Protecting your skin from the harmful UVA/UVB rays is important, even in the middle of winter. Long gone are the days when sunscreen left white chalky marks on our skin. Now most sunscreens are lightweight and clear – and can easily be layered over your favorite moisturizer and under your makeup – while still getting the job done.
One such brand that works well for every skin type is EltaMD. This physician-dispensed skin care line has a 25 year history of developing and manufacturing wound care and skin care products for burn centers and hospitals. EltaMD also has an Aesthetic Procedure Skin Care line that includes sun protection products. The sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide. This means that your skin gets a physical barrier from the sun. EltaMD sunscreens are suitable for all skin types – they are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free.
Here are few of our favorites.
EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46
Best for: Skin types prone to acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation
This oil-free sunscreen helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to discoloration and breakouts. Lightweight and silky, can be worn alone or under makeup. Available in clear or a lightly tinted formula.
EltaMD UV Daily Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Best for: Normal and combination skin types; Also great for post-procedure skin.
This EltaMD sunscreen provides sun protection and a hydration boost because it contains hyaluronic acid to help your skin retain moisture and increase skin smoothness while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is 9% transparent zinc oxide for serious sun protection from UVA/UVB rays. It is lightweight and can be used alone or under makeup. Available in clear or lightly tinted; it is fragrance-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic.
Visit Blu Cocoon MedSpa in San Jose, CA, to purchase EltaMD sunscreens.