VMV Hypoallergenics Skintangible

First, let me just state that I love VMV Hypoallergenics. It has been witness to the many phases of my skin issues, i.e. acne, oily skin and now oily but with dry patches (yes, it's very confusing), and it has always delivered tremendously. Of course, the fact that it's a local line makes me love it even more because I'm a sucker for quality, locally produced products. But sadly, Skintangible failed to get my loving.

For those not well-versed in all things VMV Hypoallergenics (what's wrong with you?!), Skintangible is defined as a "skin-refining non-makeup" with SPF 30. The blurb calls Skintangible a "Barely-there "faint"ation non-makeup. Sublimely light + natural-looking yet leaves complexion skintriguingly more refined. Use alone or under makeup". For lack of a shorter description, let's just call Skintangible a BB cream.

Skintangible comes in tiny, sturdy pump bottle. At 12 g. the bottle fits perfectly in my palm.

One pump dispenses more than enough product to cover my face and I'll probably start using half a pump soon in order to prolong my bottle.

The texture is a runny cream and it's easy enough to spread on using a foundation brush or your fingers. I usually dot the BB cream on my cleansed and moisturized face since if I don't moisturize, foundation will only cling to and emphasize my dry patches (aka the undeniable signs of aging).

Once it's spread on, the finish is very shiny and slightly tacky, but VMV euphemistically calls it "dew"lightful. Sige na nga, sabi niyo eh.

Bare face (left) vs With Skintangible on (right)


The dewy/shiny/sticky finish does disappear once you apply a layer of powder though. I used The Balm's Sexy Mama translucent powder to set Skintagible.

Coverage is very sheer and I don't recommend it for problem skin or for skin that needs heavier coverage. While coverage is minimal, it does seem to refine my skin texture and when topped with a layer of translucent powder, the shiny and tacky finish is substantially minimized.

This isn't a holy grail product in my opinion and I don't think I'll be repurchasing when my bottle runs out. In my next post, I'll talk about my most delightful beauty surprise for this year. Hint: It's a drug-store find.

That's all for now. It feels great to be back blogging in Kikay Exchange :)

*VMV Hypoallergenics products are available in stand-alone stores and department stores. It's also available online at Sephora.ph