Kristin Booker • May 19, 2010

Obsession of the Day: VMV Hypoallergenics ID Sweat Acne and Overall Anti-Bacterial Monolaurin Gel

I attended a luncheon for VMV Hypoallergenics with some other fabulous beauty writers. We were marveling over the new products offered by the brand (more on that later), but when they allowed us to play with the rest of the product line, Betty Confidential Fashion & Beauty Editor PJ Gach became emphatic over this anti-bacterial gel. “You MUST get this!” she exclaimed. Claiming it got rid of all sorts of acne in places mentionable and unmentionable (sitting too long can give you dimples on your backside, yes?), every single one of us jumped on a sample because, let’s face it, if an editor will recommend something with that much enthusiasm, you try it with no questions asked.

My issue tends to be “backne” – you know, the acne that you get around your jog bra on your back almost immediately after a hard workout. After a vigorous spinning class, I applied this right out of the shower and went on to my next appointment. Checked my back this morning and, no kidding: it’s gone. I don’t even know what to say other than PJ was right! This stuff gets rid of blemishes and QUICKLY.

Evidently, you can also use it for acne on any part of the body (other than your genitals – ouch), especially your face for people who have that issue AND for those of us who are total gym rats, you can use it as a hand/foot sanitizer post-workout to prevent/clear up infection. You can even use it to clean wounds. Talk about a multipurpose product! It’s like the MacGyver of skin care.

Keep it in your gym bag, throw one in the medicine cabinet – I love anything that works this fast that leaves skin in such great condition. It’s official: I’m obsessed.

VMV Hypoallergenics ID Sweat Acne and Overall Anti-Bacterial Monolaurin Gel ($24), available via their website


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