Introducing EltaMD Your Dermatologist Recommended Skincare Routine

A favourite of celebrities such as Emma Stone, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Beiber, EltaMD is the #1 US Dermatologist recommended brand! Available exclusively in Ireland from our Ballsbridge clinic and on our website. For over 30 years EltaMD have been developing safe and effective professional skin care products for everybody under the sun.

When it comes to sun and skin care, there is no one-formula-fits-all, that’s why they offer products for different lifestyles, preferences and needs, for people of all skin conditions, tones and types. So here are our patients 3 favourite EltaMD Skincare products, that suit all genders and skin types, and get the seal of approval from the Consultant Dermatologists at the Institute of Dermatologists.

Step 1: Cleanse the day away

EltaMD Oil in Gel Cleanser

Elta MD® Oil-in-Gel Cleanser 100ml  (€44) combines the effectiveness of a traditional cleanser with the benefits of an oil cleanser. This transformative formula preserves the skin barrier while gently cleansing without stripping skin's moisture or clogging pores. Enriched with antioxidants to help defend against free radical damage.

The rich gel texture melts into a silky oil that gently and effortlessly lifts away environmental pollutants, water-resistant sunscreen, long-wear makeup, sweat, and excess sebum - all in one step. Upon contact with water, the oil turns into a milky emulsion to wash away the impurities.

Dermatologist top tip: “ Oil in Gel cleansers are suitable for all skin types but work particularly well for those with sensitive or oily, acne-prone skin who are looking to cleanse in a gentle but hydrating way. They are lightweight in texture and great for unclogging pores and removing excess oil, bacteria, pollution and general build-up of sunscreen and makeup over the day.”

Step 2: Moisturise and restore

Barrier Renewal Complex

Elta MD® Barrier Renewal Complex (€82) is suitable for all skin types and a client favourite, clinically proven* to moisturize the stratum corneum and improve dry, compromised skin after a single application. This advanced formula works to visibly minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while significantly improving skin texture, tone and pore size.

A selected blend of ceramides and other essential lipids helps strengthen the barrier and restore its natural hydration system. Enzymes and vitamins minimize the appearance of redness and promote skin cell turnover. Within 21 days, skin appears softer, smoother, healthier and more youthful.

Dermatologist Top Tip: “ The addition of ceramides to your skincare routine is a fantastic way to improve your skin’s barrier function, block environmental pollutants and protect your skin from become sensitive to the use of active ingredients such as topical retinol/retinoids. A hero ingredient suitable for all skin types.”

Step 3: Treat and Protect

UV Clear SPF 46 Tinted

The tinted EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 (tinted)  (€61) is designed to calm and protect sensitive skin prone to discolouration and breakouts such as acne and rosacea. A favourite of many a celebrity, and used by both men and women alike, the tint is virtually undetectable but gives light coverage. Packed with niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid, and lactic acid, with the added advantage of a tint for a more even complexion.

This lightweight, silky formula is perfect under makeup or on its own, and it comes in both tinted and non-tinted versions for daily wear.  With 9.0% transparent zinc oxide, it offers solid UVA/UVB sun protection while combatting skin-ageing free radicals. Plus, it leaves no residue and is fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free, and noncomedogenic.

Dermatologist Top Tip: “Not only does daily use of sunscreen  on your face and neck protect you against skin cancer but it also reduces the incidence of fine lines and wrinkles and the formation of age spots and broken capillaries. Choose a high factor, broad spectrum sunscreen that protects you against both UVA/UVB rays with the added benefit of ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to moisturise your skin and ensure it is part of your daily skincare routine to keep your skin glowing!”

We are exclusive European stockists of EltaMD, available in clinic and online. For a more tailored skincare routine, book for a skincare consultation with one of our specialists today.