Helps minimize inflammation in seborrheic dermatitis
I have been using this toner with other VMV Hypoallergenics products since 2014. During the time I was introducing the product to my skin by twice-weekly application, the results had been equivocal: on the days of use, my skin felt tighter; in the in-betweens, I still had breakouts but less often and milder. The other products in the Hydra Balance set had kept my skin soft and clean. Results were impressive when I progressed from every other day application to daily to twice-daily. My pimples were smaller and fewer: they don't pop; they just go away in 4 days tops. But I hadn't had breakouts for months (even when I stopped use without a substitute for several weeks as an experiment)--only when intense stress coincided with cycle peaks. I also have seborrheic dermatitis that sometimes reaches my nose folds and eyebrows during flares. This toner contains alcohol, so it stings in those areas. But the inflammation has been kept to a minimum ever since I used this toner: only redness and itch, no more disgusting yellow crusts, large flakes on my face. In warmer, humid climates (around 30C, >80%), this toner hasn't dried me out when used without moisturizers. In colder, less humid climates (under 10C, <80%), however, it did for me in the autumn. It matted my skin to a firm film of plastic; so moisturize as often and immediately after application. Since I discovered this toner, I've never thought of trying out others.
8 months ago