Rated 3.68 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Waited for SPF 30 but now it's too Oily
I have used the SPF 15 version for several years and my only complaint was not enough SPF. I would ask at stores if that was in the works. When SPF 30 finally arrived I was very happy but now find it is so oily and shiny. I recently ventured out and tried Shiseido's SPF 50 but it was not moisturizing and was just a sunscreen (but a very matte one!)
KIEHL'S WILL YOU PLEASE FIND A SOLUTION TO THIS OTHERWISE PERFECT PRODUCT?
Most Helpful Critical Review Oily...
Although I admit that this moisturizer is in fact moisturizing, the formula is way to oily, After application you are left with an extremely greasy finish. If Khiel's could fix the oily finish, this sun protection moisturizer would be good. Other than the oily residue present after application, the formula soaks in quite well. If you already have oily skin, I would not recommend this product to you. Khiel's UV defense cream leaves a powdery finish and would work better on oily skin.
Reviewed by 76 customers Excellent daily sunscreen!
Kate from Milwaukee
I love this sunscreen for my sensitive skin. No whitecast, moisturizing, works great with or without makeup, and doesn't smell like you're a toddler at the beach. As other reviews mentioned, it could be considered greasy, but I have skin thats on the drier side and prefer the dewey look. The only reason I'm leaving 4 stars is because I would prefer a higher SPF.
All things considered, great purchase!
Jess from Manteca, CA
I love this moisturizer. A little goes a long way. I just love how it applies and how moisturized my skin feels afterwards.
The best moisturizer + SPF
jalapenogirlscout from Los Angeles, CA
Holy grail moisturizer with the right amount SPF! A Winter staple
Moisturizing for my combo/dry skin, natural finish (no whitecast, not too dewy nor too matte), pleasant to apply, unscented, doesn't react with other skincare or makeup.
I never write reviews but did because I will always repurchase this product!
Disappointed with purchase
DMann from undisclosed
Very disappointed with this product. Its greasy and leaves skin shiny.
ABianco from undisclosed
I was very excited to try this product because it is so hard to find a facial moisturizer with SPF and I typically love Kiehl's products. This did not even come close to living up to my expectations. It is very greasy and leaves my skin looking shiny. It is just an overpriced sunscreen. Very disappointed with Kiehl's.
More sunscreen, less moisturizer
Dawn from OK
It's ok. Def more of a sunscreen feel. Doesn't leave a white cast but takes a while to soak in. I have to wait quite awhile before I can begin applying my makeup. Like a lot of Kiehl's products but won't buy this one again.
Looking for better SPF moisturizer
Marina from Charlotte, NC
My first impression that it makes my face look shiny. I was even asked by friends why my face is so shiny. I guess they were right! It also burn my eyes and made it uncomfortable keeping my eyes open. However, it did protect my face from the sun which is the most important. I would love to sample another SPF moisturizer by Kiehls before purchasing a full size.
JimD from Glassboro, NJ
I have used this product on my face since 1992 as part of my daily grooming routine. It has preserved this old face and my skin looks and feels today as it did over twenty years ago.
I love this lotion!
TTPM from California
This lotion has been a life saver for me. I have acne-prone skin that tends to get dry after I wash my face. This lotion keeps it hydrated while gives it a dewy texture. I've never experienced a breakout with this moisturizer. The lotion is a bit heavy so you don't have to use a lot. But again, it never clogs my pores.
All around great
PeteS719 from Orlando, FL, USA
I am fairly new to Kiehls. As a man who shaves his head, I had been looking on and off for years for a good moisturizing lotion with sun protection built in for after I shave. BINGO! This stuff works great. It has definitely helped with dry skin, and easing any post shave irritation as well as adding the protection I need with a shaved head in Florida.
This has worked so well it has sent me back in the store a few times looking at other products, each time buying more and I now have an entire skin care routine with great products!
Great for dry skin, bad for luggage
FDS92 from Brooklyn, NY, USA
Love this sunscreen for my dry skin! I've been using it for a few years now, and it's great to get moisture and sun protection in one step - especially since I travel a lot. Only taking one star off because I HATE the fact that it leaks in my bag almost every time! I've figured out a hack, but the few times I forget, it's always a mess in my carry on.
I wanted to love it... but couldn't
Katrinax from Boston, MA, USA
This is the first Kiehl's product that I have used that has truly missed the mark. The consistency feels too watery and very greasy... I wanted to like this product because it is hard to find a moisturizer with SPF but this is NOT it.
Snazzy Annie from California
I've been using this moisturizer for about a year now and I swear by it. I put it on in the morning before applying my makeup and it works perfectly. I've found that some moisturizers make my foundation look kinda wonky, but my makeup goes on top of this one nicely. Also, I have sensitive skin and I have had no problems with this product. I'm never going back!
Top fave especially for winter!
RZ from R
I like sun bum 50 for summer, but for winter this is the best I've ever tried. Literally I want to marry it. Is that legal!? I'm combination/sensitive/acne prone and slightly starting to age at 35. This is a dream and it's lovely under makeup ... I don't think I'll ever need another face sunscreen again.
may from Miami
I use this everyday after washing my face it's the first thing I put on. Lightweight and doesn't feel greasy but provides sun protection. use it alone as well as under my foundation.
Great sunscreen, but not moisturizer
Cassie from Oklahoma City, OK
I love this product as a sunscreen! I've been using it for the past two months and it's amazing for protecting your skin during the summer months from harsh UV rays. It's light and applies well! As for a moisturizer, it leaves my skin oily as the day progresses. I haven't had any breakouts, but I'll be looking elsewhere for an everyday moisturizing product.
Way too greasy!!
KM2019 from California
This lotion is very greasy and sticky. I purchased a travel size while on vacation for use by the pool (and it was totally fine in that scenario), but couldn't imagine wearing this as a daily sunscreen on my body or face. I've really tried to stick with it and recently applied it back at home for an outdoor party, but even an hour later, I ended up washing it off because it made my skin noticeably shiny and honestly pretty gross to the touch (wouldn't recommend wearing any jewelry... or clothes for that matter, with this stuff). I'm keeping it just for beach days because I really do love Kiehl's products, but this one won't be making an appearance anywhere else soon!
Greasy for hours
A L from SF, CA
This moisturizer leaves my face greasy for hours after I apply it. My face is really soft and not greasy by the end of the day but I don't like the grease and shininess for pretty much the entire work day.
Just a sunscreen
ShannonM from Morristown, NJ
I have been looking for a moisturizer with SPF for a long time. I thought I found one but this did not hit the mark for me. This is just a fancy sunscreen. It even smells like sunscreen and it doesn?t quite absorb like a moisturizer should. It also is not sweat proof so on hot days it runs into your eyes and burns. I?m so disappointed in the product. I use several other of Kiehls? products and like them. I hope one day they can come up with what was promised in this product, a moisturizer with SPF.
I really like this spf
Emily from Central Valley, ca
I really like this daily spf so far- haven't had any breakouts, and it goes on well.
My Go-To Moisturizer
JanelleS from undisclosed
I love this moisturizer. When I first started using it, I saw a physical change in my complexion (clearer, brighter, and moister skin). I use this daily and love that it has SPF as I'm never sure when I'll be outside during the day. The SPF seems to last all day as I have never had any issues with sunburn. My only issue is that this is not an overly "clean" product.
Avoid the travel size
TheReviewer from undisclosed
I bought this as a replacement for the Facial Fuel with SPF after seeing reviews about the latest formulation of Facial Fuel being disappointing. Overall, the product seems decent, if not a little thick (but it's nice having sunscreen). But a major problem is that the travel size leaks. The first time I travelled with it, the cream exploded over everything else in my bathroom bag. Now, I keep it in a ziploc bag and, due to the leaking, I can get enough product simply from the inside of the bag. If you want to get this product, I would avoid it for travel for the time being.
Do not buy travel size!
Marta from Pittsburgh, PA
I have taken this cream on 4 work trips in the past 3 months and every time the bottle leaks, even though I don?t crowd my toiletries bag. Nothing else leaks just this bottle! I?ve now lost nearly half of it because I check this in my bag and it can?t handle the pressure changes. So buy it for home use but don?t take Kiehls products on a plane or you?ll waste your money.
User for over 30 years
Tootallal from Southeast USA
I love this product. I've been using it for 30+ years and there is a significant difference between my skin and my two brothers who don't use anything. I've tried both less and more expensive product but keep coming back. My only critical comment is when I travel with it in my checked bag it seems the viscosity is changed to a thicker feel. Seems like that would be impossible but time after time it happens with the "sample" amount I take from the larger container.
Aden from Illinois
It's very moisturizing I had a dry patch and the first day I used it it was gone love this product