EltaMD UV Physical SPF 41

4.1

83 reviews

68% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: 9.0 Zinc oxide, 7.0 Titanium dioxideIngredients as of 09/2011. REFORMULATED TO A MUCH DARKER TINT: Ingredients (alphabetical order): Aluminum Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Hydrated Silica, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Octyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Perfluoronyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylate 13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Purified Water, Quercitin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Selenite, Soft Tex Yellow Iron Oxide-C337773, Soft Tex Red Iron Oxide-C337775, Soft Tex Russett Iron Oxide-C337721, Soft Tex Black Iron Oxide-C337751, Thioctic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This product is slightly better to other better quality high-end sunscreens. I like the very slight tint in it, it gives me incentive to use it every day. It has a nice, light texture. It dries quickly and it is not sticky nor does it melt in the heat. This is a good product I will keep on using it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

As a transplanted New Yorker now living in Miami, it was a must that I switch from beach-day only sunscreen use to every-day sunscreen use. I am very sensitive to chemical sunscreens (makes my eyes hurt no matter how far away from my eyes I apply the product), and I hate a coated feeling (I never wear foundation, even for special events, because I hate my face feeling coated). EltaMD Physical has checked all the boxes for me, and I have been wearing it daily for a couple of years now. It is cosmetically elegant, feels weightless, does not make my combo skin shiny, and does the job in terms of sun protection. I initially purchased it at my derm's office, but have since found better prices online.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The most ironic thing is that it leaves a horrible white cast but the package says it's "tinted". I can't stand the greasy, shining looking of my face after applying this sunscreen, although it finally blends into my skin tone after 3 hours. Will go for Japanese sunscreens.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Other

I have tried other tinted moisturizers without any great love - too heavy, too gummy and plastic colors. This one is light in feel and look. Just what I was looking for - not too much! I also like that I found it in my dermatologists office at the check out. They endorse the line, but do not mention it. I just happened to see it and ask.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Is it a good physical sunscreen? Yes. Does it do the job of a tinted moisturiser? No. Would I buy it again? Possibly. I like the fact that with 9% zinc and 7% tiox it gives better protection than my Paula's Choice tinted moisturizer SPF30 (which has 5% of each). It seems gentle, though possibly slightly drying so I use moisturizer underneath. The tint is only partially successful, however. It comes out of the tube a kind of neutral beige slightly darker than my PC t/m in level 2/light (though the tint is uneven, it looks kind of granular though it isn't - difficult to describe). But when spread on the skin, it goes on much whiter. Beautypedia says this product has a yellow tint, but it's not so at all - more neutral/cool. It still makes me paler, and the finish is not quite comparable to a tinted moisturizer in terms of elegance. It does even out skin just a little; I don't like to wear foundation on top. I do wear powder because, if applied in sufficient quantity (for the SPF), it's a bit shiny. Still, I am battling against melasma, and this is the most wearable high-spf non-chemical sunscreen I have found so far.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

It's been hard to find a good physical sunscreen. I tried Cotz (which I forgot to review been too long) I've been trying to find a good one that's lightweight, has good UV/UVA balance and stability and overall not too greasy or chalky. I was hesitant on trying because I read mixed reviews (amazon) and I didn't want to waste anymore money.

At first, I noticed that it broke me out in the tiniest ways (small whiteheads) but I pushed through and my skin thankfully got used to it. It feels pretty silky and soft upon application, the finish almost feels and wears like I primer. The color is ok, as the one I have is tinted, I wish they could come out with different color choices. But I can almost get away without wearing any foundation over this, which is saying a lot! It almost makes my skin looked airbrushed and soft focused looking. I'm impressed, I wish it was cheaper, but I'm gonna continue to purchase because it's really great. I would caution anyone with acne prone skin, it might break you out but it could get better if your skin normalizes to it.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I'm considering tossing this just because of how fussy it is. It's barely used and 7 months old....and I'm a daily facial sunscreen user so.....

It's non irritating. But it is drying.....the tint is just too off for me... It's not just that it's too pale, it's too grey/violet. I wore it again this morning, under a darker tinted cc cream to correct the color.....it's already pooling and separating on my face and it's only been 6 hrs.

I'm staying away from sun screen with titanium dioxides from now on....

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I have been using Elta MD's UV Daily Broad Spectrum 40 for a while now and I love it. It is very moisturizing for my dry skin. But this past summer, I have been getting some faint sun spots which of course, may or may not be happening on my very fair skin as I live in a sunny area and do like to be outdoors (not tanning of course but gardening, walking dogs, etc.). So I wanted to go all physical and I tried this one tinted. I have to say, if it did not leave my skin feeling kinda flat and dryish, this would be my most favorite sunscreen. I really protects and the tint worked on my very fair skin. I was heistant as how could one tint color really work for many people but it does blend in. I just miss the moisturized feeling I get with the Daily version. I will keep this and wear it for summer months and just deal with the lack of moisture but use the daily one the rest of the year. If you have some oil in your skin, I can imagine this would be just fantastic.
UPDATE: OK, I have added an jojoba oil to my routine in the morning and I then apply this over that and it is great. The dry and flat feeling is now gone and I am loving this. The tint is just perfect and allows me to only use a little concealer if necessary and my skin looks very good.

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is one of my favorite tinted moisturizers with excellent sun protection. I have tried so many tinted moisturizers, BB creams, and of course foundations, and this one and Nars' are my favorites! The coverage is light, but enough to cover my redness and other imperfections. It is not enough to cover a pimple, but it does help to some degree. It stays on my combination skin almost all day long. If it is very hot and humid, I have no problem to apply another layer -- and my face looks fresh again. It is very moisturizing, and it doesn't cling to dry patches on my face, which is not the case with almost all foundations (cheap and expensive). If your skin doesn't need a lot of coverage, this is something for you. The color is good for light and maybe medium skin tones. For the reference, I have light skin, neutral undertone, and NARS tinted moisturizer in Finland (and Terre Neuve as well), and Laura Mercier in Nude are my perfect match. Elta MD SPF 41 could be maybe too dark for very pale people.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have found a sunblock which doesn't make my everyday make up routine less fun!
Usually my least favorite part of make up and skin care is applying sunscreen but not with this sunblock.
It does not irritate my skin at all. I forget about it right after application.
Its not greasy! it doesn't feel tacky or heavy and this is so important especially summer time.
It is tinted which is great because it spares me from the white cast which physical sun blocks usually have, plus it covers my redness and i can skip foundation step in summer. I still can apply foundation on top without any problems.
It contains some antioxidants which is always a plus!
It is spf 41 which i guess is ok for hot summer days ( even though i did not test its protection being under the straight rays).
Its water resistant (good for joggers).

What else to wish?
i do recommend it especially for those who have oily and sensitive skin.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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