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High tolerance formulas for sensitive skin, recognized by Canadian dermatology association. High UVA/UVB, thanks to broad-spectrum UV filters including Mexoryl, to enhance the beauty of your skin.


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Vichy Sunscreen: DERMATOLOGICALLY PROVEN EFFICACY

 

With Vichy sunscreen lotion and lip care, you can finally enjoy all the outdoor activities you love without worries. Find the best sunscreen for any skin type with the best sunscreen for sensitive skin, best sunscreen for acne prone skin and more.  Apply our sun cream before every sunbathing session, beach volleyball match or afternoon jog to enjoy a multi-layered broad spectrum UV defense coupled with anti-aging benefits. Our sunblock not only protects your skin from harmful UV radiation, but also actively rejuvenates your skin to reverse the aging effects of sun exposure. 
Prevent skin dehydration and redness after a long day under the sun with Vichy face moisturizers and after sun lotion. The hydrating and soothing formulas of our best after sun lotions repairs any damage caused by sunblock penetrating UV rays and makes your skin naturally more resistant to future exposure.

 

How does sunscreen work?

 

Sunscreen protects the skin from the damaging effects of UV rays produced from sunlight in 2 ways. On one hand, sunscreens using inorganic chemicals reflect UV rays, or scatter the light away from the skin. Other sunscreens using organic compounds absorb UV rays, instead of letting the skin do so. While forming a protective barrier, sun cream deflects damaging rays—which is why it is always important to wear adequate sunscreen lotion. Vichy uses an organic compound called Mexoryl, which is commonly used in sun protection. Vichy’s best sunscreen range Ideal Soleil comes in various levels of SPF; between 30, 45 and 60 depending on your skin type. In addition, since it uses organic ingredients that have beneficial aspects, it is our best sunscreen for face and body. Lightweight formulas containing Octocrylene and Avobenzone, like the Idéal Soleil Ultra Light Lotion, will be the best face sunscreen as it remains comfortable and non-greasy. 

 

Does sunscreen expire?

 

Most sunscreens are formulated to remain at their original SPF strength for up to three years. This means the level of protection should not differ over time, or up until expiry. The expiry date of sunscreen is located on the bottle, informing you how many months after opening should you discard your sun cream. Once expired, sunscreen will probably change in texture. So, if you notice that your sunscreen lotion has become waterier, that usually means it is past its date. The major problem with expired sunscreen is that it will no longer protect your skin from UV rays, and perhaps even be less healthy for the skin. It is always important to check the expiry date on your bottle of sun screen lotion in order to ensure the best sunscreen for face and body.

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