To give it the full name, Vichy Capital Soleil BB Tinted Velvety Cream SPF50+ comes in a 50ml flip top tube and costs somewhere around the €20 mark. Its a tinted cream that is fairly thick and you do need a good dollop to cover your whole face and neck, but it does work into the skin really nicely and gives an instant hydration boost as well as delivering moisture throughout wear time.
On The bottom of the box you can just see it says "Ideal Tan Revealer". I don't know how it does this but it does, when your tan is on its last legs this faintly coconutty (reminds me of holidays) scented cream brings it right back out again... you are left with a glow that makes folks think you have spent a restful few days on a private Island in the sun. But only if you have dry skin... I used this on both kids throughout July and Hannah's dry, eczema prone skin looked bloody perfect. Liam just looked like he had come from a summer spent in the game parks of Africa. It didn't cause any irritation to Hannah's skin and she got full coverage sun protection with no effect on her sensitive skin. Win. And I only had to get them to stand still long enough to get one application on and they were rather well protected.
As soon as I flipped open that top and smelled its gorgeous scent I was in love. But no matter how I applied this (fingers, brush, sponge) it just didn't sit right on my normal/combo skin. *Sob* But I tried it multiple times anyway on days when I knew it wasn't going anywhere special. And I liked that I got lots of moisture and my SPF. I didn't like that I got no coverage and a very "
|the bare faced cheek.|
Just so you could see it on my face, the above pic is me. Bare faced, just freshly cleansed and toned. The next picture is with half my face done. Can you see which half? Yeah me neither, but if you look closely you can see on the right hand side my lip is slightly more covered than usual. So that is the side that got the BB.
And below is the full face. Not much coverage, and I pretty much look the same just a bit more glisten-ey. Eh. Ok.
|All covered up but still looking pretty bare...|
Time for a "Bit 'O Slap": This is what I used to go for a coffee with a friend of mine.
And here is the finished face. I had to keep blotting papers handy to keep shine at bay and it didn't last very long before I looked like a shiny mess.
I have passed this on to a friend of mine who has dry skin and have tasked her with trying it for a little while. I am waiting for her to get back to me, but I am pretty sure she is going to get on rather well with this. As much as I wanted to love this it, Vichy Capital Soleil BB Tinted Velvety Cream SPF50+, just wasn't right for my skin type, I'd love to try the Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch SPF50 version though.
Vichy is available in most Pharmacies around the country and you can get it on Feel Unique too.
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Product gratefully received for review, Opinions my own.