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Mineral vs. Antioxidant For Skincare: Why Minerals Are Good For Your Skin

At Vichy, mineral-infused skincare is at the heart of everything we do, thanks to our unique Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. Here’s a closer look at why minerals are so important for healthy, hydrated skin.

Mineral vs. Antioxidant For Skincare: Why Minerals Are Good For Your Skin

The benefits of minerals for skin health

Minerals are essential for healthy human development. As well as helping to ensure proper bone and organ formation, minerals are crucial for healthy skin – helping to keep pH levels balanced while playing an important role in cell structure.

To help skin perform at its best, it’s crucial that it’s not only properly hydrated, but that its mineral levels remain optimum in the face of damaging external factors, such as pollution, smoking and UV damage.

Mineral-based skincare: protecting and repairing skin

We’ve seen the impressive benefits minerals bring to the body. But where does mineral-infused skincare come in? It’s all a question of chemistry. What you might not know is that the body is unable to synthesise certain minerals - meaning it’s essential that you get them from other sources. Diet and supplements are a great place to start, but topical application, like a thermal water with minerals for skin tightening, is also key to ensuring skin stays looking healthy and plump.

Vichy’s Minéral 89 has been formulated with a high concentration of Mineralising Thermal Water, meaning your skin can soak up even more of this key ingredient’s impressive benefits.

Some of the key players?

This is where Vichy’s Mineralizing Water comes in. Naturally occurring, Mineralizing Thermal Water is incredibly concentrated – each litre contains over five grams of minerals.

Iron has been shown to help oxygenate cells, allowing them to produce enzymes that draw out the benefits of other key vitamins and minerals, while lithium and sulphur are naturally soothing. Potassium and sodium work together to regulate cells’ water levels, preventing dehydration, while silicon and magnesium act as regenerators that ensure skin’s structural integrity.

But that’s not all. Did you wonder where Minéral 89 got its name from? For the first time in Vichy’s history, our scientists succeeded in incorporating an astonishing 89% of Vichy’s Mineralising Water into Minéral 89’s formulation. Thanks to this incredibly high concentration, Minéral 89 helps to reinforce and plump the skin.

But Mineralising Water isn’t the only ingredient that goes into making Minéral 89. Find out more about Mineralizing Water’s partner - intensely hydrating hyaluronic acid – here.