If you don’t do anything else for your skin – DO THIS!
Resist skin aging environmental elements with this multitasking mineral sunscreen. Winner of InStyle Magazines’s “Best Beauty Buy”, Harpers Bazaar’s “Beauty Must Have “and Shape Magazine’s “Sun Award”, EltaMD® sunscreens help prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. EltaMD® sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free. This means they are gentle and safe for your skin, particularly your face because it won’t clog and irritate your pores like most other sunscreens!
All EltaMD® sunscreens are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad-spectrum sunscreens.
How EltaMD® Sunscreens Work
EltaMD® broad-spectrum sunscreens provide safe, broad-spectrum ultraviolet (UV) protection. A broad-spectrum sunscreen helps prevent sunburn and if used as directed with other sun protection measures, decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. Ultraviolet, or UV rays, are part of the invisible energy that comes from the sun. UVA (aging) rays account for 95% of our sun exposure. They cause skin aging and contribute to skin cancer. UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skin layers, damaging collagen and cells which leads to wrinkling, hyperpigmentation and loss of elasticity. UVB (burning) rays mostly affect the outer layer of the skin. They cause sunburns and tanning that increase the risk of skin cancer and other disorders. The risk for skin cancer doubles in people who have had five or more sunburns. Skin Cancer Foundation (Nov. 2010)
When wearing EltaMD® sunscreens, the UVA and UVB rays reflect and scatter away from your skin, providing you protection from sunburn. EltaMD sunscreens help prevent sunburn and, if used as directed with other sun protection measures, decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.
Think Zinc for Serious UV Protection
All EltaMD® sunscreens are formulated with zinc oxide, a natural, mineral compound. Because zinc maintains its protective ability in the sun, it is more photostable than some chemical ingredients that may degrade. Zinc sunscreen blocks the widest spectrum of UVA and UVB rays, protecting skin against burning and the premature appearance of aging and risk of skin cancer. Zinc is safe for even the most sensitive skin types.