Welcome to ‘Til The Last Drop: a bi-monthly column in which I, CF Beauty Editor, Olivia Bennett, share my review of a favourite cult product that I (truly) use to the last drop. This week’s featured product is Vichy Minéral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Booster.
I’m messaged by friends and family, at all hours of the day, with recommendation requests for everything from “the budget gel moisturiser that works with combination skin” to “the hard-hitting eye cream that will make Botox a last resort”, and queries on “whether X, Y, and Z from the current trending brand are REALLY worth the hype”.
Such incessant inquiries sparked this column, where I’ll cover best-selling names alongside under-the-radar brands to note. You’ll hear about blow-the-budget products that live up to their hefty price tag and the purse-friendly steals which I unashamedly turn to time and again.
No need to text me, I’ll be sharing all my intel with you right here every other week. Tune in.
As hyaluronic acid can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, it's a power ingredient to include in your skincare ritual – especially if your skin is feeling particularly parched. My favourite is Vichy's Mineral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum; the skincare effects of which can best be compared to glugging a chilled pint of water. The cooling gel-like serum instantly drenches the skin in moisture, keeping the tell-tale tightness caused by dehydration at bay all day long. Containing a mere 11 ingredients, including Vichy's famous soothing Mineralizing Water, the serum is perfect for sensitive, reactive skin types. Acting as a protective veil for the skin barrier against pollution and dryness, I'm popping mine in my hand-luggage on every flight this summer, to touch-down with the plumpest, juiciest skin imaginable.