Saturday, June 25, 2011

Be Beautiful with A Sunscreen: Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ UVA

There's more important things in life than beauty. I've heard it so many times before and yes, I do agree. But without beauty, how do we know those that isn't? How do we know that black makes an elegant color for a small cocktail dress? How do we know that a red lipstick brighten our smile even more and makes our skin appear fairer, lighter?

Just like our skin when we were younger, we have this soft beautiful supple skin, protected from all harm. Our mother ensured this... But as we grow older, we now have the responsibility to take care of that skin that our mothers have held dear for many number of years.

It took me awhile to finally realize that nobody's going to take care of my skin but me. But taking care of it, was a lot harder than I thought. I would get lazy often that I miss a step or two. Aren't we all guilty of that?

But one thing I never forget (aside from cleansing my face) is applying sunscreen! Quite honestly, ever since I've achieved a clearer face (thanks to my Obagi Trupeel experience), I've only been using a few products on my face. I would even go to work with nary a makeup on! Surprising, isn't it? Lol. All is good when I know my skin is very well protected.

And what's been protecting my skin for quite sometime now, from summer to the start of the rainy season? It's the Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ UVA.


I kind of like the idea that my sunblock is made from what used to be an apothecary, the beauty cosmetic counters of the olden days. Makes me feel like I'm part of those times but with better products and technology. For years, Kiehl's have been on the journey of providing the best in skin care, one of those is the Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA +++ UVA.

If you're a stickler for sunblock like I am, then you will enjoy this product as much as I do. It has everything I like in a sunscreen,  such as:
  • Easy to apply because of the Ultra Light formulation.
  • It is a broad-sprectrum sunscreen which provides protection both from UVB (Burning) and UVA (Aging).
  • High SPF - Hello, SPF 50 PA+++!
  • I love the scent. Triggers my brain that I'm very-well protected from the sun.
  • Doesn't cause any skin irritation or allergies.
  • It really protects my skin from sun damage.
  • White cast isn't too obvious in flash photography
I've been using this sunblock almost everyday  for more than 2 months now and so far, my skin hasn't changed in color. After coming from an intensive peeling treatment, it was important for me to protect my skin from dark spots. I knew Kiehl's was perfect choice since it's been known to be safe for any skin types, more so for sensitive skin.

Sunscreen are best thing out there to slow down aging or prevents our skin from looking dull and lifeless. The sun may be the giver of life but constant exposure to it isn't healthy for the skin. Even during the rainy days, the sun seeps through the clouds and could cause major damage to our skin. Not something be would want if we want to achieve beautiful skin.

To become beautiful, we don't necessarily have to undergo treatments, surgery or what nots. Sometimes, its as easy as protecting our skin with a sunscreen. As the old addage go, prevention is better than cure. So if you choose to become beautiful, start by protecting your skin with Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++.

The photos below provide you the ingredients and swatches of this product.

Check out the ingredients!



A pea-size like this is enough for the whole face

Easy to blend and gets absorbed easily

Provides a flawless finish.

Here's a few things I think we should know. I got this from Kiehl's Manila Facebook Page.

What is it about the sun that seems to attract rumors and myths? There are so many myths about sunscreen and how best to avoid the damaging effects of UV rays. To clear up any confusion, we took the top ten sun myths and debunked them. Here’s the scoop:

Myth #1: SPF over 30 is no more effective than 30
False: While the difference between SPF 30 and higher formulations is small, there is a difference — and every little bit counts.

Myth # 2: Sunscreens shut out all UV rays
False: Sunscreens let it some UV light, even those labeled SPF 100. Plus, not all sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB ray. Use a broad-spectrum sun protection to get the most coverage. At Kiehl’s all of our sunscreen formulas protect against both UVA and UVB rays.

Myth #3: I don’t need sunscreen on a cloudy or winter day
False: The sun’s dangerous UV rays are present throughout the day, every day of the year – even on cold, cloudy or otherwise seemingly sunless days. At Kiehl’s we recommend wearing a facial product with SPF every day.

Myth # 4: SPF 30 is twice as strong as SPF 15
False: Higher SPF factors do not proportionately increase the protection provided. SPF 30 does not provide twice as much protection as SPF 15, rather it provides only about 5% more protection.

Myth # 5: I look healthier with a tan
False: What can we say? A tan is a warning sign that your skin has been damaged — even if you never experienced a sunburn. If you’re addicted to that “healthy” glow, stick to self-tanners like our Sun Free Self Tanning Formula. Never go to a tanning booth, which also damages the skin.

Myth #6: Once I achieve a “base tan” I don’t need to wear SPF
False: Whether you are tan or not, your skin can be damaged by UV rays.

Myth # 7: If I sit in the shade, I don’t need to wear sunscreen
False: You can still be exposed to the sun’s rays, as shade doesn’t completely block the sun. Plus, on the beach the sand actually reflects sunlight and increases the amount of UV radiation you’ll receive.

Myth #8: As long as I don’t burn, I’m wearing enough SPF
False: Invisible damage and skin aging are also caused by UVA light, which does not cause reddening or pain.


Myth #9: Sunscreen should be thick and heavy to be effective
False: New technology and the latest ingredients have lead to sunscreen products that are lightweight. For examples, our new Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ goes on light and matte, not gloopy and thick.

Myth #10: If I have covered all my skin with lotion, I’m wearing enough sunscreen
False: Most people don’t use enough sunscreen! You need to apply an ounce of sunscreen to your body to completely cover it; Kiehl’s recommends reapplying every 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

*Taken from kiehlsgivesback.com

We all want to be beautiful and it doesn't have to be so hard, right? Start with a sunscreen. Better yet, start with Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++. Believe me, your skin will love you for it!

 Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ UVA (30ml - Php1995, 60ml - Php2995) is exclusively available Greenbelt 5 and SM Mall of Asia.



 

1 comment :

Marge said...

i'm a sunscreen nut, i go through the neutrogena ultra sheer in about a month or less.  there's even an spf70 of that, sadly they don't sell it in manila.
from the pix, the kiehls seem to have a very light texture.  thanks for the review and busting some of the myths ☺♥
glad you're back ☺

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