Saturday, November 24, 2012

REVIEW: VMV HYPOALLERGENICS Very Merry Sniffle-Upagus Boxed Gift Set


The VMV HYPOALLERGENICS SNIFFLE-UPAGUS GIFT BOX SET is one of my favorite holiday picks for a bath and body stocking stuffer or holiday gift for the baby of any age in your life.  Treat yourself and your loved ones with this darling gift box set that is sure to keep their skin healthy throughout the holidays and into the New Year.  The creative team at VMV HYPOALLERGENICS are truly artistic geniuses who not only offer a state of the art line of bathy, body and beauty products, but they have put together a sensational assortment of ready to give boxed gift sets this holiday season.  The holiday boxed gifts sets are adorable and each one offers so many charming elements to it that it is sure to wow even the most difficult of people to buy presents for.  They are going to fall in love with these limited edition treats!

The VMV HYPOALLERGENICS SNIFFLE-UPAGUS Box Set is just one of several enchanting limited edition holiday gifts sets available this season and each one has specially selected combinations of VMV HYPOALLERGENICS most popular and innovative fine products in them.   Let me introduce this fabulous company to you:

{Adapted from the VMV HYPOALLERGENICS Website}

VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® is the only brand to validate its hypoallergenicity: our VH-Rating System (an original VMV skinnovation) is based on objective, independent references for allergens: the North American Contact Dermatitis Group + European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies.

VMV is included as a safer product alternative in CAMP, the Contact Allergen Management Program of the American Contact Dermatitis Society. Our claims are backed by randomized, double-blind, evidence-based clinical studies, many of which have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals (dozens clinical studies in the likes of Journal of Drugs and Dermatology, Dermatitis) and awarded at international dermatology symposia like the World Congress of Dermatology. Our studies are so good that we do clinical trials for some of the largest pharmaceutical, cosmetic and laser companies. In addition to proven efficacy, our products are as skin safe as you’ll ever see: Validated Hypoallergenic VH -76 (sans all 76 common allergens), 100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free,100% Phthalate, Dye, Paraben + Preservative-Free, and Non-Comedogenic.

Created in 1979 (and still formulated + tested) by a widely-published, renowned dermatologist-dermatopathologist, we understand both the skin’s surface + its microscopic structure. Each individual raw material, ingredient, brush—every little thing that goes into or touches a product, and the product itself—is patch tested for skin safety. And that’s just the beginning! What follows is a dizzying barrage of clinical tests, both in laboratories (in vitro) + on volunteers (in vivo), never on animals. We’re a hypoallergenic, cosmeceutical doctor brand with oodles of products. Because for us, skin safety isn’t a nice perk: at VMV, hypoallergenicity is a lifestyle.

We care for men, women and children of all ages, from head to toe + cell to surface ... which is also why so many of our customers stay with us from diapers to dermabrasion, across generations.

What makes us so skinimitable?

There are many things that make VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® such a one-of-a-kind find. But if we had to whittle it down to what really differentiates us from everybody else, these are the six core characteristics that make VMV so unique.

1) Proven Hypoallergenic VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® is the only brand to validate and rate its hypoallergenicity. The VH-Rating System was created by VMV’s founding dermatologist-dermatopathologist, is proprietary, and is the only system in use to regulate a product’s claim of hypoallergenicity.

2) Published Studies Our products are proven to do what they say they do. Our claims are backed by randomized, double-blind, evidence-based clinical studies (both in vitro + in vivo).

3) Created + formulated by a world-renowned dermatologist-dermatopathologist This gives us a strong cellular understanding of the skin, its behavior, and its various conditions. This unique background helps us at VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® understand not just the skin’s surface appearance, but its structure, how it behaves underneath, at a microscopic level. This is why our products are designed to work towards cell-to-surface healthy, microscopically-sound skin. Another important note: Our founding physician actually creates all VMV formulations herself with our own team of pharmacologists and chemists—she doesn’t put her name on products done by external laboratories. She also conducts all the studies for VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® products. She is a respected researcher who performs clinical trials on cosmetic ingredients, laser and advanced therapies, and pharmaceuticals through her own research protocols—multiple clinical trials annually—for VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® as well as for some of the leading pharmaceutical, cosmetic and laser companies. At VMV HYPOALLERGENICS®, you’re not getting a doctor’s name stamped on a product; you’re getting a dermatologist-dermatopathologist’s original formulations and clinical research, plus case studies from many (often hundreds) of her patients. Want to know more about your doctor?

4) Each product tested to within an inch of its life We don’t just focus on final formulations. At VMV HYPOALLERGENICS®, each individual raw material, ingredient, puff, sponge, brush—every little thing that goes into or around, or that touches a product (then the product itself)—is patch tested for skin safety. And that’s just the beginning! What follows is a dizzying barrage of clinical tests—both in laboratories (in vitro) and on human volunteers (in vivo) with relevant skin conditions—including tests for stability, microbiological safety (for each and every production batch, when first produced, and repetitively throughout the life span of the product), comedogenicity, real-life usage, and efficacy. And it’s still not over: even after we launch a product, we maintain case studies for years—for the product’s entire lifetime—to make sure it performs as well as it did when it was first formulated.

5) Regularly Updated Formulations Each new allergen list sends us scrambling to the lab. Whenever they publish an updated list of allergens, we review our formulations to see if any ingredients have become common allergens. If even just one ingredient becomes an allergen, we reformulate. As you can imagine, reformulating—especially with our tests and to our standards—is no walk in the park. It’s not something that many brands want to do at all, much less on a regular basis. But at VMV HYPOALLERGENICS&trade, we’re committed to abiding by what the experts decide is safe and effective. The experts say, “Jump!”, we say, “How high?”. And if that means “back to the drawing board” every few years, so be it.

6) Head-to-Toe Care from Diapers to Dermabrasion No hypoallergenic, cosmeceutical doctor brand has as many products as we do. That’s because for us, skin safety isn’t a nice perk—at VMV, hypoallergenicity is a lifestyle.


This is the third VMV HYPOALLERGENICS Holiday Boxed Gift Set I am reviewing as part of my Holiday Glamour and Gift Giving Guide.  What I like so much about this delightful gift set is that it can be for girls and boys, men and women of any age!  The products are gentle and effective and will keep your skin clean, moisturized and healthy all winter long.  Whether you have a "boo-boo" that needs to heal or you want to nurture your skin, these are the products you will want to have on hand.  Let me tell you what is included in the SNIFFLE-UPAGUS Gift Box Set:

VMV HYPOALLERGENICS Very Merry Sniffle-Upagus Boxed Gift Set
Price: $40 (A $48 Value)


Our best-selling micro-bug fighters, dry skin soothers and ouchless boo-boo fixers. So sniffles can be as rare and gentle as that other “upagus”.

For “babes” of all ages
Validated Hypoallergenic: VH-76/76 (sans common allergens: extended allergen series North American Contact Dermatitis Group + standard allergen series European Surveillance System of Contact Allergies)

100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free
100% Paraben + Preservative-Free
100% Phthalate-Free Non-Comedogenic Usage, Patch + Clinically Tested (in vivo + in vitro)

Grandma Minnie’s The Big, Brave Boo-Boo Balm Full-Sized. .53 Oz. (15 g)

One of our most popular and beloved products around the world. Monolaurin ouchless antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal ointment for skin lesions and various boo-boos. Wonderful on very dry, chapped skin and lips.

Grandma Minnie’s Mommycoddling All-Over Lotion Travel-Sized. 2.5 Fl. Oz. (75 mL)

So s-oooh-thing. For baby’s face and body, and any grown-ups parched skin. Soothes and softens even very dry, atopic skin. Gentle-yet effective anti-microbial and antioxidant benefits. For daily moisturizing, protection, and relief. Deeply pampering hydration. Helps mollify irritated skin and even clear up rashes.

Grandma Minnie’s Oil’s Well Nurturing Do-It-Oil Travel-Sized. 2.5 Fl. Oz. (75 mL)

Soothes and softens dastardly dry, very sensitive skin. Prevents diaper rash. Ouchless wound cleaning & hair detangling, too! USDA-certified organic virgin coconut oil + monolaurin.


Grandma Minnie’s The Big, Brave Boo-Boo Balm is so easy to apply, you simply use your fingertips or a clean Q-tip, apply a small amount of Boo-Boo Balm to the affected area three times each day or as often as needed.  This is wonderful for small cuts and sores that you want to heal fast and safely.

Grandma Minnie’s Mommycoddling All-Over Lotion is great to use as needed, and all you need to do is gently massage onto face + body skin. Avoid mucosal (wet) areas of eyes, nostrils + mouth.  For me is works perfectly for severely dry, sensitive, seborrheic skin, and you can follow with Oil's Well Nurturing Do-It-Oil.

Grandma Minnie’s Oil’s Well Nurturing Do-It-Oil is also really easy to apply, you just massage liberally all over face, body, scalp and/or hair as frequently as needed or desired.  It is wonderful for ouchless wound cleaning or diaper rash prevention, or just to keep your skin soft and smooth.

This concludes my review.

You can visit the VMV HYPOALLERGENICS website to learn more about the company, why they are so terrific and discover all the wonderful products that they have to offer.  You can CLICK HERE to go there.

A very special THANK YOU to VMV HYPOALLERGENICS for providing me with the products to use for this review.

Disclosure: I received the Sniffle-upagus Gift Set  from VMV HYPOALLERGENICS for the purposes of this review.  This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ. I am not employed nor affiliated with VMV HYPOALLERGENICS in any manner. Registered & Protected

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