Firstly, a BIG thank you to all the readers who participated in the Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ Giveaway, more so because you took the trouble to collect a sample of this fab sunscreen from a Kiehl’s outlet and trying it out before submitting your entries. Secondly, apologies for the delay in announcing the winners. Now I am sure all of you must have been waiting to see the results so without further dilly-dallying, the winners of the Giveaway (as chosen by the Sponsor) are:-
For those whose names aren’t on the list, there will be other Giveaways soon so I look forward to your participation.
Congratulations to the winners and I will be contacting you by email, please respond with your contact details within 48 hours failing which the Sponsor may choose another winner(s).
Even on days I go out without a trace of make-up, I never forget to slather on sunscreen. It’s become a fixed habit as sunscreen protection is more important as I get older. After all, over-exposure to the sun can cause premature aging or in my case, accelerate aging! Moreover, I don’t want any more dark spots which can easily form if I spend too much time in the sun without adequate sunscreen protection.
The terms “UVA”, “UVB” and “broad-spectrum sunscreen” have been bandied around by beauty brands when it comes to their sunscreens but what do they actually mean and why do we need broad-spectrum sunscreen? Why are certain ingredients such as titanium dioxide, zinc dioxide and avobenzone commonly found and important in sunscreens? Why are some sunscreens much more expensive than others and what ingredients do they have which makes them unique from others?
Well, some of the answers can be found in this informative website which I think summarises the answers I was looking for with regard to the importance of using a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection. However, what sets Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ apart from the rest in the market?
Firstly, let’s look at the ingredients. The product contains photostable ingredients. i.e. Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL sun filters to provide skin with effective UVA and UVB broad-spectrum, sunscreen protection which gives longer lasting protection. The oil-free formulation helps to protect against the appearance of dark spots, freckles, wrinkles, skin darkening and protects against premature skin aging. It also contains antioxidant Vitamin E and nourishing Glycerin for more intense moisturisation. Since it contains titanium dioxide, it should be effective against the entire UVA spectrum.
There’s sufficient sunscreen protection for me with the SPF 50 PA+++ which means over 16 hours of sun protection. Even if you applied this before sun rise, you won’t have to re-apply until the next day (unless you’re going swimming of course as I don’t think this sunscreen is waterproof). How did I get 16 hours? Let’s do the math:-
1. The normal time to get sunburnt is 20 minutes.
2. SPF 50 means you get 50 x 20 minutes protection = 1000 minutes.
3. Divide 1000 by 60 (minutes) and you get more than 16.
If you dislike the heavy feel of sunscreens, you’d like this one as it’s so light and it feels more like a moisturiser than a sunscreen. Although it isn’t that fluid in consistency, it isn’t horribly heavy and I don’t feel like it is clogging my pores. It’s a good make-up base as my skin feels hydrated with this underneath my foundation.
Although the tube is only 30ml, it will last for quite some time even with daily use. I look forward to using this one everyday much more than other sunscreens I have but don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself as Kiehl’s is generously giving samples of this product this month.
There’s more good news – Kiehl’s Malaysia is sponsoring a giveaway! Just collect a sample of the Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ from now till 30th April 2012 at any Kiehl’s outlets in Malaysia, use it and leave a review of the product in this post by 20th May 2012 and you could be 1 of 3 lucky winners of a full-size Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++. No word limit, just let us know what you think of the product, it’s elementary.
The following are the terms and conditions of the giveaway:-
1. One entry per person.
2. Prizes are not exchangeable for cash and all decisions are final.
3. No substitutions will be made for any prize except at the discretion of the Sponsor.
4. Each Contest will end officially on the date stated in the Giveaway post. Any entries received after the date will be disqualified.
5. Winner or winners will be announced in the original Giveaway post which will be updated. Announcement will also be made via Juniper’s Twitter and Facebook. Winner or winners will be notified via email. Any winner or winners who fail to respond to the email notification within 48 hours will be disqualified and forfeit their right to the prize and an alternate winner or winners will be selected.
6. Giveaway is open only to Malaysian residents.
Product retails at RM140.