby bag inevitable means something’s going to hit the floor. Wipe them with Kid Gloves until you can give them a more thorough cleaning. 

🚊 TRAVEL DE-ICKER
Wipe down surfaces and hands while traveling or commuting.

🔴 BUMP EMERGENCIES
Surprise spot? Hit it with Kid Gloves!

#hypoallergenic #coconut #monolaurin #skincare #handsanitizer #sensitiveskin #SavingTheWorldsSkin
Kid Gloves Monolaurin Hand Gel is an all time multitasking MVP! #MultitaskingMonday #skinstrumental 👋 HAND CLEANER With published studies as far back as the 1970s showing efficacy equal to 70% isopropyl alcohol, it’s an effective way to get those hands clean! As a lipid, it’s non-drying and stays on longer, too! 🥤 TOYS & SIPPY CUPS & STUFF Juggling a squirmy baby and everything in the baby bag inevitable means something’s going to hit the floor. Wipe them with Kid Gloves until you can give them a more thorough cleaning. 🚊 TRAVEL DE-ICKER Wipe down surfaces and hands while traveling or commuting. 🔴 BUMP EMERGENCIES Surprise spot? Hit it with Kid Gloves! #hypoallergenic #coconut #monolaurin #skincare #handsanitizer #sensitiveskin #SavingTheWorldsSkin
1 week ago
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7/18
Are crystals & gemstones top skin allergens? 🤔 #SkintelSunday 

👌 Mineral crystals (like agate, chalcedony, malachite, tiger’s eye, and amethyst) and rocks that are considered gemstones (like jade and lapis lazuli) are not top contact allergens allergens. But look out for those that may be contaminated with allergens like nickel, cobalt, gold, or chrome. 

🧼 Reactions can also occur with handling, such as if the stones are washed with cleaning agents that do have allergens, stored in containers with allergens, or touched by hands that have touched allergens. 

💍 As well, the settings of these semiprecious stones may cause allergic reactions if they contain nickel, gold, leather, or other allergenic metals or materials.

If you have a history of sensitive skin, don’t guess: random trial and error can cause more damage. Ask your dermatologist about a patch test.

🔍 MORE GREAT SKINTEL: VMVinSKIN.com 

🍿 Subscribe to our YouTube channel —http://s.myvmv.com/YouTube — and follow us on TikTok at http://s.myvmv.com/VMVonTikTok

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

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

⛑🔬⚗️ #SavingTheWorldsSkin #skintel #skintelligence #hypoallergenic #contactdermatitis #sensitiveskin
Are crystals & gemstones top skin allergens? 🤔 #SkintelSunday 👌 Mineral crystals (like agate, chalcedony, malachite, tiger’s eye, and amethyst) and rocks that are considered gemstones (like jade and lapis lazuli) are not top contact allergens allergens. But look out for those that may be contaminated with allergens like nickel, cobalt, gold, or chrome. 🧼 Reactions can also occur with handling, such as if the stones are washed with cleaning agents that do have allergens, stored in containers with allergens, or touched by hands that have touched allergens. 💍 As well, the settings of these semiprecious stones may cause allergic reactions if they contain nickel, gold, leather, or other allergenic metals or materials. If you have a history of sensitive skin, don’t guess: random trial and error can cause more damage. Ask your dermatologist about a patch test. 🔍 MORE GREAT SKINTEL: VMVinSKIN.com 🍿 Subscribe to our YouTube channel —http://s.myvmv.com/YouTube — and follow us on TikTok at http://s.myvmv.com/VMVonTikTok 🧑‍⚕️ HAD A PATCH TEST? ASK US TO CUSTOMIZE RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON YOUR ALLERGENS! 🔬⚗️ SHOP our non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, validated hypoallergenic products — the majority with our clinically-published VCO plus monolaurin — at vmvhypoallergenics.com! ⛑🔬⚗️ #SavingTheWorldsSkin #skintel #skintelligence #hypoallergenic #contactdermatitis #sensitiveskin
1 week ago
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8/18
“Awesome product…I love it!” - Emily D. from our online store about Superskin 2 Toner! 💕 Thank you and CONGRA“DEW”LATIONS: you’re our #skinthusiasm winner this week! 😊🙏🏽 We’ll be in touch with your $20 Gift Card! #SkinthusiasmSaturday

YOU COULD WIN! 🎉 SHARE • YOUR • SKINTHUSIASM on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or our  websites! 

•
“Awesome product!

My esthetician recommended this product to me and I love it! I use it every night.”

- Emily D.,
Lutz, Fl

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#vmvsavedmyskin #hypoallergenic #skincare  #fragrancefree #sensitiveskin #allergenfree #SavingTheWorldsSkin

Music: Secret Sauce
Musician: Jeff Kaale
“Awesome product…I love it!” - Emily D. from our online store about Superskin 2 Toner! 💕 Thank you and CONGRA“DEW”LATIONS: you’re our #skinthusiasm winner this week! 😊🙏🏽 We’ll be in touch with your $20 Gift Card! #SkinthusiasmSaturday YOU COULD WIN! 🎉 SHARE • YOUR • SKINTHUSIASM on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or our websites! • “Awesome product! My esthetician recommended this product to me and I love it! I use it every night.” - Emily D., Lutz, Fl *** #vmvsavedmyskin #hypoallergenic #skincare #fragrancefree #sensitiveskin #allergenfree #SavingTheWorldsSkin Music: Secret Sauce Musician: Jeff Kaale
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9/18
#FridayFinest #skinspiration brought to you today by @cheilofv!
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Deskside buddies 👯‍♀️ @vmvhypoallergenics
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#savingtheworldsskin
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#hypoallergenic #skincare #sunscreen #WhereInTheWorldIsYourArmada #booboobalm #coconutoil #monolaurin #contactdermatitis #sensitiveskin 

Music: Words
Musician: music by audionautix.com
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#FridayFinest #skinspiration brought to you today by @cheilofv! • Deskside buddies 👯‍♀️ @vmvhypoallergenics . . . . . #savingtheworldsskin • #hypoallergenic #skincare #sunscreen #WhereInTheWorldIsYourArmada #booboobalm #coconutoil #monolaurin #contactdermatitis #sensitiveskin Music: Words Musician: music by audionautix.com License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode
2 weeks ago
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10/18
“In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.” – Salman Rushdie

Especially when things are rough, simple pleasures are reminders of abundance and joy. 😊 Happy chocolate chip cookie day! 🍪

#ThoughtfulThursday #skintellectual #SavingTheWorldsSkin
“In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.” – Salman Rushdie Especially when things are rough, simple pleasures are reminders of abundance and joy. 😊 Happy chocolate chip cookie day! 🍪 #ThoughtfulThursday #skintellectual #SavingTheWorldsSkin
2 weeks ago
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11/18
💬 Reply below with the correct answer/s and you could win $10 Gift Card! 

Virgin coconut oil is great for babies and kids in all these ways EXCEPT...

{A} Teaching them the alphabet
{B} Preventing diaper rash & yeast
{C} Helping clear cradle cap
{D} Baby massages
{E} Removing tangles (& gum!) from hair
{F} Eczema management
{G} Soothing cracked and sore nipples from breastfeeding
{H} Cleaning up meconium and “cacastrophes”
{I} Natural laxative for constipation (with your pediatrician’s guidance)
{J} Keratosis pilaris 
{K} Ouchless wound cleaning
{L} Daily lotion for dry skin & stretch marks
{M} Bath oil

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

Music: Happy Kids
Musician: Amusicmedia
Site: https://pixabay.com/music/-happy-kids-3536/
💬 Reply below with the correct answer/s and you could win $10 Gift Card! Virgin coconut oil is great for babies and kids in all these ways EXCEPT... {A} Teaching them the alphabet {B} Preventing diaper rash & yeast {C} Helping clear cradle cap {D} Baby massages {E} Removing tangles (& gum!) from hair {F} Eczema management {G} Soothing cracked and sore nipples from breastfeeding {H} Cleaning up meconium and “cacastrophes” {I} Natural laxative for constipation (with your pediatrician’s guidance) {J} Keratosis pilaris {K} Ouchless wound cleaning {L} Daily lotion for dry skin & stretch marks {M} Bath oil Show your #skinfatuation: follow #WinningWednesday for a chance to win every week! #SavingTheWorldsSkin Music: Happy Kids Musician: Amusicmedia Site: https://pixabay.com/music/-happy-kids-3536/
2 weeks ago
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12/18
Get the right test for your skin problems! #TopTipTuesday #skingenious 

You need a PATCH TEST for your skin. 

🥜 🐝 🐈 IgE-MEDIATED ALLERGIES
To test for food, pet, asthma, pollen, naso-bronchial and most other IgE-mediate allergies that involve antibodies, you need a prick test or RAST test with an allergist. These allergies can be more complicated. Even if you prick test positive to shellfish, for example, your allergist needs to correlate the findings with your history to determine if you really cannot eat shellfish.

🧴💐👖 T-CELL MEDIATED SKIN ALLERGIES
Skin allergies are determined by a patch rest. While some allergists do patch testing, a dermatologist who is a contact dermatitis specialist will have more experience (these tests can be confusing even for experts) and may have more allergens for testing. A patch test is very straightforward: if you patch test positive to something, contact with it will be a problem.

A patch test can help with sensitive skin but also acne and hyperpigmentations.

☝️REMEMBER
If your prick test is positive for something — unless you ALSO patch test positive to it — you can probably use it on your skin because the cells involved, modalities, and systems are so different. For example, if you prick test positive for almonds, the chances are very high that you can use a product on your skin with an ingredient extracted from almonds.

If you patch test AND prick test positive to something, you need to avoid it in food and in your skin. For example, if you patch and prick test positive to nickel, you’ll react to it when touching it and if it is in your food.

📖 Read more: http://s.myvmv.com/SkinVsOtherAllergies
🍿 Watch: http://s.myvmv.com/SkinVsOtherAllergiesVideo

#hypoallergenic #allergies #contactdermatitis #sensitiveskin #SavingTheWorldsSkin
Get the right test for your skin problems! #TopTipTuesday #skingenious You need a PATCH TEST for your skin. 🥜 🐝 🐈 IgE-MEDIATED ALLERGIES To test for food, pet, asthma, pollen, naso-bronchial and most other IgE-mediate allergies that involve antibodies, you need a prick test or RAST test with an allergist. These allergies can be more complicated. Even if you prick test positive to shellfish, for example, your allergist needs to correlate the findings with your history to determine if you really cannot eat shellfish. 🧴💐👖 T-CELL MEDIATED SKIN ALLERGIES Skin allergies are determined by a patch rest. While some allergists do patch testing, a dermatologist who is a contact dermatitis specialist will have more experience (these tests can be confusing even for experts) and may have more allergens for testing. A patch test is very straightforward: if you patch test positive to something, contact with it will be a problem. A patch test can help with sensitive skin but also acne and hyperpigmentations. ☝️REMEMBER If your prick test is positive for something — unless you ALSO patch test positive to it — you can probably use it on your skin because the cells involved, modalities, and systems are so different. For example, if you prick test positive for almonds, the chances are very high that you can use a product on your skin with an ingredient extracted from almonds. If you patch test AND prick test positive to something, you need to avoid it in food and in your skin. For example, if you patch and prick test positive to nickel, you’ll react to it when touching it and if it is in your food. 📖 Read more: http://s.myvmv.com/SkinVsOtherAllergies 🍿 Watch: http://s.myvmv.com/SkinVsOtherAllergiesVideo #hypoallergenic #allergies #contactdermatitis #sensitiveskin #SavingTheWorldsSkin
2 weeks ago
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13/18
Monolaurin is a multitasking marvel but so is mandelic acid! #MultitaskingMonday #skinstrumental 

Derived from almonds, mandelic acid is excellent at addressing …
🕰 Photo-aging (wrinkles, loss of elasticity),
🔴 Acne, and
🦒 Dark spots.

It’s also far less irritating than many other effective actives out there.

Mandelic acid (present with monolaurin in Superskin Toners) has a larger molecular size which makes it penetrate the skin less, but more evenly, performing excellently as a keratolytic.

Allergic to tree nuts? Unless you’ve also patch tested positive to almonds you should still be able to use mandelic acid. Food and skin allergies do not frequently correlate. A prick test or blood test is specific to food. Make sure to get a patch test to confirm your skin allergies.

#hypoallergenic #mandelicacid #skincare #SavingTheWorldsSkin
Monolaurin is a multitasking marvel but so is mandelic acid! #MultitaskingMonday #skinstrumental Derived from almonds, mandelic acid is excellent at addressing … 🕰 Photo-aging (wrinkles, loss of elasticity), 🔴 Acne, and 🦒 Dark spots. It’s also far less irritating than many other effective actives out there. Mandelic acid (present with monolaurin in Superskin Toners) has a larger molecular size which makes it penetrate the skin less, but more evenly, performing excellently as a keratolytic. Allergic to tree nuts? Unless you’ve also patch tested positive to almonds you should still be able to use mandelic acid. Food and skin allergies do not frequently correlate. A prick test or blood test is specific to food. Make sure to get a patch test to confirm your skin allergies. #hypoallergenic #mandelicacid #skincare #SavingTheWorldsSkin
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14/18
To really clear #acne you need non-comedogenic AND hypoallergenic AND anti-inflammatory AND the right kind of antimicrobial. #SkintelSunday

🔘 NON-COMEDOGENIC
… means products and ingredients that do not create comedones (they do not clog pores or plug hair follicles).

😇 HYPOALLERGENIC 
… means less likely to cause an allergic reaction. Many allergens are also irritants. Acne happens when a pore becomes irritated, which can lead to inflammation and infection.

🦠 ANTIMICROBIAL
Acne starts as a comedone. Oil production follows, then an overgrowth of a microbe (bacteria, fungi, or mites) in the follicle. For effective treatment, the antimicrobial used needs to be specific to the organism and should not upset our skin’s natural microbiome. The increased disinfection during the pandemic contributed to a rise in non-traditional acne and acne-like lesions with surprising organisms. Virgin coconut oil and monolaurin are great options because they’re broad-spectrum (effective on many types of microbes) without negatively affecting our natural microbiome.

🧊 ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
The irritation and/or overgrowth of the microbe can lead to to more inflammation and the formation of papules, pustules, and/or cysts. VCO and monolaurin (plus a formulation that is allergen-&-irritant-free) are also anti-inflammatory.

🔍 MORE GREAT SKINTEL: VMVinSKIN.com 

🍿 Subscribe to our YouTube channel —http://s.myvmv.com/YouTube — and follow us on TikTok at http://s.myvmv.com/VMVonTikTok

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

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

⛑🔬⚗️ #SavingTheWorldsSkin #skintelligence #hypoallergenic #acne #sweatacne #noncomedogenic
To really clear #acne you need non-comedogenic AND hypoallergenic AND anti-inflammatory AND the right kind of antimicrobial. #SkintelSunday 🔘 NON-COMEDOGENIC … means products and ingredients that do not create comedones (they do not clog pores or plug hair follicles). 😇 HYPOALLERGENIC … means less likely to cause an allergic reaction. Many allergens are also irritants. Acne happens when a pore becomes irritated, which can lead to inflammation and infection. 🦠 ANTIMICROBIAL Acne starts as a comedone. Oil production follows, then an overgrowth of a microbe (bacteria, fungi, or mites) in the follicle. For effective treatment, the antimicrobial used needs to be specific to the organism and should not upset our skin’s natural microbiome. The increased disinfection during the pandemic contributed to a rise in non-traditional acne and acne-like lesions with surprising organisms. Virgin coconut oil and monolaurin are great options because they’re broad-spectrum (effective on many types of microbes) without negatively affecting our natural microbiome. 🧊 ANTI-INFLAMMATORY The irritation and/or overgrowth of the microbe can lead to to more inflammation and the formation of papules, pustules, and/or cysts. VCO and monolaurin (plus a formulation that is allergen-&-irritant-free) are also anti-inflammatory. 🔍 MORE GREAT SKINTEL: VMVinSKIN.com 🍿 Subscribe to our YouTube channel —http://s.myvmv.com/YouTube — and follow us on TikTok at http://s.myvmv.com/VMVonTikTok 🧑‍⚕️ HAD A PATCH TEST? ASK US TO CUSTOMIZE RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON YOUR ALLERGENS! 🔬⚗️ SHOP our non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, validated hypoallergenic products — the majority with our clinically-published VCO plus monolaurin — at vmvhypoallergenics.com! ⛑🔬⚗️ #SavingTheWorldsSkin #skintelligence #hypoallergenic #acne #sweatacne #noncomedogenic
2 weeks ago
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15/18
CONGRA“DEW”LATIONS, Lovely Mae on YouTube! 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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“The only CEO that goes her way to educate us!
I’m enjoying your videos especially the ones with your mother! 😊 💚”
- Lovely Mae

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#vmvsavedmyskin #hypoallergenic #skincare  #fragrancefree #sensitiveskin #allergenfree #SavingTheWorldsSkin

Music: Sunshine & Blue Skies
Musician: Philip E Morris
CONGRA“DEW”LATIONS, Lovely Mae on YouTube! 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! • “The only CEO that goes her way to educate us! I’m enjoying your videos especially the ones with your mother! 😊 💚” - Lovely Mae *** #vmvsavedmyskin #hypoallergenic #skincare #fragrancefree #sensitiveskin #allergenfree #SavingTheWorldsSkin Music: Sunshine & Blue Skies Musician: Philip E Morris
2 weeks ago
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16/18
Our lips are extremely sensitive. Try this healthy, exfoliating lip mask by @jessarnaudin … a classic fave for smooth, soft lips!

🧰 WHAT YOU NEED
• Honey (if you’re not allergic) or coconut jam. Excellent humectants, they bind water to the skin and lock in moisture. 
• Sugar exfoliates and increases cell turnover, revealing newer, radiant skin. 
• Oil’s Well (virgin #coconut oil with coconut-derived monolaurin) is specifically designed to heal micro-fissures — especially beneficial for chapped and cracked lips due to very dry weather, sun damage or contact dermatitis.

🧑‍🍳 Combine one part Oil’s Well with coconut jam. Add a dash of coconut sugar (gentler exfoliation) or brown sugar (more thorough exfoliation). Mix until all parts are well blended.

👄 Buff onto lips in gentle circular motions. Leave on for 10 minutes. Remove with a warm, damp cloth.

#FridayFinest #skinspiration #hypoallergenic #coconutoil #monolaurin #lips #NationalLipstickDay #SavingTheWorldsSkin
Our lips are extremely sensitive. Try this healthy, exfoliating lip mask by @jessarnaudin … a classic fave for smooth, soft lips! 🧰 WHAT YOU NEED • Honey (if you’re not allergic) or coconut jam. Excellent humectants, they bind water to the skin and lock in moisture. • Sugar exfoliates and increases cell turnover, revealing newer, radiant skin. • Oil’s Well (virgin #coconut oil with coconut-derived monolaurin) is specifically designed to heal micro-fissures — especially beneficial for chapped and cracked lips due to very dry weather, sun damage or contact dermatitis. 🧑‍🍳 Combine one part Oil’s Well with coconut jam. Add a dash of coconut sugar (gentler exfoliation) or brown sugar (more thorough exfoliation). Mix until all parts are well blended. 👄 Buff onto lips in gentle circular motions. Leave on for 10 minutes. Remove with a warm, damp cloth. #FridayFinest #skinspiration #hypoallergenic #coconutoil #monolaurin #lips #NationalLipstickDay #SavingTheWorldsSkin
3 weeks ago
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17/18
This #NationalLipstickDay may only words of kindness pass our lips and may only the gentlest of things touch them. 💋 

Sometimes attributed to Audrey Hepburn, the beautiful words in this quote were actually written by humorist, teacher and author Sam Levenson in a letter to his granddaughter when she was born. Hepburn loved the letter so much she read it aloud to her family shortly before her death:

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.

We leave you a tradition with a future.
The tender loving care of human beings will never become obsolete.
People even more than things have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed.
Never throw out anybody.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Your ‘good old days’ are still ahead of you, may you have many of them.”

#ThoughtfulThursday #skintellectual #SavingTheWorldsSkin
This #NationalLipstickDay may only words of kindness pass our lips and may only the gentlest of things touch them. 💋 Sometimes attributed to Audrey Hepburn, the beautiful words in this quote were actually written by humorist, teacher and author Sam Levenson in a letter to his granddaughter when she was born. Hepburn loved the letter so much she read it aloud to her family shortly before her death: “For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone. We leave you a tradition with a future. The tender loving care of human beings will never become obsolete. People even more than things have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed. Never throw out anybody. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Your ‘good old days’ are still ahead of you, may you have many of them.” #ThoughtfulThursday #skintellectual #SavingTheWorldsSkin
3 weeks ago
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