Chanel UV Essentiel Daily Defense Sunscreen Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Chanel UV Essentiel Daily Defense Sunscreen Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 30

3.0

1 review

0% would repurchase

Package Quality: 5.0

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 5.0

Price: $$$$

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on 5/29/2018 7:01:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is the newly reformulated version being launched in May/June 2018.
The sunscreen is based on Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, an aliphatic oil. The two versions produced for the EU and US markets are both relatively fluid, easily applied, elegant sunscreens which contain the UV-filters Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate), Zinc Oxide and Titanium dioxide. However the EU version contains the additional UVB filters Octocrylene and Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid. This I would assume, is for the need of using lower amount of Zinc Oxide yet increasing the SPF. This will also result in less whitening after application.
The EU version also contains high amount of UV-filter stabilizer (Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene to stabilize mainly Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate). This results an increase of the SPF too.
However, the elegance of the product might be compromised due to the excessive oiliness Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene and the additional base oil of Hydrogenated Polyisobutene give. This somewhat thick fluid is also difficult to rub in after application.

Please, be aware of that the US versions SPF 30 and the US version SPF 50 versions are the exact same products containing the exact same concentrations of the three UV-filters and ingredients.

I believe that the first version of this everyday sunscreen (launched in 2008) was lighter and remarkably more elegant than today’s edition. This is due to the base oil that was Cyclopentasiloxane and the UV-filters of Zinc Oxide (17.1%) and Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate) (7.5%). (There was only one version for the whole globe and it was marketed as SPF 50 PA+++.)

I find the sunscreen too heavy (although it applies easier than the SPF 50 version) and not allowing the skin to breath. Although the SPF 30 version feels a tad lighter and a bit less whitening than the SPF 50, it is still a product for drier skin-types.

Ingredients US:
Octinoxate 7.5%
Titanium dioxide 5.4%
Zinc Oxide 17.1%
Water, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alcohol, Caprylyl Methicone, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Ectoin, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silica, BHT, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid, Calcium Hydroxymethionine, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopherol

Ingredients EU:

SPF 30
Aqua (Water), Zinc Oxide (Nano), Alcohol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Caprylyl Methicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Octocrylene, Titanium Dioxide (Nano), Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Tromethamine, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Sodium Chloride, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dipropylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Caprylyl Glycol, Stearic Acid, Ectoin, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pentylene Glycol, Silica, Bht, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid, Calcium Hydroxymethionine, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopherol, Il86a


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