The Mineral 89 Daily Booster is Vichy’s latest launch
With the hot and sweaty days fast approaching, it’s time to retire the heavy creams and oily serums to make space for something lightweight and refreshing. Vichy’s latest launch is the perfect addition to any summertime skincare routine, and it’s already a favourite of mine. It’s not surprising because Vichy has been releasing incredible products that are a pleasure to use and actually work every season for the past few years. Seriously, ACR’s archives are full of Vichy rave reviews.
The newly released Vichy Mineral 89 Daily Booster* ($39.95) is an ultra-light fragrance-free and oil-free gel that absorbs quickly and boosts the skin’s moisture levels, while also strengthening it against everything the summer will throw your way. When you alternate between blasting the AC, lots of sun exposure, sunscreen, sweaty makeup, and boozy bbqs, your skin can get irritated by the changes in temperature, the stress, and the pollution. It’s important to give your skin as much hydration as possible, because even if you feel greasy and sweaty, your skin can still be dehydrated.
Bonus: the gel is super refreshing and feels so nice on overheated skin. It will make you want to take off your makeup mid-afternoon for a little skincare break.
I wrote at length about my love for the Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water before, and this fortifying gel is actually made with 89% Mineralizing Thermal Water. It contains just 11 ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, a superstar skincare ingredient that helps the skin absorb more moisture to leave it hydrated and looking plump and fresh.
An Extra Step
I love that the Mineral 89 Daily Booster is an additional step in my skincare routine, so I don’t have to give up any of the products I swear by to test it out, but whenever I add a new step to my routine, I worry about how the products will work together. Is there a worst waste of time and product than your skincare or makeup pilling? I don’t think so.
I’ve tested the Vichy Mineral 89 Daily Booster with the Vichy Idéalia range I recently reviewed, and with the Clarins skincare routine I’m currently testing for an upcoming post, and it performs well with both. Though the moisturizers, serums and makeup products I’ve been using are wildly different textures, I haven’t experience any pilling at all — hooray!
.I’ve also tried the Mineral 89 Daily Booster as a moisturizer under my makeup as an experiment. Though it worked fine as a base because it makes the skin smooth and soft instantly, I would definitely recommend using your usual serums and moisturizers on top. This way, you can get the most from the product and really hydrate your skin.
How to Use the Vichy Mineral 89 Booster
The ombré glass bottle is beautiful, and it’s proudly displayed on my dressing table. I use the Vichy Mineral 89 Booster morning and night as a first step in my skincare routine. The gel is quite thin, so two pumps are plenty to cover my entire face and neck. I can see this bottle lasting me through the entire summer. I use a patting motion to apply, before massaging the product in as Vichy recommends. It creates a smooth base for the next step, and it works to hydrate, refresh, and protect my skin while I go about my business.
Photo Credit: Vichy Canada
Don’t forget to hydrate and protect your skin this summer!