Staying Sun Safe
Dr. Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s Consulting Dermatological Expert, reiterates the importance of SPF.
Tell us about the Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF50 PA+++.
Let’s face it, sunscreens tend to be thicker or more opaque and, more often than not, leave a film on the skin. Kiehl ’s was able to create a product with ingredients that work together without altering its cosmetic feel by using a lightweight, nonsticky formula that was able to combine UV filters, stabilisers, and hydrating ingredients.
What makes Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF50 PA+++ different?
They use two key photostable sun filters Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL combined with antioxidant vitamin E (Tocopherol) and gylcerin. The combination provides a stable, effective, and balanced broadspectrum sunscreen that filters without degrading in the sun. Broad spectrum coverage blocks out UVB rays that are responsible for skin cancer and UVA rays that penetrate the dermis to decrease collagen and elastinin production. pr
How do we make sunscreen a daily habit?
One of the things that I stress to patients is that it is important to find a sunscreen that you like. If you don’t like it, you won’t reach for it as much as you would your favorite serum. It’s the daily use of sunscreen that really sets you up for skin success.
Does sunscreen really help?
A study on 900 Australians who were observed for five years was conducted and the results published in the New York
Times. Half used sunscreen only when they were exposed to the sun while the other half used it daily regardless of weather. The results after five years were astonishing. On a five-point scale, the people who used sunscreen every day regardless of temperature hhad a one-point better difference in terms of their wrwrinkles than those who just used it occasionally.
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Are BB creams better than applying foundation on topof sunscreen?
CAMMIE CANNELLA “BB cream is option number two for those looking for something that will provide daily broad spectrum sun protection. The Kiehl’s Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream SPF50/PA+++ provides all that in a desirable tint,” – Cammie Cannella, Vice President, Global Education
Development at Kiehl’s.