The summer essentials: VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Sport sunblock

Being a certified beach bum and diver, using sunblock is something I do automatically. I have three requirements for my sunblock:

  1. It shouldn’t be greasy or leave a greasy feeling on my skin.
  2. It should provide excellent protection and the sun.
  3. It shouldn’t have a strong smell.

I’ve tried several brands over the years with varying results. Hawaiian Tropic never even touched my skin because I found the smell so disagreeable. Banana Boat was too greasy. Until recently, Coppertone Sport (SPF 30) was my sunblock of choice for years because it met criteria #1 and 3, and moderately met #2. Coppertone Sport was it, until I discovered VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Sport 70.


This sunblock is just awesome. Firstly, it’s hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic so no nasty redness or breakouts for me. Second, the formula is very light and non-greasy. My skin had a matte feel even immediately after application. And don’t let the name discourage you: even though it’s tagged as a “sport sunblock” with SPF 70 to boot, it’s light enough to be worn underneath makeup. And finally: no smell! You can apply this on your face and not have to put up with the overpowering scent of other sunblock formulas.

The only thing I don’t like about this product is its hefty price tag: the 185 ml tube in the picture cost almost P2,000. But if you’re out in the sun often and have particular needs, this sunblock is definitely worth it.

Say it now!