Vichy Capital Soleil

Have you spotted these beautiful Vichy Capital Soleil sun protection products in stores yet? I was happy to receive the Bare Skin Feel sheer lotion SPF45 and SPF60 for face and body, and the Lip protection stick SPF30 for review.

Released in April, they are brand new additions to Vichy Capital Soleil line, sharing the famous formula that contains:
– Mexoryl SX-XL (water soluble and oil soluble respectively)
– Avobenzone (Parsol 1789, oil soluble), and
– Octocrylene
to ensure a broad spectrum photo-stable protection from short and long UVA rays, and UVB rays.

They also include Vitamin E and Vichy Thermal spa water to sooth and regenerate thanks to the high concentration of minerals and antioxidants. A Feel Good type of sunscreen 🙂

To top that off, these products are paraben/ fragrance free, water resistant, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

They are supposed to be non sticky/ greasy, quick drying without leaving a white residue on the skin, and suitable for all skin types. I am not surprised to be able to confirm these claims 🙂

The Bare Skin Feel sunscreen felt natural on the skin. I didn’t have to wait long before putting on my makeup and clothes. And it’s great to be able to use the same sunscreen for my face and body.

The Lip protection stick will have a permanent space in my makeup pouch this summer until it runs out. I tend to forget my lips when it comes to sun protection, so this is a nice reminder.

Swatches below to show you the textures, from L-R: Lip protection stick SPF30 (barely visible here), Bare Skin Feel lotions SPF45 and SPF60 (which I didn’t notice a difference of).

Coverage wise, a SPF45 product blocks about 98% and SPF60 blocks 98.3% of UVB rays, not a big difference either. So it’ll come to your preference mainly to pick a SPF level you want.

Active ingredients for SPF60: Homosalate 10%, Octocrylene 7%, Octisalate 5%, Avobenzone 4%, Drometrizone Trisyloxane (Mexoryl XL) 2.5%, Terephthalydene Dicamphor Sulfonic acid (Mexoryl SX) 0.5%.

Same ingredients for SPF40 except Octocrylene 6.5%, Avobenzone 3.5%.

Other ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Silica, etc.

For the lip protection stick: Octocrylene 7%, Drometrizone Trisyloxane (Mexoryl XL) 4%, Avobenzone 2.5%. Other ingredients: Ricinus Communis oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyldodecanol, Polyethylene, Candelilla Cera, Isohexadecane, Copernicia, etc.

The Bare Skin Feel lotions SPF40 and SPF60 (150ml) are $29.95 each, and the Lip protection stick SPF30 (3g) is $13. Next time you are in need of a sunscreen, give any of the Capital Soleil a try 🙂

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