Kiehls’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ UVA
I had been very lazy in terms of skincare; especially the sunscreen or I should say I never had any luck with them. Most of the sunscreens I have tried either used to cast a white film all over my face or were too oily. Thus I stopped buying sunscreens. However, in today’s day and age, dark spots, freckles, wrinkles and all the stuff sounds scary and gives panic attacks! So, keeping that in mind I started a new search and zeroed on kiehl’s Ultra Light. Read on see how it worked!
• Prevents up to 90% of skin aging, including lines and wrinkles, uneven texture and tone, breakdown of collagen and elastin, brown spots.
• Oil-free, ultra-lightweight texture delivers a synergistic UV filtering system combining patented photo-stabilized technology with long-lasting broad-spectrum protection to deliver outstanding efficacy against UVA & UVB rays on the skin’s surface.
• Kiehl’s Insider Tip: Layer over your moisturizer on clean skin for optimal UV protection and to help prevent skin aging.
Active Ingredients: Mexoryl SX, Mexoryl XL,Vitamin E
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Alcohol Denat, Triethanolamine, Stearic Acid, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Nylon-12, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Tocopherol, Tromethamine, Ethylparaben, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 80.
Application: Apply liberally before sun exposure and as needed. May be worn under make-up.
Shelf Life: 12 months
Price: $39 for 30 ml
How SPF(Sun Protection Factor) works?
Sunscreen works by absorbing, reflecting or scattering UV light. Sunscreen ingredients are either physical (reflecting) or chemical (absorbing, scattering) in nature. Many products contain a combination of ingredients. Regardless of the combination of ingredients, it is important to select a product that is labeled “Broad Spectrum UVA UVB.”
My Experience with Kiehls’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50
As I said my experience with sunscreens is not very pleasant but this one is the best and has worked for me. It is an amazing sunblock with a very high value of SPF 50 PA+++. Now I did not know about what this meant. So, I found out that higher the amount of SPF in your sunscreen means it saves your skin from damage for a longer period of time. Here PA is a ranking given to sunscreens. It has three stages PA+, PA++ and PA+++. Higher the grades better the protection. I read that this can prevent 90% of the skin aging. It is Paraben free and fragrance free. It does not have that chemical scent that usually comes from sunscreens.
So, I apply it all over my face and neck 30 minutes before going out in the sun. It does not cast white nasty film on my face. It gets absorbed nicely; skin doesn’t feel greasy at all. It acts as a nice makeup base too. It has very effective active ingredients that protect skin from sun’s damage. It is very moisturizing on its own. But the best way to apply sunscreen is to apply it last. It has a creamy texture and very hydrating. It is good for all skin types. It comes in a very nice sleek packaging, which is great. It is easy to travel and very portable.
Re-Application: First application is crucial. In case you are towel drying or swimming, you should apply it again after 2-3 hours.
Pros of Kiehls’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50
• Higher SPF value
• Very moisturizing
• Doesn’t make skin oily
• Gets easily Absorbed
• Good makeup base
• Great packaging
• Paraben Free
Cons of Kiehls’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50
• It is expensive ☹
Would I Repurchase Kiehl’s – Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++
No, it is too expensive; I have to find some other sunscreens that are equally good and cheaper.
Overall, sunscreens are an extra step but totally worth the effort. Over the period of time skin would show results. I believe this product is awesome for those who can afford it. It is the best.