EltaMD® sunscreens help prevent sunburn and derease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging cause by the sun. EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc and are available in a variety of formulations to suite a wide range of skin needs.
UV rays are part of the invisible energy that comes from the sun. UVA (aging) rays account for 95% of sun exposure. They cause aging and contribute to cancer. Because of their ability to penetrate deep into the tissues, UVA rays damage collage and cells which leads to wrinkling, hyperpigmentation and lost of elasticity.
UVB rays (burning) mostly affect the outer layer of they skin. They cause sunburns and tanning that increase the risk of skin cancer and other disorders. The risk of skin cancer doubles in people who have had five or more sunburns* (Cancer Foundation 2010)
Elta® sunscreens are formulated with zinc oxide, a natural mineral compound. Because zinc maintains its protective ability in the sun, it is more photostable than some chemical ingredients that may degrade. Zinc blocks the widest spectrum of UVA and UVB rays, protecting skin against burning and premature aging. Zinc is safe for even the most sensitive skin type.