Today's 'Review The Fabulous' post is covering my favourite sunscreen for the face: 'Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50'.
Why I Love It
I have really sensitive skin which gets irritaded easily. Especially in summer when using sun blockers I can literally watch the blemishes appear. Most suncreams just feel like a sticky layer on my skin and I could jump out of my skin as I absolutely hate this feeling and the knowledge that I will look like a teenager with acne. That's the reason why I reduce the usage of sunscreen to a minimum (when directly lying in the sun). All other times I rely on the sunscreen in my foundation, which by far isn't high enough and often doesn't contain a sufficient amount of UVA-filters – and these are the ones causing wrinkles. I first got a sample of Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense in the Kiehl's store in Berlin because a friend of mine bought a lot of things and the sales lady was really friendly. I was really curious and simply hoped that this would finally be THE one. I applied it after my daily skin care routine (you know – cleanser, tonic and moisturizer) and I couldn't believe it. I couldn't even tell a difference between my face cream and the Kiehl's sunscreen. Both felt so good and right for my skin. But I was still suspicious because everything seemed too perfect. I waited for the blemishes to appear, but nothing happend.
Why It Is So Incredible
After using up my sample I went back to the Kiehl's store in Munich and asked the sales lady why it is the first sunscreen that feels so good on my skin (and I have tried everything – scentfree, anti allergic, mineral, extra-extra sensitive etc.). She explained that it isn't water resistant and the ones who are have therefore some kind of ingredients that might irritate skin like mine. She also said that it doesn't block pores and it isn't only protecting your skin with a high sunscreen but it also contains antioxidants. They had me with the small sample anyway. I bought the normal size and of course took it with me on holiday. I am actually considering including it in my daily skincare routine – my sister religiously uses a high sunscreen everyday.
I for myself am a huge fan of Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50. It has a high sun protection factor against UVA and UVB rays, leaves my skin blemish free and contains antioxidants. Some might think the SPF is too high and they would never get tanned but that's not true. It just takes an itzy bitzy bit longer but stays much longer as you get a much "healthier" tan. At 37,00 € for 60ml it isn't exactly a steal but in my opinion it is worth every cent. Of course I can't promise you that it will be as perfect for your skin as it is for mine. but I dare say that it is worth a shot if you also hate this sticky feeling and blemishes in your face.