EltaMD UV Physical SPF 41 contains 25 ingredients. It's free of harmful alcohols, allergens, gluten, sulfates, parabens, silicones, polyethylene glycol (PEG) and synthetic fragrances. But we have found comedogenic components and fungal acne feeding components. See the list below for details.

Alcohols
Alcohols Irritate and dry skin
No
Allergens
Allergens May provoke allergy
No
  • #8Isopropyl Palmitate [ 4 ]
  • #10Linoleic Acid
  • #18Polysorbate 20
  • #1Zinc Oxide [ 1 ]
  • #3Butylene Glycol [ 1 ]
  • #8Isopropyl Palmitate [ 4 ]
  • #13Oleth-3 Phosphate [ 2 ]
Gluten
Gluten Celiac unsafe
No
Sulfates
Sulfates Damage skin
No
Parabens
Parabens Potentially toxic
No
Silicones
Silicones Difficult to wash off
No
PEG
PEG Polyethylene glycol
No
Fragrances
Fragrances Allergy triggers
No
  • #4Citric Acid
  • #24Thioctic Acid
  • #9Lecithin
  • #22Sodium Sulfite
  • #24Thioctic Acid
  • #10Linoleic Acid
  • #15Phenoxyethanol
  • #17Polyisobutene
  • #23Iron Oxides
  • #8Isopropyl Palmitate [ 4 ]
  • #9Lecithin
  • #2Aluminum Hydroxide
  • #20Quercetin
  • #4Citric Acid
  • #1Zinc Oxide [ 1 ]
  • #15Phenoxyethanol
  • #1Zinc Oxide [ 1 ]
EWG Skin Deep Safety Report
See the EWG rating summary to find out overal safety of the components
Low Hazard: 22
Moderate Hazard: 2
High Hazard: 0
88
8
0
Natural / Synthetic Ratio
See how many of the components are natural, and how many are synthetic.
Natural: 6 ( 24% )
Synthetic: 17 ( 68% )
Unknown: 2 ( 8% )
24 %
68%
8%
Ingredients List 25
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1.
ZINC OXIDE
Cosmetic active
EWG 2-3 Safe - Moderate hazard
2.
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE
Pigment, Colorant, Emulsion stabilizer, Viscosity stabilizer
EWG 1 Safe
3.
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Preservative, Water-retaining agent
EWG 1 Safe
4.
CITRIC ACID
Preservative, Acidity Stabilizer, Cosmetic active
EWG 1-2 Safe
5.
DIMETHICONE/METHICONE COPOLYMER
No information
6.
HYDRATED SILICA
Sorbent, Abrasive, Scrub, Viscosity stabilizer
EWG 1 Safe
7.
IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE
Preservative
EWG 3-6 Moderate hazard
8.
ISOPROPYL PALMITATE
Emollient, Solvent, Antistatic, Skin conditioner
EWG 1 Safe
9.
LECITHIN
Structurant, Emulsifier, Emollient, Cosmetic active, Antioxidant
EWG 2-3 Safe - Moderate hazard
10.
LINOLEIC ACID
Animal fat, Emollient, Vegetable oil, Cosmetic active
EWG 1 Safe
11.
OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE
New component
EWG 1 Safe
12.
OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE
New component
EWG 1 Safe
13.
OLETH-3 PHOSPHATE
No information
EWG 1-2 Safe
14.
PERFLUORONONYL DIMETHICONE
New component
EWG 4 Moderate hazard
15.
PHENOXYETHANOL
Preservative
EWG 2-4 Safe - Moderate hazard
16.
POLYACRYLATE-13
New component
EWG 1-2 Safe
17.
POLYISOBUTENE
Emollient
EWG 1 Safe
18.
POLYSORBATE 20
No information
EWG 1-3 Safe - Moderate hazard
19.
WATER
Solvent
EWG 1 Safe
20.
QUERCETIN
New component
EWG 1 Safe
21.
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Surfactant, Other components
EWG 1-4 Safe - Moderate hazard
22.
SODIUM SULFITE
Preservative, Other components
EWG 1-2 Safe
23.
IRON OXIDES
Pigment, Colorant
EWG 2 Safe
24.
THIOCTIC ACID
Cosmetic active, Antioxidant
EWG 1-2 Safe
25.
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE
New component
EWG 1 Safe
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