HOW EltaMD SUNSCREENS 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.
THINK ZINC FOR SERIOUS UV PROTECTION
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 line of superior sun protection formulas, designed with maximum efficacy in mind. Their broad-spectrum formulas are designed for all skin types. Specially formulated with zinc oxide, EltaMD provides long-lasting UVA and UVB protection with SPF rating from 30 to 50. EltaMD believes that proper sun protection is essential for every individual, which is why they make their products incredibly easy to use, with light, creamy, non-comedogenic, moisturizing lotions and creams. EltaMD protects, nourishes and beautifies the skin with each application, allowing it to glow with youthful vibrancy.
Active Ingredients: 7.5% Octinoxate, 7.0% Zinc oxide
Zinc oxide: Natural mineral compound that works as a sunscreen agent by reflecting and scattering UVA and UVB rays
Octinoxate: Organic compound that helps increase UV protection
Glycerin: Provides moisture retention and is a skin conditioning agent and skin protectant
Quercetin: Antioxidant that reduces free radicals to help diminish the visible signs of aging
Ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C ester): Antioxidant that reduces free radicals to help diminish the visible signs of aging
Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E): Antioxidant that reduces free radicals to help diminish the visible signs of aging
Thioctic acid: Antioxidant that reduces free radicals to help diminish the visible signs of aging
Hydromanil®: Provides immediate and long-lasting moisturization
Inactive Ingredients:Petrolatum, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Water, Lauryl Laurate, Flavor, Polyethylene, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Beeswax, Glycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Microcrystalline Wax, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Thioctic Acid, Quercetin.
Dryness and Dehydration, Free Radical Damage, Chapped Lips
Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours.