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Why minerals are the new vitamins in your skincare products

Why minerals are the new vitamins in your skincare products
Team LF
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We all know the benefits of including vitamin-rich skincare in our beauty routines. Hydrating and radiance-boosting, Vitamins A, B, C, D and E in various products work to promote a clear, healthy-looking complexion.

However, in addition to these skin-loving vitamins, many of our favourite products now include minerals. Naturally occuring, minerals such as Zinc, Magnesium and Calcium are known to have many positive effects on the skin from taking down redness to protecting the skin from external aggressors.

An edit of the best mineral skincare products

To give your skin the gift of the finest, skin-perfecting minerals, we have curated an edit of the best mineral skincare products to refine, clear and hydrate your complexion.

Vichy Mineral 89

Fortify and plump your skin with Vichy Mineral 89, a product which has become a staple in our skincare routines.

With only 11 carefully selected ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, the serum-booster adds an extra layer of hydration to your skin and strengthens the skin's barrier to protect it from pollution. Utilising the soothing properties of Vichy Thermal Water, Mineral 89 helps to keep your skin even and glowing.

The Ordinary "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1%

With anti-inflammatory properties ideal for breakout-prone skin, Copper is a staple ingredient in many skin treatment products. To enhance their best-selling Buffet formula, The Ordinary created The Ordinary "Buffet" + Copper Peptides 1% to calm and restore stressed-out skin.

Enriched with peptides to slow down the signs of ageing and a Hyaluronic Acid complex to plump the skin, the serum works to boost the overall health of your complexion, soothing breakouts and calming redness for a healthy, lit-from-within finish.

AHAVA Essential Day Moisturiser Normal/Dry

Hydrate your complexion and treat your skin to the minerals of Dead Sea Water with AHAVA Essential Day Moisturiser. Harnessing the powers of Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium, the lightweight formula absorbs quickly into the skin and deeply hydrates to leave your complexion fresh and luminous.

Aloe Vera and Vitamin E also work to protect the skin from environmental aggressors and pollution to keep your skin clear and healthy.

Pestle & Mortar Balance Facial Spritz

Refresh, calm and revitalise your complexion with Pestle & Mortar Balance Facial Spritz. With a potent blend of Deep Sea Irish Magnesium and Herbal Extracts, the super-fine mist forms a protective veil over your complexion, defending against free radicals and pollution to slow down the signs of premature ageing.

Simply spritz all over your skin when you're in need of a little moisture. Skin will be left calm, comfortable and refreshed.

REN Vita Mineral Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream

Perfect for all skin types, the REN Vita Mineral Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream protects and moisturises the skin, replenishing all vital nutrients to leave your complexion clear and radiant.

Developed with bio-actives, the lightweight formula glides over the skin, hydrating and smoothing to improve overall tone and texture. Its mineral complex of Zinc, Copper and Magnesium also works to boost the skin to combat fatigue and leave a healthy glow.

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