Hydrated skin is happy skin. Of course, there is a lot more to it than that, but that statement is true. If your skin is saturated with moisture, then fine lines will be plumped out, your skin cells will work better and you’ll look more glowing. Dehydration can lead to dry patches and a complexion that looks a bit dull and a little bit meh. The thing is, rich creams can be too much for some skin types (young or spot-prone, in particular). I get the odd spot here and there, but my skin is a whole lot better after having ditched oils and ramped up the at-home peels, but that can leave my skin a little thirsty.
Enter: Vichy Mineral 89 Serum (£25). Like a tall glass of water for the skin, this serum has just 11 well-chosen ingredients, but it will work wonders on any complexion. Keep scrolling to find out why we’re a little—okay, a lot—obsessed with this new serum and what it can do for your skin.
Vichy Mineral 89 (£25)
Housed in a pretty unisex-looking bottle (yes, I hid this from my boyfriend), this daily skin booster contains just 11 ingredients. It’s 89% mineral-rich thermal water, sourced from France and enriched with 15 skin-loving minerals. Hyaluronic acid, a molecule that can hold 1000 times its weight in water, has been added to fortify the skin’s natural moisture barrier. The thing is that when your skin barrier is impaired, you can start to suffer from dryness, irritation and redness, and spots become more likely.
Glycerin is also housed in the bottle, and it works to draw moisture inside the skin.
A hydrating powerhouse, it’s ideal for anyone (male or female) who is dealing with redness or rosacea, as it will instantly help calm the situation. If spots or acne are your concern, this serum will hydrate the skin without clogging pores. For dry skin types, this can be layered under any serums or moisturisers for an extra hit of hydration. Normal skin? Lucky you. This will simply hydrate and plump the skin, which is ideal if you’re looking tired and any fine lines are looking more pronounced.
It will take away that tight feeling you can sometimes get after cleansing. And it’s super soothing to apply after an acid-rich peel or manual exfoliation. If you’re using retinol and dealing with any sensitivity or peeling, a slathering of this will be a welcome relief.
Essentially, everyone can benefit from this multitasking serum. It’s the perfect pick-me-up for skin that needs an injection of moisture, and it will plump and tone, leaving the skin looking calm, supple and radiant.