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PLAY SAFE IN THE SUN

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Sun: impact on skin's health

How does sun affect the skin?

Excessive or repeated exposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) can damage the skin and increase the risk of skin cancer. The higher the UV index, the more we need to protect ourselves.

What are UVA?

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UVA rays are present all year long They cause:

Aging, uneven skin tone, allergies, photosensitivity, skin cancer

What are UVB?

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UVB rays are present mainly in summer, strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. They cause:

Burning, tanning,
skin cancer

HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR SKIN AGAINST UVA & UVB RAYS?

SPF = sunburn protection factor
only protects against  UVB

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LOOK FOR THE UVA LOGO
Only formulas with a UVA protection factor that is one third of the UVB protection factor can have the seal of recognition.

» discover our best sun protection against uva & uvb
DRY TOUCH LOTION
spf 60
Ultra-light fluid
spf 30
Ultra-light fluid
spf 50
LIPSTICK
spf 30
FACE STICK
spf 60
SPORT LOTION
spf 60
BARE SKIN LOTION
spf 60
BARE SKIN LOTION
spf 45
CREAM
spf 30
LOTION
SPF 50
CREAM
spf 60

Dr. Sonya Abdulla

Dermatologist

Expert advice

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Ultraviolet light exposure has consistently been shown to contribute to an increased risk of sunburns, aging and skin cancer.

Your best line of defence is limiting exposure during peak UV hours (10 a.m.–4 p.m.) as well as sun protection with shade, wide-brimmed hats, UV-protective clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen!

Look for a susncreen with SPF of 30+ and broad-spectrum coverage to protect against the damaging effects of UVA and UVB sunlight.

Additionally sunscreens with UVA filters like Mexoryl give additional protection to ensure stability of your sunscreen with UV exposure.

The best sunscreen is the one you like to wear — a light, non-greasy texture is appealing to everyone especially when active.

Remember to re-apply every 2 hours as well as after swimming or intense sweating to get the most out of your sunscreen and to cover those areas that you may have skipped the first time.

The expertise
of idéal soleil

High uva/uvb protection

SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

Recognized by canadian dermatology association

Find the best idéal soleil product adapted to your need

who's this for?

Adults & Family

Children

FACE

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FACE & BODY

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FACE & BODY

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DRY TOUCH LOTION
spf 60
Ultra-light fluid
spf 30
Ultra-light fluid
spf 50
LIPSTICK
spf 30
FACE STICK
spf 60
SPORT LOTION
spf 60
BARE SKIN LOTION
spf 60
BARE SKIN LOTION
spf 45
CREAM
spf 30
CREAM
spf 60
LOTION FOR KIDS
SPF 50

Q&A WITH PENNY

As a four-time Olympic medalist, Penny Oleksiak is an ideal ambassador for Vichy’s Idéal Soleil franchise. An avid traveller with a lust for life, drive and integrity, Penny perfectly embodies Vichy’s motto: PLAY SAFE IN THE SUN.

When and how did you feel the revelation of becoming a professional swimmer?
At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, I became more serious about my swimming. It made me realize I was at a higher level than I thought I was in my sport. I caught myself completely by surprise.
How does it feel to win the Olympic gold?
It was pretty surreal, I did not expect it. I raced my heart out hoping to make it onto the podium and was super surprised when I was on the top of it. 
What makes you relax?
What makes me relax is just listening to music, preferably on a beach or poolside, but literally anywhere. When I’m stressed or bored or sad or happy, I listen to music and it just makes me have better vibes instantly.
What does your daily beauty routine consist of?
My morning routine is usually using a cloth cleanser right when I wake up, just to refresh my face. I typically don’t have time to go through a whole routine to wash my face in the morning, but I always use moisturizer and sunscreen. I like the Vichy Ideal Soleil sunscreen because it is really light and it’s good to put sunscreen on your face even when it is cloudy out. I legit always have sunscreen on my face! Depending on the day, if I’m going to go out, maybe a bit of foundation and regular light makeup, but if I’m staying in most of the day, I'll go with no makeup and let my skin breathe.
What are the main rules you live by in beauty?
My main beauty rule would be to wear sunscreen daily because it honestly protects your skin so much and will help a lot in the long run. When you are a swimmer and are in the water so often, you need a sunscreen you can rely on. My Ideal Soleil Sport is simply indispensable - I especially appreciate the wet skin technology that allows to apply it even on wet skin!
What advice would you give to young people?
My advice for young people would be to live your life to the fullest while you are young and try to do as many things as you can to make yourself happy because unfortunately we don’t live forever.
DISCOVER WHY
Penny Oleksiak
Idéal Soleil

PENNY’S FAVORITES

IDÉAL SOLEIL SPORT SPF 60
High UVA/UVB protection.
Wet or dry skin application.
80 minutes water & sweat resistance.
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DRY TOUCH LOTION SPF60
High UVA/UVB protection.
Long lasting anti-shine effect.
80 minutes water & sweat resistance.
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IDÉAL SOLEIL STICK SPF60
High protection for sensitive facial areas.
Eye and lip contours.
Protects the skin from sensitive areas.
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