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Product summary

"Vichy - Capital Soleil Tinted 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 60" does not provide enough UVA protection. UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but still damage the skin, leading to early signs of aging and pigmentation issues.

It contains good moisturizing ingredients and can double as a hydrating day cream.

Sunscreen filters

This is a "mixed" sunscreen in the sense that it uses both mineral and organic (so-called "chemical") sun filters. Here are the organic filters this product uses: butyloctyl salicylate. As for the mineral filters, this sunscreen uses titanium dioxide.

Irritation risk

This formulation includes some common irritants, including ingredients that do not provide a benefit for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this sunscreen to be medium. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails for 29.00$ in the United States.

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Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

This product does not offer good protection against UVA rays.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
butyloctyl salicylate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Not photo stable
Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Formulated with Vichy Mineralizing Water from the French volcanoes, rich in 15 minerals and clinically proven to strengthen the skin barrier from skin-aging exposome factors like UV rays and pollution."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

The biggest anti-aging effect in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing early signs of skin aging. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"A miracle of nature from the preserved region of Auvergne, rich in 15 minerals, helps strengthen the skin's moisture barrier function to help protect skin against aggressors."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: dimethicone, helianthus annuus seed oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Anti-aging
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 60/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
14.8%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
7.2% - 8.8%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
6% - 7.3%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
3.8% - 4.7%
Helps create a non-greasy finish on the skin
2.6% - 3.2%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
1.9% - 2.3%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
1.7% - 2.1%
Used to create a nice product consistency
1.7% - 2%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
1.3% - 1.6%
Used as a fragrance
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
0.9% - 1.1%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1% - 1.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
0.65% - 1%
Helps create a dry, non-greasy finish of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
0.55% - 0.85%
Absorbs oil and moisture helping to create a dryer product finish
0.7% - 1.05%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.55% - 0.8%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to help evenly disperse other ingredients (for example, pigment) in a formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together and workd as a cleanser
0.35% - 0.6%
A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.6%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
Is used to dissolve other ingredients and create nice product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.1% - 0.25%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.1% - 0.15%

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