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Review: EltaMD UV Sport Broad-Spectrum SPF 50

EltaMD’s award-winning sunscreen is perfect for active days in the sun. It’s super resistant to water and sweat and won’t drip into your eyes. It’s powerful enough for extended periods of activity in the sun yet light enough for sensitive skin.

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What You Need To Know

The "Good"

  • Best-in-class water- and sweat-resistance
  • Perfect for face and body

The "Could Be Better"

  • Creamy texture may not be light enough for the face


Perfect for long, active days in the sun.


Zinc Oxide

Zinc Oxide is a mineral-based ingredient that is commonly used in skin care products, particularly sunscreens. It acts as a physical sunscreen by reflecting and scattering UV rays away from the skin. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory agent and can help soothe irritated skin. It is a safe, non-irritating, and non-allergenic ingredient which makes it suitable for sensitive skin types and can be used in many products such as sunscreens, moisturizers, and baby products. It is also an effective treatment for acne as it helps to reduce inflammation and regulate oil production.


Octinoxate is a common sunscreen ingredient that helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays. It's a chemical compound that absorbs UVB radiation from the sun and helps to prevent sunburns.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E helps protect skin from free radical damage and ultraviolet radiation that can cause premature aging. It can also help keep skin cells healthy and promote healing and reducing inflammation.

Full Ingredient List

Purified Water Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate Isopropyl Palmitate Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate Hexyl Laurate Cetyl Dimethicone Tocopheryl Acetate Beeswax Hydrogenated Castor Oil Sodium Chloride Disodium EDTA Butylene Glycol Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate Triethoxycaprylylsilane


It’s often hard to find a heavy-duty sunscreen that doesn’t feel heavy, but EltaMD managed to bring together the best of both worlds with this sport sunscreen. It’s perfect for all skin types, absorbs quickly, and withstands long periods of perspiration without feeling too heavy or greasy. It’s on the pricier side, but it’s a top-quality product and an excellent choice for men who spend a lot of time outdoors.


EltaMD UV Sport Broad-Spectrum SPF 50