I can’t stress enough the importance of sunscreen.
It protects the skin from wrinkles, spots and sagging.
But yes, sunscreen can be too sticky, oily and thick. Causing clogged pores, and eventually acne.
Kiehl’s sunscreens are one of my favourites. Especially the Ultra Light Daily UV Defense.
The watery cream spreads easily; does not leave a white cast on the skin; and there is no greasy afterfeel.
Even though it offers a high broad spectrum protection of SPF 50 PA++++
I could layer it in between an oil serum and my foundation with no issues.
For those with sensitive, acne-prone skin, Kiehl’s has launched its new Mineral sunscreen.
What’s a mineral sunscreen?
It contains mineral sunblocker ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide which deflects the sun’s harmful rays.
On the other hand, chemical sunscreen ingredients – such as oxybenzone – absorbs the sun’s rays and turns it into heat. This reaction can cause irritation on those with intolerant skin. Even though chemical sunscreens have better cosmetic properties as it smoothes on more easily and leaves skin with a nice satin-matte finish.
Kiehl’s new mineral formula contains titanium dioxide, as well as vitamin E to soothe irritations. It is also lightly tinted to even out the skin tone.
So you can wear it alone as a light foundation with super sunblock properties; or as a lightweight make-up primer for extra sun protection.