Baby BBB | VMV Hypoallergenics Grandma Minnie’s The Big, Brave Boo Boo Balm

VMV Hypoallergenics Grandma Minnie's The Big, Brave Boo Boo Balm

Much loved by mothers everywhere for its skin-soothing properties, this healing salve is almost always sold-out at the stores.

Described as an ‘ouchless antibacterial for skin lesion(s)’, this non-comedogenic product is free of fragrance, parabens and preservatives and does not contain common allergens. It has also been clinically-proven to be safe for dry and sensitive skin. Naturally, it is suitable for infants and children, as well as pregnant and nursing mummies. I’d advise doing a patch test first, anyway – YMMV, after all.

VMV Hypoallergenics Boo Boo Balm Ingredient Properties

Monolaurin is a coconut-derived, gentle-yet-powerful disinfectant, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral + antiprotozoal. Clinically proven as effective as 70% isopropyl alcohol + topical treatments at killing micro-organisms.

Ouchlessly and lickety-split quickly helps treat infections that can occur in skin damaged by eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, herpes, wounds, cuts, grazes, insect bites, minor burns etc.

– VMV Hypoallergenics

VMV Hypoallergenics Boo Boo Balm Open

The ingredients aren’t mind-blowing (petrolatum, Cocos nucifera aka coconut oil, glyceryl laurate) but I think it’s the gentle formula that works well on baby skin. I actually like to use breast milk on bites and cuts but when I want something more lasting and occlusive, I use this on my little one…and on myself, when I get grazes.

I observed a little rash that my baby had on her bum for a couple of days and this balm seemed to help clear it quite quickly. I’ll acknowledge that baby skin regenerates more speedily than adult skin, so I tried it on a scrape I happened to have at the same time and happily, the wound faded fast.

ETA: The brand tweeted me to say that monolaurin is also found in breastmilk. Awesome!

VMV Hypoallergenics Boo Boo Balm Daub

It’s good on insect bites too, aiding the healing process by creating a barrier between the skin and any bacteria that could lead to secondary infection. This clear ointment is apparently also good for soothing eczema flare-ups and calming acne-prone skin, though I’ve not tried it for those purposes.

VMV Hypoallergenics Boo Boo Balm Visual

In Singapore, it retails at S$38 for 15 g. The last time I checked, it was indeed sold out but do call the store (6341 9378) to make a reservation. VMV Hypoallergenics is located at #B3-48, Ion Orchard. Do visit the brand’s website to find out more about its ‘skinfatuation’. ;)


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