I discovered this gem about a year ago on my quest to find a sunscreen for daily wear that would:
- Not make me look like a pasty white ghost, I'm pale enough, thanks.
- Give me a matte finish.
- Work well under full makeup, as I usually like to stay away from the "melted face" look.
What CoTZ Face Natural Skin Tone Sunscreen SPF 40 is all about:
- It's a 100% natural mineral sunscreen.
- 100% free of oils, chemical sunscreens, preservatives, fragrances, parabens, PABA, gluten, phythalates.
- Silky, sheer matte formula. Glides on smoothly and does not look oily or greasy.
- Lightly tinted, no white cast. Good for most skin tones but they do have an un-tinted version if your skin is very fair.
- Works well under makeup, feels similar to a makeup primer.
- Does not sting the eyes or skin. Great for sensitive skin.
- Provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
- Water and sweat resistant.
- No heavy sunscreen scent.
Ingredients: titanium dioxide (8%), zinc oxide (3.8%) ,
Alumina, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer,
Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Lauryl
PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Methicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone
I purchased it at ULTA for $19.99 and probably used a coupon because they always have coupons. ULTA puts it on sale sometimes or will do a buy one, get one 50% off promotion as well. Amazon also carries it for about $25.50. The CoTZ website also sells it. You may freak out at the price, but it's totally worth it to save your face from the damaging rays of the sun. The tube is 1.5 oz and may seem small but you don't really need a ton of it to cover your face. It spreads very easily.
|The color outside in sunlight|
|The color outside in the shade|
|Fully rubbed in outside in sunlight|
|Fully rubbed in outside in the shade|
As you can see, right out of the tube the color appears to be to dark for my fair/light skin tone, but when rubbed in, the color blends nicely.
I like to wear the CoTZ Face Sunscreen by itself for activities not requiring makeup (the horror!) or under makeup when I have to look presentable. Because of the tint, you may not even need foundation, depending on how much coverage you like. It helps to let it set for a few minutes before applying foundation over it. At the end of the day, even with full makeup on top of the sunscreen, my skin looks great and I don't look greasy and melted, even in the Las Vegas summer heat. Hooray!