I was so in love with this VMV Hypoallergenics Armada sunscreen that I went back to purchase the second tube under the 50% off tube swap program. Read more of the program here.
I was searching for a similar product and found a 3 or more years old sunscreen which the content has turned slightly yellowish. Not sure whether it is spoilt but I emptied the bottle so that I can do a 50% swap for the VMV Hypoallergenics Armada sunscreen. And it has to be the 185g (the first one that I bought was a 85g tube)! The original price for the 185g tube costs SGD82 (NOT CHEAP) so I made use of the swap program and paid SGD41 (half price) for it!
I tried it once and fell in love with it immediately. It does not have the usual sunscreen scent and it does not feel oily at all when applied. The product absorbed into my skin really fast. I can use it on my face and body which is a two in one product for me. Currently, I have to use two sunscreen products, one for my face and one for my body which is quite a hassle. Even though this is a sunscreen recommended for outdoor conditions, I would use it on a daily basis as it has intense protection against skin cancer, photoaging (wrinkles, sagging, dullness) and hyperpigmentations). Also it does not leave a white cast and Joy said that it is good as a makeup base!
BUT I do have a concern here. I recalled that this brand is 100% paraben free but I am really not sure about this particular product as I noticed that some of the paraben ingredients (i.e. Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate) are included. Because of this, I did a little research and found that the Armada Face and Body Shield 60 does not include those paraben ingredients that I discovered in Armada Sport 70. Oh well, if I am given a second chance, I would have bought the Face and Body Shield. BOohooHoo.
UPDATE: I called the shop and the sales assistant did a splendid explanation on the two similar products (Armada Sport 70 and Face and Body Shield 60 – both are for face and body) and told me that I could do an exchange within 30 days from the date of purchase. Although there is a price difference of $5 between the two, she suggested that I can get one of their travel size products for a minimal top up. Ok, I am impressed with the sales service.
From the packaging
How to use: Shake well before use. Apply liberally over face, neck + body skin, carefully avoiding membranous (wet) areas of eyes, nostrils and mouth. Use daily, both indoor + outdoors. For best results, apply 30 minutes prior to sun exposure, particularly before highly active sports.
Note: Apply sunscreen in sufficient amounts. When outdoors, reapply every 1 or 2 hours. Whilst in the sun, clothing, hats and sunglasses provide additional protection. UV rays from the sun are made of UVB + UVA. It is important to protect against both UVB + UVA rays to prevent sunburn and other skin damage. Practice sun avoidance, particularly from 10:00 to 16:00 (10AM to 4PM), and especially for children and the photosensitive.
VMV Skin-Specialist Boutique, Ion Orchard
B3-48 , Singapore, Singapore 238801
Tel. +65 6341 9378