Vichy Capital Soleil Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 | Review, Dupes and Ingredients

VICHY CAPITAL SOLEIL SPF 50 REVIEW

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VICHY CAPITAL SOLEIL SPF 50 ULTRA LIGHT SUNSCREEN FLUID REVIEW

“Ultra light, daily sunscreen lotion with multi-layer cellular protection from UV rays and free radical damage.” – Vichy

PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★☆☆ (8 /10)

PRICE DETAILS: $25.50 for 1.7fl.oz. (♦♦♦♦♦)

PRESENTATION: Plastic bottle

TEXTURE & SCENT: Lightweight lotion without added fragrance (smells like sunscreen)

SKIN TYPE: Normal to Combination

FEATURES: White grape polyphenols + Vitamin E neutralize almost all types of free radicals for enhanced cellular protection.

QUICK REVIEW: Truly lightweight and terrific daily option – but not meant for sports.

the REVIEW: It is truly unfortunate that the two cosmetic ingredients I’m the most allergic to are sunscreens and retinols. The two things that almost promise effective anti-aging gives me a ferocious rash that takes weeks to undo. That does not prevent me from trying dozens of sunscreen products in any form possible.

That said, I was able to use Vichy Capital Soleil Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 successfully on my decollete and neck without a noticeable reaction. The texture was extremely lightweight (for a sunscreen) and didn’t feel sticky. Under makeup (I wore it once – just to test the texture) it wore very well without pilling, looking pasty or getting shiny. In fact, it seemed to keep my skin more matte throughout the day.

Unfortunately, this didn’t work as sport (sweat) friendly option. I would have loved to use this liberally during my running events and tried it out during the Hawaii Ford Island Bridge Run – which is typically very hot. While I didn’t burn after doing the 10k in mid-morning Hawaiian sun, the product got very grainy (like fine sand) and felt dirty. I will immediately note that this doesn’t happen if you don’t sweat a lot – like I do when I run. Eww.

Still, I love the extra antioxidant protection from the grape polyphenols and Vitamin E and use this on myself and my kids when we’re outdoors doing casual activities. The little bottle is super portable and I can throw it in my bag or pocket and reapply without making a mess.

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UPDATES

(05/16/2012): I added another star to the original 7 star rating because I realized that it wasn’t the sunscreen that was making me feel like I had a layer of sand on my skin. Apparently when you sweat a lot and it dries, it turns into salt on your skin.  I experienced the exact same feeling when I used to surf and not shower promptly afterward. I’ll have to try it later this month when I run the Wahiawa Pineapple Run – which is sure to be blazing hot!

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LOREAL SUBLIME SUN LIQUID SILK SUNSHIELD FOR FACEL’Oreal Sublime Sun Face Lotion SPF 50 ($10.99 for 1.7fl.oz., select drugstores or drugstore.com)Just FYI – like Lancome, Vichy and La Roche-Posay are under the L’Oreal Group umbrella which would explain why the 4 similar products have equally similar ingredients, texture and benefits.

L’OREAL SUBLIME SUN FACE LOTION SPF 50 INGREDIENTS: Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (15%), Octisalate (5%), Octocrylene (5%), Oxybenzone (6%) Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol Denat., Silica, Dicaprylyl Ether, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, PEG 30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon 12, PEG 8 Laurate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dodecene, Methylparaben, Sodium Chloride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Poloxamer 407, Tocopherol, Lauryl PEG/PPG 18/18 Methicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Isostearyl Alcohol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Poly C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate

OTHER SIMILAR PRODUCTS: Lancome Bienfait UV SPF 50+ Super Fluid Facial Sunscreen ($35 for 1.7fl.oz.), La Roche Posay-Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid ($29.95 for 1.7fl.oz.) or Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunblock SPF 70 ($12.49 for 1.4fl.oz.).

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VICHY CAPITAL SOLEIL SPF 50 ULTRA LIGHT SUNSCREEN FLUID DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 50 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid is your shield against daily UVA/UVB rays and environmental attack. Effective UV filters blend with vitamin E and grape polyphenols to offer maximum protection. The fluid, lightweight texture soaks in quickly for immediate protection and finishes with a matte, smooth finish. Allergy-tested, fragrance-free and water-resistant, it’s ideal for daily and active use.
VICHY CAPITAL SOLEIL SPF 50 ULTRA LIGHT SUNSCREEN FLUID INGREDIENTS: Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 10%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 5%, Oxybenzone 6%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol Denat., Silica, Dicaprylyl Ether, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Nylon-12, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Lauryl Peg/ppg-18/18 Methicone, Sodium Chloride, Caprylyl Glycol, Peg-8 Laurate, Methylparaben, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isostearyl Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Dodecene, Poloxamer 407, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (grape) Fruit Extract.
**Product was received from Vichy representatives for review consideration. This is not an advertisement for this product. All reviews and information was gathered independently by Cosmetic Monster (or from press releases) – and no compensation is received based on the review outcome or sales generated from this review.
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Where to buy Vichy

Vichy Capital Soleil products are available at VichyUSA.com and Dermstore.com.

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