Vichy has been announced as the official skincare partner for WellFest 2019 in association with KBC. Try their iconic Minéral 89 skin booster plus more exciting activities to be announced. So what is the science behind the Minéral 89?
This article is sponsored by Vichy
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?
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
For more information on Minéral 89 visit vichy.ie/mineral-89-serum
Don’t forget to book your tickets for WellFest 2019 in association with KBC on 11-12 May 2019 here.