VMV Hypoallergenics Vacation Kit Review

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A few of weeks ago, I decided to buy the VMV Hypoallergenics Vacation Kit while I was perusing through some items at Zalora PH. I needed to get myself some summer essentials in preparation for our team summer outing to Bantayan Island. The whole kit was priced at only Php735 pesos, so I figured it's probably worth a try, I needed it anyway.

Product Info from VMV Hypoallergenics
The VMV Hypoallergenics Vacation Kit contains all the protection your skin will need when going for a romp on the beach or a for a holiday somewhere cold and windy. Take this essential kit with you wherever you go. The perfect travel-sized summer vacation kit. 

 Retail Price: Php 735.00 at Zalora PH

Contains the following: 
15g Armada Sport 70, 
10g Armada Lip Balm 60+, 
20mL Essence Skin-Saving Clark Wash Hair + Body Shampoo 
50mL Id Sweat Acne + Overall Antibacterial Monolaurin Gel

I really did take the whole tin can with me, because it is a great way to test out the products while I'm actually on vacation at the beach.

We went to Mayet Beach Resort in Bantayan Island for two days, where the heat was almost unbearable but the beach was just beautiful, calm, and clear, so it was still worth the trip. Amidst the scorching heat and humid weather on the island, the VMV Hypollergenics Vacation Kit proved to be very useful during our short stay.

 Here's a candid photo of me at the beach

VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Sport 70 -  is a full-spectrum Sun Screen for Face and Body which contains SPF 70 and is water-resistant.

Experience: This is the third sunscreen I've tried and by far my favorite. The VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Sport 70 comes in a white cream type formula that has a gel-like consistency, thus it feels rather light on my face unlike other sunscreens I've used before. It is very easy to apply and absorbs into skin. It does not make my face appear greasy at all. It's the only sunscreen I've used that also makes an awesome makeup base.

I applied this before I went out for a swim at the beach at noon time. I was soaked in the sun for several hours and never had any sunburn in my face or any part of my body. I noticed that the Armada Sport 70 does not rub off easily, which makes it truly water-resistant.

Verdict: Although a regular size tube of the VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Sport 70 is quite expensive, I would definitely repurchase and recommend it. It's the only lightweight formula sunscreen I've tried that offers SPF 70.

VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Moisturising, Protective Lip Balm 60 -  has an SPF of 60 + plus a ultra-high PFA to prevent lip darkening, burning, fine lines, and sun-related blisters. It has ultra-rich lubricators that soothe and repair even very chapped lips from sun, heat, wind or cold.

Experience: I really like that fact that this has a squeeze type applicator, which I find to be more hygienic. The consistency of the lip balm itself is rather thick, but it feels like any normal lip balm would after application. The VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Lip Balm is very hydrating and moisturizing on lips. It is fragrance-free, tasteless, and transparent which I really like. I also noticed that this has a glossy finish which can also be used as a lip gloss. Lastly, it doesn't just sit on top my lips, I feel that it actually gets absorbed after a few minutes.  

I have been using a regular lip balm with SPF 15 for some time now, but this is the first lip balm I've tried that offers SPF 60. My upper lip usually darkens easily every time I go to the beach, however, this time it didn't. I was surprised to see that it actually prevented my lips from darkening!

Verdict: The VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Lip Balm easily reached HG status for me. Apart from being deeply hydrating, it really protects my lips from darkening. I highly recommend it!

VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin Saving Clark Wash - allergen-free Hair and Body "Big Softie" Shampoo. A rich, soothing, non-drying, non-irritating and rash-flaking-and-acne-preventing alternative for hair, scalp + body cleansing with super results. Provides important prevention for active therapies by keeping problems like acne, rashes and hyper-pigmentation from recurring.

Experience: I've only used this twice during my short time at the beach. It is very mild and gentle but does a great job of cleansing both my face and body. My face felt clean, fresh and well hydrated. It doesn't feel dry all. I had a bit of makeup on when I first used the VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin Saving Clark Wash to see how well it cleans. I then swiped a non-alcohol based toner on my face and was glad to see very little trace of makeup on the cotton pad.

I didn't use it on my hair since this wash is fragrance-free. I prefer my hair to smell good. hehe It produces little to no bubbles when I massage it on my face.  The consistency and texture actually reminds me of the Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser which I use daily for my both my little boys. But the skin saving clark wash has more of a gel-like feel to it.

Verdict: I would highly recommend this for those with sensitive skin as it is an awesome multipurpose cleanser which is mild enough for babies as well. However, I feel that it does the same thing as the Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, so I won't be repurchasing this.

VMV Hypoallergenics ID Monolaurin Gel - is packed with a unique, skin-safe, coconut-derived  antibacterial, monolaurin which has four uses:
- Treatment for bacne and sweat acne.
- Treatment for other forms of acne on the face, chest, back, arms, posterior, thighs, etc.
- Disinfects skin.
- Works as a mattifier to control shine and keep skin feeling cool and fresh.

Experience:  I used the monolaurin gel on a couple of pimples that I had during our stay. I applied at least twice a day on affected areas. I noticed that the bumps did not get much bigger. Though it didn't dry out overnight, it all dried out on the second day of use. I continued to apply the VMV Hypoallergenics id Monolaurin Gel on my face when I came back home and it has definitely helped shrink all of the pimples on my face.

The gel is fragrance-free and it does not sting. Also, I really enjoyed the cooling sensation I get whenever I apply this gel all over my face.

Verdict: I didn't notice if it indeed control shine on my face especially the t-zone area, but this works great as treatment for any form of acne with continued use. Would I repurchase? Maybe. This 50ml bottle will probably last me a while since I only need a pea-sized amount to treat existing pimples.

Overall, the VMV Hypoallergenics Vacation Kit was worth every penny. Their products are of high quality and perfect for my sensitive skin. Also, I felt that this kit is a good way to out different products from the brand. Definitely, Hollie Approved!

What products have you tried from the brand? Do share.

Until next time.


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  1. Nice to know they offer bundled travel sizes of their best-selling skincare products. The cute tin can packaging is a bonus!

  2. Shocks, bakit ngayon ko lang nadiscover tong travel sets na to.

  3. Looks like a really nice kit :3
    Take care*

  4. Sounds interesting. Nice review dear. Happy weekend :-)http://naturelbellefemme.blogspot.com

  5. these sound great esp the lip balm. I tried the armada spf before and it broke me out :( my mom likes it though but my skin just reacts to this badly.


  6. It's nice that you got try out all these products with getting just one kit. It's indeed a great way to get to know a brand. Loved your candid beach pic btw :-)

  7. I love how you took the pictures, very fitting! Armada is my favorite sunblock too. :)

  8. Haven't heard of this brand, but the kit sounds like a great way to try everything! Plus, the packaging is beautiful!

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ

  9. I looove VMV skincare. Their gift sets are well-designed and affordable as well! I really have to try that Id Monolaurin Gel.

  10. Love your pictures! The kit sounds really great, I'm going to keep it in mind for whem I'm on holiday this summer :)


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