Best Oil-Free and Tinted, Dermatologist-Recommended Sunscreens - EltaMD Review

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EltaMD SPF 44 Tinted Physical Sunscreen

Assuming you already know it is necessary to wear sunscreen everyday of the year, here is the best sunscreen of all-time. EltaMD has a range of over 10+ physical sunscreens for even the most sensitive skin types with different SPF levels, tint or non-type options, and several application methods.

In the saturated market full of sunscreens, EltaMD ranks #1 among dermatologist-recommended sunscreens for good reasons. Physical sunscreens are known to be a bit thicker and heavier than chemical sunscreens because they sit on top of the skin to deflect UV rays instead of absorbing. Despite being a physical sunscreen, EltaMD’s sunscreens feel light and have no greasy, oily, or dry feeling throughout the day. All EltaMD sun care products are: 

  • Oil-free
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Sensitivity-free
  • Non Comedogenic.

Moisturizing Physical Sunscreen

Safe and effective ingredients are what ultimately make a product well-loved, and Zinc Oxide is one of them. Zinc Oxide prevents UVA, UVB, and UVC rays from reaching the skin by scattering them. Found in EltaMD’s sunscreens alongside Zinc Oxide are popular ingredients in skincare such as:

  • Niacinamide
  • Vitamin C
  • Ceramides
  • Peptides
  • Antioxidants
  • Squalane

Many brands cater to specific groups and leave out others when formulating a product, but the wide variety of EltaMD’s sunscreens address different skin concerns like acne, rosacea, dryness, and hyperpigmentation.

When I say there’s a sun care product for everyone, I mean it. Some days you don’t feel like putting on makeup, that’s where EltaMD’s tinted sunscreen comes in handy. I purchased UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 worried the tint would not match my skin tone, but it seamlessly blended with my skin. The formula is ultra-hydrating with hyaluronic acid and gives the skin a healthy glow. Using a tinted sunscreen makes reapplication less complicated since you don’t have to worry about ruining your foundation or concealer.

Zinc Oxide Facial Sunscreen

Sunscreen can be an inconvenience to remember to put on, but it doesn’t have to be. If you are active or sweat a lot, there are SPF sun sprays! No more days of sweating off water-based sunscreens. Most sunscreens at EltaMD also have water-resistant capabilities from 45 minute to 2 hours. All this sounds almost too good to be true, so you have to try it for yourself!

After using the UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 for over a month, I can genuinely say it is among my top 3 sunscreens. I thought my favorites Missha Aqua Sun Gel and Cosrx’s Aloe Soothing Sun Cream were hard to beat, however, EltaMD’s long list of safe ingredients and comfort wins my heart.


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