Flying is notorious for taking its toll on your skin. Even if you’re naturally blessed with a great complexion when you’re on the ground, the lack of humidity, cabin pressure, UV damage and intense air conditioning can leave any face looking drained, dry and in desperate need of some TLC.
No one knows this more than flight attendants, who spend most of their days navigating these challenging conditions while waiting on us all hand and foot. So when French beauty brand Vichy wanted to put the powers of its much-hyped Minéral 89 serum, it knew just who to ask.
Vichy gave 263 flight attendants on long-haul Chinese and Air France flights a bottle of the booster to test, to see if they noticed the difference it made to their skin while they worked – and 100 per cent of them said they were satisfied with the product.
A further 91 per cent said they would recommend it to colleague and fellow travellers, and said that using Minéral 89 during long-haul flights made their skin feel smooth, moisturised and comfortable. It even made their make-up last longer too.
Minéral 89’s formula is the epitome of simple but effective – it blends 89 per cent (hence the name) Vichy’s signature volcanic Thermal Water with natural origin hyaluronic acid to create a plumping gel that delivers a serious hit of hydration, absorbs quickly and supports your skin for hours.
While it really shines at 30,000 feet, Minéral 89 can be used in your routine every day – the more you apply it, the more benefits you should see. It’s so popular that it’s got more than a thousand five-star reviews at vichy.co.uk from those who say it’s their absolute hydration holy grail.
If you want to take the expert’s advice and bag a bottle before your next flight, we’d suggest heading to Feelunique, where it’s is currently on a 25 per cent off offer, bringing the usual price down to £16.50. And at 50ml, it won’t break your hand luggage limit, either.