Sunscreen Week Continues with Vichy Idéal Soleil Invisible Mist SPF50

Welcome back to Sunscreen Week! Today’s the last day-kind of. I still have one or two face sunscreens I want to review, but I’m kind of sunscreened-out at the moment. 😛  I promise to share them soon though!
Today I have a new sunscreen from one of my other favourite skincare brands, Vichy!

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Vichy Idéal Soleil Invisible Mist SPF50

Vichy Idéal Soleil Invisible Mist SPF50($31.95) contains the #1 filter recommended by dermatologists, Mexoryl SX. Mexoryl SX is a synthetic sunscreen agent developed and patented by L’Oreal originally. Mexoryl SX does not degrade after hours of sun exposure at the same rate as avobenzone. Although it still will breakdown after a couple of hours, which is why the photostabilizers Parsol 1789 and octocrylene are added to it. Read about why photostabilizers are needed in yesterday’s blog post HERE. Vichy’s UVA photostable filtering system gets Health Canada’s stamp of recognition. You get other skin benefits such as more luminosity, better skin quality, and fewer wrinkles and spots with Vichy Idéal Soleil Invisible Mist SPF50It’s like a bonus skincare effect, which is kinda’ nice!

Vichy Idéal Soleil Invisible Mist SPF50 helps to protect against all UV rays, is quick drying, light in texture and leaves no white cast at all. The formula has been upgraded this year and is nicely hydrating, soothing, yet has a mattifying effect. It dries to the touch within seconds, so you can get dressed toot sweet! Perfect for those rushed mornings!

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Vichy Idéal Soleil Invisible Mist SPF50

Vichy Idéal Soleil Invisible Mist SPF50 is also great for sensitive skins as it’s hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and paraben free. And of course, it has Vichy Thermal Spa Water which soothes the skin.

Since there are so many spray sunscreens these days, I want to make sure you are applying them correctly and applying enough! Because again, most people don’t apply enough sunscreen and are getting half of the SPF protection out of their sunscreens. And I think sprays are deceiving in how much sunscreen you’re applying.

My tips are to first, SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE that can! Start spraying in CIRCULAR motions because that’ll make sure you don’t miss a spot. Stay on one body part at a time before moving to the next. And here’s the recommended spray time for each body part :

ARMS: 3 seconds on each
FRONT: 4 seconds
BACK: 4 seconds
LEGS: 7 seconds on each

So many sunscreens, so little time hey? 😛

What do you prefer-lotion, creams, or spray sunscreens? I think personally I prefer a cream for my face and neck area, and a spray for the rest of me. You?

  • This sounds lovely, I need a body SPF with Mexoryl! But I’ll admit it seems a little pricey for a can, I’m sure I would go through that in 2 weeks when on holiday 🙁 Thanks for sharing the recommended spray times!

    • Yeah, it’s pricey for sure, but it sure is nice! And as far as safe sunscreens go, I think this is one of the SAFEST, so the price to me is peanuts. Photostable sunscreens like this are everything and worth it to me!

  • I agree that it’s hard to realize how much sunscreen you’re applying when using a spray.
    I JUST bought a spray 2 days ago to protect my shoulders and back when I run in a racerback top, and yesterday I used it for the first time. Result: sunburn on both shoulders 🙁 I was sooo pissed yesterday night. I think the reason was that I didn’t apply enough. It’s an SPF50 and I stayed outside for 1.5 hours, so I don’t see any other possible explanation… It’s really tricky to get the right dose, but your recommended spray time will really hep!
    Otherwise, I’d love to try this Vichy spray, but as far as I know Mexoryl SX is still not FDA approved for sale in the USA except for La Roche Posay Anthelios line, so I don’t think it’s available for me 🙁

    • Oh no! Poor you! Yeah, I think people think a spritz is enough, but you gotta count 1 mississippi 2 mississippi 3 mississippi every spray and that’s a long time believe me! It’s the same with lotions, people don’t apply enough either.
      Yeah I think it’s not FDA approved for you guys yet either….let me know! I’ll send you some the next time I cross the border -I’ll happily send it from Valencia to you!

      • Oh wow, that would be awesome! Let me know when you come down here. We should hang out one day! We could meet in LA unless you want to discover San Diego!

  • Meredith Karcher

    oh my goodness…..just came over after Larie mentioned you. I appreciate you going where I haven’t gone before in terms of the ‘science’ behind sunscreen. I just wear it-but I like the ‘how does this all come together’ portion that I tend to overlook. I have and use this product and have to say as a brand, Vichy has a lot of products coming back into my skincare rotation.

    • Thanks Meredith! That made me smile! I’m glad somebody likes my sunscreen and how they work rambles! It’s one of my passions! It’s important to be educated about products I feel, because there’s so much bullcrap and HOOEY that goes into PR these days.
      I love Vichy a lot! Their science is pretty sound!

      • Meredith Karcher

        AMEN. It’s nice to see more than regurgitation. It’s VERY obvious you put thought into this and that’s what separates you from the rest. Appreciated. Credit where credit is due.

      • Thanks again! xx If there’s something I can’t stand it’s PR regurgitation. I want to help people understand and not just say what PR thinks they can make me say. Blogging is getting SO much harder these days I feel-brands just want you to post for THEM. Sorry, that’s not me. I’ve been trying hard to only work with brands that let me use MY brain and thoughts, like Vichy and Avene.

  • So can you use this to top up your SPF during the day you think? Like, over make-up? Since it has a dry finish I’m hoping that you can.

  • This sounds like good stuff, been seeing Vichy pop up everywhere on blogs recently, marketing must be working overtime! I’m like you, cream/lotion for face/neck, then spray the rest!

  • Lily

    I’m still getting the hang of using sprays. It’s very convenient when using on the kids, but you know, the nagging thought is still there. “Oops, have I sprayed here? Are they fully protected?”

    • Yeah I know what you mean! I’m the same. Basically you have to spray longer than you think you need to for protection.

  • Hey now, this little timesheet guide is QUITE helpful! Whenever I’m at the beach and someone is spraying their back with sunscreen like a mad mofo but they can’t tell it’s flying right past? I always want to go help them…! Spray sunscreen is such a great invention. Keeps your hands clean and makes it’s a snap. Just make sure someone from your party is watching you reapply so you’re not missing your entire back whilst thinking you’re a champion! 😉

  • Emma Bovary

    I love it when spray sunscreens dry fast and matte – it’s what you need in most situations, right?
    I’m not up on the science side of sunscreens so much, but love having it broken down for me 🙂

  • As a new reader, I’m very curious after reading this sunscreen week series, what are your favorite face sunscreens? THEY ALL MAKE ME BREAKOUT!!! I don’t mind the cost, but I do mind when I spend $$$ and they wreak havoc on my face. I’ve been trying the physical ones recently, but they either don’t play nice with foundations or are low SPF. Help! (Worst experience btw, Chanel! Took weeks for my face to recover. Luckily it was samples and didn’t cough up the $$$$ for it.)

    • Yeah I know how you feel! I really like the Skinceuticals Face one-it has a slight tint to it and didn’t break me out. Some of the Neutrognea Face ones-the ultra light sheer ones are also good.
      There’s a new Avene Mineral one for Face too that I like that has SPF 50 that’s nice. And most bloggers like the Shisedo Face Sunscreen-that one plays the best with foundations for sure!

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