The Ambre Solaire ad above (Vogue UK, June 1967) is a shocking reminder of the way people thought of tanning. Yes, I wasn't even born when it was printed, but that attitude prevailed well into my youth. Which is another reason to be a zealous user of high SPF products. EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Sunscreen needs to be added to my Favorite Sunscreen Roundup, because it's all I've been using for the last three weeks (the husband is also a fan).
When Elta MD says this product is "Very Light" they mean it. Not quite as runny as the Kate Somerville one, this is still incredibly lightweight. So much so that I can actually reapply it over my makeup without ending with a caked mess. The active ingredients in this Elta MD sunscreen are Zinc Oxide (9.0%, UVA/UVB Sunscreen), Octinoxate (7.5%, UVA/UVB Sunscreen), and so far this summer I've found it wonderfully effective for the Northeast sun and weather. The unique feature here is that despite the lightness and the designation as an oil-free, and non-comedogenic product suitable for breakout-prone skin it's also calming and non-drying, using hyaluronic acid to keep skin supple.
The sunscreen comes in an airless pump bottle that dispenses a good amount of product. I use about 1.5 pumps for my face and neck and the rest on the back of my hands. The perfect performance and super light texture are a winning combination. Out of my current favorites, I think this is the one I'll repurchase first.
Water, Cyclomethicone, Niacinamide, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG 7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Oleth 3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate
EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 Sunscreen ($33.60, 1.7oz) is available from drugstore.com.