Well, this is lovely! I’ve had several goes with the new Vichy Mineral 89 and it’s a beautiful textured, serum-like hyaluronic boost that feels refreshing and cooling on the skin as well as leaving behind a tangible moisture boost. As you’ll know, Vichy is all about the thermal water and this formula, as the name suggests, is 89% mineralized water. I can’t really pull my thoughts together on a product that claims to be virtually all water that costs £25 but I do know that it feels marvellous on the skin. A lot of beauty products, by the way, are mainly water – they just don’t make that ‘the thing’! In fact, they go all around the houses to hide it.
Some products with a noticable cooling effect can go dry afterwards, once the water content has evaporated but I don’t find that happens with this – in fact, if you’ve ever used Bioeffect, it feels remarkably similar in composition to that. In use, it’s for ‘Step 0’ – the first thing you do before you start your skincare routine and I haven’t found it to react with other products I’m using in terms of creating squirls. Apparently, it’s quite a feat of formulation, with 100 versions before this one – you should think of it as a skin pollution preventative if you like to belt and brace with your complexion.
I can see it being a bit of a cult product – it feels wonderful on the skin, the hyaluronic effect is noticable in terms of smoothness and hydration and Vichy claim it can be used on sensitive skin. I think I see a best seller in this. It’s going onto Look Fantastic exclusively in July and I’ll try to flag it up when it goes live because I think if you love skin care and its intricacies, you will love this.
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