This is a super exciting launch especially if you love a bit of Hyaluronic Acid! Interestingly, Vichy are framing this as “your step 0 in the routine”. Here’s the low down on the brand new Vichy Mineral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster. Skincare junkies will love this.
This extra skincare step (and I love an extra step) is all about strengthening the skin’s barrier function and protecting it from beauty’s hot topic, pollution. It does this using a combination of Vichy Mineralizing Water and Hyaluronic Acid (and not a lot else) in a breakthrough formula. The 89 of Mineral 89 refers to a groundbreaking 89% concentration of Mineralizing Water. Until now, the highest concentration achieved was 20%. It is an active, extremely potent ingredient, charged with 15 essential minerals, which makes it very hard to stabilise.
The booster is a pretty new category in skincare. Elizabeth Arden launched their Superstart back in 2015, which I believe was the first of its kind in the mass market. Vichy’s version is a much simpler and more affordable take on it but works to the same priciples of repair, protect and prepare.
Vichy Mineral 89 Key Ingredients
This is an incredibly minimalist, clean formulation with a very concise ingredients list.
The Mineralizing Water itself has been proven to stimulate antioxidant defenses and reinforce skin’s integrity specifically by stimulating regeneration and improving its barrier function. Using expertise called Exposome, Vichy developed a breakthrough formula based on 89% Mineralizing Water. The Vichy water combines brilliantly with Hyaluronic Acid and together they have a complementary action to protect skin’s integrity and increase its strength. Together they intensely hydrate, smooth and plump the skin, and prepare for subsequent skincare steps, optimising serums and creams.
It is a beautifully light and fast absorbing formula. It feels like a massive drink of thirst quenching water as you apply it and then it sinks into the skin in a flash. Because it’s such a pure formulation, with no fragrance, colour or fillers, it is suitable for the most sensitive skin. Whatever you are already using, you simply use this first to upgrade and amp up your routine. Simple.
I was ill for a few days last week, with some strange bug that kind of wiped me out, and I think my body completely de-prioritised my skin. It went really flaky and dry. The Mineral 89 Booster whipped it back into shape pretty fast. I have been using it under my Philosophy Time in a Bottle and it works really well.
It’s gorgeous to use and leaves the skin glowing and plump. Everyone can use this. Vichy Mineral 89 is £25 for 50ml. I have found it HERE however it is not currently showing stock. I’ll update with a new link if I find it elsewhere.
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