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EltaMD Continues to Move the Benchmark on Suncare, so Every Body Under the Sun Can Live Freely

Coinciding with Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the #1 dermatologist-recommended, trusted and personally used professional sun care brand unveils game changing, patent-pending innovation alongside Major League Pickleball sponsorship news and philanthropic endeavors.
 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- As the #1 dermatologist-recommended professional sunscreen brand EltaMD is committed to supporting skin cancer prevention 365 days a year. While sun safety education is embedded into the brand's DNA, EltaMD will amplify efforts during Skin Cancer Awareness Month through a myriad of brand activations with one goal in mind: advocating for daily healthy skin practices so every body under the sun can live freely.

To mark Melanoma Monday, the first Monday of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, EltaMD is proud to introduce the new Deep Tint iteration of their best-selling, award-winning UV Clear and UV Daily collections, designed for and tested on deeper skin tones. The formula features a patent-pending Invisible Blend Technology, which is a proprietary ratio of Iron Oxides, allowing the formula to be flexible, working across a range of skin tones, leaving a sheer, skin-enhancing finish on people of color without compromising on protection.

To emphasize the brand's dedication to offering sunscreen solutions for all, EltaMD will sponsor and participate in the inaugural Women's Health Health Lab by presenting a "Black, Brown & Beautifully Protected" panel on May 15th. The panel aims to provide education on the needs of melanin-rich skin through a thoughtful, yet extremely important discussion with industry experts: Cosmopolitan Beauty Editor-at-Large Julee Wilson will talk to EltaMD's Principal Scientist for Colgate-Palmolive, Deon Hines, PhD; NYC Board Certified dermatologist and host of the BeautyCurious Podcast, Dr. Elyse Love; and James Merrick, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer of the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). Additionally, the brand will continue its longstanding partnership with the MRF by sponsoring their #GetNaked Melanoma Awareness Month campaign featuring NFL player Raheem Mostert, encouraging the public to get a skin check and wear daily sun protection.

"The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is pleased to collaborate with EltaMD as a sponsor of its award-winning annual #GetNaked prevention, awareness, and early detection Melanoma Awareness Month campaign," says James Merrick, MRF's Chief Communications and Marketing Officer. "EltaMD has sponsored the MRF's annual New York City Gala since 2019 and their support has evolved to include several mission-critical programs including our nationwide Miles for Melanoma 5k run/walk series, MRF programming at the American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) annual meeting and prevention and awareness programs. EltaMD's partnership has enabled the MRF to extend our mission to help dedicate education to the deadliest and most common form of skin cancer with 90 percent of melanomas being considered preventable, and when caught early, most cases are very treatable and highly survivable."

In addition to maximizing daily sunscreen use for all with Deep Tints, EltaMD will be the Official Sunscreen Partner of Major League Pickleball, the preeminent professional pickleball league featuring the world's best players in co-ed teams, to tap into an audience of both players and spectators that spend a significant amount of time outdoors. This collaboration will aim to bring sun safety education to the forefront of America's fastest growing sport. Through this partnership, EltaMD will reach a wide range of pickleball fans, underscoring the importance of daily sunscreen use. The exclusive sponsorship will feature brand activations on and off the pickleball court via social, digital, and experiential programming as well as providing free sunscreen at all MLP events, beginning with MLP Atlanta (May 9-12).

"More people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year than all other cancers combined in the U.S. and at least one in five Americans will receive a skin cancer diagnosis by the age of 70. Knowing that annual skin checks paired with daily sunscreen use is the best method of prevention, EltaMD has a responsibility to provide wearable sunscreen options for all skin tones and amplify awareness around sun safety. Skin cancer does not discriminate. Sunscreen is needed on every body, every day and we believe we must encompass the same inclusivity in our efforts," says Echo Sandburg, Chief Brand Officer, CP Skin Health Group.

To amplify their presence in the pickleball space, EltaMD is partnering with Parris Todd, a pro athlete to further awareness of the importance of regular SPF application. Parris is currently top 15 in all three Pickleball World ranking divisions, holding two MLP titles, and is the 2023 triple crown winner at the US Open.

"I spend hours a day in the sun between practice and matches, so protecting my skin from sun damage is vital for me and my lifestyle. Whether I am on or off the court, I trust EltaMD to keep my skin safe," says Parris Todd.

For EltaMD, spreading sun safety education for all remains top-of-mind beyond Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which is why the brand supports this mission on an ongoing basis through various philanthropic efforts and partnerships via like-minded partners such as the Skin Cancer Foundation, Skin of Color Society and Colorado Melanoma Foundation, as well as spreading education through influencer campaigns, dermatologist partners, and marketing materials.

About EltaMD® Skin Care

At EltaMD, we make professional sun and skin care trusted by Dermatologists and loved by skin. EltaMD isn't just the #1 Dermatologist-recommended and trusted professional sunscreen brand in the US; it's the face sunscreen brand they personally use more than other brands. We've spent over 30 years developing products for different lifestyles, skin conditions and for people of all skin tones and types. Our products are designed to feel weightless and proven to protect, and help to renew skin.

Find EltaMD on Instagram and TikTok.

About CP Skin Health Group®

Starting in 2018, Colgate-Palmolive acquired EltaMD® and PCA SKIN® brands, and in 2019 the Filorga® brand to build a world-class global skin health organization of premium brands that are scientifically proven and professionally endorsed. Our vision is to lead the prestige skincare industry with scientifically proven advanced skin health solutions which are recommended by professionals, recognized by the scientific community and chosen by consumers to transform the health and appearance of their skin. For more information visit www.cpskinhealth.com.

EltaMD Establishes March 13th as National Dermatologist Day, Building a Healthier Future for All

The National Day Calendar® proclaims the day to be observed annually
 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, EltaMD Skin Care proudly announces the first annual National Dermatologist Day to serve as a platform celebrating the dedication and expertise of Dermatologists, who play a crucial role in early skin cancer detection and educating the public on the importance of sun safety.

"As the #1 Dermatologist-recommended professional sun care brand in the US, the dermatology profession is embedded in our DNA and at the heart of what we do," says Echo Sandburg, Chief Brand Officer, CP Skin Health. "With more people being diagnosed with skin cancer than any other cancer in the U.S. each year, we are committed to supporting the Dermatologist community at all levels to ensure skin health is accessible to all, so every body can live freely under the sun."

A board-certified Dermatologist has extensive medical training, which allows them to accurately diagnose and properly treat more than 3,000 diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. They also play a significant role in detecting millions of skin cancers each year (9,500 per day). Annual skin checks lead to earlier diagnoses and in return better survival rates, especially for those with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and with regular sunscreen application, the risk of developing skin cancer can be reduced by ~40%.

"No one knows skin better than a board-certified Dermatologist and we are proud of the unparalleled training we receive to ensure patients are getting the best care possible. This recognition elevates the importance of skin health and seeking expert care which ultimately empowers patients to prioritize their well-being through preventive care and early detection. We are grateful for this spotlight," says Dr. Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD President of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

Since the brand's inception, EltaMD has been dedicated to making sun safety and early skin cancer detection accessible to the public through long-standing support of skin cancer and sun safety education programs such as The Sun Bus, a mobile skin cancer screening program by the Colorado Melanoma Foundation. To further this mission in honor of National Dermatologist Day, EltaMD was proud to be the official sunscreen sponsor of AAD's Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ event in San Diego. This participant-driven fundraising initiative is part of the Academy's hallmark SPOT Skin Cancer™ program whose mission is to reduce mortality from, and the incidence of, skin cancer through public awareness, free skin cancer checks offered by member Dermatologists, community outreach programs, and advocacy that promote the prevention, detection and care of skin cancer.

To further amplify the significance of National Dermatologist Day, EltaMD is partnering with board-certified Dermatologists, including Mona Gohara, MD, FAAD, Muneeb Shah, MD, FAAD, Sheila Farhang, MD, FAAD, Laura Scott, MD, FAAD, and Claire Wolinsky, MD, FAAD. These experts will take to social media to offer insights on the necessity of regular Dermatologist visits and share essential skincare tips.

To learn more about EltaMD and National Dermatologist Day, visit eltamd.com/nationaldermday. To find a board-certified Dermatologist in your area and make an appointment, visit aad.org/findaderm.

About EltaMD® Skin Care

At EltaMD, we make professional sun and skin care trusted by Dermatologists and loved by skin. EltaMD isn't just the #1 Dermatologist-recommended and trusted professional sunscreen brand in the US; it's the face sunscreen brand they personally use more than other brands. We've spent over 30 years developing products for different lifestyles, skin conditions and for people of all skin tones and types. Our products are designed to feel weightless and proven to protect, and help to renew skin.For more information: www.eltamd.com. Find EltaMD on Instagram and TikTok.

About About the AAD

Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 20,800 physicians worldwide, the AAD is committed to advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair, and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care because skin, hair, and nail conditions can have a serious impact on your health and well-being. For more information, contact the AAD at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or aad.org. Follow @AADskin on Facebook, TikTok, Pinterest and YouTube and @AADskin1 on Instagram.

About CP Skin Health Group®

Starting in 2018, Colgate-Palmolive acquired EltaMD® and PCA SKIN® brands, and in 2019 the Filorga® brand to build a world-class global skin health organization of premium brands that are scientifically proven and professionally endorsed. Our vision is to lead the prestige skincare industry with scientifically proven advanced skin health solutions which are recommended by professionals, recognized by the scientific community and chosen by consumers to transform the health and appearance of their skin. For more information visit www.cpskinhealth.com.

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