It's that time of year when we are looking for that perfect sun fighter that will prevent our skin from looking like toasted bread. I'm one of the people who need it the most, because my skin is highly prone to sun damage. For my face, I mostly rely on BB Creams and foundations with SPF, but when I step outside in this scorching heat, I know I need extra protection- something stronger. Just when I was trying to decide which sunblock to get next, I was offered to try out this one - Vichy Capital Soleil Cream with SPF 50. If you've been eyeing it, read on.....
For Normal to dry sensitive skin.
Ultra Hydrating (24hr)
Velvety Formula with a soft & silky finish.
Second thought: "Okay, good, blends quickly. No stubborn white-ness that refuses to disappear." The texture really is smooth and velvety like it claims. It makes large pores look more filled in.First thought: "Ah, smells so good!" I can't describe it exactly. Floral mixed with coconutty.
Because it's for Normal to dry sensitive skin, it's quite a thick moisturizing cream. Not a matte finish. I have oily-combination skin, so during the daytime, I skip moisturizer and apply this straight after washing my face, before doing my makeup routine. If I weren't going to apply foundation and powder my face afterwards, I wouldn't use this alone, coz I find it a lil' sticky. But as a pre-makeup base, it balances my combination skin and soothes the dryness around my nose, and helps my foundation blend better.
Water Resistant: You can splash your face with water, and it will not wash away the cream, so it'll be good to use when you're going swimming.Stickiness: On a scale from 1-5, I'd say 2.5.
After blending it
I think it's a sunblock better suited for normal to dry skin (like it says), especially in hot and humid climates. Although I wouldn't say it's bad for combination skin either, because these days, my own combination skin is rebelling against creams with a dry matte finish.
Price: Rs.1090 for 50ml.
Have you girls tried this?
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*Product in this post is a PR sample.*