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!
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 SPF50. It’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!
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?