As sun, sand, and sea becomes an inevitable part of your summer itinerary, so does a specific regimen becomes essential to your daily skin care routine. While cleansing, toning, and moisturizing seem enough, these basic steps merely skim the surface of keeping your skin at its peak after exposure to harsh elements.
Kiehl’s, pioneer of premium natural skin care since 1851, has developed effective Dermatologist Solutions and Clearly Corrective formulas to address skin concerns that emerge from UV damage prevalent during the season.
As summer activities usually entail prolonged sun exposure, whether it be water sports or outdoor trips, it is widely understood that sunscreens are critical to protecting skin from any damaging effects. Kiehl’s offers broad-spectrum protection in two formulas, Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ and Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++, for ideal UV protection and defense against wrinkles, roughness, lack of elasticity, and hyperpigmentation. The Clearly Corrective regimen, on the other hand, is an effective solution to skin discoloration and loss of clarity and further protection against harsh elements.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 90-percent of visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun’s harmful radiation. While UVB rays are more present in the summer and around noon, UVA rays are present year round. UVA rays can also be further divided into long and short rays, which can both cause premature skin aging. However, long UVA rays extend much further, reaching and, therefore, damaging the deepest layers of the skin.
As Such, the Ultra Light Daily UV Defense contains a unique blend of sunscreen filters and Vitamin E that provides all-day hydration and protection from sun damage. A fragrance-free, oil-free, and non-comedogenic formula, it also provides enhanced protection that help keep the skin free of radical damage. Used daily, this gentle, non-greasy lotion leaves the skin with a matte finish alongside reinforced prevention against signs of skin aging.
Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Mineral Sunscreen meanwhile, which was formulated for for sensitive, acne-prone skin features a 100-percent mineral-based filter that forms a barrier to deflect UV rays and defend sensitive, acne-prone skin from both the sun’s harmful radiation as well as irritation. This gentle, lightly tinted formula utilizes Titanium Dioxide—a 100-percent mineral and photostable sun filter that physically blocks UV rays with its high refractive index. In the formula, it is combined with the antioxidant benefits of Vitamin E as additional defense against free radical damage.
To further prevent signs of premature skin aging, the Clearly Corrective line composed of the Dark Spot Solution, Skin Brightening Exfoliator, and Clarity Activating Toner takes protection from sun damage a step further. Used together, this range has been clinically tested and proven to improve clarity, skin tone, radiance, and luminosity as it reduces the appearance of skin discoloration with such active ingredients as White Birch, Peony Extract, Activated C, and Ceramides.