EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 46
As a fair gal who spent every second of my childhood baking in the Southern California sun, SPF has become my new religion. I got turned on to this SPF moisturizer by my dermatologist, and I’ve been using it daily for years. It’s perfectly lightweight…the SPF isn’t chalky…and doesn’t make me break out. Swear.
As someone who used to spend summers aiming for a Hawaiian tropic vibe, I've got some damage to halt. So now I put this stuff on even when it's raining, and sometimes at night. My dermatologist friend raved about Elta MD on Instagram, and I tossed a bottle into my Amazon cart immediately. This protects without feeling so sunscreeny (as in, not the thick or pasty stuff I slather on my kids). Best brand I've tried.
So, I rarely wear sunscreen. Yeah, I said it. I've been in the beauty industry for almost 20 years and I know how bad the sun is for my skin, but my skin is also EXTREMELY sensitive to SPF, enough so that I've pretty much sworn it off except for when I know I'm really going to be getting serious sun. However: my dermatologist recommended this a few years back and sent me off with some samples, and since then it's been the only sunscreen I even consider using on my face on a regular basis. It's lightweight, non-greasy, but most importantly not only doesn't irritate my skin but even calms it a bit (you can credit the niacinamide for that). Just one word of caution for the daily user: it does pill under makeup (in my experience), so might not be the best in that capacity.
This is by far the best sunscreen I have ever come across. I was introduced to Elta MD by my dermatologist over 4 years ago and it has become a staple in my morning skincare routine ever since. The sunscreen melts into your skin and does not leave a white cast or make your skin greasy or oily. It is a holy grail cult favorite that I would recommend to anyone. This is an excellent facial moisturizer.
I've tested dozens of sunscreens in search of something fast-absorbing, lightweight, and easy to wear under my makeup, and this is by far my favorite. My dermatologist recommended this to me when I asked about anti-aging products I should be using, and apparently tons of celebs love it, too. I love how quickly it sinks into my skin — and it doesn't leave a milky or shiny film on my skin like some other sunscreens do. It looks like I'm wearing nothing, and sits comfortably under my go-to foundation. Ladies, this is the holy grail of sunscreens and an absolute must-have it you like to workout or spend time outside.