I just got this (having already tried the UV daily SPF 40 and the tinted SPF 41) and I am really liking it! It has a really moisturizing base, without feeling heavy or greasy! I use it under makeup. The texture reminds me of La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 15 (which I love but not high enough SPF for me)! I use retinol treatment every other day, so that tends to dry out my skin, especially around my nose and mouth. And when I use regular moisturizer with SPF (such as Cerave) I still get dry, flaky skin mid-day. Not this. So far, my skin feels moist and hydrated all day, it must be the petroleum (when I first saw the ingredient I was wary, but now I am convinced it's what helps keep moisture in!). I just dislike the packaging, wish it was a pump instead of a jar!
I like the idea of a sunscreen that docs recommend post-procedure but this sample just left my face too shiny.
I have found this to be a very good product. Now that I've tried a few others since, my opinion is more objective. It provides a reasonable amount of moisturization and good broad spectrum sun protection. There is not a strong white tint left after applying like many products.
I think this will be a "go to" sunscreen for a long time to come. I've certainly not found anything better for my dry, sensitive, rosacea-afflicted skin.
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Zinc Oxide 7.0%
Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyl Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane, Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyether-1, Citric Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.
This is a link to the Elta Gold review which is the same product, they just changed the name to Elta MD:
I can't use any sunscreen everyday but this one is gentle enough to wear whenever I need it. My skin is very dry so I use a little Cerave lotion under it for the perfect amount of moisture. Haven't tried makeup over it, so I can't say if it's good for that. Comes off very easily with Clinique TTDO balm and doesn't sting like most sunscreens. My derm charged me $20 for the 4 oz. jar.