Elta MD tinted sunscreen swatches and review

Elta MD tinted sunscreen swatches and review

Sun protection is a must for me, even on days when I prefer to go barefaced. And because of my sensitive skin, I can wear only mineral sunscreens.

Over the years, I’ve accumulated a collection of mineral sunscreens and one of my favorites is Elta MD tinted sunscreen.

Read on to find out if this super popular sunscreen is right for you.

Elta MD tinted sunscreen review

The Elta MD physical sunscreen is a one of the top-selling physical sunscreens in the U.S. and an excellent choice for hyper-sensitive skin. Check out our in-depth review of this mineral sunscreen and view Elta MD tinted sunscreen swatches.


  • light coverage — you won’t look like you are wearing makeup but it will cover enough to make your skin look smoother
  • made for extra-sensitive skin and can be used after facial treatments
  • SPF 41 physical sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide
  • water-resistant and sweat-resistant — good for warm, humid days
  • oil-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free and noncomedogenic
  • natural-looking finish that is not too oily or matte
  • tint is very natural and leaves no white cast on skin
  • wears well under makeup
  • suitable for all skin types


  • pricey but good value — a tube lasts a year of daily use
  • provides little coverage — you’ll need to wear foundation/concealer to camouflage imperfections
  • tint is too light for medium-deep to deep skin tones

Active ingredients: Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide

Inactive ingredients: Purified Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Alumina, Polyacrylate 13, Butylene Glycol, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20,  Hydrogen Dimethicone, Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Thioctic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid), Quercetin, Phenoxyethanol, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Iron Oxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilaner.

Elta MD tinted sunscreen swatches

Elta MD Tinted sunscreen swatch
Elta MD Tinted sunscreen freshly squeezed out of tube. My tube is a year old so it’s a little dried out. A fresh tube would have a runnier texture.
Elta MD Tinted sunscreen swatch in natural light.
Another shot of Elta MD Tinted sunscreen swatch in natural light.
Elta MD Tinted sunscreen swatch smoothed out.
Elta MD Tinted sunscreen swatch
Elta MD Tinted sunscreen blended in. Notice it covered my blue veins.

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