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One of the most important though often overlooked aspects of skincare is sun protection. With sun damage working as one of the leading causes of premature aging and damage in skin, makeup and skincare brands have increasingly been creating products that incorporate sun protection into their formulations. There are some brands however that don’t just integrate sun protection into their products, they specialize in it. Elta MD is a brand rooted in dermatology that expertly crafts sun protecting and skincare products that truly care about the health of your skin. Elta MD has been creating sunscreens and skincare products for the cosmetic industry for the past 25 years. Over the rich history of the brand, Elta MD has become a trusted and highly regarded cosmetic brand by medical professionals. Elta MD skincare products have been used to treat, protect, restore, and maintain the integrity and health of skin in environments that span across burn centers to rehabilitation clinics.

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Elta MD Sunscreen

At the core of the Elta MD brand is the Elta MD sunscreen products. Today Elta MD is home to five types of facial sunscreen products and six types of facial/body sunscreen products. Each Elta MD sunscreen product includes broad spectrum SPF which works to protect skin against the UVA sun rays which cause premature aging and the UVB sun rays which are responsible for sunburn. By using an Elta MD sunscreen you are taking a vital step in protecting your skin, decreasing your risk for cancer, and reducing the chances of premature aging.

The most popular type of facial Elta MD sunscreen is the Elta MD UV Facial with broad spectrum SPF 30+. This daily Elta MD sunscreen was designed to work best for normal to dry skin types as it provides a hydrating dose of moisture to the skin along with its sun protection. The Elta MD UV Facial has a silky smooth  texture that glides onto skin with ease without feeling greasy or heavy allowing it work nicely under your makeup application. The formulation of this particular Elta MD sunscreen is infused with hyaluronic acid which helps to lock in moisture keeping skin hydrated, as well as antioxidant vitamin E which works to protect skin from environmental feel radicals and to reduce the signs of age. Those with sensitive skin twill be happy to note that the Elta MD UV Facial sunscreen uses natural mineral zinc oxide to provide its sun protection in addition to being fragrance and paraben free, and noncomedogenic so it will not clog pores.

It’s not surprisingly the dermatologist recommended Elta MD sunscreens would be the recipients of unanimously positive reviews. The most common Elta MD reviews applaud the UV Facial for being so moisturizing and hydrating to the skin which is an attribute not typically found in sunscreens. Other common Elta MD reviews appreciate the lightweight texture of the Elta MD sunscreen with users noting that it feels virtually weightless on the skin.

As far as the body Elta MD sunscreens they each are popular in their own right with each one providing a different convenience or use to users. If you had to choose just one, go with the Elta MD UV Sport with broad spectrum SPF 50. This Elta MD sunscreen provides the highest level of SPF of all the body sunscreens making it the perfect option for those who are anticipating spending their time outdoors. This Elta MD sunscreen is oil free and water resistant so you won’t run the risk of looking greasy or shiny and won’t have to worry about it washing off or being sweated out. The Elta MD UV Sport formulation contains 9% of mineral sun protectant zinc oxide as well as being fragrance-free and noncomedogenic which is great for those of all skin types including sensitive.

Like the facial Elta MD sunscreen, the Elta MD UV Sport is another top rated product of the brand. Users of this Elta MD sunscreen report that this sunscreen feels great on the skin and is quickly absorbed which is a definite bonus for those who need a quick and effortless application. Some of the most common Elta MD reviews of the UV Sport applaud the sunscreen for its water resistant abilities which is of extreme importance to athletes, runners, and everyday people who may be both outside and in the water.




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Advanced Dermatology

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Eltamd PM Therapy Facial Moisturizer Review

EltaMd offers an excellent range of products for those of you who are looking for workhorse products that do what they claim, without all of the bells and whistles. Their no frills approach has led them to release some of the best and most highly recommended sunscreens by dermatologists and estheticians. But they have also developed a highly curated range of essential skincare products, like the EltaMD PM Therapy Facial Moisturizer. This nighttime moisturizer was designed to nourish and condition the skin while also restoring and repairing as you sleep. As a formula first brand, EltaMd has been very purposeful with their ingredients, and have made this product completely oil-free, fragrance-free and non comedogenic in order to cater to all skin types, including those with ultra sensitive skin. In addition to this, the formula behind this product also contains ceramides to reinforce the skin’s natural moisture barrier, niacinamide to brighten and even out the complexion, while antioxidants speeding up the metabolism to maximize the skin’s nightly reparative processes.


EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 Review

One of the most well known, cult favorite brands for a daily use sunscreens is the EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46. This product range was developed in order to help users find the perfect daily sunscreen for them. Of all the skincare products in your routine, sunscreen is by far the most important for your overall health, as well as the condition of your skin. Preventing UV damage is the number one way to avoid premature ageing and hyperpigmentation. The key components of this product in particular is it’s completely clear and weightless finish, the mineral filters and the no nonsense formula. Like the name would suggest this product is completely clear and can be used by all skin types without worrying about a waxy, sticky white cast. Additionally this product features only mineral UV filters, which often work before for those with sensitive skin types. The formula as a whole for this product is very basic, which helps to prevent any sensitivity so that all skin types can benefit from a daily sunscreen.


Eltamd Renew Eye Gel Review

Elta Md has been a fan favorite for dermatologists and skin care enthusiasts for years. Classic products, like their Renew Eye Gel offer excellent formulations at reasonable prices. The Renew Eye Gel features key active ingredients including niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and peptides to nourish, fortify and hydrate the skin. More unique ingredients like saccharomyces cerevisiae extract and glycosaminoglycans increase collagen support, reduce dark circles and improve skin’s overall look and feel. This product is also completely oil-free, and most users have noticed improvements within the first few days of use.


EltaMD Barrier Renewal Complex Review

As more research continues to be done about the skin, the role of the skin barrier has become more and more important. This barrier is what helps to keep our skin healthy, balanced and hydrated. When your barrier is impaired, you can expect everything from increased dehydration, clogged pores, sensitivity, and redness. But the good news is, is that more and more companies are coming out with products designed to reinforce the skin barrier, the easier it is to avoid damage. Products like the EltaMD Barrier Renewal Complex was designed to moisturize the stratum corneum and improve the condition of compromised skin after just one application in 24 hours. This formula contains a blend of ceramides and other essential lipids, making up the three main components of a healthy skin barrier. These ingredients also work outside of the skin barrier to minimize inflammation within the skin while also helping to promote skin cell turnover. According to the brand, within 21 days, skin appears softer, smoother, healthier and overall, more youthful. Like all other EltaMD products, this product is fragrance-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic.


EltaMD UV Replenish Broad Spectrum SPF 44 Review

The EltaMD UV Replenish Broad Spectrum SPF 44 was designed to serve as a completely physical sunscreen that offers broad spectrum production as well as moisture to replenish dry, damaged or stressed out skin. The formula behind this product demonstrates all of the expertise that this brand has gathered over the years and why they have been such a trusted sunscreen brand for so many skincare enthusiasts. This formula in particular features hyaluronic acid to draw hydration into the skin while antioxidants help to reinforce the physical filters and protect against other forms of environmental damage such as pollution and free radicals. Finally, this formula also offers IR and HEV light protection, making it an excellent option for everyday wear. As an oil-free formula, this product would be an excellent option for those of you who are looking for a light as air finish and an a sensitive skin friendly alternative to chemical sunscreens.


EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser

For more than 25 years, EltaMD has formulated skin care products, such as sunscreens, wound healing products, and anti-aging formulas, that are widely used and recommended by physicians and other medical professionals. EltaMD applies that experience to create innovative products that help restore, protect, and maintain healthy skin. This review will cover everything you need to know about the EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser.

What is it?

The EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser is a blend of enzymes and amino acids designed to loosen makeup, excess oil, and other impurities on the skin and in the pores. The cleanser generates foam that gently lifts these impurities away from the skin, allowing them to be rinsed away. The result is clean, fresh skin that is prepared for the next steps in your skin care routine. This foaming facial cleanser will not cause dryness or irritation because the formula is free of harsh surfactants.


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