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.
I had some fine lines on my neck so I have tried three products to treat those fine lines through the last year. Here are my thoughts and feedback on them.
ESTĒELAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR
According to EstēeLauder this product which contains Hyaluronic Acid will give you smoother, more radiant and more even skin. In addition, to reduce the aging signs it will moisturize your skin.
The Advanced Night Repair comes in a dark brownish glass bottle with a dropper on the top. it’s a serum which must be applied on clean skin. One can use any type of moisturizer or night cream on top of it. I’m not a fan of the smell, it’s too chemical, but it won’t last that long. This one is the most expensive one among the three also the easiest to use due to the dropper.
This is the first product I’ve ever tried in attempting to reduce the fine lines on my neck. Around 2 weeks after I had started using the Advanced Night Repair I recognized some changes in my skin tone, it looked more even and brighter than before. But there weren’t any significant changes in fine lines on my neck, even after finishing the bottle which took me about 2 months. It definitely gave me a more radiant skin, I even blended it with my foundation to create a glowy look which worked very well. I wasn’t satisfied with the moisturizing effect either. I always felt that my skin dried out after using it which I found it weird. Advanced Night Repair from EstēeLauder contains Hyaluronic Acid which has a great capacity to attract and hold moisture. So you understand my confusion about my skin dryness after using it.
The Lemon Facial Peel is a vegan product. According to OleHenriksen website, this product will reduce the fine lines while helps to reduce discoloration which will result in a more even skin tone.
This is a dense cream which comes in a blue container with a white cab. There is also a small white brush which can be used to apply the product.
I started using the Lemon Facial Peel from OH recently after my skin had a really bad reaction to a new product. My goal was to get a fresh and healthy looking skin. The truth is I wasn’t even thinking about fine lines. The first time using Lemon Facial Peel I was a little scared since the tingling on my skin was more than what I expected. As instructed I washed it off after 10 minutes whilst all my face was tingling. I was amazed by the result. My skin was definitely glowy and radiant and I’ve got that result after the first time. After a week my skin was completely clear and realized that 2 small fine lines on my forehead had disappeared. So I decided to use it on my neck as well. I am so happy with the result. To be fair after using Lemon Facial Peel I apply Truth serum from OleHenriksen too which definitely had an impact on my skin during this process.
Price: 48$ for 50ml
ALPHA-H LIQUID GOLD
According to Alpha-H this can be used as atoner, exfoliator or serum to reduce the fine lines, minimize the pigmentation and improve the texture of the skin even to reduce the acne. Also, it helps to moisturize the skin.
The Liquid gold is the most affordable one among the three products. It also is the most effective one when it comes to reducing the fine lines. Although it’s a slow process it is definitely worth waiting. It took me about three weeks to see any results considering that I applied the Liquid Gold every other night as it instructed on the bottle. While I was researching the Liquid Gold by Alpha-H I found out that many girls are using it every night without having any reaction or other problems. Saying that I suggest you follow the direction on the bottle just to be safe.
Although the Liquid Gold supposes to” increase the moisture within the skin” according to Alpha-H, my skin felt dry after using it, so I top it with a moisturizer. Despite this, my skin felt much softer and smoother after a month or so.
Price: 60$ 100ml
To sum it up, the Liquid Gold by Alpha-H is the one for you if you want to reduce the fine lines and create a softer skin.