Known for its affinity with skin and its powerful ability to improve the appearance of skin aging. 10.5% of Pure Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) is the key ingredient in the Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions product Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate.
Naturally occurring in plant leaves, cereal germ oils, and milk, Vitamin E is known to be an important antioxidant and free-radical scavenger that contains moisturizing properties.
An odorless, slightly bitter alkaloid, Caffeine has been shown to help reduce the appearance of puffiness when used in skincare products.
Used in Traditional Chinese medicine - a powerful antioxidant known to help build skin’s own resistance and reduce free radical damage. Demonstrated to help maintain healthy skin barrier function (in vitro).
Linda E: I wanted a lotion that had a good amount of SPF for my husband. He's outside a lot and I think the lotion with the sun protection is better than just a sun tan lotion. He's almost 70 - he deserves a treat.May 7, 2013
Barbara S: Planning a summertime trip to several Pacific Islands, I knew a powerful sunscreen was in order. I believe I may have read about this in the NYT or WSJ. Very happy with it.Oct 22, 2012
Jeff B: At 51 years of age, fair skinned and extremely active outdoors; a great sunscreen is paramount. Particularly if you're in sales as I am; no one likes to look like a tired old sales man.Oct 19, 2012
Douglas P: need a vitamin c moisturizerAug 22, 2012
Linda D: My husband likes the other Facial Fuel products.Aug 19, 2012
celeste t: I purchased facial fuel because it's 50spf without moisturizer. I know some people like an all in one lotion, but having spf separate from my moisturizer allows me to to vary my moisturizer needs by season without losing out on spf protection.Aug 15, 2012
Jessica M: my husband loves regular facial fuel and he needs SPFAug 14, 2012
jenny a: My husband want to see if the caffeine will make improvements on his skin conditionJul 26, 2012
LANCE J: It simply works! I'm an African American male with blemish prone skin from acne which causes hyperpigmentation. Since i've been using this product, my existing hypermigmentation has continually faded away gradually with no new hyperpigmentation to follow in other areas.Jul 19, 2012
Anne N: Read about it in the New York Times--liked mention of "firming" from caffeine contentJun 6, 2012
Steve G: This goes on very light and provided good sun protection. However, be aware that it has a scent that I could only describe as "tar", reminiscent of a strong anti-dandruff shampoo. I'll use this only when I'm doing stuff out doors, such as running or hiking.Jun 6, 2012
Kay J: My husband saw it in a magazine and wanted to try it.Jun 5, 2012
Krista S: My husband really liked the SPF15 Facial Fuel, but living in FL we feel we need stronger SPF.May 23, 2012
Eugene H: Hoping for a sunscreen that I'm not allergic to.May 18, 2012
Adele C: My husband has very sensitive skin, his dark spots get worse in the summer.Apr 25, 2012
Celeste T asked:I'm confused, I thought Facial Fuel was just Super Fluid repackaged in a blue bottle for men, but the ingredients are totally different. Has anyone tried both? What's the difference between them? I understand that both are chemical sunscreens but Super Fluid seems to be more UVA/UVB protection based while Facial Fuel has more antioxidants and minerals.Aug 15, 2012
Memphis P:My experience with Facial Fuel has been expectacular. It is liquidy enough for a quick and easy application as well as a light and thin coat. This has been by far the most impressive product I have ever tried.May 22, 2012
DAVID B:Assuming you're a male, I would suggest using the Facial Fuel with the SPF if you want both a moisturizer and SPF coverage on a normal (non-beach/outdoor) day. It's much easier to use one product (obviously). I actually returned the product your are inquiring about; I didn't like the feeling after wearing it. I love Kiehls, but this product was not up to par with my expectations, especially at this price point.Apr 11, 2013
Jonathan R:I believe it provides (primarily) chemical protection from both UVA and UVB - the active ingredients the packaging lists and what I know about them is listed below (I'm not an expert):
Avobenzone (3%) - UVA chemical protection Homosalate (15%) - Blocks UV rays around 300 nm Octisalate (5%) - weak UVB protection Octocrylene (5%) -abosorbs UVB and short wave UVA and works to boots other agents effectiveness. Oxybenzone 6% - also UVB and short wave UVA protection
There may also be some physical protection, but I do not know ,these would not be listed as active ingredients. I have no personal information to share since it was a gift. I hope this helps.Jun 22, 2012
Dale S:It contains avobenzone, 3%; homosalate, 15%; octisalate, 5%; octocrylene, 5% and oxybenzone, 6% but don't bother with this sunscreen. It is almost as thin as water. Keeping it in your hand before applying is difficult. I don't recommend it.Jun 20, 2012
DAVID B:I agree. Its another step. I would suggest going with the Facial Fuel moisturizer with and SPF. There will soon be more men's products that combine some of these steps, much like the recently introduced women's "BB" products. I am looking forward to these products.Jun 12, 2012
Ken M:This product is great! I work and play outdoors all day long kayaking, fishing and golfing. I don't use a separate moisturizer. The sunscreen spreads out very evenly and works great. I'll be buying more soon.
A shopper asked:With more options available I'm growing confused as what to stick to...I understand variety is good but all the sunscreen products seem to offer the same thing (SPF 50+) yet differ in weird ways. For example, I'm confused as to why they have a Facial Fuel 15 and 50, might as well get the 50 right? But I'm "weirded out" by having caffeine in it. Any thoughts on Facial Fuel 50 vs 15 vs Super Fluid?Jun 1, 2012
Jonathan R:I'm not sure why they have different SPFs but it could be that they have different chemical ingredients that some people may wish to avoid or simply one may be lighter than the other - I only use the daily moisturizer because it doesn't clump on stubble. As for the caffeine, people and "studies" claim it helps with cellulite and dark circles because it is a diuretic but as far as I know you really cannot absorb caffeine though the skin (could be wrong) - I think it is just a trend in beauty products. On a completely subjective note, I do feel better when I use this product and I do see a noticeable improvement in skin color when I apply it.Jun 22, 2012
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