Protective Water by Vichy, Capital Soleil Protective Water SPF 30 is nothing like your traditional sunscreen, It’s a light….
I have always been obsessed with protecting my skin while I’m in the sun. I have always worn some kind of sunscreen since I remember. The one problem I have since I started to wear makeup is to find one product which is suitable as a base for my makeup.
About 3 weeks ago the Nordic Vichy kindly send me a Capital Soleil Protective Water as a gift. Since I have had the best experiences with Vichy Products before I decided to try this one out. I’m glad to report that Vichy has not disappointed as usual. After 20 days using the Soleil Protective Water SPF30 I can confidantly say that this protective water is one of the best sun protective products that I have ever tried.
The Protective Water
As the name indicate this is a light weighted product that contains broad-spectrum UVA and UVB filters. Since this is an SPF 30 product it’s suitable for most skin shades.
The Soleil Protective Water contains Vitamins E to nourish your skin as well as Hyaluronic acid which calls “hydrating beauty wonder ingredient”. As a resul, this protective water keeps your skin moist and fresh all day.
How to use
This is a two-phase product which you must shake to activate. Then easily you can spray it on your face or body. Since it gives a healthy glow to the skin without being greasy I like to add it on top of my tinted moisturizing cream/gel to give my face even more healthy looking. It works wonder whilst it protects my skin.(read about my favorite tinted moistrizer here)
The Soleil Protective Water cost around 17€/200ml ( 250sek/200ml) which is as much as any other sunscreen you find at a drugstore. So it’s an affordable product.
Honestly, this is the best sun-protection product I have ever tried and I’m so happy that I have found it just in time, now I’m ready for summer 2019.
his one called GlamGlow DreamDuo. It’s an over night treatment and supposed to give you a makeup-ready skin in the morning.
It is time for another product review. This one called GlamGlow DreamDuo. It’s an over night treatment and supposed to give you a makeup-ready skin in the morning. The packaging is decent. It’s silver and black with a big star on the lid. Opening the lid the first thing that caught my attention was the scent which I get used to pretty fast. I can’t tell exactly what it reminds me of but I’m sure that I’ve tried something before with similar scent. The container is divided in two section one is filled with a white serum and another one is filled with grayish creamy substance.
According to instruction one should wait about 30 second between applying them. The white serum is the first step. While it’s not particularly moisturizing , it makes my skin feel fresh. I usually start brushing my teeth straight after applying it, this way it sits on the skin for a few minutes. Then I apply the grey one. This one has more weigh to it and won’t be absorbed as fast as the white serum. It does not feel greasy or heavy though.
To be honest I didn’t expect so much when I bought the DreamDuo. I had some discount and decided to try this one out. But I have to admit that the result was incredible. After the first night I could see the difference on my skin. It looked more even and fresh. I even realized that my foundation looked better on my skin. I was so happy and impressed by the result that I decided to use it every night. I mean who doesn’t like to have a perfect skin everyday, right? I felt that I found the answer to all my skin problems, I was on the moon.
Unfortunately after a 5-6 days some red blemishes appeared on my T-Zone. Since this product was the only change I had made in my skin routine I stoped using it immediately. It took only four five days before my skin went back to its normal state. But I couldn’t let it go since the first result was really good I was determined to find a way to use GlamGLow DreamDuo. So I started to do some experiences to find the best way of using it for my skin type. Long story short I found out that for a combination skin type – like mine-it was best to use DreamDuo every other night and use a normal night cream in between to get an amazing result.
I need to say that I’m not strict about this routine. For example when I have an important event to attend to and I want my make up to be perfect I may use it two nights in a row but I make sure that my skin will rest the night after that.
Over all I love GLamGlow DreamDuo over night mask. I think no matter what is your skin type you can use it. I think those with dry skin can use it every night, I envy you for that by the way. Those with an oily T-zone may find my routine more appropriate for their skin type. But if you have an oily skin, in my opinion, it is best to use it occasionally.