Created using only 11 ingredients, including hyaluronic acid and 89% Vichy Thermal Mineralising Water – our highest concentration – this gentle gel-like formula is suitable for men and women of all ages and even the most sensitive of skin types.
But what makes this hyaluronic acid serum so special? Here our expert dermatologist, Dr Anjali Mahto, explains why hyaluronic acid is the ingredient your dull and dry skin has been craving…
What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid?
“Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar that’s found in the skin. The molecule itself is loved by both dermatologists and cosmetic scientists because it has a number of benefits to the skin. The main one is that it’s a humectant, which means that so it’s an incredibly hydrating molecule. It’s most commonly found in serums, and boosters such as Vichy’s Minéral 89 and results in smoother and plumper looking skin.”
Are there different types of hyaluronic acid?
“They can vary on both their source and size. So, you can have low or high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. The high molecular weight is very good for smoothing and plumping out the skin, as it’s a much larger molecule. Whereas the smaller molecule can be broken up or fragmented and is very, very good for targeted or specialised skincare. The good news is that all types of hyaluronic acid are very gentle and safe to use on all skin types.”
Just as there are different types of hyaluronic acid, there are also different uses. Our own Vichy 89 serum can be your hydrating hero in the winter, on board your next flight, post-workout or after your next sun exposure. It can also be used as a pre-serum for your face, lips and eyes before you lather on your favourite Vichy Liftactiv products, a nourishing post-peel or treatment pick-me-up, a smooth base for makeup application or to soothe and comfort skin after shaving or waxing. Just make sure to apply it as the first step in your routine, whenever or wherever you use it next.
For more information on Minéral 89 visit vichy.co.uk.