Info on our Elta MD, Medical grade line of sunscreens...
What do I need to know when buying and using sunscreen?
Spending time in the sun increases a person’s risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To reduce these risks, consumers should regularly use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF value of 15 or higher in combination with protective measures such as:
Limiting time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
Wearing clothing to cover skin exposed to the sun (long-sleeved shirts, pants, sunglasses, broad-brimmed hats) when possible.
Using a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.
Reapplying sunscreen, even if it is labeled as water-resistant, at least every 2 hours. (Water-resistant sunscreens should be reapplied more often after swimming or sweating, according to the directions on the label.)
Consumers should also be aware that no sunscreens are “waterproof” because all sunscreens eventually wash off. Sunscreens can only be labeled as “water-resistant” if they are tested according to the required SPF test procedure. Sunscreens labeled “water-resistant” successfully will also be required to state whether the sunscreen remains effective for 40 minutes or 80 minutes when swimming or sweating, and all sunscreens will be required to provide directions on when to reapply.
Sources: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
EltaMD sunscreens help prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun, when used with other sun protection measures. EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free. All EltaMD sunscreens are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad-spectrum sunscreens.
Elta Clear for Acneaic skin:
Oil-free EltaMD UV Clear helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to breakouts, rosacea and discoloration. It contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid and lactic acid, ingredients that promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Very lightweight and silky, it may be worn with makeup or alone. Choose from tinted and untinted formulas for use every day.
9.0% transparent zinc oxide
Antioxidant protection combats skin-aging free radicals associated with ultraviolet (UV) and infrared radiation (IR).
Calms and protects acne-prone skin
Leaves no residue
UVA/UVB sun protection
Fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic