Hydration Delivered: Vichy Mineral 89 Review
In the past years hyaluronic acid has catapulted from a little-talked-about skin care ingredient to a gold-standard in hydration. As such, products—from creams to serums—have flooded the market all boasting formulas with this hydration powerhouse. One of our favorite ways to incorporate hyaluronic acid into our routines is with a hyaluronic acid serum, so we were thrilled when French skin care brand Vichy sent us complimentary samples of Mineral 89 to review for Skincare.com readers. Looking for a new hyaluronic acid serum to use in your routine? Your search may be over.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
With the ability to attract and hold on to up to 1000 times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid is truly a force to be reckoned with when it comes to hydrating ingredients. The humectant is actually naturally present in our bodies in an abundance when we’re young and is partly responsible for that radiant, hydrated, and plump-looking skin that is associated with youth.
However, with age these abundant stores of hyaluronic acid can begin to deplete and contribute to the signs of skin aging—think: a dry, less-full complexion with more pronounced wrinkles and fine lines. This is why it’s key to use products formulated with hyaluronic acid to help keep your skin hydrated and looking younger, longer.
Mineral 89: Vichy’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum Beauty Booster
Mineral 89 is the first of its kind for the brand, combining 89 percent of its exclusive Mineralizing Thermal Water and hyaluronic acid to formulate a fortifying and hydrating daily skin booster. Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water—known to help to soothe and strengthen the skin against external aggressors—is sourced from the depth of French volcanoes and is powered by 15 essential minerals. Mineral 89 helps to fortify and make the skin more resistant to help protect it against external aggressors like pollution and cold weather. The serum is free of parabens, silicones, fragrance, colorants, and alcohol making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
While the 50 ml size of Mineral 89 has been around for a while now, the brand recently launched the beloved formula in a miniature (30 ml) bottle. Perfect for throwing into your carry-on bag while traveling or your purse while on the go, this tiny addition to the Mineral 89 range fits perfectly into the palm of your hand and can deliver hydration to your skin from virtually anywhere.
Vichy Mineral 89 Review
Before even trying Mineral 89, I was really smitten with its luxurious packaging. The beauty booster is housed in a glass bottle and features an elegant blue-ombré design that instantly conjures up images of the bubbling French thermal waters used in its formula. I knew this would be a product that would have prime real estate on my top shelf.
I decided to try the beauty booster as part of my regular morning and night skin care routines, since hyaluronic acid serums are products you can use during the day and overnight to help you hydrate your skin.
I cleansed my face as usual—I typically use a micellar water in the morning to remove any excess oil and impurities from my skin and then a makeup remover followed by a face wash at nighttime. After patting dry I applied two drops of Mineral 89 to my skin. I immediately fell for its lightweight gel-like texture, since many serums have a liquid consistency and I feel like I don’t end up applying the correct amount this was a pleasant surprise. The serum absorbed quickly and left my skin feeing fresh and not sticky or greasy-looking so I was easily able to continue with the rest of my makeup routine each morning and my skin care regimen each night.
A few weeks after incorporating the hyaluronic acid serum into my routine I noticed my skin felt more hydrated and appeared plumped and toned. What’s more, it seemed that day after day my skin was radiating a healthy-looking glow, which was much appreciated since winter had left my complexion looking quite lackluster.
Overall, I love how hydrated my skin feels now that I’ve been using the serum loyally for a month. I definitely have a new must-have in my skin care routine.
Who Should Use Vichy Mineral 89 Hyaluronic Serum?
Beauty boosters like Mineral 89 can help you instantly elevate your current skin care routine since they can complement your existing routine and are ideal for just about everyone. Since the product is suitable for all skin types, I’d recommend it for just about anyone—from a 20-something just starting out a serious skin care routine to someone with more mature skin looking to boost hydration to replenish the skin’s moisture barrier. If you're a gal on the go or a frequent traveler, reach for the 30 ml size of Mineral 89. It's sure to become your new favorite travel companion!
Vichy Mineral 89, $29.50 MSRP for 50 ml or $19.99 MSRP for 30 ml