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Review | Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30

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I have to admit that I don’t use sunscreen every day. But before you sentence me to two weeks without make-up privileges for high beauty treason, wait, because I have a valid reason for committing this beauty crime. I mean, what’s the point in using sunscreen if the sun has only just come up when you leave for work in the morning and if it’s already dark again by the time you go home? And on my free days I’m usually inside all day anyway, writing blog posts and taking product pictures, so there’s not much use in using sunscreen on those days either*. But now that the days are getting longer – spring, woop woop – my face is slowly starting get more and more sun again, so it’s time to reintroduce the SPF. Last week I had the pleasure of receiving the new Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30, and I immediately made it my new sunscreen of the moment. I’ve been wearing it every day for a couple of days now, so let’s find out how it does!
* gosh, my life sounds so exciting…

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The Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30 is a waterproof facial sunscreen that not only contains powerful UVA and UVB filters but also contains a whole range of active anti-aging ingredients. So it does more than just provide sun protection, and it also actively fights skin aging. The Einkorn wheat extract in the formula combats cell glycation and skin aging, dill extract boosts the elastin levels which keeps the skin firm and wrinkle-free for longer, vitamin E works as a powerful antioxidant, and the soy peptide extract and white willow leaf extract in the cream help maintain the skin’s elasticity and firmness. Sounds good!

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The Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30 comes in a short rather chunky plastic pump bottle. The bottle really is the perfect size and I find it very easy to hold and use. The opening in the pump is small which helps you to get the right amount of cream and prevents you from wasting any product.

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The texture of the Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30 is thick and creamy. So it’s definitely a sunscreen cream, not a milk or a lotion. The cream applies smoothly and feels nice on the skin. And the smell is just lovely. Instead of the not-so-pleasant sunscreen smell you usually get, the Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30 has that typical Sisley smell: delicate, sophisticated, kind of earthy and with a lovely herbal touch.

Whether the Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30 actually protects my skin and fights skin aging is difficult to say of course. I assume it does. Judging from the ingredient list, the promises Sisley makes and my own experience with the product I have the feeling that the Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30 really does live up to the claims. So overall I’m enthusiastic about the Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30. The only downside, for me at least, is that it makes my face a bit oilier and shinier than the oil-free sunscreen that I used before. That’s probably because of the shea butter in the formula. I’m sure people with dry and normal skin will appreciate that extra bit of TLC, but for oily skin like mine the addition of shea butter in the formula is a bit too much.

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And another potential downside? The price. The Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30 will set you back – get a load of this – 245 CHF. Ouch! Sure, you get more than just UVA and UVB protection and I guess that turning back or at least slowing down the clock doesn’t have a price, but still, it’s a lot of money. My final verdict? Fantastic sunscreen, slightly less fantastic price tag.

The Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30 will be available in April. There will also be a lighter version with SPF 15.

What product do you use to protect your skin against sun damage? How much money are you willing to pay for a good sunscreen product?



  1. too bad i don’t think this is for me since I prefer light oil free formulations since I layer on other products after spf

  2. I love Lotus 3 in 1 matte sun block.. Great product dear! xo

  3. Zelf ben ik wel bereid veel uit te geven voor zonnebescherming. We hebben immers maar 1 huidje! Ik heb ook nog eens een hele lichte huid, dus ik gebruik ook meestal factor 50 haha.

  4. WOW… the price is crazy but the product does sound great though :) I agree we need to wear sunscreen as much as we can :) Have a lovely day :)

  5. I try and be good with sunscreen but I’ve been a bit bold over winter, I’ll get back into it now that the good weather is coming back! I always have an SPF in my makeup though!

    • Yeah, there’s usually SPF 15 in my foundations, but to be honest, I don’t think that means a lot. We only use a super thin layer of foundation, and SPF 15 is really low.

  6. Dat is wel aan de prijs ja! Ik gebruik graag de Clinique City Block Sheer spf 25, die is heel geschikt voor de gevoelige huid :)

  7. Flawless review! as per usual :)
    mmm… the price tag is definitely concluding for me. I can’t afford it! While I’m willing to pay 50 – 80 CHF for a good product, more than that seems just out of scope. And the fact that is not totally oil free makes it less probable for me to buy (if I had that money for skin care :P ).
    That said, I still haven’t found my holy grail sun protection so I read eagerly through all your great suggestions!

  8. That seems lovely, but a bit out of my price range. I think I’ll buy the one from clinique. Thanks for the review

  9. Wow hij is inderdaad wel prijzig! Verder klinkt hij op zich wel goed, maar ik denk dat mijn huid in de zomer ook niet zit te wachten op de shea boter; ben veel te bang dat mijn make-up er in mijn t-zone er dan letterlijk afglijdt haha.

  10. The price point: ouch indeed! For the moment I just use a day cream with an SPF, but I’ll get more diligent with sunscreen when it’s sunnier!

  11. Eerlijk gezegd, bescherm ik mijn gezicht totaal niet tegen de zon…. :O

    Erg he ….. ;)

  12. Maar goed dat jij wat kent van die ingrediënten, want ik zou anders echt niet weten hoe je zou moeten weten of ie nu werkt of niet ;) Ieder geval het klinkt wel goed, buiten de prijs dan.. ;)

  13. Oei. de prijs is inderdaad wat minder, verder klinkt hij wel goed. Ik moet echt factor “hoog” gebruiken, want ik verbrand echt super snel en daarnaast heb ik ook nog eens zonne-allergie..

  14. I’m so turned on by Sisley, but the prices turn me off… Maybe one day, when I’m a Lotto millionaire! ;)

  15. Hm, prijs is wel belangrijk.. maar nog belangrijker is dat het mijn huid niet schaadt, niet witter/bleek maakt en m’n gezicht er niet af laat smelten doordat het zo dik is ofzo. En dat liefst allemaal tegen een zacht prijsje, haha. Dan is Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30 waarschijnlijk iets te duur.. en ook te dik, denk ik.

  16. This would probably be a nice option for me in winter but that price? Sadly it’s a no go for me. :(

  17. Lijkt me fijn! Ik smeer ook niet elke dag, omdat in bijna al mijn foundations/ bb creams een goede SPF factor zit. Als écht de zon schijnt gebruik ik een extra product :)

  18. Ai die prijs! Jammer dat hij je gezicht wel laat glimmen, ik begon al aardig excited te worden;) Misschien zit er in de zon lijn van Vichy iets geschikts voor ons?

  19. voor mijn gezicht gebruik ik altijd, met goed SPF
    voor mijn lichaam wil ik het nog wel eens skippen omdat ik het gewoon niet lekker vind

  20. I must admit that even though I’d probably like this sunscreen, I would never pay that much for it:(

  21. Sisley est une super marque !!!!!

  22. It sounds so nice! But yeah, the price here is really OUCH too. I guess the rich people need sunscreen too haha!

  23. Hm… I think I would have a difficult time justifying the price when there are so many affordable anti-aging SPF products and BB creams available.

  24. Sisley is echt een heel fijn merk, maar helaas een beetje aan de prijzige kant!

  25. Ik vind hem erg goed klinken, maar als ik de prijs zo zie sla ik hem toch wel over haha. Ik heb niet echt een maximaal bedrag wat ik uitgeef aan een zonnecrème, maar ik kijk wel altijd naar de goedkoopste die ze hebben en die koop ik dan.

  26. Wow, that’s really out of my budget! Still it’s not a product I would want to buy because of my oily skin. I have to say I haven’t found a facial sunscreen because all of them are too oily, so I don’t wear any hoping my BB cream is helping somehow. But for body, I got once a Lancaster which I though was a bit expensive (40 something) but it was totally worth it.

  27. Ik vind het belangrijk om mijn huid goed te beschermen, maar dit is me toch iéts te duur…

  28. I actually don’t use any products to protect my skin from the sun, I know not good… I really have to take some time one of these days to search a good product that fits my skin type. Anyway, really liked this review of this product! Love, Annelies

  29. j’aime assez la marque sisley aussi mais je dois dire que pour des produits solaires je les trouve assez élevés niveau prix

  30. I have yet to try any skincare/cosmetics from Sisley but this looks incredibly promising although the price point really scares me away! I’m actually a little curious about their skincare in general – do you have any recommendations?

  31. Zelf verbrand ik NOOIT. Ik smeer me wel in maar ik vind het onzin om hele dure producten te kopen. Het ziet er wel goed uit!

  32. I know *exactly* what you mean – I spend most of my time indoors (including many hours literally in the dark, in a windowless room – hazard of working with lasers), so I don’t usually bother with sunscreen either. Having said that, I will scurry from place to place with an umbrella or book sheltering any exposed skin, because I am also a vampire :-P

    I have yet to find a sunscreen that has real protection that doesn’t give me eczema either :-S

  33. I’m always on the hunt for a new sunscreen. I spend most of my time indoors or not in high sun times but I’ve been taking my walks with my dog at like 5 pm and it’s just too much sun!

  34. i’ve not heard of this, so i’m glad to read a review on it

  35. Klinkt goed en mijn huid zou de shea butter zeker waarderen ;-)

  36. Hello !!

    I love Sisley cosmetics and this new one looks amazing !!!
    Could you send me a picture of the ingredient list please…it would be so nice of you…!!


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