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I recently discovered a luxury sunscreen brand that I am thoroughly impressed by, and thought that it was worth extolling its virtues.
Soleil Toujours Sunscreen Mist SPF 50 ($34.00 for 6 oz. from Soleil Toujours, Dermstore, Bluemercury, Cult Beauty, Space NK, Revolve, Barneys New York and Net-A-Porter): This SPF 50 sprays on completely clear, it features broad spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays, and it contains a selection of organic ingredients that nourish the skin. Ingredients such as Green Tea Leaf, Vitamin E, Red Algae, Cucumber Extract and Hyaluronic Acid, to name a few, nurture, hydrate and protect the skin, and the formula is weightless and non-sticky.
According to Soleil Toujours,
This clear broad spectrum formula is the only 70%+ organic sunscreen mist formulated without oxybenzone or octinoxate. These two chemicals are the most common sunscreen actives found in the marketplace and are known endocrine disruptors and highly allergenic. They have also been shown to cause coral bleaching, ultimately killing coral reefs. Soleil Toujours brings you the best in class of clear sunscreen mists free of the common harmful chemicals that also enrich and nourish the skin with potent antioxidants.
While it is a chemical sunscreen it contains:
- NO Oxybenzone- shown to cause biochemical or cellular level changes & endocrine disruption. Named allergen of the year in 2014 and absorbs through the skin in significant amounts. It contaminates the bodies of 97% of Americans according to research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- NO Octinoxate - shown to cause biochemical or cellular level changes & endocrine disruption. Enhanced skin absorption is shown to have hormone-mimicking effects on laboratory animals. This chemical is found in humans, including mothers' milk samples.
It does contain:
-EcoSunComplex, their proprietary power packed composition of Red Algae, Vitamin C Ester, Vitamin E and Bisabolol. Helps to: boost SPF, reduce UV-induced skin damage, prevent loss of firmness, and increase skin smoothness.
-Green Tea Leaf Extract, rich in antioxidants that help reduce oxidative stress by fighting cell damage caused by free radicals.
- 70%+ ORGANIC formula.
- The ONLY organic clear sunscreen formula formulated without oxybenzone and octinoxate.
- Water resistant 80 minutes.
- Coral reef safe.
Directions: Apply liberally 20 minutes before sun exposure. Use in well-ventilated areas.
Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours. Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor.
Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 10%, Octisalate 5%. Inactive Ingredients: Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Artemesia pallens Flower Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bisabolol, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citrus aurantifolia Peel Oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia Fruit Extract, Citrus limon Peel Oil, Citrus nobilis Flower Oil, Citrus sinensis Peel Oil, Ethyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetoacetate Gamma Undecalactone, Ferula galbaniflua Resin Oil, Glycerin, Heliotropine, Hyaluronic Acid, Isoamyl Acetate , Isobutyl Acetate, Jasminum sambac Oil, Opoponax Oil, Polyester-8, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract, Salvia sclarea Oil, SD Alcohol 40-B, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, VA/Butyl Maleate/Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Water.Soleil Toujours Aloe Antioxidant Calming Mist ($26.00 for 3.2 oz. from Soleil Toujours, Space NK, Dermstore, Bluemercury, Barneys New York, Net-A-Porter and Revolve): This mist feels a bit more like a serum that a traditional mist. It is a little thicker that a mist, and it is very pampering and calming to inflamed and irritated skin. It is formulated to calm dry and dehydrated skin- that is often associated with sunburn and windburn- but it does an enviable job calming red, inflamed and generally irritated skin. The antioxidant-rich formula, which contains Green Tea Leaf Extract, Grapeseed Oil and Grape Seed Extract, helps to protect the skin against free radicals and the Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid effectively hydrate the skin and maintain hydration. It sprays on clear, sinks into the skin quickly, and leaves behind no greasy residue.
According to Soleil Toujours,
After sun, it’s time to pamper your skin. This cooling and soothing 75%+ ORGANIC mist can be applied daily for essential anti-oxidant benefits and helps calm and relieve: sunburn, windburn, chafing, itchiness, skin peeling, dry and dehydrated skin. Our powerhouse formula is infused with Organic Aloe, our proprietary EcoSun Complex®, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Grapeseed Oil, and Grape Seed Extract.
- Hypoallergenic, vegan and gluten-free formula.
- NO parabens, petrolatum, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, propylene glycol, animal ingredients or testing, no synthetic fragrances or colors.
Directions: Shake well. Spray liberally as needed evenly over skin. Massage into skin.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Water (or) Aqua, Isopulegol, Bisabolol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Propylene glycol, Citric Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Punica Granatum Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Lavandula hybrida Oil, Eucalyptus radiata Flower / Leaf / Stem Oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia Fruit Oil, Juniperus virginiana Oil, Cymbopogon martini Oil, Pelargonium graveolens Flower Oil, Copaifera reticulata Balsam Oil, Mentha arvensis Leaf Oil, Litsea cubeba Fruit Oil, Mentha piperita Leaf / Stem Oil, Citrus limon Peel Oil, Melaleuca alternifolia Branch / Leaf Oil, Lavandula angustifolia Oil, Cananga odorata Flower Oil, Cistus ladaniferus Resin, Ferula galbaniflua Resin Oil, Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene, Citral.
Soleil Toujours Hydra Volume Lip Masque in L' Orangerie ($18.00 for 0.34 fl oz from Soleil Toujours, Dermstore, Bluemercury and Net-A-Porter): This non-sticky mask is ultra nourishing and hydrating, and it contains a mineral (Zinc Oxide), broad-spectrum SPF 15. It is formulated with Soleil Toujour's proprietary "Hydra Volume" formula, which features their EcoSunComplex, and it effectively plumps, smoothes, hydrated and protects the lips. It is a tinted lip balm, and L'Orangerie is a gorgeous peachy nude shade that is perfect for anyone who loves this shade of nude, like me! It has a light, warm and creamy aroma that is punctuated by the tiniest bit of Peppermint Oil, but it is barely detectable since it is the penultimate ingredient on the list.
The ultimate in lip luxury. Envelop lips with modern moisture barriers that protect the most delicate skin, all while stimulating collagen and creating suppleness and fullness that is truly unique. Formulated with 100% mineral SPF, organic oils and anti-aging peptides, this tack-free lip masque is the perfect solution to treat, volumize and shield. The line debuts in 6 neutral shades, inspired by our global travels.
Hypoallergenic and gluten-free formula
NO parabens, oxybenzone, octinoxate, retinyl palmitate, petrolatum, phthalates, sodium laurel sulfates, propylene glycol, animal ingredients or testing, no synthetic fragrances or colors.
- Non-penetrating mineral filter, Zinc Oxide, delivers superior broad spectrum protection against harmful UVA rays that cause long-term cell damage and UVB rays which cause burning.
- Maxi-Lip Complex - stimulates collagen, creates volume, contour and hydration
- Organic Sunflower Seed Oil - aides in moisture retention while creating an anti-oxidant rich barrier
- Organic Coconut Oil - creates glowing, smooth and extremely hydrated lips
- Hyaluronic Filling Spheres (Ethylhexyl Palmitate) - correct dehydration and act to fill fine lines
Overall Assessment: I am quite impressed by these three products from Soleil Toujours, but I am completely obsessed with their Hydra Volume Lip Masque! If you are seeking new sunscreens, then Soleil Toujours is definitely worth trying this season.
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