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it's no secret that i'm a big fan of @vmvhypoallergenics products. this one, however, didn't impress me. even though glyceryl laurate is supposed to be the star ingredient, i had a hard time differentiating the effects of it from the alcohol. and there's a d**n lot of alcohol.
my skin lost a lot of elasticity from using this despite making up for it with extra hydrating layers. i still have some wrinkles from it, though not as bad as from cosrx's a-sol. it's recommended to be used pretty liberally as a mattifying treatment and all-over body treatment too. and honestly, as someone who's had terrible acne in the past, a lot of spot treatments inevitably become all-over treatments.
it does mattify, and it cools a little, but honestly there are just better, cheaper, kinder products out there that can do the same job. vmv's hydra balance line and (most importantly) proper hydration is waaay more beneficial for long-term balancing of oil production. i can see this for short term and occasional use, but because of the high alcohol content, i'd prefer mattifying and oil control makeup products for regular/daily use. for cooling, cooling lotions seem like a way better option. they cool and moisturize. or, honestly, i'm not sold that plain alcohol couldn’t do the same.
it does mattify (and very well at that. i really do highly recommend it for occasional use) and it *technically* doesn't dry out in skin - but only in the sense that i didn't get dry patches. my skin was definitely more/more easily dehydrated. as a spot treatment, it doesn't work well for acne not caused for sweat or bacteria and i didn't find that it performed better or more quickly than other spot treatments.
overall, it's an okay product which i guess has multiple uses, but for the price (us$17/php875), i can't let these things slide. a regular bottle of rubbing alcohol costs much less and i just didn't see a whole load of difference between the two.
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