Sunscreens help prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun, when used with other sun protection measures. EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are noncomedogenic (not pore-clogging), sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free.
How does EltaMD Sunscreen work?
EltaMD broad-spectrum sunscreens provide safe, broad-spectrum ultraviolet (UV) protection. A broad-spectrum sunscreen helps prevent sunburn and if used as directed with other sun protection measures, decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. Ultraviolet, or UV rays, are part of the invisible energy that comes from the sun. UVA (aging) rays account for 95% of our sun exposure. They cause skin aging and contribute to skin cancer. UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skin layers, damaging collagen and cells which leads to wrinkling, hyperpigmentation and loss of elasticity. UVB (burning) rays mostly affect the outer layer of the skin. They cause sunburns and tanning that increase the risk of skin cancer and other disorders. The risk for skin cancer doubles in people who have had five or more sunburns. (Skin Cancer Foundation Nov. 2010)
When wearing EltaMD sunscreens, the UVA and UVB rays reflect and scatter away from your skin, providing you protection from sunburn. EltaMD sunscreens help prevent sunburn and, if used as directed with other sun protection measures, decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.
Why is zinc important?
All EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with zinc oxide, a natural, mineral compound. Because zinc maintains its protective ability in the sun, it is more photostable than some chemical ingredients that may degrade. Zinc sunscreen blocks the widest spectrum of UVA and UVB rays, protecting skin against burning and the premature appearance of aging and risk of skin cancer. Zinc is safe for even the most sensitive skin types.
EltaMD offers a variety of products suited for any lifestyle. Let the team at Absolute Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in Glen Allen, Virginia help you find products that fit your routine.
The following EltaMD products can be purchased at Absolute Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center or ordered over the phone.
- EltaMD Clear, SPF 46
- EltaMD Clear tinted, SPF 46
- EltaMD UV Elements, SPF 44
- EltaMD UV Sport, SPF 50
- EltaMD Aero, SPF 45
- EltaMD UV Lotion, SPF 30
- EltaMD Pure, SPF 47
- EltaMD Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44