Skin

This New Booster Is Like a Glass of Water for Your Skin


Hydrated skin is happy skin. Of course, there is a lot more to it than that, but the sentiment is true. If your skin is saturated with moisture, then fine lines will be plumped out, your skin cells will work better and you'll look more glowy. Dehydration, on the other hand, can lead to dry patches and a complexion that looks a bit dull and a little neglected.

The thing is, rich creams can be too much for some skin types (young or blemish-prone, in particular). I get the odd pimple here and there, but my skin is a whole lot better after having ditched oils and ramped up the at-home peels. But that routine can leave my skin a little thirsty. Enter: Vichy MinГ©ral 89 Serum ($30). Like a tall glass of water for the skin, this serum has just 11 well-chosen ingredients, but it willВ work wonders on any complexion.

Keep scrolling to find out why we're a little-OK, a lot-obsessed with this new serum and what it can do for your skin.

Vichy MinГ©ral 89 Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid $29.50Shop

Housed in a pretty unisex-looking bottle (yes, I hid this from my boyfriend), this daily skin booster contains just 11 ingredients. It's 89% mineral-rich thermal water, sourced from France and enriched with 15 skin-loving minerals. Hyaluronic acid, a molecule that can hold 1000 times its weight in water, has been added to fortify the skin's natural moisture barrier. The thing is that when your skin barrier is impaired, you can start to suffer from dryness, irritation, and redness, and blemishes become more likely. The product also includes glycerin, which works to draw moisture into the skin.

A hydrating powerhouse, it's ideal for anyone (male or female) who is dealing with redness or rosacea, as it will instantly help calm the situation. If acne is your concern, this serum will hydrate the skin without clogging pores. For dry skin types, it can be layered under any serums or moisturizers for an extra hit of hydration. Normal skin? Lucky you. It will simply hydrate and plump the skin, which is ideal if you're looking tired or if any fine lines are looking more pronounced.

I love that it takes away that tight feeling you can sometimes get after cleansing. And it's super soothing to apply after an acid-rich peel or manual exfoliation. If you're using retinol and dealing with any sensitivity or peeling, a slathering of this will be aВ welcome relief.

Essentially, everyone can benefit from this multitasking serum. It's the perfect pick-me-up for skin that needs an injection of moisture, and it will plump and tone, leaving the skin looking calm, supple, and radiant.

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