So I haven't been up here for awhile...sorry peeps! It's been a hectic couple of weeks let me tell you. Had a bit of a family health drama going on here with my mommie...she was in the hospital for about a week, had to have outpatient surgery but thankfully...she seems to be on the mend and much better! What a relief, I tell you!! It's been pretty stressful esp. with running your own company and trying to keep your spirits up for your customers. You guys were sooo wonderful to me and caring, I can't tell you how much it means to me to have such wonderful friends. *hugs*
With everything calming down I can get back to blogging and of course that brings me to this lovely little brand called Soleil Toujours. I'm delighted to be reviewing some lovely samples from this brand. I was really intrigued by them because their products contain SPF protection which I love. We really need to try to protect our skin from the sun more, I think. It's a great concept for a skincare line.
The Soleil Toujours brand was founded by Valerie McMurray who decided to create a sun care line while pregnant with her third child. She knew it had to be formulated with the world’s finest and safest ingredients, using mineral based actives, free of toxic chemicals and be able to sit on the shelf next to the most glamorous skincare products in the finest resorts and boutiques. So let's talk about the packaging because that's the first thing I always notice about a product. How tres chic is it? I love the black and gold look, don't you? You've got to have great looking products when pampering yourself. *wink*
Take a peek at these pretty little samples below. All of their products contain an innovative proprietary "EcoSun Complex". That sounds pretty cool, yeah? Cornerstone ingredients in these products include red algae, vitamin C ester, Vitamin E and bisabolol to provide powerful anti-oxidant and anti-aging benefits while working to reduce UV-induced DNA damage. The collection is free of parabens, phthalates, sodium laurel sulfates, propylene glycol, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, synthetic color, and is coral reef safe, hypoallergenic, vegan, and gluten-free. Oooh, that's good stuff!!
The Samples above are as follows from left to right:
In the little Black Jars: Daily Moisturizer for Face SPF 20 and Body Lotion SPF 30. / The little spray bottles: Mineral Based Sunscreen Mist SPF 30, 100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist in SPF 45 for Children and their Apres Soleil Exotic Shimmer Oil for
Their Mineral Based Sunscreen Lotion for Body SPF 30 I have to admit is my favorite product of theirs...soooo hydrating! It smells so good too! It has spearmint, lemon and rose oils in it. It's a lovely semi-thick white creme that feels very smooth when going on. Love it and the fact that it has SPF 30 in it!
The other product I tested out was their Daily Moisturizer for Face SPF 20. A light, lovely, airy white creme that leaves your skin very soft. It kind of has a slight herby sniff to it. They use Titanium Dioxide 4.8% Zinc Oxide 5.0% in it as the sunscreen.
Up next is the Soleil Du Midi Mineral Based Suncreen Mist with SPF 30. It has a milky white appearance. I adore the smell of it...so refreshing. It has two of my favorite ingredients in it...Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice and Organic Sunflower Oil AND Jasmine and Violet Extract in it. Ooh, la, la! They also have a Sunscreen Mist for Children with SPF 45 and it smells like apples! Kids would definitely like this...I like it! I'm a sucker for yummy fragrances, which you probably already know. *wink*
Finally, I tried out the Après Soleil Exotic Shimmer Body Oil I'd make sure to shake this very well before using as the mica settles a bit in the product. It smells like strong rosemary...very earthy and gives my skin a very subtle shimmer. I find they use my beloved oil again Sunflower Oil as well as Pomegranate Seed Oil, and Sweet Almond Oil. It takes a little while to soak in I find on my skin. This product I believe doesn't have any SPF in it. Overall, everything is very lovely! Of all the samples I tried my favorite has got to be the Body Lotion with SPF 30...just so hydrating and soaks in wonderfully. They have quite a few more products to check out too via their website.
TOUJOURS blends science, innovation and nature to deliver a luxurious,
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provide the freedom to do whatever you want to do, wherever you want to
Check out their website peeps and here's a special 10% discount for you too!
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Happy Pampering!! xoxo
*Sponsored post. All opinions are my own.