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Eltamd UV Daily SPF 40, 48-Gram 1.7 Ounce

Elta MD UV daily broad-spectrum SPF 40 provides powerful protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays as it hydrates and is gentle enough for post procedure skin. Hyaluronic acid plumps your skin with lightweight moisture while micronized zinc and octinoxate shield skin from UVA and UVB rays to prevent the visible signs of environmentally caused aging.

Key features

  • Protects against UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) sun rays
  • Ideal for use on post-procedural and photosensitive skin types
  • Delicately hydrates the skin with natural hyaluronic acid
  • Leaves the skin feeling smooth and comfortable
  • Fragrance-free, paraben-free and sensitivity tested, untinted
  • Protects against UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) sun rays
  • Ideal for use on post-procedural and photosensitive skin types
  • Delicately hydrates the skin with natural hyaluronic acid
  • Leaves the skin feeling smooth and comfortable
  • Fragrance-free, paraben-free and sensitivity tested
  • Untinted

Honest reviews

★★★★★

Fabulous!

I have very sensitive, combination (or just confused?) skin that burns so fast that my darker-skinned friends actually laugh at me. This is one of (if not the) best sunscreen I’ve ever used.While it does moisturize a little, it’s not enough for me to use on its own; I use a brilliant serum (also too little to do the job on its own) first, then a little moisturizer on the parts that tend to flake and get dry, then this. What I love about this is that you can pump out too much and still apply it all over your face and it will all sink it. Also, it feels light (well, it actually feels like nothing) so you feel like your skin can breathe. Lastly, even though it really works perfectly, you don’t have to spend any time at all rubbing and rubbing forever to get the white away. And you don’t end up with build up. It seems to make my skin look nicer somehow–a little more even. And I’ve notice that my skin’s been looking better since starting to use it–meaning fewer clogged pores, more glow and even tone.I typically am inside working during the day punctuated by maybe a total of an hour in the car (Southwest US–lots of clear, sunny days). This is plenty to protect me from that. I’m using it with stuff to help fade out some of the sunspots I picked up from years of lax sunscreen use, and it does the trick. While I might switch to something else with a higher SPF or more opaque (and as always, reapplied regularly) if I were going to be out in the sun for hours at a music festival or something, I will say that I wore this camping (with lots of sun exposure) for two days and didn’t get even a hint of color–tan or burn. Which is just how I like it!The only other sunblock that even comes close to this is Keyes, but I think that this wins out due to the no-rubbing-in part. Love.6/24/11 UPDATE: I wore this on my face for 6 days of camping and music festival (meaning, standing outside all day with no shade) at 10,000 feet, and I got NO color at all! It is so amazing! I admit it’s kind of drying on its own, but I slathered one pump over my moisturizer each morning–didn’t even reapply–and I was good to go.

Betsy Cobb Island, MD
★★★★★

Smells rancid, not as protecting as the SPF 46

I didn’t think there would be a lot of difference between this and the SPF 46, but I was wrong. This product smelled rancid and was more greasy on the skin, and gave significantly less sun protection. My skin was also irritated while using. I would not re-purchase.

Brooke Turbeville, SC
★★★★★

Five Stars

Gentle and effective. I will continue to use this product.

Mabel Carthage, AR
★★★★★

You can definitely use on acne skin!!

It is light and non greasy, perfect for oily and combination skin!!I have sensitive problem skin, this was recommended by the the facial place, thank to them I found my perfect sunscreen!

Lorene Danville, WA
★★★★★

excellent

wife uses this product on her face as a conditioner as she is definitely pleased with its results. A happy wife is a happy home.

Rosalie Bourbonnais, IL
★★★★★

Awesome Sunscreen

This is by far the face sunscreen I have ever used. It is light weight and goes on evenly. I use it as my daily moisturizer with a light dusting of loose mineral powder.

Jesse Longboat Key, FL
★★★★★

Lightweight, truly fragrance-free SPF moisturizer

I’ve recently started using this product. So far, I’m very impressed. I am sensitive to smells and I was looking for a fragrance free facial cream/lotion with SPF for daytime use. This cream fits that description to a "T"–no odor at all, glides on your skin, doesn’t feel heavy. I’m only giving it 4 stars, however, because I find that my face feels a little dry and I may need to add another product for more moisture (I have combination skin, prone to break outs). I may try another moisturizer from Elta MD to layer on underneath the SPF. The dryness won’t deter me from using this/trying other Elta MD products.

Denise Greenleaf, ID
★★★★★

Great sunblock.

This is a great product that my husband uses every day. His doc recommended it to him. Less expensive here than at Docs office.

Lori Winchester, TN
★★★★★

Excellent and affordable sunscreen

One of the best sunscreens on the market. Recommended by my dermatologist. It is a very light lotion that affords great protection and is not greasy. It can leave a slight white tone that will eventually disappear as it dries.

Claudine Wachapreague, VA
★★★★★

Best face sunscreen

If you are looking for a sunscreen that will not mess up your makeup and still provide you excellent protection from the sun this is it!

Bertie Pineville, KY
★★★★★

Great stuff!!

This sunscreen is great. It feels wonderful on my skin, and it doesn’t have that sunscreen smell that’s so many products have. It’s not the cheapest thing out there but so far it’s the best product I have found. And to top it all off, it’s completely unscented!

Daphne Stowe, VT
★★★★★

Good SPF, but not totally Grease-free

I like using a dedicated SPF product during the spring/summer months when I have a lot of sun exposure, but I also have dry-combination skin that requires a little extra care. I thought I would give this product a shot. I like it a lot but there are some things to keep in mind:Pros:+ Good dispensing pump. It pumps out enough product for your entire face, neck, chest, and hands in one go. Remember you want to apply a little more than you think is necessary to get the SPF benefits.+ No strong smell or stinging. I don’t have ultra sensitive skin but it is somewhat reactive to select products over the years. This SPF does not burn or sting, even when I rub it over my eyes.+ Works! I’ve never burned from the sun in my life, so I don’t know if my experience on this aspect is valid. I wear SPF religiously because of an unnatural fear of premature aging. BUT, as long as I’ve been wearing it, I still haven’t experienced any burning, redness, or swelling after prolonged sun exposure.Cons or things to keep in mind:- It’s not completely greas-free. I don’t use a separate moisturizer with this product as it is highly emollient and moisturizing on its own. However, it also exasperates the oily parts and is not a product that I would tout as grease-free. It isn’t super greasy, but if you have very oily skin, I don’t think this formulation would work for you if you’re not planning on using a setting powder or mattifying product. I do continue to use it because it is less greasy than other products, but I can’t skip a powder or touch up.- Removal will take some work (as with all SPF). This product hasn’t caused a break out for me, but I take care to dissolve it off my skin using an oil precleanse (1/2 jojoba oil, 1/2 EVOO). If you think your skin is break out prone or you want to remove the product completely before bed, I recommend you use an oil to remove it before using your regular cleanser.Closing points: It isn’t my dream SPF product, but I’m not sure if that product has been invented yet. I will continue to use this product as part of my daily sun care and am definitely happy with it. At the price point, I think it performs up to par and I will purchase a refill when I’m done.

Shawn Upper Falls, MD
★★★★★

Dermatologist recommended

My dermatologist recommended this. It protects from the sun and helps combat acne. I love how light weight it is. I recommend it.

Gwendolyn Sligo, PA