Sun protection should really be a vital part of all of our daily beauty routines all year round. It's a must to prevent melanoma, sun damage and premature aging. I'm personally always on the lookout for the latest in sun protection products as it's a real concern of mine. I recently had an opportunity to try out some products from the innovative Soleil Toujours line which combines safe sun care with luxurious skincare.
About the Brand: Soleil Toujours which means "sun always" presents a luxurious new paradigm in anti-aging and beautifying skin care by starting with sun protection as the foundation for skin's optimal health and appearance. With refined textures, delicate natural fragrances and a modern and elegant brand aesthetic, Soleil Toujours delivers effective and safe skin protection, superior anti-aging and corrective benefits, all with a key focus on mineral based sunscreen actives, avoiding all potentially toxic and controversial chemicals.
The product line includes Soleil du Midi for intense sun exposure, Soleil Toujours for daily protection and Soleil Luxe for post sun care.
Key Ingredients: An innovative proprietary EcoSun complex is found in Soleil Toujours products. Cornerstone ingredients include red algae, vitamin C ester, vitamin E and bisabolol to provide powerful anti-oxidant and anti-aging benefits while working to reduce UV-induced DNA damage. The collection is free of phthalates, sodium laurel sulfates, propylene glycol, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, synthetic color and is coral reef safe, hypoallergenic, vegan and gluten-free.
Packaging: Sophisticated and modern black and gold tubes and bottles that you wouldn't mind seeing in your bathroom cabinet or pulling out anywhere.
Price Range: $36 to $145
Soleil du Midi Sunscreen SPF 30: What I liked best about this mineral based photo stable formula is that it has no distinguishable scent and doesn't feel like typical sunscreen. It absorbed very easily and while hydrating didn't feel greasy or sticky on top of my skin. There was also no chalky texture or look to it which was nice.
Soleil du Midi Sunscreen Mist SPF 30: I love the ease and convenience of spray applicators for sunscreen. This one is lightweight, quick drying and fortified with potent antioxidants, vitamins and botanical. I wouldn't mind having it in my bag during the summer months for touchups. It does give off a slight scent initially but I didn't find it offensive and it wore off pretty quickly.
Soleil du Midi Sunscreen for Children SPF 45: This spray felt a little heavier with more of a scent than the SPF 30 one for adults but I didn't really mind it for the extra sun protection. I don't have children but I can see this working just as well for adults.
Après Soleil Exotic Shimmer Oil: This is made to soften your skin post sun exposure. While the moisture, glow and subtle shimmery bronze color this product imparts was nice, I wasn't all that crazy about the scent which was just too overwhelming for my preference.
Based on the products I tried, overall I think this line is a winner and I would purchase it. The added benefit of anti-aging skincare that it provides along with effective and stable broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection is an important factor for me because it makes it easy to streamline my routine. The products felt good and didn't irritate my sensitive skin and I can feel good knowing that I'm not putting anything harmful on my body. I also think the price range is competitive given the quality of the product.
The product line is available through the Soleil Toujours website and an exclusive range of retailers, resorts and spas worldwide. Soleil Toujours was kind enough to offer rolala loves readers a special 10% discount with the code: launch10 through the end of May.
You can learn more about Soleil Toujours and their entire sun care line by visiting their website and be sure to connect with them on Twitter for the latest news and promotions.
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Disclosure: I was sent samples for the purposes of this review. I was not provided any other compensation and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.