Reddit Reddit reviews EltaMD UV Shield Full-Body Sunscreen Lotion Broad-Spectrum SPF 45, Non-Greasy, Dermatologist-Recommended Mineral-Based Zinc Oxide Sheer Formula, 3 oz

We found 12 Reddit comments about EltaMD UV Shield Full-Body Sunscreen Lotion Broad-Spectrum SPF 45, Non-Greasy, Dermatologist-Recommended Mineral-Based Zinc Oxide Sheer Formula, 3 oz. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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12 Reddit comments about EltaMD UV Shield Full-Body Sunscreen Lotion Broad-Spectrum SPF 45, Non-Greasy, Dermatologist-Recommended Mineral-Based Zinc Oxide Sheer Formula, 3 oz:

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction
  1. Sunscreen is your BEST FRIEND! I can't get enough of this one for my face becaue it doesn't feel like a million little satans are digging pitch forks into my eyeballs.

  2. A daily alpha hydroxy acid should help with PIH. I use this. You should use it every night, but it makes you photosensitive so don't slather it on in the AM. USE THE SUNSCREEEEEEN :)

  3. They aren't talked about much on this sub so IDK how popular they are but I recently got a derma roller. If you get this, do not use it if you are going out the next day and skip the AHA on that day and possibly the day after too. It is making me exfoliate, which is nice, but it also allows for deeper penetration of 4 ->

  4. Vitamin C + hyaluronic acid which reduces pigmentation and stimulates collagen synthesis.

    Your #1 priority should be sunscreen.
u/rachelmarie583 · 5 pointsr/Accutane

I’ve been using Elta MD SPF 45 that bought from amazon. I really like it. It has a slightly white-ish cast, but that helps mask the redness. It rubs in quickly and doesn’t make my face oily.

Elta MD UV shield SPF 45, 3 Ounce

u/lovevsphysics · 5 pointsr/AskWomen

i don't have a lot of diehard brand loyalty, but paula's choice is the only line of skincare i will use (with the exception of facial sunscreen, which i prefer elta md for). when i think of all the money i wasted on half-used bottles of cleanser, toner, and moisturizers all these years before discovering paula's choice...


u/ec-vt · 3 pointsr/30PlusSkinCare

If you have dry/sensitive skin and live in dry climate, I would suggest to only rinse your face with cold water in the morning.

In your morning routine, I would apply the Cosrx essence after Klairs toner. The oil would prevent the essence from absorption. In the winter (AM) I would also add a barrier repairing element (Stratia Liquid Gold, CeraVE PM lotion [4% niacinimide], or Dr. Jart Ceramide products) to maintain the moisture in the dry indoor/outdoor climate.

Consider Laneige skin cream for extra moisture in the winter AM.

In the PM routine, again, I would apply the Cosrx essence right after Klairs toner. I don't have sensitive skin so all of the TO retinol in squalane is very gentle on my face. I have since moved on to A313 a French OTC Vitamin A pommade. This pommade is very occlusive so you may not need to use the Cicaplast Baume unless your skin is very irritated. After this tube I'm considering moving onto tretinoin. If you are interested in A313 then read this post by TheSkincareEdit.


For a stand alone SPF I love my EltaMD UV Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 45. It's a physical UV filter so my eyes aren't irritated even if I get up close to the lower lash. It uses nano zinc oxide as a filter, so there will be some white cast but it subsides after 5-10 minutes (I don't mind it). You can use it on your arms as well and it is very hydrating.


If you are concerned with anti-aging treatment then you cannot neglect the eyes. I use ColorScience Total Eye 3-in-1 (I would shop a better price than Amazon). I would apply Dr. Brenner L-Ascorbic up to my lash line and use an eye SPF to prevent pigmentation around my eyes. TO caffeine and ECGC serum is really good for puffy eyes - one drop for both eyes. TO also has argireline which tightens the skin (been described as botox in a bottle). This is on my wishlist to try next. Niod Fractionated eye contour concentrated is a good product for your eye. Copper peptide is also good for anti-aging. TO has it in the new Buffet formula or the NIOD Copper Amino Isolate. The copper peptide, supposedly, keeps your skin in a state of repair. See review here.

u/plug_in_baby · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

All right guys, so I'm constantly tweaking my skincare routine and would love some input. I'm currently 25 and only really started taking good care of my skin when I was about 21. For the most part I'm fairly happy with where my skin is at now. I have very fair, slightly sensitive skin (redhead) that tends to be mostly balanced, combination/oily with occasional dry patches. I rarely deal with blemishes these days other than a few blackheads and occasional cystic acne near my chin. The current issue I'm dealing with is how to properly use vitamins C and A in my routine so that I can reap the most benefits/use the best products while not overdoing it, or layering products unnecessarily. My current AM routine consists of (in order) a cleanser, typically Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash, toner, Amara Organics 20% Vitamin C Serum since the water here is very harsh, TruSkin Vitamin C Cream, and a higher SPF sunscreen, typically Elta MD SPF 45. My PM routine consists of a cleanser, normally something different than what I used in the morning as I find that overusing the same cleanser can strip my skin. I follow with toner, Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum again, Amara Organics Retinol Serum 2.5%, and [First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream] ( I occasionally use a physical exfoliator, and am not currently using any eye-specific products as I'm prone to developing milia if a product is too creamy and I don't like the tacky feeling of a lot of eye gels. I live in Florida, so with my fair complexion I'm constantly trying to be proactive about preventing sun damage, while also delaying the appearance of damage that has already been done. That's why I really want to make sure I'm using the best Vitamin C product during the day. I know that the active in both my day serum and cream is SAP, but I've read that MAP is more effective at boosting collagen production, yet I have a difficult time finding products that utilize this form of Vitamin C. Also, I've noticed recently that 2.5% retinol (the product lists retinol, not retinyl palimate) seems to be A LOT compared with other OTC products on the market, and I really don't want to be overdoing it with this one, especially since I don't have any wrinkles yet, just a few fine lines that seem to come and go. Also, the issue of increased photosensitivity makes me nervous. I recently read some literature that addressed the concern that too much topical vitamin A could lead to toxicity, and I already have a diet rich in A vitamin. It might be worth noting that I haven't changed my routine considerably in the last few years, other than switching out retinol products as they became available/unavailable. Occasionally I will change some product out for another, but normally for something very similar (i.e. one vitamin c cream for another).

So, very long story short (sorry, guys), if you could recommend a Vitamin C serum or moisturizer, and a night time retinol product appropriate for my age and skin (preferably something with a lower active concentration), I would me much appreciative. The lighter consistency the better, as I do layer several products every day and I don't like the feeling of heavy build up on my skin. If you happen to notice anything else that you think I'm doing wrong, please let me know.

u/Get-ABUser · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Biore Watery Gel addict here as well. For the days I'll be in some intense sun for hours at a time (UV index 12+), I go for Elta MD UV Shield. I just haven't found any AB sunscreen that protects as well as it, and doesn't feel oily. I'll apply it to my face and all over my body. The price is decent and it comes in a much bigger size than other AB sunscreens.

As a daily Watery Gel user, I did not like how oily-feeling Biore Perfect Face/Body/etc Milk were. I'm glad they sell them in such small "sample" sizes, haha. And the oil stays on your hands after washing your hands, which is a no-bueno when I need all the grip strength I can get on these intense sunny days.

u/wouldyouhelpmeplease · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My skin feels great after cleansing in AM and PM; there isn't really any tightening.

What do you feel about the above commenter's recommendation of AHA and BHA, one PM and the other AM?

Would Cerave Cream be good for my oily skin, and if so should it be applied x2 daily like my Aveeno? I don't really moisturize my forehead or nose area too much (I have a T-zone), but should I moisturize this oiliness regardless?

I have seen EltaMD sunscreen recommended, but I don't understand the difference between EltaMD's UV clear and shield.

The toothpaste issue has never occurred to me! I will try it, see how things go.

And lastly, is it possible to moisturize my eyes too much in one day?

u/Opinionsandsuch · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I don't reapply because I just drive to work and home so I don't think it adds up to 2 hours of exposure. Might not be the best sunscreen for the beach. I have normal to dry skin, so can't comment on how well it would work for oily skin. However, I have used their other sunscreen that is meant for oily skin and it worked fine for me, so I'm not sure how much difference there is in formulation.
Link for the other sunscreen for oily skin, on sale on Amazon right now

Edit: I swear I'm not a crazy coupon lady lol I just happened to notice that

u/pompea · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

It sounds like you are looking for a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. These tend to have light coverage so that you can still see your freckles through it but enough pigment to even out natural red/pink splotches. I personally use Dr. Jart's Black Label but the downside to BB's is that they rarely come in an array of colors so you will have to search for one that fits your face. I think tinted moisturizers tend to come in a wider rainbow. They are functionally similar products.

Also, if you looking for SPF added to your routine, consider buying a makeup-friendly sunscreen to go under your foundation. I like Elta MD's UV Shield SPF 45, but this isn't exactly a mattifying sunscreen or anything. The reason I suggest using a separate product for this is because even if the bb cream/foundation/whatever you choose has an SPF rating to it, you would not be applying enough to your face to even get the listed protection. You'd get some serious cake-face before that happened. /r/skincareaddiction can help you find a good mattifying sunscreen, I am not 100% sure on which are the most loved though.

For shine control, I would go with a primer that will help oil control, and then finish with a good setting powder. For me, with that setting powder, by the end of the day I am slightly ... dew-y? But not greasy, and not in need of any real touchup.

u/johanngrumblepox · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hi! Thanks to this sub I started a daily routine about 8 months ago and it has calmed random breakouts and things down a LOT. <3.

The stats:

  • 30s F in southwest US (super dry, super sunny)
  • Rosacea/oily skin
  • lots of SF/closed comedones (but super not even ready to deal with that yet)
  • Routine:
    • AM: splash with water, moisturize with Neutrogena Oil-Free and then Elta Sunscreen
    • post-workout (at least once, sometimes twice/day): wash withCeraVe Foaming Facial Wash and moisturize again with Neutrogena
    • PM: CeraVe night cream

      The first problem:

      - I'm noticing that my skin, especially around my cheekbones is really dry and so a lot of fine lines have appeared over the summer. I'm guessing I need to add way more moisturizer at various spots. I work out a LOT, and there's a LOT of sweat and other people dirt (rolling in jiu jitsu) and so don't really feel like I can wash my face less. But I'm not sure what to do. I have a few big forehead wrinkles too, so if I could address both in one pass, that would be delightful.


      Thanks again, y'all. This sub is the best.

u/CyanideSeashell · 1 pointr/Accutane

I highly recommend Elta MD sunblock. I use the Shield version, but I've heard good things about Clear as well. Almost anything is going to sting when applied to cracked skin, but I also usually find sunblock burns my eyes even if I avoid a wide circle around the eye area. This stuff doesn't even if I rub it into my eyelids and also doesn't leave white marks on your skin or smell strongly of sunblock. My dermatologist recommended it and it's well reviewed by the r/skincareaddiction folks.

u/azperson · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Ok so my holy grail sunscreen has always been the Elta MD UV Shield SPF 45 and I finally ran out the other day. :(

For some reason the price of the Elta MD has been fluctuating a lot on amazon so I decided to try out the CVS Clear Zinc Sun Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 instead. I'm glad that I did, because it's actually pretty good! I have a darker Mediterranean skin tone and I do get a slight white cast on my skin and facial hair, but nothing too bad. I haven't broken out and although my face does look oily upon application, within 15 minutes it's completely dry and matte. In addition, its already in the 90's here in Arizona and its held up pretty against some mild sweating. We'll see if it holds up during those 115 degree days.

I also got some Aquaphor from my lips and post-peel healing which I like a lot more than regular Vaseline. I also got some hydrocolloid bandages and they're great too! I've had a few breakouts within the past few days and the bandages have definitely helped my spots heal much faster.

And I think I'm getting ready to purchase all the ingredient to the dupe for Skinceuticals C E Ferulic serum per these instructions. However, I'm not 21 so I can't get the vodka...can I just use regular rubbing alcohol??