Kiehls' introduces a fresh burst of UV defense; providing protection in the most humid conditions


  • Kiehls Ultra Light Defense UV Aqua Gel
  • Kiehls Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel
  • Kiehls Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel

As a long-time advocate in the use of a daily sunscreen, Kiehl's sun protection portfolio incorporates products that not only help defend from harmful UVA/UVB rays and oxidation, but also help defend against other environmental pollutants. Studies have shown that the skin damaging effects of UV and pollution combined can be greater than those of either UV or pollution alone.

Suitable for humid conditions, the new formula has the capacity to help protect the skin barrier from pollution and UVA-induced oxidation helping to prevent first signs of aging. In addition to providing UV protection, the formula visibly reduces the appearance of pores, and leaves skin shine-free. The new sunscreen is recommended for normal to oily skin types.

This lightweight formula employs a blend of sunscreen filters and pollution-protecting technology that extends protection beyond UVA and UVB rays. Combined with the antioxidant power of Vitamin E, the formula keeps skin hydrated all day. It is also unscented and non-comedogenic.

Kiehl’s pollution-protection technology helps neutralize free radicals and prevents environmental pollution from being absorbed into skin. Particulate matter’s small size allows penetration into skin’s pores, causing direct free radical damage. These pollutants can cause oxidative-stress, inflammation and even accelerated skin aging, such as dryness, skin darkening and dullness. Kiehl’s formula forms a protective barrier on the surface of skin, helping to prevent oxidative-stress caused by environmental aggressors.

Naturally occurring in skin, Vitamin E, a main ingredient in the formula, is known to help neutralize skin damaging free radicals. In addition to antioxidant protection, Vitamin E is often used in moisturizing skincare products.