Disclaimer: Products featured under this post were gifted from Vichy Canada. Views expressed are honest and of my own.
When thinking about sunscreen or sun protection in general, I’m sure a lot of people would assume it’s only for the summertime, let alone just for the beach. If you’re one of those who think that’s about right, sorry to say, you’re very wrong! It’s extremely important to wear sun protection EVERY SINGLE DAY, yes all 365 days (366 for leap year), throughout the day (up until your nighttime routine).
Why? It’s an essential step to your skin health and anti-aging routine. UVA rays consist of 95% of the rays that reach our skin, causing aging and wrinkling, while UVB rays represents 5% of the rays that reach our skin causing burning, redness, skin cancer. UVA radiation accelerates collagen breakdown by causing an abnormal buildup of elastin. When these elastins acculumate, they produce enzymes which inadvertently break down collagen. 70% of skin aging is due to UVA rays exposure.
Vichy Liftactiv Specialist SPF 30 is 100% hypoallergenic and tested on sensitive skin under dermatological control. It also provides SPF 30 against UVB rays and broad spectrum protection against UVA rays.
It comes as a hermetic packaging – to better preserve the integrity of the formula, an airtight pump – allowing the product to be used until the last drop, a dispenser – providing precise dosage and breathable texture – for instant comfort for the skin.
Key Active Ingredients:
- Biopeptide – Involved in cell signalling to stimulate skin’s collagen production
- Vitamin C – Vitamin Cg, stable form of Vitamin C known for its effective antioxidant properties
- Hyaluronic Acid – Known to improve cell cohension and helps to plump & smooth the skin
- Glycolic Acid – Provide ultra-gentle exfoliating action to smooth skin texture & unify skin tone
- with Vichy Volcanic Water – Rich in 15 essential minerals & clinically proven to strengthen skin’s natural defense
This Vichy SPF 30 moisturizer has a very light sweet scent with a hard-to-detect “sunscreen” scent. It is a chemical sunscreen and comes out as a thin and creamy texture and absorbs into the skin immediately. It leaves a smooth, semi-matte, lightweight, moisturizing finish without any stickiness or whitecast. Reapplying throughout the day wasn’t a problem – my skin still felt moisturized, there wasn’t any sort of pilling and it didn’t leave a heavy or layer build-up feel.
Overall, I love everything about this SPF 30 moisturizer, especially the fact that it absorbs right into my skin and leaves no whitecast. My skin felt moisturized and radiant while also being protected from UVA/UVB rays.
Vichy Liftactiv Specialist SPF 30 Moisturizer is now available online and in stores for $61.95 CAD.
What are your thoughts on Vichy Liftactiv Specialist SPF 30 Moisturizer? Do you apply sunscreen every day, throughout the day? What do you look for in your sunscreen?