Because I wanted to enjoy the free domestic shipping, I ordered the Marie-Veronique Organics Creme de Jour with SPF30 recently too. Since I really like the Marie-Veronique Organics Creme de Soleil, I figure out that their Creme de Jour isn’t going to be too far off given that their formulations seem quite similar. In addition, Creme de Jour is the best selling item at Marie-Veronique plus it is ranked six on the current list of safe sunscreens at Environmental Working Group.
Contain 20% non-micronized zinc oxide
Both Creme de Jour and Creme de Soleil use 20% non-micronized zinc oxide as the main sunscreen ingredients and to a large extent, share similar ingredients such as jojoba, red raspberry seed, and sea buckthorn oils in a green tea base. However, Marie-Veronique Organics Creme de Jour is positioned as a vegetarian sunscreen and does not contain emu oil as in the Creme de Soleil formulation.
Green tea*, non-micronized zinc oxide, calendula-infused jojoba, apricot kernel, sunflower & meadow foam seed oils, Vitamin E, MVO botanical anti-oxidant complex, flax seed oil, Aloe vera gel*, rosemary oleoresin, potassium sorbate, red palm oil*, allantonin, mica, xantham gum, non-GMO lecithin, sea buckthorn & red raspberry seed* oil, honeysuckle & essential oils of carrot seed & cistus. *ORGANIC
More whitecast and a tad drier
In terms of smell, Marie-Veronique Creme de Jour is almost similar to Creme de Soleil but comes across as slightly sweeter with more almond scent. In terms of texture, both are light, non creamy and non greasy; perfect for use on the entire face over your moisturizer or oil and under your makeup. However, I noticed that Marie-Veronique Creme de Jour seems to leave a slightly heavier whitecast compared to Creme de Soleil even when I use the same amount. In addition, my combination mature skin feels a tad tighter and drier with Creme de Jour by the middle of the day.
Available in tinted version
Marie-Veronique Organics Creme de Jour comes in a brown glass bottle and I have to be extremely careful when pouring so as not to have wastage. The 50ml bottle is cheaper by US$10 at US$34.99, when compared to Creme de Soleil. It also has a tinted version for those who are worried about the whitecast. You can check out the product at the Marie-Veronique website. Those outside of US may want to check the product at Puresha.
My preference between Creme de Jour and Creme de Soleil
So between the two, my preference is for Creme de Soleil because it seems more suited for my skin condition although the difference between the two product is small. In fact, Marie-Veronique Organics has sent me a couple of samples and I’ll be giving these away in my June VivaBella giveaway. So do stay tuned!