L'Occitane • Sunscreen Veil High Protection SPF 30 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Epic disaster.it caused a terrible breakout on my arms and shoulders.and this is the first time I have ever had a breakout from anything.I still have subtle acne scarring on my upper arms.This was my first product from the brand among some other body lotions and face creme but I gave it all away without even trying them on,after the incident with the sunscreen.Now I am even afraid to walk into the store.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is my favorite sunscreen up to date, and I tried many (LRP, DDF Organic and Shiseido among others). I love its lotion-y consistency -- very easy to spread and blend, and the fact that it's quite moisturizing, yet doesn't break me out or irritate my skin despite the added fragrance. I understand that some people complain about it leaving a white cast. I am naturally quite pale, so this is not an issue for me. It definitely doesn't make me any whiter than I already am. Even if I apply a thick layer it blends in and disappears. This also works wonderfully under makeup - almost like a primer - making both powder and liquid foundations glade on easily and last longer.
The protection in this is great. It's broad spectrum SPF 30/PPD11/PA+++ and it contains buriti oil, which is very rich in antioxidants and nourishing. The packaging features a pump dispenser and it's very compact and hygienic -- great for travel as it will not spill of over your makeup bag. Two pumps are adequate to cover my face and neck . Yes, it is expensive for the size, but it lasts quite a long time and the quality of it is worth the prize for me. I will repurchase!
EDIT: I'm on a second bottle of this. Still loving it, just wish it was cheaper!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I've used up 1 bottle and gonna repurchase a new one next week.
Very light and delightful scent SS.
Tip: Directly put to your face and spread it .
My face look more brighter than put into the hands first. (my opinion)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Very decent UVA (PPD 11)/UVB (SPF30) all titanium dioxide ss that is cosmetically elegant. Tough combo to find. Starts out like a somewhat oily white serum, but it rubs in easily on top of my serums without balling up or flaking off, and eventually soaks in completely without greasing out my oily T-zone, or clogging my clog-prone pores. It doesn't leave a white cast on my chest so I use it there everyday. Most definitely leaves my medium beige skin on my face/neck looking very pale. Even after its soaked in. This is easily corrected as it makes an excellent base for my bronzer (TF Chocolate Soleil). Quickly buff it in using my BB blender brush or MAC 187 and I'm left with glowy bronzed skin that lasts all day. I remove it with Avocado Oil, a wash cloth, and warm water and it comes off easily. I only use this when I'm in a hurry, preferring EmerginC's tinted SPF30, but I find myself reaching for this more and more for how easy and quick it is, and the PPD is higher. Its pricey at $25 for only .83 oz, but one bottle has lasted me 3 months so far using 2-3 times/week the full 1/4 tsp per body part. I'm going to try the high protection lotion next as its much cheaper ($26 for 5 oz) to see if the finish is as good as this one.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Cool Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
The reviews below are accurate, but the product is still not wearable for me. This is like the Clarins titanium dioxide-based ss, but with a better formulation. There's no alcohol in it and the titanium dioxide is nearly doubled. However, in order to get the full spf, you would need to wear 1/4 teaspoon, which amounts to about 8 drops. With that amount on, I had a substantial white cast. Like all physical blocks, I found it very tough to remove. It seemed to stick to my skin even after I used makeup remover, Clinique cleansing balm and cold cream. If you are not deterred by a white cast and are lucky enough to have no problem removing titanium dioxide lotions from your face, then I would recommend this. Also, I think it would be good in places with little sun. Using just a few drops would give you a nice, matte finish and some sun protection, just not a lot.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It's an amazing sunscreen I've ever used.No Alchohol,No sls,No zinc oxide.It doesn't dry out my skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
UPDATE (02/2009): Replaced in my affections by Topix Glycolix Elite Sunscreen SPF 30: ZnO-only, cheaper, and compared to this, leaves skin "good" rather than "OK (and the odd glitch)."
Like Clarins UV Plus but better!! But beware the scent.
A lightweight facial sunscreen veil, mineral-only: 16% micronised and microdispered titanium dioxide. SPF 30, PPD 11. L'Occitane's US website calls this "Daily UV Veil High Protection SPF 30." Not to be confused with their SPF 30 sunscreen *cream*, or the old Shea Butter one, or their other sunscreen veil in the Immortelle range.
TiO2 aside, the rest is mainly water and silicones - like the Clarins and Chanel sunscreen veils. And like various other but non-physical-only similar ones: Prescriptives, Lancome, L'Oreal, LRP, Garnier, etc., etc. Also contains lots of anti-oxidant stuff.
Contains no alcohol, or SLS, or paraben preservatives: this will be good news for many sensitive skins.
Great bottle, with stellar pump dispenser. Needs a shake - like all sunscreens I've ever met - and three squirts onto the back of the hand, then generally spread around face. Easy and fast to apply: spreads well, doesn't start drying before it's been evenly distributed, doesn't seem to need any special dab/pat techniques. Basically rub in (gently) until there is no longer any detectable white cast. Dries matte and smooth: so no greasy bits, and no dried-out patches either. Fine around the eyes.
Aesthetics aside, it works. No burning, and skin remains cool to the touch. Zero reactions. This is impressive, as we're talking irritable skin here - zero tolerance for chemical sunscreens and for several physical-only ones, including now the Clarins.
Marginally cheaper than any of the aforementioned competition. Contains a smidge of fragrance, but really barely any - and nothing like the overperfumed Clarins and Chanel.
Costs EUR 19.00-25.95 / GBP 16.00 / USD 22.00 for 25 ml / 0.8 fl. oz. Worth every cent, especially with the bonus factor that this new-fangled L'Occitane range is all very good and nice and ethical: produced in Brasil, sustainably and fair-trade-ily, eco-friendly packaging, no animal testing. First appeared in summer 2008: there are also three sunscreen lotions and creams (SFP 6, 15, and 30) in the same "L'Occitane do Brasil: Buriti do Pará" range. The company's various websites provide further information.
INGREDIENTS: cyclopentasiloxane - water - titanium dioxide - polyglyceryl-3 polydimethyl-siloxyethyl dimethicone - corn starch modified - salt - peg-12 dimethicone - mauritia flexuosa fruit oil - tocopheryl acetate - retinyl palmitate - caprylyl glycol - peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone - fragrance - chlorphenesin - disodium edta - stearic acid - aluminum hydroxide.