Vichy Mineral 89 is a French Secret Potion for Beautiful Skin
Like the healing natural waters of a secret European spa town, Vichy’s Mineral 89 is a luxurious way to pamper and restore your facial complexion. Known as the leading anti-aging brand in Europe, Vichy combines the timeless secrets of french beauty such as natural minerals with modern restorative compounds. I’ve been testing a complimentary vial of Vichy’s Mineral 89 serum from Influenster for the past two weeks and wanted to give you all an update on my skin’s condition.
Spoiler alert… I’m already a fan.
A Mineral-Rich Booster for Radiant and Youthful Skin
I have been on the hunt for a secret potion to restore my facial skin to the days of my early youth, or at least make it look fresh and fabulous. I was delighted when Influenster included Vichy’s Mineral 89 in this month’s Darling Vox Box, a way for bloggers and influencers to test out products for free and share the results with their audience. Mineral 89 is a nutrient rich serum that is supposed to make my skin toned, hydrated, and more youthful, a claim almost every cream and potion seems to make. I took on the task of applying it twice a day, morning and night, without much hope.
If you aren’t already an Influenster user, they are like a subscription box but instead of buying products, you are sent free samples to test and review. One great thing about them is pretty much every product they send you already has been approved by other influencers, which means you’re getting amazing, high-quality products. You fill out surveys and build up a profile so they can target the right products to you, the way they selected Mineral 89 for me to test because I have dry, dehydrated and dull skin that I’m unhappy with.
The moral of the story is that I should have put my faith in Influenster. Vichy’s Mineral 89 serum has been like a miracle for my face. I feel like Cinderella and my godmother is the healing waters of a French spa town condensed into a delicate elixir. Though this is only a teaser update, as I’m only halfway through my bottle, the results are amazing. Vichy has been creating creams and beauty products for a long time, and I have to say to wonderful result.
My skin is tighter, my face looks slimmer, I feel fresh and glowing, my breakouts have disappeared, and there is just this indescribeable ‘betterness’ to my reflection in the mirror. The Mr. has even gone so far as to say that my face looks like night and day compared to my coconut oil experiments of last month. I have to say I’m in love with the difference, and I haven’t even finished the bottle!
How To Use Vichy’s Mineral 89 Skin Booster
Vichy recommends that you apply 2 drops on your skin after cleansing morning and evening as a regular face moisturizer or as the first step of your skincare routine. They don’t give you a dropper, however, they give you a pump – so I used two pumps which looks like more than two drops. I tried using less, but had trouble getting a nice layer all over my face. If you wanted to be frugal with it, you certainly can as it’s a very watery formula, you just have to work quickly.
The recommendation is to spread the product with gentle outward movements from the middle of the face, without applying too much pressure. I like to add a little water for extra slip, to ensure an even glide over all parts of my face. I also gently massage it in as it dries, which only takes a few seconds. This product soaks in completely, with no residue or sheen behind at all – and it almost feels like a sea salt mask or light toner with a bit of tightness and tingle.
I always follow the application with my own moisturizer after a few moments. Other people report using this solo as a moisturizer, and enjoying the bare feeling. It does feel very lightweight, almost like you haven’t applied it at all. I could see you using this alone, but personally I hate any tight or dry feeling, so I always like to keep my skin very hydrated. Especially if I’m going to be wearing makeup, which really pulls moisture out of my skin throughout the day.
5 Reasons To Try Minéral 89
1. Contains 15 Minerals needed for healthy looking skin
2. Versatile: Use alone or with any regimen
3. Helps shield against visible aging caused by pollution, stress to skin, and fatigue
4. Hydrates & plumps skin with hyaluronic acid
5. Pure, Clean, 100% Transparent Formula: No parabens, fragrance, oil, silicones, or alcohol
Nutrient Rich Serum for Facial Skincare
I loved my experience with Vichy’s Mineral 89. I’ve been applying it after rinsing my face every morning and just before bed. I use about two pumps all over my face and jawline, and allow it a few moments to sink in. After it dries I finish with my regular moisturizer and the results have been so amazing. I look younger, I don’t know how else to describe it. My skin has evened out in tone, become softer and more supple, it’s plumped out and looks so healthy.
At only halfway through the bottle, I’m hoping to see an even better result when I finish. Already though, I would say yes, absolutely try this. Maybe it’s because I don’t use a mineral product or skin booster serum at all, but I found the results incredibly dramatic and very pleasing. I’ve been using natural face masks trying to get this kind of amazing result, and really they have all been a waste of money. This sample of Mineral 89 though, honestly shocked me with how gorgeous it’s making my skin.
What Do You Think?
What is your secret potion for skincare? Have you tried Mineral 89 or any of Vichy’s other products? Tell us what you think about facial skincare in the comments below, and if you’re tempted to try this french beauty secret too!