Why is sunscreen important?

When it comes to skincare, many products focus on repairing damage. Sunscreen is vital because it prevents damage. Mineral sunscreens that contain minerals such as zinc oxide are the best choice. Zinc oxide is a natural mineral that is safe even on the most sensitive skin, including post-procedure skin and even that of children 6 months or older. Zinc oxide blocks UVB (burning) and UVA (aging) rays that have been linked to photoaging and skin cancer.

Why choose Elta MD?

Elta MD is the no. 1 trusted, recommended, and personally used professional sunscreen brand by Dermatologists. They have products perfect for everyone and all different skin types and concerns.


What Elta MD Product is Best for Your Skin?

Let’s break down their best sunscreens and find the best one for your skin’s unique needs!

UV Facial SPF 30

The only sunscreen on this list formulated with oil, this product is designed for dry skin in need of moisture and hydration. This product contains Hyaluronic Acid to help with hydration and plumping, as well as vitamin E which reduces free radicals to help diminish the visible signs of aging.

Ideal Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Post Procedure
  • Mature
Elta MD UV Facial SPF 30

UV Daily SPF 40

Available in a tinted or non-tinted version, this sheer, lightweight, moisturizing sunscreen is formulated with hyaluronic acid to help plump and hydrate the skin.


Ideal Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal
  • Mature
Elta MD UV Daily SPF 40

UV Physical SPF 41

After any kind of medical aesthetic procedure, we always recommend sunscreen. This is the best option for anyone post-procedure or anyone with extra sensitive skin in need of healing and protection.


Ideal Skin Type:

  • Extra Sensitive
  • Post Procedure
Elta MD UV Physical Tinted SPF 41

UV Clear SPF 46

Available in a tinted or non-tinted option, this sunscreen is ideal for oily skin that is prone to acne or hyperpigmentation. It helps to calm inflammation and provide protection from further damage.


Ideal skin type:

  • Oily
  • Acne-Prone
  • Hyperpigmented
Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46

UV Sport SPF 50

This sunscreen is great for swimmers, skiers, runners, golfers and anyone who loves to be outdoors! UV Sport is water-resistant so it won’t rinse off in water or drip into your eyes and sting when you sweat.


Ideal Skin Type:

  • All Skin Types
Elta MD UV Sport SPF 50

Elta MD FAQs

Is Elta MD Vegan?

Elta MD does not test any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world nor does EltaMD delegate this task to others. The only possible exception is if regulatory authorities required it for safety or regulatory purposes.

Is the Vitamin E in Elta MD sunscreens gluten-free?

To the best of our knowledge, the vitamin E in Elta MD sunscreens is gluten-free.

What does the SPF value on sunscreen mean?

SPF or sunburn protection factor indicates the UVB/sunburn protection provided by sunscreen. The SPF value indicates the level of sunburn protection provided by the sunscreen product. All sunscreens must be tested according to an SPF test procedure.

The test measures the amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure it takes to cause sunburn when a person is using a sunscreen in comparison to how much UV exposure it takes to cause sunburn when they do not use a sunscreen. The product is then labelled with the appropriate SPF value indicating the amount of sunburn protection provided by the product.

Higher SPF values provide greater sunburn protection. Because SPF values are determined from a test that measures protection against sunburn caused by ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, SPF values only indicate a sunscreen’s UVB protection. However, sunscreens that pass the new broad-spectrum test will have demonstrated that they also provide ultraviolet A (UVA) protection that is proportional to their UVB protection.

How can you get your best skin ever?

Sunscreen is a key ingredient to any skincare routine! To get your best skin ever, though, you want to incorporate other products that will repair damage, nourish your skin, and improve the overall quality. To get the best recommendations, talk to a skin expert about your specific skin type and concerns! Take advantage of our virtual or in-person skincare consultations, or try out our Skincare Challenge to try a variety of sample products and see which ones work best for you!

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