Elta MD

EltaMD™ is founded on the belief that the responsible and innovative application of medical expertise and science will change the way physician-dispensed skin care products treat people. The EltaMD sun care line includes a complete spectrum of sun care products, one for every skin type and unique need. EltaMD skin care products focus on providing safe, effective skin care that includes deep, gentle cleansing and intense moisturization for all skin types, including the most sensitive skin.


EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40: 1.7 oz airless pump

  • SPF 40 with 9% Zinc Oxide
  • Light, sheer daily facial moisturizer with UV protection for the face, either alone or under makeup
  • Glides on easily and absorbs quickly into the skin
  • Hyaluronic acid to increase skin smoothness, softness and decrease wrinkles
  • Paraben-Free

Elta MD UV Physical SPF 41: 3 oz tube

  • Fragrance Free
  • Chemical Free
  • Natural mineral UV protection
  • Oil-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Water resistant
  • Ideal for sensitive skin and children
  • Absorbs quickly and can be used on the face and body
  • Antioxidants to neutralize free radicals to help prevent sun damage
  • Lightly tinted

EltaMD UV Facial SPF 30+ : 3 oz tube | 4 oz jar

  • SPF 30+ with Zinc Oxide
  • Specifically formulated to provide moisturizing UV protection for the face, either alone or under makeup
  • Light, fluffy moisturizing base with an elegant feel
  • For all skin types, especially moderate to dry skin types
  • Ideal for post microdermabrasion, IPL treatments, chemical or glycolic peels and post laser treatment

EltaMD UV Sport SPF 50: 3 oz tube | 8 oz pump

  • SPF 50 with 9% Zinc Oxide
  • Won’t rinse off in water or drip into eyes and sting when you sweat
  • May be applied to wet or dry skin
  • Great for swimmers, runners, golfers, skiers and all outdoor activities
  • Safe for use with children

EltaMD UV Shield SPF 45: 8 oz. pump

  • SPF 45 with 9% Z-Cote
  • Great for all skin types, especially oily or acne-prone skin
  • Specifically formulated to provide oil-free protection for the face, either alone or under makeup
  • Light sheer formula that spreads quickly and leaves no residue on skin’s surface

Skin Cancer is the #1 cancer in America

Did you know?

  • One in five Americans will get skin cancer
  • There are 1.3 million new cases of skin cancer per year
  • More than one person per hour dies of skin cancer in the U.S.
  • Melanoma risk has doubled in the last ten years
  • More than 90% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure
  • Fewer than 33% of adults, adolescents, and children routinely use sun protection
  • Skin cancer kills more women under the age of 30 than any other form of cancer including breast and ovarian cancer
  • A person’s risk for skin cancer doubles if he or she has had five or more sunburns

What you should know about the sun.

It causes 90% of all skin cancers

  • Overcast days are not much safer than those that are sunny, as 70-80% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays can get through clouds
  • The sun is about 80% stronger when reflected off sand and snow
  • The sun’s rays increase in intensity about 4% for every 1,000-foot rise in altitude
  • It’s better to play or engage in sports before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. If that’s not possible, try to avoid being out at high noon
  • The sun weakens the immune system, reducing your defense against infection
  • In general, kids can get all the vitamin D they need for strong bones from fortified milk, salmon, supplements and/or brief casual sun exposure

Be Sun Smart

  • Daily application of sunscreen is imperative
  • Use a sunscreen that blocks UVA rays
  • Use high-SPF sunscreen and apply before exposure
  • Avoid direct sun exposure during peak hours, generally between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Always wear sunscreen, even in winter and on cloudy days
  • Wear a broad-rimmed hat, sunglasses, and protective clothing
  • Apply sunscreen 30-60 minutes before going out into the sun

EltaMD Sunscreens with Micronized Zinc Oxide

Z-Cote, a primary component in EltaMD sunscreens, is a microfine transparent zinc oxide that is an ideal sunscreen ingredient. Zinc Oxide is the only Single Ingredient that uniformly blocks UVB and UVA rays, including the long UVA rays that have been implicated in both photoaging and photocarcinogenesis (skin cancer).UVA Rays: (aging rays)

  • Can pass through glass (office and cars)
  • Are not affected by weather and altitude
  • Penetrate deep into the skin layers
  • Are present all day and every day of the year
  • Are 20 times more abundant than UVB

UVB Rays: (burning rays)

  • Cause sunburns and tanning
  • Vary with seasons (stronger in summer)
  • SPF (sun protection factor) number shows the level of protection from UVB rays