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.
Here are some factors to consider when you shop for sunscreen…We are all aware of SPF,there is another protective factor that sunscreens must have. It…….
I love sunny days and sunshine. I can totally relate to those who worshiped sun centuries ago. I -like most of you- love to sunbath, take a walk on a sunny day or sit outside while sun is up and shining. I enjoy all of that but there is a downside. Sunlight can cause early skin aging, skin spots, sunburn and skin cancer. Since we can’t -or shouldn’t- stay out of sunlight it’s important to protect ourselves against its potentially harmful effects.
Everyone know how important it is to use sunscreen on a daily basis, all year round wether it’s sunny or cloudy. The question is which sunscreen you have to use. Here are some factors to consider when you shop for sunscreen.
We are all aware of SPF and its importance in protecting the skin. There is another protective factor that sunscreens must have. It calls Broad-Spectrum Protection. It protects the skin against UVA and UVB rays which cause wrinkles and aging spots. UVA rays goes through the window glass while UVB can be blocked by windows.
Sunscreens come in different forms: cream, lotion, stick and spray.
Creams and lotions are good choices for face. I have sensitive skin with pores on T-zone so it’s not easy to find a sunscreen that sits smoothly on my skin without making it dry or oily. I have two favorite brands that I use on different occasions on my face. The first one is La Roche-Posy non-perfumed fluid with SPF 50+ for sensitive skins.I use this one under my makeup everyday. It has a watery texture and works like a primer and a base for the makeup. In addition to that It’s water-resistant which means it does not mess with my makeup.
The second one is Biotherm Creme Solaire with SPF 50+. I use this one when I’m on the beach or at the pool or whenever I won’t wear any makeup. It’s water resistant and has slightly thicker texture than the La Roche-Posy one. Since it has mat finishing it’s a better choice when I’m bare-face.
The sun-stick is a great choice to protect more sensitive areas. I apply it around my eyes. The skin around the eyes are thiner and it’s where the wrinkles will appear first but most people ignore it. I use ACO sun-stick SPF 20+ since I always wear shades it’s enough.
Sprays or lotions are good choices for body. I’ve been using Nivea sun lotion for years and I’m really happy with it. Spray is more suitable for men or any hairy area on body.
According to AAD skin cancer can start from lips, so don’t forget to wear a lip balm or sun-stick on your lip.