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3.6

202 reviews

60%
would repurchase
4.3/5
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description

EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 is formulated with high-purity niacinamide (vitamin B3) to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and discoloration on your skin. This broad spectrum sunscreen contains micronized zinc oxide to protect your skin from damaging UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays. Ideal for daily use on various skin types, UV Clear is lightweight and helps even skin tone for a more smooth appearance. It is fragrance-free, paraben-free and non-comedogenic.

ingredients

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

Reviews

Reviews


5.0
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10 years ago

I was previously using Neutrogena sunscreen with helioplex. I decided to switch to Elta MD SPF 46 because I needed something more suited to sensitive skin. The Neutrogena would make my skin burn...

About reviewer (231 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinSensitive, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown



5.0
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10 years ago

This is the best sunscreen I have ever used. My dermatologist recommended it for my sensitive, oily, rosacea-affected skin, and I have to say, it is amazing for my skin type. It feels like a...

About reviewer (52 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


3.0
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10 years ago

At first I thought I liked this because it definitely is better than some other sunscreens I've tried, but I've gradually realized I don't actually like it very much. First of all, this does...

About reviewer (16 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesGray


4.0
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10 years ago

Sunscreens give me rashes. So it's a continuing battle in my head over which I would rather have: a more or less permanent rash, since I want to use sunscreen every day, or the risk of sun damage...

About reviewer (28 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Other, Medium

EyesHazel


1.0
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11 years ago

Something in this really didn't agree with my skin. By the end of the day i was really irritated and broken out in some spots, i dont know what could have caused it as all the ingredients seem fine...

About reviewer (159 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinSensitive, Olive, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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11 years ago

Whilst ridiculously expensive, it works beautifully on my combo-oily skin. Dries matte and without a white cast. It's a physical sunscreen that's high in zinc oxide, which has also been good at...

About reviewer (17 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Other

EyesBrown


1.0
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11 years ago

I really did not do my research before buying this sunscreen. Had I known about the low PPD (I have dark spots and just can't bring myself to use a low PPD sunscreen and make my skin worse) then I...

About reviewer (1232 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesBlue


4.0
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11 years ago

Packaging: Pump is convenient but you never know if you will get all the product out, especially since there is only 50ml in it. Texture: Since I have a plethora of sunscreens (It's my number...

About reviewer (122 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


2.0
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11 years ago

Two days of wearing this and I'm done. First of all, I don't understand why people say there is no white cast--I'm fairly light complected and it made me look like a ghost, even when I put my...

About reviewer (29 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Other, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBlue


5.0
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11 years ago

This is my new favorite ss. I love that it has niacinamide and an airless pump. It's slightly white upon application but that disappears quickly. It's very matte compared to most ss, but not...

About reviewer (58 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Other, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesGreen


5.0
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11 years ago

This is the only sunscreen I have yet to find that does not break me out. For this reason alone, I love it. It does contain niacinamide, which not everyone can tolerate; but my skin does well...

About reviewer (67 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Tan, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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11 years ago

Awesome sunscreen. Often overlooked because it is not high ppd, but for daily incidental exposure it does enough for me. I had an unexpected day out in the sun, although my shoulders/arms burned,...

About reviewer (75 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Curly, Fine

EyesHazel


1.0
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11 years ago

*Edited 4/16/13* Spoke too soon. This did in fact irritate my rosacea and I had to discontinue using it. I suspect the niacinamide or maybe even the lactic acid, my skin is so sensitive that it's...

About reviewer (403 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Curly, Fine

EyesGreen


4.0
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11 years ago

Finally! A natural sunscreen that doesn't break me out and doesn't leave me super greasy! I had previously tried Elta's tinted sunscreen with disastrous results - it worsened existing acne and...

About reviewer (150 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Olive, Warm

HairBlack, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown


3.0
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11 years ago

I have combo skin (oily t-zone in the summer), so I have a hard time finding an spf product that does not make my skin look metallic/shiny. This sunscreen is one of the better ones. EDIT: I...

About reviewer (26 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Medium, Cool

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesGreen


4.0
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11 years ago

After my stash of HG and now dc'd Sheseido sunscreen ran out I was having a really tough time finding something comparable to replace it that wouldn't irritate my skin and eyes or cause breakouts....

About reviewer (307 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Other, Medium

EyesBrown


3.0
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11 years ago

I was lucky enough to receive a sample of this in a swap (I did google the product to find out the $$ for my rating) and have used 3x on my face now. I did not read any of the reviews prior...

About reviewer (626 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairOther, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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11 years ago

After two weeks of daily use, I can definitely say I adore this sunscreen. It works wonderfully under makeup, leaves no white cast, doesn't smell like sunscreen, contains a significant percentage...

About reviewer (166 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel


5.0
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11 years ago

This is my HG sunscreen for my face. I have never liked wearing sunscreen on my face because of my oily skin, but this one is amazing. It absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling normal, maybe...

About reviewer (10 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesBlue


5.0
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11 years ago

In my opinion, Elta MD UV Clear is a high quality sunscreen/sunblock. In 2009 my dermatologist recommended I try this and I've been using it ever since. Those who dislike typical "sunscreens" will...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlack

EyesBlack