Mineral sunscreen creates a barrier on our skin, reflecting away ultraviolet and visible light rays to protect our skin from sun damage. The very best, most cosmetically elegant ones do that without leaving behind a white cast, creating an invisible armor on your complexion. Haus of Aesthetics, a medspa in Salt Lake City, Utah, posted a video to its TikTok showing a woman applying a dermatologist-favorite—EltaMD UV Clear—to her skin under a UV light, and the results are shocking. You can literally see the sunscreen shield come to life under the light, and when she shuts it off, the sunscreen is totally clear.
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The video is further proof of something dermatologists have long known—the EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 ($41) is legit. It's formulated with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to soothe and hydrate your skin while protecting it from both UVA and UVB rays.
"It fulfills all of the criteria I prefer in a sunscreen," says Charisse Dolitsky, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. "It has broad-spectrum, mineral-based coverage with high SPF, it's formulated with zinc, which offers the widest spectrum of protection against both UVA and UVB rays."
Mona Gohara, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Branford, Connecticut seconds this rec. "I like this brand because it's cosmetically elegant, easy to layer, and effective," she says. "Half the battle is finding products that fit into your everyday routine, and this is a slam dunk."
And if that's all not enough and you want a review from someone who isn't a dermatologist, one of our contributors Dominique Michelle Astorino tested 50 of the most popular sunscreens and rated EltaMD UV Clear as the best for oily skin. Heck, even Hailey Bieber loves the stuff.
While showing us how effective EltaMD UV Clear is, this vid also reminds us of another important point: to apply sunscreen to your eyelids!!!
"The sun is so powerful at removing both collagen and elastin, so exposure is going to make your eye skin thinner and less elastic," says Dr. Hooper. "My number one tip is to be sure you're applying sunblocks to your upper and lower lids, to the lashes, and reapplying to these areas during the day, because that's going to keep your skin as protected as possible."
So if you're looking for a new sunscreen to sport this spring, EltaMD UV Clear should be a serious contender.
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