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The Hydrating Serum You Should Add to Even the Most Minimal Routine

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No matter your skin type, an effective skin care routine should always include the basics: a cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen. From there, targeted treatments can be added to address specific concerns, like visible signs of aging, uneven skin tone and breakouts. Extra hydration and soothing benefits are an extra bonus, and there’s one universal serum that provides a boost for virtually every unique skin type: Vichy’s Minéral 89 Booster Serum.

Formulated with 89% Vichy Volcanic Water, which includes 15 essential minerals that help provide much-needed antioxidant protection, and naturally derived hyaluronic acid, this serum promotes healthy, glowing skin and delivers an instant radiance-enhancing effect. The lightweight, clear gel absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky or greasy feel—and it’s formulated with just 11 ingredients (and no oil, fragrance, silicone, parabens or alcohol), dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested, non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types (including sensitive).

Think of Minéral 89 Booster Serum as a supplement for your skin. Designed to give your skin its daily dose of essential minerals and moisture, it also enhances the skin’s resistance to environmental assaults that can cause short- and long-term damage. Regardless of your skin type or concerns, it’s easy to work Minéral 89 Booster Serum into any skin care routine—and prepare your skin for products that follow. Simply apply two to three pumps into the palm of your hand and massage onto your skin after applying any other actives—before your moisturizer.

In addition to Minéral 89 Booster Serum, we rounded up some of our favorite Vichy formulas, based on your skin type and concern, that leave your skin looking and feeling healthier:

Oily and Acne-Prone-Skin

When oily and acne-prone skin lacks hydration (which can be caused by drying blemish treatments), it may produce even more oil to quench its own thirst. The proper routine for this type of skin focuses on gently yet effectively targeting breakouts, blackheads and visible pores while refining the skin’s tone and texture.

  • Cleanser: Vichy’s Normaderm PhytoAction Daily Deep Cleansing Gel is designed to effectively remove dirt, excess oil and impurities with just one wash. Formulated with salicylic acid, zinc, copper and Vichy Volcanic Water, it helps reduce acne blemishes, clogged pores and blackheads while improving skin tone and texture over time.
  • Moisturizer: Normaderm PhytoAction Acne Control Daily Moisturizer features maximum strength 2% salicylic acid, pure hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and Vichy Volcanic Water to provide much-needed moisture while targeting acne blemishes, blackheads and enlarged pores. Suitable for adult acne, it also helps improve the look of uneven skin tone and rough texture with ongoing use. The formula is gentle on the skin and strengthens the skin barrier to maintain healthy and hydrated skin.
  • Targeted treatment: Harnessing the power of maximum strength 10% sulfur, glycolic acid, and niacinamide, Normaderm S.O.S Acne Rescue Spot Corrector dries up current acne blemishes, reduces their size and severity, and helps prevent new breakouts from forming.

Visible Signs of Aging

Fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and loss of firmness result from a combination of the natural aging process along with accumulated damage caused by UV rays and other environmental aggressors. The optimal anti-aging routine works to enhance the skin’s underlying network of supportive proteins that’s responsible for plump, smooth skin while boosting radiance.

  • Antioxidant serum: With 15% pure vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum’s pure yet potent minimalist formula includes only 11 ingredients, and delivers brighter-looking, firmer-feeling skin in just 10 days. It also helps improve the appearance of uneven skin tone as antioxidants shield against external factors that contribute to skin aging.
  • Moisturizer: Ideal for daily use, LiftActiv Supreme is an anti-wrinkle, firming moisturizer that works to improve visible signs of skin aging and restore a fresh, bright, radiant complexion. Featuring 5% rhamnose and Vichy Volcanic Water, the non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated, and it works wonderfully under sunscreen and makeup.

Uneven Skin Tone

Dark spots and larger patches of stubborn discoloration have an array of causes, including unprotected sun exposure, pollution, hormones, post-acne healing and more. The key for improving uneven skin tone is targeting discoloration at the source, and protecting the skin against the damaging effects of UV rays.

  • Targeted treatment: Formulated with niacinamide, glycolic and tranexamic acids, and peptides, LiftActiv B3 Serum is a dark spot- and wrinkle-fighting powerhouse. Targeting dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles and lack of firmness while increasing radiance, it’s dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested, fragrance-free and suitable for all skin tones.
  • Sunscreen: Designed to protect the discoloration improvement achieved through your skincare efforts and prevent further skin damage, LiftActiv Peptide-C Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is your morning moisturizer, daily sunscreen and anti-aging treatment in one. This hydrating, dermatologist-tested formula of phyto peptides, vitamin C and Vichy Volcanic Water helps improves the look of wrinkles, dark spots, dullness, uneven skin tone and loss of firmness.

Dry Skin

Skin dryness can be due to genetics, environmental conditions, the natural aging process and more. The right skincare regimen can replenish lost hydration and optimize the skin’s moisture levels for healthier, younger-looking skin and renewed radiance.

  • Day moisturizer: Vichy’s fragrance-free Aqualia Thermal 48HR Rehydrating Cream is specifically designed to offset the effects of daily environmental aggressors (such as pollution, wind and cold) that can dehydrate the skin and compromise its suppleness and elasticity. Featuring hyaluronic acid, glycerin and Vichy Volcanic Water to help plump the skin, replenish lost moisture, restore the moisture barrier and leave skin feeling soothed and protected, this fragrance-free daily moisturizer is allergy-tested and safe for sensitive skin.
  • Eye treatment: Dry skin can accentuate visible signs of aging, but Minéral 89 Eyes harnesses the power of pure hyaluronic acid, caffeine and Vichy Volcanic Water to hydrate, brighten and smooth fine lines. Its paraben-free, fragrance-free, dermatologist- and ophthalmologist-tested gel-cream texture helps refresh and revitalize eye contours while reinforcing the skin’s moisture barrier.
  • Night cream: Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream ends the day with their Volcanic Water, plant sugar and hyaluronic acid-rich formula. It helps recharge dry and dehydrated skin with 48-hour dynamic hydration, smooths the look of fine lines, and evenly moisturizes skin for dewy-looking skin that glows.


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