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EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46

Average Rating 3.8/5
66% would buy again
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Review by zernelle

rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 9/10/2010 9:31:00 AM More reviews by zernelle

Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue

I absolutely love this sunscreen! I was using Dermaquest Skin Therapy Solar Protection SPF 15, but it was irritating my skin a bit. After reading all the positive reviews of Elta MD UV Clear, I decided to try it. The Dermaquest and the Elta cost about the same (the Elta is slightly cheaper, but you get slightly less product, so the per-ounce cost is nearly identical). The Elta feels slightly lighter than the Dermaquest, which has been great on hot, humid days. I find it to feel very soothing to my sensitive skin; I haven't had any of the irritation issues I had with the Dermaquest. I like the high percentage of zinc oxide and niacinamide, which are both soothing to my skin, which has never looked better! And the packaging is great too--a pump that dispenses just the right amount for my face each morning. The only thing that could make this sunscreen better would be a lower price, but I order online with a discount, so that helps, and facial skincare is one of the few places in my life where I carefully and selectively splurge. Overall, I can't recommend this product highly enough for anyone with combination-to-slight-oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 9%, Octinoxate 7.5%. Other Ingredients: Water, Cyclomethicone, Niacinamide, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.

UPDATE: Elta MD has quietly changed the ingredients in this sunscreen so it now has cyclopentasiloxane, which seems to break out many people. I'm still fine with it, but I wanted to update my review with the current ingredients list.

New Ingredients
Active Ingredients: 9.0% Zinc oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate. Other Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.

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