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Product Review EltaMD Broad Spectrum Sun Care

Have you ever wondered what UVA and UVB rays are?  Are you curious about what makes some sunscreens better than others at protecting your skin and the skin of your loved ones from damaging Ultraviolet (UV) rays? Read on as we decode the language of sunscreen.  We’ll also show you what makes EltaMD Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum UVA/UVB protection better than other sunscreens.

Product Review EltaMD Broad Spectrum Sun Care

How To Protect Your Skin From UVA and UVB Rays

Product Review EltaMD Broad Spectrum Sun Care

EltaMD broad-spectrum sunscreens will equip you with safe, broad-spectrum UV protection. A broad-spectrum sunscreen helps you avoid sunburn. It will decrease your risk of skin cancer and premature aging caused by dangerous UV rays.

What are UVA/ UVB Rays?

UVA rays are Ultraviolet Aging rays.  They penetrate deeply into the layers of your skin, causing wrinkles, dark spots and loss of elasticity. They are attributed for 95% of sun exposure, cause premature aging, and also contribute to skin cancer.

UVB rays are Ultraviolet Burning rays which target your outer layer of skin. Signs of UVB damage include sunburns and suntans.  According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, your risk for skin cancer doubles if you have had five or more sunburns.

When you wear EltaMD sunscreen, the UVA and UVB rays are reflected away from your skin, protecting you from a sunburn. EltaMD sunscreens prevent sunburn and diminish your risk of skin cancer and premature aging caused by UVA and UVB rays.

EltaMD sunscreens are composed of zinc oxide, a natural, stable ingredient which protects even the most sensitive skin from the sun.  Zinc oxide will not degrade as quickly as ingredients found in other sunscreens. Zinc oxide prevents the broadest spectrum of UVA and UVB rays, protecting your skin from burning, premature aging, and skin cancer.

There are 4 EltaMD sunscreen formulations that will meet your specific needs:  EltaMD UV Clear, EltaMD Daily Tinted, EltaMD UV Physical and EltaMD UV Sport.  All formulations contain 9% transparent zinc oxide, have antioxidants to absorb free radicals, are fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, non-comedogenic, sensitivity-free, and leave no residue.

EltaMD UV Clear helps soothe and protect sensitive skin predisposed to breakouts, rosacea and blotches. It consists of niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid and lactic acid.  The UV Clear sunscreen is lightweight and velvety and it can be worn with makeup if desired.  It’s also available in a tinted formula to even out skin discoloration. It also calms and protects skin susceptible to acne.

EltaMD UV Daily Tinted offers major UV blocking power and first-rate hydration. EltaMD UV Daily has hyaluronic acid to boost moisture retention and diminish fine lines. This lightweight moisturizer with UV protection can be worn alone or under makeup. You can choose from tinted and untinted formulas for daily use.  Hyaluronic Acid increases skin smoothness, softness and decreases wrinkles.

EltaMD UV Physical offers sun protection with just a touch of color, our lightly tinted UV Physical is a healthy choice. This chemical-free natural mineral sunscreen has antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. Water-resistant UV Physical withstands water, humidity, and perspiration.  This formula is lightly tinted and is water resistant for 40 minutes.

EltaMD UV Sport is great for outdoor athletes and aficionados. UV Sport is water-resistant so it won’t rinse off in water or get into your eyes when you perspire.  This formula is water resistant for 80 minutes and can be applied to wet or dry skin.

If your skin, or the skin of your loved ones, is showing signs of dangerous sun damage, consider protecting your family with EltaMD Broad Spectrum Suncare.  To reverse the signs of sun damage, we invite you to visit the National Laser Institute Med Spa. Call 800.574.8377 or click here and receive a free consultation with one of our skincare experts.



Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.