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  • EltaMD UV PhysicalUV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41

    EltaMD UV Physical
    Broad-Spectrum SPF 41


    3 oz Tube: Item #02578

    The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends this product
    as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen.

    For oil-free sun protection with just a touch of color, our lightly tinted UV Physical is a healthy choice. This chemical-free mineral sunscreen has antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. Water-resistant UV Physical withstands water, humidity and perspiration.

    • 9.0% transparent zinc oxide, 7.0% titanium dioxide
    • Antioxidant protection combats skin-aging free radicals associated with ultraviolet (UV) and infrared radiation (IR).
    • Lightly-tinted formula
    • Water-resistant (40 minutes)
    • UVA/UVB sun protection
    • Fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free, chemical-free and noncomedogenic


    Active Ingredients: 9.0% Zinc oxide, 7.0% Titanium dioxide

    Ingredient Insights

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

    Titanium dioxide: Natural mineral that works as a sunscreen agent by reflecting and scattering UV radiation

    Linoleic acid: Antioxidant that reduces free radicals to help diminish the visible signs of aging

    Quercetin: 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

    Inactive Ingredients: Alumina, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Iron Oxide, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Octyl Stearate, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylate 13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Purified Water, Quercetin, Sodium Hydroxide, Thioctic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid), Triethoxycaprylylsilane.

    Uses: EltaMD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41 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.


    • Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure
    • Reapply:
      • after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating
      • immediately after towel drying
      • at least every 2 hours
    • Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including:
      • Limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • Wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses
      • Children under 6 months: Ask a physician

    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS. It is perfect for my very sensitive skin. It does not irritate (in fact, it soothes) my skin and does not make me break out. I can reapply multiple times and still no breakouts! My only complaint is it's too dark and they don't make multiple shades. My skin is very fair and it doesn't quite match my skin tone but it's still wearable. I think it's a relatively heavy tint and I don't wear any makeup with it. LOVE LOVE LOVE. So happy I found it! I wear it every day! P.S. Dear Elta MD: please make more shades of this sunscreen and make one suitable for very very fair skin.
    Date published: 2016-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Product for Face I was one of the first sales reps for EltaMD. I have been retired for 2.5 yrs and love to play golf. I use this product EVERYDAY to even out skin tone and to give me the best protection. With only active ingredients of Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide there is long lasting protection for the whole round of golf. It goes on smooth and even. Because I play golf I like that it is also water resistant. I believe with strong daily use it will reduce the little crusty keratosis I used to get. I cannot recommend this product enough. As a guy do not like the feel of a moisturizing product on my face so this does the best for me. Dan "The EltaMD Man"
    Date published: 2020-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best sunscreen I ever tried I have combination, sensitive, acne prone skin and am 35 years old. Fair/Light complexion. I have spent a lot of money over the years on skincare and can never find the perfect sunscreen for me. This is it! My skin is not greasy, it spreads easily, the sun protection is great, and I feel good about using it. The tint is incredible for me. Just a hint of color, gives me a healthy glow. I will never stop buying this, please don't ever change it. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!
    Date published: 2016-03-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Matches my skintone with no white cast This sunscreen is really impressive. It looks creamy and dark out of the container but is really light and non-greasy and matches my fair skin. It's neither super moisturizing nor super drying. It's just a happy medium. And I don't feel it on my skin like with other sunscreens. It's not greasy, heavy or shiny. It has a beige type of tone which matches my pale neutral creamy skin well, and I can also put it around my eyes with no irritation! A lot of other sunscreens irritate my eyes. I think this is a great everyday sunscreen that also evens out my skin tone a bit like a light makeup. I am the natural type and don't like tons of makeup and foundations. I haven't tried this in extensive sun exposure so can't comment on how well it works for that. I'm really happy with this and happy I don't have the dreaded white cast...and my sensitive skin and eyes are happy too!
    Date published: 2016-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from post Mohs surgery Ive had basal cell carceroma removed from my upper lip. Post healing I began to use this daily. It goes on very smoothly with no unpleasant odor, gives effective sun protection and the tint is a bonus to help even out skin tone. I highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2015-02-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful make-up base. I am an aesthetic nurse and feel very confident putting this product on my patient's skin after peels or laser treatments. This is the best all in one product I have ever used!! The texture and color is perfect to be applied alone or before my powder and it is good for my skin.
    Date published: 2015-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best product ever I have been using it for 15 years and I have no wrinkles. I am 48 years old. My skin looks perfect, in fact doctors and friends always ask me about my product or my secret . This is it. I use it daily as my makeup. It is the best product my sensitive skin can find. It simply makes me young! Agata
    Date published: 2015-05-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE everything about this but the tint This sunscreen is the ONLY one I have ever tried that does not irritate my skin or make my eyes and nose water. That said, I wonder if it isn't possible to offer it without the tint. It comes off quite easily and see I am really pale, it doesn't blend that well with my skin. I suppose since I slather a lot of foundation on, that doesn't matter that much, but I'd love the option of no tint for when I do have my IPL for telangiectasia and I can finally go out without foundation.
    Date published: 2019-03-02
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