New In at Merivale Vision Care: EltaMD Skincare Facial Sunscreens

There are two facts about the team at Merivale Vision Care...

There are two facts about the team at Merivale Vision Care. The first is obvious in that we are passionate about eye care, healthy eyes, and seeing well. The second and lesser-known fact is that many of us are skincare junkies so when we opened the shipment of Elta MD Facial Sunscreens that arrived at our clinic for you, our lovely patients, the enthusiasm was palpable.  

EltaMD Skincare is the #1 Dermatologist-recommended professional sunscreen brand with excellent quality products that provide protection without irritating sensitive skin, especially around the eyes. EltaMD’s products originated from a healing ointment developed by Swiss farmers in the 1800’s. This ointment was then developed into a line of professional wound care products used in hospitals and burn centres around the world. The range was then extended into everyday products that EltaMD offers today. The sunscreens are all formulated with zinc oxide, a natural mineral that works like a shield protecting the skin from the widest range of UVA and UVB rays.

Why carry facial sunscreens at an eye health clinic? We’re so happy you asked! We believe that it is super important to protect your eyes and the skin around them from the sun. We recommend when outdoors you always wear a pair of sunglasses with full UV protection and apply sunscreen to the face and the delicate skin around the eyes for protection from harmful rays.

When you visit us for any of our Dry Eye Clinic services, such as an IPL treatment session to help relieve dry eyes, the skin around your eyes requires more protection from the sun. Your Optometrist will likely recommend you use at least an SPF 30 sunscreen to protect the skin around your eyes in between sessions.

When selecting your new facial sunscreen during your visit with us you can choose from EltaMD UV Clear Tinted SPF 46 and EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46. One has a tint, and one does not for your preference in finish on the skin. The UV Clear formula does not leave a white cast once the product has absorbed. Both products calm and protect sensitive skin around the eyes and contain niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to soothe and hydrate the skin. We also offer the EltaMD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SFP 41 for extra-sensitive and post procedure skin. This facial sunscreen has a light tint and is water-resistant to withstand humidity and perspiration.  

Ready to find your perfect SPF? Come in to see us and pick one up today. We know you’ll love the EltaMD facial sunscreens as much as we do.

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