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Sunscreen -EltaMD -UV Clear SPF 46


I have seen a lot of youtubers recommended this product, which is suitable for sensitive, acne-prone skin like mine, I used it and since the first use, I felt a stinging sensation on my face. Later, my face became red and itchy especially around my chin and my cheeks. I gave it a try for another three days as I want to make sure it is the product not the season change as it is entering autumn here. Sadly, it really is the product. After 3 consecutive days of using, I got red rashes, white heads on my chin all over and some on my cheeks and a bit of my forehead between my brows. Once I stopped using, it relieved the itchyness but the allergic aftermath still prolong for a week already. Friendly advice, do the patch test first before you apply this product all over your face. I am still on the search of a suitable sunscreen for my sensitive skin.

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Sunscreen -EltaMD -UV Daily Facial Broad Spectrum SPF 40

on 11/10/2018 2:43:00 PM


This is a decent sunscreen, (that uses both chemical and physical filters), for certain situations. I rated it 4 stars because of the easy to wear formula. If you’ve got the budget for it, and don’t mind having incomplete UV protection, it’s a great product.

CONS: It’s way expensive for 1.7 oz, $26+ depending where you get it. The pump bottle doesn’t let you ensure you get all of the product out, a tube would be much better. The major con for me is the low percentage of zinc oxide. In order to protect against UVA 1 rays at the upper end of the spectrum, a higher concentration of zinc oxide is needed, 20%+. The other sun screen filter, Octinoxate, only offers protection from UVB rays, so the product will cover you for UVB and UVA 2, but I don’t believe it’s enough to protect against UVA 1 rays, which do damage and age the skin. So, I only wear this for quick trips the store, going out and about but primarily being indoors, late afternoons when the sun is going down, etc. For bike rides, beach days, or any time I’ll be out longer than 10-15 minutes at a stretch, I’ll use my Neutrogena SheerZinc with 22% zinc oxide. Or bust out my Ambre Solaire with Mexoryl.

PROS: The formula is super wearable. Zero white cast, spreads easily, absorbs fully, not filmy, layers well, slightly emollient, basically unscented. I have normal-dry skin, and I don’t find it to be greasy at all. Nor is it tacky, it just sinks in and that’s that, - on to the next step. I’ll add a tiny bit of Sensual Skin Enhnacer to turn it into something that offers a bit of coverage, and they blend so well together. I LOVE the formula. If it had even 15-18% zinc oxide and wore as well as the current version, this would be my daily driver for life. The formula is that good. Much more easy and comfortable to wear than the EltaMD UV physical, which I used up before buying this.

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Sunscreen -EltaMD -UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47

on 10/12/2018 9:45:00 AM


I thought I would love this but it's not meant to be. WAY too greasy for my face (which is what I bought it for.) I'm acne prone, sensitive, and my skin can dry out easily. The UV physical formula is pretty drying for me so I thought I I like this one but it makes my face sooo oily even with no moisturizer underneath. Pretty disappointing. For me it's pretty comparable to the finish of Blue Lizard. There have been some newer physical formulations that have come out so I might try one of those because I really like Elta and appreciate their ingredients bc my skin is so sensitive. 2 lippies for good ingredients but it's too heavy for me.

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on 10/11/2018 5:00:00 PM


This is the only facial sunscreen I can wear. It's tinted (which works with my fair skin tone, but would not necessarily work for everyone of course). It has a bit of a "sticky" feel which I LOVE. It doesn't run when my face sweats, so I never have had the problem of sunscreen burning my eyes. It provides a great base for a loose powder foundation and can even act by itself without additional makeup. It evens out the redness in my face and has worked so well over the years!! Also, since my skin is so dry, I put on moisturizer first (MAC comfort creme) and then this sunscreen. Just the sunscreen alone would leave my face super dehydrated and flaky.

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Sunscreen -EltaMD -UV Physical SPF 41

on 10/9/2018 3:14:00 PM


The best for me. I would like a lighter tint (nc 15 )but that doesn’t detract me from buying again and again this spf. Most of the days i just set it with powder and i am good to go.

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