EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40

Another EltaMD wonder! This paraben free mineral zinc oxide sunscreen layers beautifully with your other skin care products.

EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40 glides beautifully and absorbs quickly into your skin. It's perfect for normal to dry skin with it's hyaluronic acid and just a little light oil to moisturize your skin without leaving a heavy feel. This brilliant formula is noncomedogenic, paraben free, fragrance-free and perfect for sensitive skin.

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Dr. Cynthia Bailey Wants You To Know These Important Facts About Sunscreen
It's my opinion that zinc oxide is the best sunscreen ingredient for broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection.

Zinc oxide, and its cousin titanium dioxide, are considered mineral sunscreens (and are also called physical sunscreens). When applied to your skin these mineral/physical sunscreens sit on top of your skin and bounce off the UV rays just like bouncing a ball off of a wall. They provide non-irritating, hypoallergenic broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that you can trust. Nano technology made it possible for mineral sunscreen to be applied invisibly to your skin. New zinc oxide technology has made it possible for even non-nano zinc oxide products to rub almost invisibly onto your skin too.

Mineral sunscreens are the only sunscreens that I trust and recommend. That's because the other type of sunscreens, called chemical sun screens (and also confusingly also called ‘organic' sunscreens!), actually absorb into the top of your skin and block the sun rays with a chemical reaction that occurs within your skin itself. The reaction creates a little heat, which make you feel even hotter in the sun. More importantly, it breaks down the chemical sunscreen ingredients so that they aren't there to protect you anymore. Thus your skin steadily runs out of the chemical sunscreens when you're in the sun.

The mineral sunscreens on the other hand last longer on your skin because the UV rays don't break them down like this. They're also more stable in the sunscreen bottle than ‘chemical' sunscreens, which break down while they sit in the bottle waiting for you to buy them and use them.

Of the mineral sunscreen ingredients, I recommend only zinc oxide and not titanium dioxide because it rubs onto your skin better and gives better broad spectrum protection.

Remember, harmful and aging UV sun rays come through most windows. You need to apply sunscreen to the all exposed areas of your skin every day even if you don't plan to spend time outdoors. Applying a mineral zinc oxide sunscreen should be part of your daily skin care routine!

Creating perfect sun protection requires picking the right products for your skin type and activities.


Product Ingredients: EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40 (1.7 oz Airless Pump)
Purified Water, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyether-1, Citric Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.
Active Ingredients: 9.0% Zinc Oxide 7.5% Octinoxate


Customer Reviews

The ONLY sunscreen that hasn’t irritated/inflamed my facial acne. Review by Anonymous

Elta MD UV sunscreen suggested on your online store for oily skin is GODSENT! It doesn’t leave a white tint on my face so I no longer have to walk around like casper to protect my skin from sun damage. In addition this has been the ONLY sunscreen that hasn’t irritated/inflamed my facial acne and SD. Combined with Zinc & Ultimate Acne Treatment my skin has never looked this great and it is absolutely noticeable to my colleagues as well. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! It only took me 25 years.

(Posted on 1/4/2018)

Made a real difference for me! Review by Carla R

Very difficult to choose just one. It is a three-way tie between Replenix Power of Three, Replenix Eye Repair Cream and Elta MD UV Daily SF 40 Sunscreen. With rosacea and aging skin, along with a fair complexion, these 3 products have made a real difference for me.

(Posted on 1/4/2018)

The quality of my skin improved since using it. Review by Jenna

Well I love love love one of the products you recommended on your blog – the Elta MD UV Daily Sunscreen for dry skin. I tried it thanks to your post and haven’t looked back since then – I truly think the quality of my skin improved since using it. Once my second baby is born, I would love to try more of your private-label products! Your blog is a great source of information and I love your approach – I only wish I could find a dermatologist like you in Minnesota!

(Posted on 1/4/2018)

Keeps my skin happy! Review by Nancy

Love Replenix Power of 3, Elta MD UV Daily SPF 40 Sunscreen, and Citrix SPF 40 sunscreen! They are all the best and keep my skin happy.

(Posted on 1/4/2018)

It goes on clear and feels super on your skin. Review by Kara D

Citrix Sunscreen is super but I am now loving the Elta MD Uv 40 the best! It goes on clear and feels super on your skin.

(Posted on 1/4/2018)

Great success with the Elta! Review by Rebecca

I recently ordered the Citrix sunscreen as well as the Elta MD sunscreen for my 11 year old daughter. She is allergic to chemical sunscreens and hates titanium dioxide, but is having great success with the Elta! She is willing to wear it every day, which is half the battle. Thanks for the great recommendations!

(Posted on 1/4/2018)

It leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. Review by Jan C

I like Elta MD. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. I’m outside quite a bit and like that it has zinc for protection but leaves no white residue. Looking forward to trying other products.

(Posted on 1/3/2018)

Thank you Dr. Bailey for so many excellent products. Review by Anonymous

The Elta MD is so much lighter than the Citrix for my face. It just glides on. (I still love the Citrix for hands, chest, and neck).
Thank you Dr. Bailey for so many excellent products.

(Posted on 1/3/2018)

Goes on easily and absorbs and dries quickly! Review by Frank B

I like it even if it’s a sunscreen. It comes out of the bottle nicely, goes on easily and absorbs and dries quickly without a greasy feel on my skin. I feel like I got good coverage too..

(Posted on 1/3/2018)

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