Vichy Minéral 89 – the science behind our plumping and protecting skin booster

Minéral 89 is our first fortifying and moisture-plumping daily booster designed to be your skin’s daily dose of strength. Ideal for women of all ages as well as men, it also helps to strengthen the skin’s barrier and shield the skin from pollution and daily aggressors that can lead to dullness and premature ageing.

Vichy Minéral 89 – the science behind our plumping and protecting skin booster
Vichy Minéral 89 – the science behind our plumping and protecting skin booster

While Hyaluronic Acid is the key ingredient, its gentle formula only contains 11 in total including our highest concentration of Vichy Thermal Mineralizing Water. This, along with stringent dermatological testing, makes it suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types.

To discover more about Minéral 89, our expert dermatologist Anjali explains the science behind its key ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid.


What exactly is Hyaluronic Acid and what are the benefits for our skin?

“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 it binds a thousand times its capacity in water, 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 all types of Hyaluronic Acid the same?

“No, so 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”.


So if I really want to plump the surface of my skin, I really should be looking for that higher weight molecule?

“That’s right.”


How to use Minéral 89

You may be surprised to hear that Minéral 89 can be used in so many ways – 10 in fact! But no matter when you choose to apply it, don’t forget it should always be the first step in your routine.

  • As a pre-serum for the face, lips and eyes
  • As a makeup primer
  • As a post-exercise skin hydrator
  • As an in-flight travel partner
  • As a hydrating after-sun treatment
  • As a winter skin saviour
  • Hydrating and plumping serum for the neck and decollete
  • Helps skin recover from peel treatments
  • As a post-shaving balm for men
  • After waxing to soothe and comfort the skin


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