SUN PROTECTION PRODUCTS
All Elta MD sun care products contain zinc oxide as their main sun light filter. Zinc oxide containing sunscreens are considered to be the safest and most effective because they block the broadest spectrum of UVA and UVB light with fewer potentially hazardous chemicals as compared to conventional sunscreens. Zinc oxide is called a “chemical-free sunscreen” because zinc is an inert metal that stays on the skin surface and reflects away light without being absorbed by the body. Zinc oxide is safe enough even for babies — it’s the main ingredient in most diaper rash ointments. The latest technology involves micronized zinc oxide, where the particles are smaller so zinc blends in nicely without making your skin look pasty white. There are products for acne prone/oily skin, dry skin, allergic/sensitive skin, sweat proof for outdoor activities, and more. Two recent formulations include Elta UV Clear, a lightweight version for acne sufferers that contains niacinamide to reduce inflammation, and Elta UV Spray, a first of its kind waterproof zinc oxide spray for outdoor activities.The Elta products we carry are:
SOLBAR – Sunscreen with Transparent Zinc Oxide
Shields and protects the skin not only from UVB, UVA II and UVA I rays. Contains patented micronized and transparent zinc oxide plus UVB sunscreen agents. An excellent base for makeup. Hypoallergenic – does not irritate the skin or eyes. Extremely water resistant and unscented.
Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50
A sunscreen that combines UVA and UVB protection in an elegant matte finish that is non-comedogenic, allergy tested, and dermatologist tested. Sheer, PABA-free, and fragrance-free for all skin types.
Colorscience SUNFORGETTABLE® Mineral Sunscreen
Powered by EnviroScreen™ Technology, this all-powerful, all-mineral skin shield provides total protection in one convenient, on-the-go
application—alone or over makeup. The highly refined mineral formula offers everyday broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with a hint of color for all-day touch-ups.
Broad Spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreen
UVA protection rating: UVB protection rating: SPF 50
Water resistant (80 minutes)
Net Wt. 0.21 oz. / 6 g
90-day supply based on typical use