9.09.2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: VMV Superskin2 Toner

I realized all I do is post about my hauls but I never do reviews. I'm a bit apprehensive about doing reviews because I'm quite fickle - one day I'm in love with a product, the next day I hate it. But I figured I owe a lot to people who do reviews so I might as well share my two cents. And also because I have to have an opinion on everything. :p

So here goes:


VMV SuperSkin 2 Toner

The Good:
This product is designed for acne-prone combination skin. And it really does work. I started using this after a nasty nasty bout with adult acne and I haven't had major breakouts since. I still do get an occasional zit or two during that time of the month all women abhor and when the weather gets wonky but I don't wake up every morning dreading to look at the mirror for fear of a new pimple.

The Bad:
The formulation is quite strong. The instructions say you should use it twice a week at first, and then gradually increase the frequency as your skin's tolerance level increases. It's also a bit drying, so always follow it up with a moisturizer (which you should be using anyway). And it also contains retinoic acid which increases the skin's sensitivity to UV so ideally the moisturizer should have SPF (mine doesn't because my skin goes bonkers when I use sunscreen).

The Ugly:
The packaging leaves much to be desired, and the bottle opening is huge so you always end up with a soaking wet cotton pad. But this is quite forgiveable; I just decant it into a spritz bottle.

Oh, and the most annoying thing: I checked the website, and this product is no longer listed. I'm not yet panicking since I still have a backup and a bottle lasts for months (and even longer if you transfer to a bottle with a tinier opening) but I'm seriously hoping they don't phase this out.

All in all I'd say it's worth a try if you're having acne problems. Just don't get too eager and use it everyday on the first week because that will just make everything worse. And this usually goes on sale like, every other month, so definitely don't get it at full price.

3 comments:

  1. Hi!I just started using VMV superskin too and I just reached the 2x/day application level. I noticed clearing in some parts of my skin but on one side at the jaw area, I had a major breakout. Is is this a normal reaction to the toner? Did you have the same experience? I practically use the whole set from the scrub to the moisturiser. Thanks!

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  2. Hi! I didn't get breakouts but my skin did get dry and I got rashes around the jaw area. I'm not sure if it's the same thing, but I'd advise going back to using the toner once a day and to not use the scrub daily.

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  3. Maybe she had breakouts because retinoic acid is like tretinoin (all-trans retinoic acid). For most people, this stuff purges baby pimples from under the skin and makes them all erupt, after that, the skin is clearer.

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