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EltaMD UV Clear Sunscreen SPF 46 review

This dermatologist favorite is packaged in an airless pump, and includes 9% zinc oxide but doesn't lighten your skin at all. Plus, it includes 5% niacinamide and sodium hyaluronate.

EltaMD is a darling among dematologists—and a highly popular choice in the online-shopping world, too. The company currently holds **half** of the top 10 slots in the “facial sunscreens” category on Amazon (#1, #2, #5, #6, and #8, to be exact). Even though EltaMD products are pricier than the Neutrogena/Coppertone/etc. options that you’d find at your local drugstore, I think they’re worth the splurge when you consider the importance of high-quality sun care. Sunscreens…

EltaMD vs. CoTZ: Tinted physical sunscreen showdown

Which option wins in this head-to-head comparison?

I’ve been pretty happy with Australian Gold Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 50, but if you ask me, you can never have enough good physical sunscreen options…so I’ve been keeping an eye out for new ones to try. EltaMD is at the top of my list because I’ve heard such good things about it on Reddit—and it looks like a pretty reputable brand. The company even shares its SPF testing results publicly on its website (even though my dad thinks this is suspicious).

Why don't more companies share their SPF testing results with consumers?

At least two companies share their SPF testing reports—EltaMD and Supergoop—but why don't more of their peers do the same?

Sunscreen is a mysterious topic, riddled with lots of cryptic acronyms…SPF, UVA, UVB, WTF? Plus, it’s gotten kind of a bad rap. Consumer Reports released a controversial study that found that many SPF claims did not hold up against independent, third-party testing. No wonder many people don’t bother to wear sunscreen—the labels are confusing, it’s expensive, it turns your skin white, it smells, and it might not even work.