For a lot of women, anything that says “hypoallergenic” and “dermatologist-tested” is immediately a good thing and you’re sure you won’t break into some sort of rash or turn orange after using it. But apparently, there’s no real way for any of us to truly validate this. Luckily, VMV Hypoallergenics has its own VH-Rating System (its study recently published in the March/April 2011 issue of Dermatitis, the journal of the American Contact Dermatitis Society) so if you’re not sure about anything, you can be sure that VMV’s products won’t just say “skin-safe,” it’ll mean it. And the best part? It’s a proudly Pinoy brand.
Now one of their latest products for the sunkissed, tropical Filipina is the Tarte-à-Tan which is an antioxidant bronzing “Coco” Powder. Made with USDA-certified organic virgin coconut oil, it also has reparative antioxidants like green tea and rice phytic acid, plus coconut-derived monolaurin for anti-acne disinfection while making your skin softer and moisturized. The Tarte-à-Tan is priced at Php 1,490. So don’t be afraid to step away from your computer and get a little sun.