Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50+++ UVA
I don’t know if you realised, but I’ve been featuring 1 sunscreen a month since February. There was Clarins, Dior and now Kiehl’s. My crystal ball tells me there should be another one next month, and maybe the next. Heh =) OK, I will try to keep things short and sweet because I have a tendency to ramble and go on and on and on. Today, I present to you Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF50+++.
The tube itself is really light and small, not much bigger than the size of my palm. I thought it was rather cute. I guess the brand wants you to know very clearly the benefits of applying sunscreen. See the prints on the tube? Self explanatory. Let me remind you though, those are benefits of sunscreen application. This product alone doesn’t get rid of existing hyperpigmentations. This product alone doesn’t stop natural skin aging. I do feel the prints can be a little misleading, but I’m sure many consumers are better informed nowadays. And of course, it’s just me being a bit anal. It’s just the packaging. AND, if you never wear sunscreen, you will surely see hyperpigmentation on your skin sooner than you think. The sunscreen is made to be suitable for sensitive skin as well, and for my skin that is prone to breakouts, I’m glad to report that I don’t see any popping out.
Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense is what it claims – light. The consistency reminds me of Diorsnow UV Shield, initially. Looks creamy not watery, but it applies like a cool gel. There is no heavy residue or a white cast over my face either. What I like about it is that it doesn’t promote sebum production, keeping my face natural the whole day. No shiny disco ball. The more I use it, the more I like it! I even used it on Chloe and Ashlyn on our recent trip. We were in the sun a lot, and I kept on re-applying this on them and on myself. Even though we were sweating like pigs, this sunscreen stayed on comfortably. Need I say more?
Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense is a chemical sunscreen. If you’re picky, wanting to stick to physical ones, this will not be for you. I’m not too fussed about what kind of sunscreen it is, as long as it feels light and lets my skin breath. I live in a hot and very humid country, and if this works for me, it should work for those who live in cooler climates. For those of you who are interested in the list of ingredients, photo below is for you.
This 30ml sunscreen retails for RM140 and is available at all Kiehl’s counters and stores nationwide. That’s probably my biggest con for you. The price. Of course, I’ve paid much more, but 30ml isn’t really that much of a product. I can finish the tube in 2 months, maybe less. This is a little pricier than Shiseido, a tad bit cheaper than Clarins and much cheaper than Dior.
What do you look for in a sunscreen? I feel that the new generation ones are light and non oily on the skin. So far, the products that I have tested are all quite gentle on the skin and I’m really starting to love this one too. What sunscreen are you using now?
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