As a principle, I don't believe in skin whitening. Love the skin you're in! But I do believe that if you have scars and spots, a little brightening and lightening is great to even out the skin tone. Now, scars you can prevent by being careful, and if you really don't want to get freckles, sun spots, wrinkles, leathery skin, and every skin problem under the sun, then do one and only one thing: AVOID THE SUN!
I'll talk about SPF in another post. For this one, let's talk about the lovely party Kiehl's threw for the beauty media.
There was also a design-a-tank top contest. The beauty editors and writers took to it like fish to water--must be because they're really the type who are attracted to colors (makeup, nail polish, etc!).
I must say I'm a better writer than a painter so I didn't join. There was a fabulous prize--a free trip somewhere that I didn't hear since I was so busy chatting with people. Yes, I'm very social and always like to go around chatting people up. For example, I just had to catch up with Jane Kingsu-Cheng who's wearing a Kate Torralba for Paper Dolls outfit with Melissa heels.
Oh, and of course we all went home with tubes of Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50!
I haven't tried the Kiehl's sunblock yet since I'm currently trying another brand, which I'm not very happy about. Will post a review soon!