The best sunscreens have at least SPF 30 and are something you are comfortable wearing regularly. Beyond that, we recommend zinc oxide as the best ingredient to block both UVA and UVB rays.
What is UVA vs UVB?
The SPF number on sunscreen tells us how well a sunscreen blocks UVB which typically causes Burns. The active ingredients tell us how well a sunscreen blocks UVA which typically causes Aging and brown sun spots. Zinc Oxide is an excellent blocker of both UVA and UVB. Our favorite brand is EltaMD because it has high levels of Zinc Oxide without being white or pasty as often experienced with other zinc sunscreens.
We have EltaMD!
EltaMD can be hard to find and online sunscreen products may not be handled properly to ensure their effectiveness. To make sure you have the best quality product, we sell EltaMD at our office. You do not need an appointment to purchase – feel free to come in during our normal office hours and our staff will help you find the best products for your skin.
We have the following products for purchase at the front desk:
UV Lip Balm Lip SPF 31 sunscreen with mint flavor and great sun protection
UV Clear Light weight SPF 46 sunscreen for oily/acne/rosacea-prone skin, Not water resistant
UV Elements Tinted SPF 44 sunscreen with antioxidants and moisturizers, water resistant
UV Lotion Lighter weight every-day SPF 30 sunscreen lotion with zinc, Not water resistant
UV Pure Chemical-free SPF 47 sunscreen that is great for babies, kids, and sensitive skin
UV Sport Water resistant SPF 50 sunscreen that rubs in easily *Available in two sizes: 3oz tube or 7 oz pump
UV Aero Water resistant SPF 45 sunscreen spray with zinc