In May I started interning for Soleil Toujours and have been wearing their luxurious line of products since then.
Sun protection has never been at the top of my priorities – often forgetting or thinking it would never cause enough damage to notice.
I ran cross country and track in high school and ran outside 6 days a week. I rarely wore sunscreen and I deeply regret it.
I firmly believe that early age sun care is what prevents aging of the skin as you get older. I now wear sunscreen daily and have even started wearing a CC cream as foundation which has SPF 50 in it. As an aspiring physician, I want to demonstrate to future patients how important it is to keep our insides, but also our outsides, healthy.
Read my thoughts on each of these favorite products from Soleil Toujours and how I use them. These are just a few that I took with me to the beach, but use some of their other products every day (Hydra Volume Lip Masque for lip SPF protection and After Sun Rescue + Repair Brightening Serum)
The Organic Sheer Sunscreen Mist SPF 50 is THE best body sunscreen. The spray bottle makes it super easy to use all over the body. The mist is fine and the sunscreen is easy to blend into the skin. It does not leave a white cast on the body which is great!
It is organic and natural and most importantly, it is coral reef safe! Soleil Toujours formulas do not contain oxybenzone or octinoxate which are both known chemicals that bleach and kill coral reefs. The state of Hawaii banned sunscreen products with these two chemicals in them very recently.
My preferred face sunscreen while at the beach is the Extreme UV Mineral Sunscreen SPF 45 because I know it will protect my face from all of the direct sun! It is kind of thick, but after blending it onto the face it does not leave a white cast. The mineral formulation is 81% natural, paraben free, vegan, gluten-free, and again coral reef safe.
It also contains Soleil’s proprietary EcoSun Complex which is a natural formulation made with red algae, vitamin C, and vitamin E. It decreases UV-induced DNA damage, decreases wrinkle depth, and smooths the face. If this doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will. Most Soleil products are formulated with the EcoSun Complex so you can rest assured your face is being treated with the best ingredients.
After spending a day at the beach I like to use the Organic Aloe Antioxidant Calming Mist to cool and soothe my sun-kissed skin. Rich in antioxidants, it can be used every day to improve skin. It is 100% natural, hypoallergenic, vegan, and gluten-free. The packaging is also stunning – my favorite of the whole line!
Summer may be coming to an end, but sunscreen is a year-round effort. Do not forget to apply every morning about 30 min before heading out into the sun and reapply throughout the day!
Check out Soleil Toujours by clicking here. You will not be disappointed in the quality of their sun care line!
Sun care is skin care.