Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Reviews: VMV Armada Face and Body Sheild SPF 60

Finally, something for the sun worshipers..


VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Face and Body Sheild SPF 60
Net Content: 1.06 Oz. (30g)/3.0 Oz. (85g)

Armada Face and Body Shield 60. SPF: 60. PFA: 14. PFV: 6. PFI: 6. Critical Wavelength: 384. UVA:UVB Ratio = 0.80 : 0.20

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Armada Skin Lightening, Full-Spectrum, Indoor-Outdoor Sun and Light Screen: Face and Body Shield 60

The most comprehensive protection, with some of the highest protection factors ever against the full spectrum of skin-harming light: indoor and outdoor UVA, UVB, Infrared and Visible Light. Truly impressive power in a weightless, anti-oxidant créme that works for your skin's perfection. Banishes wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of photo-ageing. When used everyday, indoors and out, Armada also helps erase melasma. Protection so strong, skin lightens naturally. Arms your skin with renewed elasticity and vibrancy. Your flawless, timeless skin starts here.

Armada 60 is VMV's newest variant.and an instant best-seller within a few months of market introduction. With VMV's highest Protection Factors in all Categories. Comprehensive, intensive protection against Skin Darkening & Melasma for Face and Body Skin.

VH - 27 (free of all known cosmetic allergens). 100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free. 100% Preservative-Free. 100% PABA-Free. Usage & Patch-Tested. Non-Comedogenic.


To Use: Apply as needed over all sun or light-exposed skin. Use everyday, whether indoors or outdoors, and whether or not your active treatment has been applied on a given day. When outdoors, reapply after every 2 hours, after water immersion, and after profuse sweating.

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My Verdict MY VERDICT:

Coverage: 4.5 out of 5
The stuff is really creamy and a bit thick when first applied. What I do is I just put on a pea size amount enough to cover and moisturize my face after toning and leave it on for a few minutes just to let it settle and slightly be absorbed by the skin so it won't be that heavy and cakey when I put on some setting powder.
And since I'm an oily freak, this is a very important step that I should do.

Shade: 5 out of 5
For the shade, it comes in a pearly white tint which I love since it seems to brighten up my complexion. I would recommend this for the fair ones either having pinkish or yellowish tones. For the darker shades of the Filipinas, I think this would be okay too just adjust the shade of your setting powder and foundation if you still need to apply just so it's easier to blend it in with your natural color.

Staying Power: 4 out of 5
I have hospital shifts for 12 hours and I think it does keep up its good job. Although I really don't go out that much or expose myself to the sun (as the photo-phobic that I am), I think it protects me from the artificial lights sources such as the OR lights especially if we have to handle a case for 3-4 hours. (It's like artificial sunbathing!)
It lasts for about 10-12 hours I think and apart from its sole purpose, it also doubles as a make-up primer, moisturizer and skin treatment regimen in one. It even fades out my pimples marks and uneven skin tone.

On Cam: 5 out of 5
This gives out a slightly white cast on cam so don't overdo it or you'll end up looking like crinkles or worst, Bozo the clown.

Will I continue using this?
Absolutely. In fact this is my second purchase already. My first Armada was an SPF 60 too but in a bigger size.

Is it worth the price?
A bit pricey. Knowing it's an original from the Philippines, I think the company should give us some kinda patriot's privilege. ^_^
I got my first Armada in 85 mL for about P1670 and after a year, I purchased the 30 mL which is P950.

Store Locator:
  • VMV Skin Specialist Boutique - Glorietta View Map
    Unit 741 2nd Floor Glorietta 3
    Makati City, Philippines
    Tel: +632 5561022 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +632 5561022 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +632 5561022 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +632 5561022 end_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +632 5561022 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +632 5561022 end_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting

  • VMV Skin Specialist Boutique - Rockwell View Map
    Unit 202 Rockwell Center, Power Plant Mall, Poblacion
    Makati City, Philippines
    +632 890 8155 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +632 890 8155 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

  • VMV Skin Specialist Boutique - Galleria View Map
    Space# 3106 Level 3 West Wing, Robinson’s Galleria, Ugong Norte
    Quezon City, Philippines
    +632 6370449 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +632 6370449 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
  • VMV Skin Specialist Boutique - Alabang View Map
    UG Floor Galeria de Curba Expansion, Alabang Town Center, Alabang
    Muntinlupa City, Philippines
    +632 809 1785 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +632 809 1785 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
  • VMV Skin Specialist Boutique - Highstreet View Map
    1H12 Bonifacio Global City Highstreet
    Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Philippines
    +632 856 5872 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +632 856 5872 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
  • VMV Skin Specialist Boutique - Trinoma View Map
    M3 Level, Trinoma Edsa cor North Avenue
    Quezon City, Philippines
    +632 9000 803 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +632 9000 803 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
  • VMV Skin Specialist Boutique - Cebu View Map
    Stall E210 Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park
    Cebu City, Philippines
    +6332 2382637 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +6332 2382637 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
  • VMV Skin Research Centre + Clinics View Map
    117 Palanca Street, Legaspi Village
    Makati City, Philippines
    +632 8112449 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +632 8112449 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
  • Adora, Greenbelt 5, Makati, Philippines
  • Amanpulo Resort, Palawan, Philippines

Monday, October 04, 2010

Reviews: Meiji Amino Collagen Powder

Want supple and glowing skin? Do it the Japanese way!

Introducing the Meiji Amino Collagen Powder from Japan. It promises a more supple, brighter and younger looking skin providing more collagen and elastin build up on our skin.

I heard about this supplement in a Japanese site I came across back some lazy old times in front of the computer. Its popularly used and the no. 1 bestseller in Japan, Hongkong and I think Singapore too!
Hmm, maybe thats why they have really great, smooth, young-looking skin..

I even read a mid-aged woman claiming it made her look like in the late 30's after taking it for almost 2 years (thats 24 cans!). I also heard that it lessens oiliness, stubborn pimples and makes skin glow. Others also claim it made their whitening regimen much better since it gives them that dewy-supple look combining with the pinkish glow thanks to glutathione ;)

Dang! Its even featured in Oprah!

After hearing great feedbacks about it and since I'm such a sucker for skin care treatments/supplement/regimen and God knows what, I just have to try it!

So I grabbed one for myself! ^_^

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It has a plastic safety seal so you'll know its never been tampered and a tin lid so you'll know its fresh.

Open the lid.

Yumm, smells like milk ^_^

So, how to prepare?? Simple!
Just take 1 scoop (1 can comes with a scooper)
and then mix with your favorite drink, hot or cold.

Mix well and enjoy the fruits of being healthy and beautiful!

My Verdict MY VERDICT:

Its actually very good! I'm really happy I included this to my morning regimen. It doesnt only helps me have great skin it also keeps me from being too lazy to get out of bed. (haha!)
I would just be excited every morning to wake up and have the thought of drinking this.
The taste is kinda of milky with a tang but very bearable I suppose.
Its not what others say that it has some kind of a fishy after taste. In fact, I really got addicted to the taste that sometimes, I just take small amounts in between directly from the scoop! (Talk about guilty pleasures)

I'm taking this for almost a month now and it as early as 3 week, I began noticing its effects. My face isn't that oily anymore thinking that 3 weeks ago, I was a human oil mine. I also started noticing a slightly plumper behind (blush) and I'm sure its from the collagen powder since I've been watching what I eat.

Will I continue using this?
Hell yeah! ^_^ I'm planning to keep this in my regimen for years I hope. Oh and I also wanna try the Premium. I'll be posting another review of that very soon.

Is it worth the price?
Around $36-37 wont hurt. Its definitely worth it.

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