I’ve tried many different sunscreens over the years and I have to say that my absolute favorite is EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 This sunscreen not only offers SPF 46 but it also contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid and lactic acid, which are ingredients that promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin. EltaMD offers broad spectrum protection which protects against UVA & UVB rays from the sun. It’s lightweight, goes on smooth and is great for sensitive skin. The niacinamide in this sunscreen helps to even out skin tone by improving discoloration and dark spots. Great for sensitive skin types that are prone to acne and rosacea like myself. This quickly became my favorite sunscreen after being recommended to me by both my Dermatologist and my Aesthetician. It’s oil-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic. It’s non irritating, improves skin tone, and protects at the same time. To me, this is a win win!
EltaMD UV Pure SPF 47 is another good one. This is labeled pure because its only ingredients are zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin c ester). This is necessary for post chemical peels, post laser treatments, or any type of treatments that requires a post healing process of the skin. EltaMD UV Pure was also recommended by my Aesthetician as part of my post treatment sunscreen protection during my series of chemical peels. A little bit of this goes a long way and if you apply too much, it may leave a white cast on your face. Whereas the UV Clear goes on clear. I’ll admit, this pure sunscreen took me a few days to figure out the perfect ratio of sunscreen to moisturizer. During my peeling process my skin was very dry and needed more moisturizer, so mixing the pure sunscreen with the EltaMD AM Therapy is the golden ticket. I found that I don’t have the white cast when I incorporate the AM Therapy which also provides the perfect amount of moisture to my skin. This moisturizer not only smoothes skin texture but it also evens skin color and tone. The Hyaluronic acid in this product helps increase moisture absorption and retention. This cream brightens and improves skin tone. It also perfectly moisturizes my face while feeling so lightweight.
Last but not least is EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser. It’s a self foaming face wash that is great for sensitive skin. Once applied just wait about 30 seconds and you’ll start to feel the gentle tingling of the micro-massaging bubbles. These bubbles infuse more oxygen into the surface of your skin while deep cleaning. It also uses an enzyme called Bromelain, which is found in pineapples. This enzyme helps reduce inflammation and remove dead skin cells leaving your skin feeling nice and smooth.
I’ve found this skin care regimen to be the most effective in my daily routine. The appearance of my skin has greatly improved in the first 2 weeks of using these products. My skin feels cleaner, softer, more moisturized without feeling or looking oily, and the dark spots are fading. I highly recommend this brand for anyone not completely satisfied with their current skincare products or anyone looking to improve their overall skin health!