RoC Soleil Protexion+ Invisible Touch SPF 30
Since its integration into mainstream consciousness, sunscreen has come a long way; no longer relegated solely to die-hard sun worshippers, there’s not a soul out there who isn’t aware of the risk your skin takes on when left unprotected from the sun’s powerful rays. With a myriad of options available – scented, unscented, lotion, gel, oil, spray and even wipes – there’s also no reason to NOT find a version that suits your skin type and life style, and when that sunscreen comes from a company such as RoC®, a pioneering giant in the skin care and antiageing industry, you just know that you’ll be not only well-protected, but on to a good thing as well.
I had the perfect opportunity to put the Soleil Protexion+ Invisible Touche SPF 30 to the test recently, as it was my sunscreen of choice that I packed with me for my holiday. From the very first spritz, I was transported to some exotic locale – I didn’t even think about sun protection (bad, bad, beauty blogger), until several hours later when I had left the beach and noticed … nothing. As in: no burn. I did see a great tan forming, however!
Soleil Protexion+ Invisible Touch SPF 30 (CAD $26.00/114 g) – a lightweight sheer sunscreen with SPF 30 and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection in an aerosol format. Paraben-free, the formula is also enriched with Vitamins A, C and E to help the skin’s natural defense system.
The cylindrical shape of the bottle is narrow enough to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand, while the sprayer nozzle is of a large enough size to provide excellent coverage, quickly & evenly. There is an initial cooling sensation felt upon the skin as the mist-like spray hits you, and the fragrance is quite pleasant and fresh, although neither the cooling sensation nor the scent linger for long – a good thing for those of a more aroma-sensitive type nature. The spray itself is non-sticky and dries almost immediately, sinking into the skin invisibly and leaving behind a softly hydrated feel.
One of the advantages of using the RoC® Soleil Protexion+ Invisible Touch SPF 30 sunscreen, is not only how quickly it gets the job done, but it makes getting to those hard-to-reach areas, a simple matter (no contortionist abilities required), although the downside is that being a spray, it obviously holds less product than a conventional lotion does. Nevertheless, I found that by spraying oneself indoors, as opposed to say… on a windy beach (you’d think this would be a given, right? And yet … the people I saw spraying themselves on the beach, while the wind carried it all away …), goes a long way to extending the longevity of this spray. TIP: make sure to spray the product into your palms, followed by then quickly applying to your face, in order to avoid any potential stinging in the eye area.
On a final note, I must state that the colour/tan I achieved using this spray, was a honey golden hue, very luxurious and simply oozing that “I-just-spent-the-summer-on-the-beaches-of-St-Tropez” kind of glow. Now, who wouldn’t want that?
RoC – Soleil Protexion+ Invisible Touch SPF 30
RoC- Soleil Protexion+ Invisible Touch SPF 30 (information & directions)
RoC – Soleil Protexion+ Invisible Touch SPF 30 (Ingredients)
Last word: Your skin is not only your body’s largest organ, but its first defense against everything the environment may throw at it, so you owe it to yourself to protect it as best you can. While I wish that this sunscreen was less price-y, or at least held more product, I cannot deny how well it worked and how nourished my skin felt as well. In order to maximize the contents, I opted to use this strictly on my face, and in this manner, it helped to make it last the entire length of my vacation. Another plus was the cooling effect – definitely appreciated when faced with melt-inducing temperatures (God – I miss that)! Summer is still going strong, so protect yourselves my beauties – as I will continue doing with my RoC® Soleil Protexion+ Invisible Touch SPF 30 (what a mouthful!)
*Disclosure: Product sample provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration