Disclaimer: Products featured under this post were gifted from Vichy Canada. Views expressed are honest and of my own.
Vichy has been a brand favourite of mine. No matter the skin issue, there is something from Vichy that will target my concerns. One particular line of products from Vichy I always gravitate towards and recommend to family and friends is their Capital Soleil sun care line. The most important step of every skincare routine is to protect your skin against UV rays and lather on the sunscreen, every, single, day! And Vichy is one of the very few brands that does it best.
Their sun care products are formulated with Vichy Volcanic Water, which is clinically proven to strengthen the skin barrier, and Mexoryl® XL which is a photostable organic (carbon-based) sun filter. Vichy uses Mexoryl® XL in their suncare products in combination with other sunscreen filters to offer a broad and balanced protection against UVA and UVB.
Vichy products are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and free from fragrance and parabens. They are also tested under Dermatological control, recognized by Canadian Dermatology Association, and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Below, I will be reviewing Vichy Capital Soleil Ultra-Light UV Lotion and the Sport Refreshing Lotion version.
Vichy Capital Soleil Ultra-Light UV Lotion SPF 60.
This ultra-lightweight moisturizing formula has broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection SPF 60. It is water and sweat resistant for 80 minutes and developed by Vichy laboratories for everyday use on the face and body. Not only is this lotion formulated with Vichy Volcanic Water and Mexoryl® XL, it is also formulated with Netlock Technology. Netlock Technology is a polymer technology that locks in oil that is within the formula in between micro-crystals. These crystals group together to form a strong network, allowing product to spread evenly for an invisible non-greasy finish.
This sunscreen has a very thin runny consistency and is completely scentless. Once applied, it’s lightweight, absorbs quickly and leaves the skin moisturized with a non-greasy finish and no white cast. Although it can be used for both face and body, I do prefer to use this product on my face as it doesn’t sting the eyes and gives my face a nice glow.
Vichy Capital Soleil Sport Ultra-Light Refreshing Lotion SPF 60
This bestselling ultra-light refreshing moisturizing lotion has been developed by Vichy laboratories for an active lifestyle and outdoor activities. Formulated with Vichy Volcanic Water and Mexoryl® XL and is ideal for face and body, this high broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection SPF 60 lotion can be applied on wet or dry skin and is 80 minute water and sweat resistant.
This sports sunscreen has a thick cream consistency and has no scent. Its quick absorption leaves skin moisturized with no white cast. Although this sunscreen is thick, once applied, it doesn’t leave a heavy feeling, it’s quite comfortable to wear on the face and great to apply on the body. This sport sunscreen is perfect to bring to the beach, on vacation and to even apply on a daily basis. I will suggest, to avoid applying this sunscreen near the eyes and especially on your face when you’re about to get into the water, this sunscreen will sting the eyes!
What are your thoughts on these Vichy Capital Soleil Ultra-Light Sun Care products? Have you tried any products from Vichy? What do you look for in a sunscreen?