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What It Is & How It Works…
Often described as a ‘big glass of water for your skin’, this is the only hyaluronic acid serum recognised by The British Skin Foundation. Low on the ingredient count (there are only 11 listed, all of which have been approved by dermatologists), its simplicity allows for a gentler approach – just one of the reasons it’s so popular. Around 89% mineral-rich thermal water is mixed with an added hyaluronic acid – a molecule that can hold 1,000 times its weight in water to boost your skin’s natural moisture levels. The result? Plumper skin – from the inside out – as well as a stronger skin barrier to protect against environmental aggressors like pollution. Meanwhile, glycerin also draws moisture into the skin and keeps it there – so it’s no surprise to hear it often referred to as a ‘hydrating powerhouse.’
Why Beauty Insiders Love It…
A favourite among skincare experts, dermatologists and beauty editors, it’s a serum that truly lives up to the hype – proven by the fact it’s a frequent award-winner. “Vichy Mineral 89 is so popular because of its incredible hydrating effects leaving skin looking plumper and feeling smoother," explains Dr Mary Sommerland, Vichy UK Ambassador. One of the best hydrating serums on the market, it’s well tolerated by all skin types and immediately gives the appearance of a plumper, smoother, more radiant-looking complexion. It’s lightweight texture also sits brilliantly under any SPF, creams or make-up, and makes it suitable for anyone who suffers with breakouts, but who still want to maintain hydration. Being non-comedogenic, it won’t clog up your pores or feel suffocating on the skin. On the contrary, expect skin to feel soothed and relieved as soon as you apply it – the cooling gel only adds to the satisfaction.
How To Get The Most From It…
Like all serums, apply this to damp skin after cleansing for maximum efficacy. Pat or massage it in both morning and evening, following up with your chosen day or night cream, and SPF in the morning. Don’t be afraid to layer it up a few times – the lightweight texture means you can get away with it. The first layer will prep the skin, while the second will act like a pint of water, binding more moisture to the skin.
What The Brand Says…
Hyaluronic acid serums are nothing new, but Vichy’s is renowned for its ability to do several things at once – all without causing breakouts. “The Vichy Minéral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum is designed to rehydrate and protect the skin barrier,” explains the brand. “[It’s] a hydrating serum enriched with Vichy’s highest concentration of 89% Vichy Volcanic Mineralizing Water with Hyaluronic Acid. The refreshing gel serum also plumps skin and strengthens the skin barrier to protect from the impact of daily aggressors such as pollution.” In other words, it’s a great all-rounder deemed safe and effective for everyone.
Key Benefits Recapped…
Safe & effective for all skin types
Hydrating, plumping and radiance-boosting
Hypoallergenic – so it’s safe and effective for all skin types
Protects skin from daily aggressors, like pollution
Keeps your skin barrier in check for a healthy complexion
Is approved by the British Skin Foundation