Soleil Organique’s body lotion has no more than three organic ingredients and the faux French is annoying (and wrong, organic in French is “biologique”). But in the end I will hold none of this against what is a very good product in a woefully under served category: decent anti-aging body lotions. Called Skin Solace Replenishing Body Lotion ($32 for 5 fl oz), Soleil Organique's has antioxidants and a complex that is supposed to boost sun protection.
After a month of use, I have learned not squirt too much from the tube – a little goes a long way, making the price per ounce better than I first feared. I think I have at least a month’s worth left and, if confined to neck and décolleté, Skin Solace would last for ages. In any case, I will buy a second tube (my first was a free tester) as it really does seem to be doing an anti-aging thing, which is more than can be said for the vast majority of body lotions. My skin feels firmer and smoother, best of all wrinkled areas (eg around the knees) are looking much better (just in time for summer!).
Soleil Organique attributes this to a combo that it calls EcoSunComplex®, which is made up of antioxidant red algae, vitamin C ester, vitamin E and bisabolol, and “acts as a natural SPF booster, reduces UV-induced DNA damage, prevents loss of firmness, increases skin smoothness, and decreases wrinkle depth.”
Actually, I think that many of the other ingredients are impressive too. Horse chestnut is always a welcome ingredient, as is chamomile
, antioxidant ubiquinone
and gingko biloba
, plus hydrating sodium hyaluronate
. There’s plenty of nourishing oils and both shea
and cocoa butter, also contributing antioxidants.
There are a couple of usual suspects in the preservative department, but otherwise there’s nothing to dislike. Citrus, rosemary and basil oils create a pleasant, not overpowering scent.
Soleil Organique’s schtick is to prevent and repair UV damage and some of their other products look interesting as well – a brand that seems worthy of getting to know better.
Ingredients: Aqua (water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Squalane, Glycerin, Hexyl Laurate, Propanediol, Sorbitan Olivate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum ParkII (Shea Butter)*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Panthenol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Olive Oil (Olea Europaea), Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ubiquinone, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Eucalyptol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Glucose, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerine, Sodium Hydroxide *organic