The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends this product as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen.
EltaMD UV Active Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+ is a physical (no chemical sunscreen filters) sunscreen specially formulated for active lifestyles. It is also great for daily use for both adults and children. It is a water-resistant (80 minutes) sunscreen that will not rinse off in water or drip into the eyes and sting. EltaMD UV Active delivers broad-spectrum protection against UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays and contains antioxidants. It offers high-energy visible (HEV) light protection.
EltaMD UV Active is fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free,sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic. It is safe for all skin types.
19.0% transparent zinc oxide
Antioxidant protection combats skin-aging free radicals associated with ultraviolet (UV) and infrared radiation (IR).
Chemical-free active ingredients
Active lifestyle, will not rinse off in water or drip into eyes
Water-resistant (80 minutes)
UVA/UVB sun protection
Fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic
Active Ingredients:19.0% Zinc oxide, 4.0% Titanium dioxide
Zinc oxide: Natural mineral compound that works as a sunscreen agent by reflecting and scattering UVA and UVB rays
Titanium dioxide: Natural mineral that works as a sunscreen agent by reflecting and scattering UV radiation
Polygonum Aviculare Extract (Knotgrass extract): A botanical extract rich in flavonoids that fights the signs of aging by enhancing skin firmness and elasticity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles
Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters and Jojoba Esters: Improves water-resistance, extends resident time of ingredients on skin, extends skin hydration, improves barrier function and reduces the appearance of redness of the skin
Uses:EltaMD UV Active Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+ helps prevent sunburn and, if used as directed with other sun protection measures (see Directions), decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.
apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure
after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating
immediately after towel drying
at least every 2 hours
Sun Protection Measures.Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including:
limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses
before use on children under 6 months: Ask a physician