EltaMD Skincare UV Shield Face and Body Sunscreen | Best sunblock

EltaMD UV Shield
Broad-Spectrum SPF 45

3 oz Tube: Item #02282
7 oz Airless Pump: Item #02281

Treat your skin to this sheer, oil-free facial sunscreen. Cosmetically elegant EltaMD UV Shield is recommended for oily to normal skin. It is ideal worn under makeup or alone. UV Shield can be used in conjunction with photosensitizing medications.

  • 9.0% transparent zinc oxide
  • Antioxidants help absorb free radicals
  • Cosmetically elegant formula
  • Great for oily or acne-prone skin
  • UVA/UVB sun protection
  • Fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic


Active Ingredients:  9.0% Zinc oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate

Ingredient Insights

Zinc oxide: Natural mineral compound that works as a sunscreen agent by reflecting and scattering UVA and UVB rays

Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E):  Antioxidant that reduces free radicals to help diminish the visible signs of aging

Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium  Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, Polyether-1, Butylene Glycol, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.

Uses: EltaMD UV Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 45 helps prevent sunburn and, if used as directed with other sun protection measures (See Directions), decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.

Directions: Apply EltaMD UV Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 45 liberally to face, neck and backs of hands 15 minutes before sun exposure.  Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply at least every 2 hours. 

“Your UV Shield SPF 45 sunscreen is the one my sister and I use for our tennis and golf days in the sun and have used it for quite sometime…we absolutely love it!!” – , Palm Desert, FL

“I really am a huge fan of EltaMD – I have the UV Shield (the first product that I bought and loved), the UV Daily, UV Lotion, UV Moisturizer, UV Sport, Spray and I think one other product, and of course, the UV Physical., Milton, VT

“My dermatologist recommended that I use EltaMD UV Shield SPF 45 daily as both my moisturizer and sunscreen.  I have been using it for several years now and love the fact that it moisturizes my face as well as protects it from sun damage and I do not have any breakouts from using the product. So far, this is the best sunblock I’ve used.”, CA

“I recently tried your UV Shield sunscreen.  Holy smokes it’s perfect!!! I live in a humid area and it keeps me fresh all day.”, LA