Since I came back to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and found out that I cannot buy my beloved moisturizer here, I am on a mission: to find a real good replacement for it. Don’t know if Vichy’s Minéral 89 is it yet (I have been using it for 3 weeks only) but it is a good contestant. And to be honest, it is a product that I might even use together with my beloved moisturizer. And let me tell you why:
This moisturizer is a gel that resonates a lot like a serum, it is lightweight, absorbs fast and very well by the skin. It doesn’t get oily, just a bit sticky after you pat it on. The skin looks healthy and hydrated. And yes, it glows on its own.
I wear it day and night. During the day I pat my tonic in my skin first then the Minéral 89 gel and sometimes a moisturizer after that. Then my sunblock. And my beloved tinted sunscreen.
See? I love to wear double products at once… hehehe
At night I clean my skin, pat my tonic on it and use the Minéral 89 gel before my hydrating sleeping mask.
I know (and if you have been reading me you know that too): I am a moisturizer freak. But as I said before: keep the skin always hydrated is key to age well. Indeed.
What Vichy says about Mineral 89:
Minéral 89 is your skin’s daily dose of strength, combining 15 Mineral Rich Water with Hyaluronic Acid to fortify skin and make it more resistant to visible aging caused by pollution, stress to skin, and fatigue. Minéral 89 face moisturizer, with 89% Mineralizing Thermal Water, delivers a boost of hydration for a vibrant, healthy glow.
It is meant to be used by all skin types and it is indicated especially to address dryness and dullness. It is paraben and fragrance free and tested for sensitive skin. Its delicate formula it is well tolerated around the delicate eye area.
The Mineral 89 gel has 4 different sizes: 10 ml, 30 ml, 50 ml and 75 ml. And the price is not so bad: 30 ml bottle is $20. You can buy the smaller bottle and give it a try without causing a wallet commotion.