I'm a great fan of anything Sisley. Whatever I bought or sampled made me gasp with amazement, the only disadvantage was usually the price.
This time, however, I found their Sunleya Age minimising sun care SPF15 bitterly disappointing.
I'm very fussy about my sun care and I think no one tackles the issue as well as the Asians do, but there are some notable western examples of products that almost equal their Japanese and Korean counterparts.
Sunleya isn't one of them. It's a very dated, traditional sunscreen with all typical vices of this type of product. It's thick and greasy, has white cast and smells bad. Full stop.
First of all, sun cre products are usually used in the summer heat, so no one wants anything thick and heavy to sit on their faces. We sweat and we produce sebum and no extra grease is needed, even for dry skin types. I'm quite surprised by the strong white cast as SPF15 is not much and this shouldn't produce such results. And finally the smell. Some herbal fragrance was used to kill the stench of sunscreen. Quite unsuccessfully as the perfume evaporates quickly but the horrible smell remains.
This product is very similar to Clinique Superdefense creams or Etude House Dear Girls moisturiser, none of which I enjoyed.
Disclaimer: I received this product as a complimentary sample for my personal use and I'm not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my personal opinion.