10 Reasons I love Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30 | A Review


This morning I noticed my bottle was nearing empty. It’s my second bottle, been using this same SPF moisturizer for a year now -and that shows true commitment on my end. Loyalty to products isn’t my strong suit – I like to roam 😉 Therefore, with a year under my belt, I think it’s time to share my thoughts.

Here are 10 reasons I love this moisturizer (with the freakishly long name):

    1. It really is ‘ultra light’. The texture is almost watery but it is still incredibly nourishing. I have tried other natural SPF that are thick or even chalky, none of that here. It smooths on like a dream and sits well under makeup. I have normal skin (to sometimes dry) and it does takes a few minutes to soak in (I don’t mind, just brush my teeth, comb my hair, etc.). But I do find it curious that they market it to “oily” skin since my normal/dry skin doesn’t instantaneously slurp it up, and when my skin is oilier I have to use powder to “set it” or else I can look sweaty! Note: powdering takes care of it though. No complaints.
    2. The scent. A unobtrusive, yet uplifting lemony scent is a nice way to start off my day. It does fade completely, which I see as a positive, as I’m not keen on smelling my own face all day long! Note: lemon essential oil is thought to be phototoxic (cause sun sensitivity) so that is a concern I have with this moisturizer, sadly. [EDIT: a reader informed me that she emailed Kimberly about this concern and her answer was that it’s steam distilled so phototoxidity isn’t a problem.]
    3. One year shelf-life. Not bad for a natural product!
    4. Has SPF 30 (decent) and is a physical sunscreen (I won’t go into why I think physical sunscreen is better than chemical in this review. For further reading see: Why I’ve Switched from Chemical to Physical Sunscreen (great information) and for in depth data breakdown of chemical/physical ingredients read this)
    5. Mixes exceedingly well with makeup (liquid foundation, mineral powder, bb cream etc.) to make perfectly blended DIY tinted moisturizers – which is my jam. Note: I was wearing it mixed with a cc cream in my last spring makeup look, if you’re curious for an “action shot” 😉
    6. NO WHITE CAST. none.
    7. One bottle lasts for about 6 months – and that’s using it morning and night! (Side note: currently on the hunt for a nighttime moisturizer that doesn’t break me out.) So, the fact that it (a) lasts so long and (b) works SO well/hits all the important points for me, make up for the slightly higher price ($32 on Amazon for 4 oz). Which, I mean, price is relative. There are definitely SPFs out there far more expensive.
    8. Not tested on animals.
    9. No nano particles. There is debate over the toxicity of nanoparticles, but I’d rather err on the side of “no, thanks, not on my face.”
    10. Does not break me out


I got distracted while staging Ms. Sayer’s photo shoot and snapped one of my glass blown golden snitch. Aren’t bookshelves the best? A place for little treasures and stores of knowledge.

Have you tried Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30? What is your favorite natural sunscreen?


3 thoughts on “10 Reasons I love Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30 | A Review

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  2. Cool. Nice review. Just to let you know, I have emailed Kimberly Sayer about the lemon oil, because it was a concern of mine, also. Her answer was that it’s steam distilled so phototoxidity isn’t a problem. Just wanted to let you know. God bless!!


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