Elta MD: Smart Skin Care
With the FDA enforcing more stringent measures in marketing sun care products this year, we, as consumers, should also be more vigilant about our sunscreens’ formulas. After all, if we’ve been trained to choose only the most appropriate skin care products for our skin type, why should it be different with sunscreens?
Even if most sunscreens contain almost the same range of SPF values, they are not created equal. Some of them have superior formulas, with non-comedogenic, fragrance- and paraben-free features that don’t cause acne breakouts and skin irritations—like Elta MD products. Specially formulated with Z-Cote, an ultra-durable form of zinc oxide, Elta MD sunscreens provide long-lasting protection from UVA (age-accelerating) and UVB (sunburn- and skin cancer-causing) rays. And because each type of skin has its own unique needs, Elta MD offers a complete range of broad-spectrum sun care products, one for every skin type and need. Below are some of its most popular products.
Eta MD UV Clear SPF 46
Winner of the ELLE Magazine’s 2010 Genius Award, this lightweight and oil-free formula calms and protects sensitive and acne-prone skin. The best thing about this product is that unlike other sunscreens, this one appears clear and doesn’t leave any white residue on the skin’s surface—so you can easily wear it alone or under makeup.
Elta MD UV Physical SPF 41
This gentle, chemical-free sunscreen utilizes the natural sun blocking properties of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect your skin from the sun, as well as antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. It features a water-resistant formula that is easily absorbed by the skin, and a soft tint to even and enhance your skin tone.
Elta MD UV Daily SPF 40
This lightweight sunscreen provides powerful sun protection in the form of a daily facial moisturizer. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, a powerful humectant that can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, this sunscreen-cum-moisturizer provides intense hydration, increases skin smoothness and elasticity, and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. It can also be used as part of a post-procedure treatment.
Elta MD UV Sport Waterproof SPF 50
This high-powered SPF 50 sunblock features a long-lasting and waterproof formula that won't rinse off in water or drip into your eyes when you sweat, making it an indispensable product for outdoor athletes. It can be applied to either wet or dry skin, and leaves no greasy residue on the skin.