EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47
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This is a gentle yet heavy duty sunscreen. It's heavy and opaque but won't break you out or clog your pores.
Rubs in well, very effective. I won't use any other brand of sunscreen again.
I love all the EltaMD sunscreens. This one has NO chemical sunscreens in it, just Zinc and Titanium. Yes, it leaves a faint white cast on the skin, and it has a thicker texture, but far less than other mineral sunscreens. Stays on very well in the water (in fact it's a bit hard to wash off in the shower, but again that's what you get with a mineral sunscreen). Good stuff!
We use it just for swimming. It does leave a bit of a white cast. When we are in our own backyard pool that doesn't bother us. You get an extra ounce of this product compared to Elta MD UV Sport Water Resistant Broad Spectrum 50, for essentially the same price. For as much sunscreen as we go through living in west Texas, our family looks for the best products, with the biggest bang for our buck. We have tried many of the Elta MD products and love them. Gentle too. We keep the PURE SPF 47 on hand for swimming at home and the SPORT SPF 50 if we are going in public where we want to avoid the slightly white cast.
This sunscreen was highly recommended to me by my dermatologist. I have been using this product for several years now and it is fantastic! I usually purchase this product from my dermatologist but, with LovelySkin I accumulate the points and it is less to order it from LovelySkin. Why I didn't give it all stars because it does come out on your skin white. Even if you blend it still has a slight whiteness on your skin. I usually blend it with my tinted moisturizer and this product has tinted moisturizer as well that is great and luminous. When I go camping or away for a couple days that's all I pack for sunscreen, morning moisturizer, and even evening moisturizer.
Loved it! Great coverage and goes on easily. Not thick...not sticky.
This sunscreen has a nice, light consistency, not oily, doesn't leave any white residue, and has a nice feel on the skin. During high sweat activities, sweat does bead on the face, which I suppose is a testament to its water-resistant ability. Overall it's a very fine product, and works well at preventing sunburn.
I am prone to Squamish cell carcinoma since I have fair skin and grew up before sunscreen was heard of. It gives me good protection and I still love being outdoors.
I am a very long time EltaMD UV Clear user but it was time for me to find a similarly wonderful mineral sunscreen. I tried so very many well known physical sunscreens this past summer and have just reordered this product. EltaMD Pure is suitable for my sensitive, acneic, maturing skin but it can be a challenge to remove at night. EltaMD has a great opportunity to provide us with an antioxidant-loaded, untinted, non-comedogenic, mineral sunscreen with an elegant texture. Until that perfect formulation comes along I will continue to make Pure work for me.
I use this on by 18 month and 3 yo both who I chase down to slather with spf daily. It has gotten in his eyes and he has not cried or had a red eye. It does leave a white cast on them if I don't rub it in, but I don't mind. We have used many sunscreens and this is one of our favorites.
If you exercise outside, and seriously DON'T want sun damage on your skin, this opaque blocking sunscreen does the trick. It's so serious that it's hard to clean off, and I haven't sunburned yet, snorkeling in Bali or mowing the lawn all day in Montana. I use it generously, so all bets are off if you use it sparingly.
I get so hot and sweaty hiking and running. I love this sunscreen because it survives my workout.
I had received my sunscreen, but the outsid color was different, the top was white not grey!!
This is amazing sunscreen. I used this at the beach and did not even get burned. I highly recommend this product.
I started using this on my kids after an organic tear free baby sunscreen caused skin and eye irritation and prematurely ended a day at the beach. To test it, I literally rubbed Elta in my eyes with no ill effects, so I have been using it for years now on my little ones and myself. It goes on white, but it fades decently enough if you are going for protection over looks. I rub in some bronzer sometimes if it seems too pale. I prefer that look to the lightly tinted broad spectrum option. I use cheaper tear free stuff on our arms and legs.
EltaMD UV protection works and it doesn't irritate my skin. Which is a plus. I have taken it traveling with me and really works in strong sun. No sunburn.
This is a very good sunscreen for the face and body. It has a very light feel on the skin.
I totally like the product, but unlike the other EltaMD product and LaRoche product for sun care I received this one had a paper label one the front and one on the back of the bottle, so after I used it it was all smeared and I could not read the ingredients or instructions. This happened very fast. Very disappointed with that.
I much prefer the Untinted UV Clear formula better. I thought I would try something different but I find myself not reaching for this. I use a combination of the UV clear on my face and then the Sport 50 on the rest of my body.
This is a heavy duty sunscreen.. It provides complete protection without makin you look like a ghost. Its also very easy to apply and blend in. Have used at the beach, and on my children. Highly recommend
Good for hiking!
This product works for all the reasons I bought it. I bought it for my husband who has very sensitive skin and break outs. It works wonderful, BUT the Zinc causes it to go on white and even if you use a small amount it takes quite awhile to settle in. My husband wont use it as he hates the white and how long it takes to rub in. I am now using it, but agree that it is a pain to rub in and get rid of the white look.
This product contains ZINC which I have researched is one of the most important ingredients when choosing a great quality sunscreen. It is thick and rubs in really easily and allows you to feel you have great coverage! What my favorite thing about this for the price is the fact that it is okay for both face and body! Its convenient to only have to rely on 1 bottle and I have sensitive skin, it gave me no trouble on my face at all! Must have!
Provides really thick coverage. Great for paddleboarding. Doesnt sweat off or drip in my eyes. I like it for water sports - provides good coverage. This goes on white, and is thicker than the other Elta sunscreens. It stays put and wont wash off in the surf.
This was given a high rating by the Environmental Working Group, so I purchased it with help from other reviews. It keeps the sun out, but it also feels like it seals my skin so that it cannot breathe. I will finish the tube using it on my arms, but not on my face. Ill keep looking for a non-chemical sunscreen.