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Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50+++

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One of the things I dislike putting on myself is sunscreen. Oily, white cast, stickiness, overwhelming scent.. Urgh! Then I think of skin cancer, wrinkles, freckles & aging skin. Oh no! Up to 90 % of the visible changes commonly attributed to aging are caused by the sun so you can actually prevent this 90% by using sunscreen!

*You can read more skin cancer facts HERE.

I was given a choice.. To suffer temporarily or live with the consequences of not doing so forever! Then I discovered a solution : TheKiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50+++.

It's the #1 customer favourite!

Product says : The unique formulation is longer lasting than non-photostable UV systems because it is stabilized under sunlight and maintains a higher UVA protective barrier 

Key Ingredients: Mexoryl SX™, Mexoryl XL™, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Glycerin (Moisturizer)

Key Formula Benefits
  •  Powerful, long-lasting sunscreen protection 
  •  Ultra light fluid texture that doesn’t clog pores 
  •  Antioxidant and moisturizing benefits 
  •  Matte finish 
  •  Dermatologist Tested, Non-Comedogenic, Fragrance Free
Protection from both UVA & UVB without the suffering. I guess I don't have to elaborate much on these..
UVB : Causes sunburn & skin pigmentation. Blocked by glass & clouds.
UVA : Causes premature aging of skin (wrinkles, roughness, lack of elasticity, or hyperpigmentation spots). Penetrates glass and goes deep into your skin dermis.

Standard packaging, I guess. The tube itself is quite sturdy so it doesn't leak out even though it's easy to squeeze out.

It comes out as a white liquid that's easy to spread. The amount here is sufficient for my whole face; definitely too much for my hand. Hence, it's really white =x

When using an appropriate amount, you can barely see it there.

With just the sunblock on. No shine, stickiness or white cast. The smell in the tube was barely noticeable and once applied, I don't smell anything at all. After a whole day, oil production was normal, my face just looked dewy and hydrated. This sunscreen is oil-free but it has no oil control.

No wonder this is a customer favourite at Kiehl's! Now, I don't mind putting on sunscreen ^_^

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.

Size : 1 oz / 30 ml
Price : RM 140
Made in France

Pros : Oil free, not sticky, no white cast, no noticeable smell on face, good UVA & UVB protection, non-comedogenic, matte finish, moisturising
Cons : A lil pricey

My conclusion : Overall, I think it's a good sunscreen. According to Kiehl's staff, this can be used as a makeup base as well since it offers sun protection & hydration. The price is a little steep for students but if you can afford it, it's a good choice.

** Product was provided by the company for review purposes. However, this has not affected my thoughts on the product in any way.


  1. This is so nice!!! Your skin looks very matte!

  2. ohhh no white cast?? that's a huge plus. i rarely take photos but when i do, i always look so ghostly bc of the sunscreen LOL

  3. I wear sunscreen everyday. This looks like a nice light one.

  4. hi isabel~~
    which one you like better? biore or kiehls sunscreen?

  5. Biore for oil control (I use this when working for long hours) but normal days Kiehl's. Also depends on my skin lah. Recently it's leaning towards dry so I haven't touched Biore

  6. i haven't tried anything from kiehl's though because it's so far from where i live

    doesn't this feel hot?
    most product that tends to have that standard white cream look makes my skin feels suffocated that's why i don't wear sunblock. i can only wear one if they are in gel form though

  7. Hot? You mean stuffy/thick layer/clog-my-pores kinda feeling? I get that with some sunblocks (and foundations) but this is alright, I guess. It's not super light & feathery but doesn't make me hate applying it. Unless you slap on wayy too much then of course it'll be uncomfortable.


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