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EltaMD - Our Story

hi! we're EltaMD

and we’re obsessed with sun and skin care. We know it, the scientists who test our products know it, Dermatologists know it, even our moms know it.

And what has that gotten us? It’s made us the #1 Dermatologist-recommended professional sunscreen brand, for starters. In fact, more Dermatologists use EltaMD personally than any other professional sun care brand.

And it’s led to a line of products that feel so good on skin, you’ll forget they’re actually doing work—which of course, they are. Backed by our medical heritage, we’ve spent the last 30 years working with some of the best Dermatologists in the country to develop safe and effective products for every skin type’s every need. Products proven to protect, heal, and renew.

Like we said, obsessed.

hi! we're EltaMD
a history of healing

a history of healing

Our roots go way back to the 1800’s, in rural Switzerland, with a powerful healing ointment that was passed down by farmers for generations. In 1988, that Swiss secret made its way to the US by way of our founder who saw its full healing potential and developed a line of professional wound care products called Elta. That line soon became the trusted choice in healing at hospitals, burn centers and rehabilitation clinics around the world. In 2007, we brought our medical heritage and science-backed formulas to everyday products and became the EltaMD we are today.

a history of healing

Our roots go way back to the 1800’s, in rural Switzerland, with a powerful healing ointment that was passed down by farmers for generations. In 1988, that Swiss secret made its way to the US by way of our founder who saw its full healing potential and developed a line of professional wound care products called Elta. That line soon became the trusted choice in healing at hospitals, burn centers and rehabilitation clinics around the world. In 2007, we brought our medical heritage and science-backed formulas to everyday products and became the EltaMD we are today.

EltaMD is the number one trusted, recommended and personally used professional sunscreen by Dermatologists in the US

every body, every day

When it comes to sun and skin care, there is no one-formula-fits-all.

That’s why we offer products for different lifestyles, preferences and needs, for people of all skin conditions, tones and types. 

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From Healing to Protecting
From Healing to Protecting
Sun Care

sun care

We formulate all of our sunscreens with zinc oxide, a natural mineral that acts like a shield, protecting your skin from the widest range of UVA and UVB rays. And because sunscreen is most effective when used every day, we design all of ours to be silky and blendable and sheer.

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Skin Care

skin care 

From self-foaming cleansers to toners and serums that help repair skin barrier damage, our innovative formulas cleanse, renew and heal, so you can love your skin, for life.

Procedure Care

procedure care 

Formulated to strengthen and protect compromised skin, these products prepare skin for treatments and help it transition safely and efficiently through the phases of wound healing.

more than skin deep

We believe in everyone’s right to live freely under the sun. And that mission goes beyond our products.

sustainability initiatives

sustainability initiatives

We’re working to eliminate plastic waste and transition to 100% recyclable packaging for all new products by 2025.

awareness and education

awareness and education

We’re proud to sponsor free mobile skin cancer screenings and education tours through our Sun Bus with Epiphany Dermatology, and the Destination Healthy Skin program with the Skin Cancer Foundation. We’re also privileged to work with non-profit organizations like Angel Faces to support those who have experienced burn trauma. Through our Burn Camp program, we provide sunscreens and skin care products to help kids enjoy summer camp and retreat activities, and learn sun-smart habits.

diversity, equity and inclusion

diversity, equity and inclusion

We work with the Skin of Color Society who champion research in skin of color, sponsoring their mentorship program which empowers residents entering the Dermatology field.

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