Today I bring you a cult product that didn't really get along with me.
I admit, sadly, that because of my ignorance and lack of information and recommendation from my first dermatologists, I didn't always use SPF daily - and I regret it everyday. Because, though you might not see the damaged right away, it can happen years later - spots, wrinkles, dilated pores, irregular texture and, worst of all, skin cancer.
So, from the moment I became aware of how important it is to shield myself from the UV rays, I started using SPF 50 every single day and trying all these different products.
The Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense has wonderful reviews so, in a Space NK haul where I needed a certain amount for a Goodie Bag (guilty), I didn't even think twice and added to the cart.
I quickly realised it wasn't for me. It has a strong scent and it always crumbles and rolls off under my makeup so I stopped using it... However, on a weekend to my parent's house, when I forgot to pack my SPF, I had to rely on it. And all of a sudden I understood why I didn't like it and why so many people do or think they do . It's loaded with alcohol - which dries skin fast and also makes the product absorb a lot quicker.
When I got it, my skin was more oily so it didn't react as bad... But with my super dehydrated skin now, within minutes of applying it, my skin was tight and stretching. The next day, as I was about to apply it, it all clicked: the strong scent was the alcohol (which a quick search confirmed, as well as the silicone that makes it roll off because I love layering ahah).
Now I used it only on my body (shoulders, arms, ...).
So maybe it's an ok product for normal to oily skin types (and, even then, I insist there are better ones, like the Uriage Hyséac SPF 50+) but for more dehydrated and dry skin types, I do not recommend at all (I do recommend the Filorga UV Defense SPF 50 that, through nanotechnology, makes the texture sink in faster - it also works great under makeup and has hydrating ingredients).
Have you tried this Kiehl's sunscreen? What did you think?