Product Review | CoTz Skincare Face Natural-Tinted Sunscreen & Primer
Product Review | CoTz Skincare Face Natural-Tinted Sunscreen & Primer ($19.99, Ulta)
Product Details (from Ulta's website): CoTZ for Face Balanced Mineral Complex is a dermatologist recommended mineral sunscreen that feels silky soft and blends translucent with a sheer matte finish. CoTZ helps prevent heat build-up in the skin, which can damage the dermis. Also, helps prevent pre-mature skin aging (fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, and age spots), uneven skin tone and other serious problems.
CoTZ Balanced Mineral Complex blends to match skin tone:
- Leaves skin silky, soft & smooth
- Non-Shiny, Non-Greasy
- Layers invisible under makeup
CoTZ Balanced Mineral Complex for healthier skin:
- 100% Free of Oils, Fragrances, Preservatives, Parabens, PABA, Gluten, Phthalates
- Does not irritate or sting
- Gentle enough for all skin types
- Contains #1 & #2 rated sunscreen ingredients
- SPF 40 exceeds the level recommended by Skin Cancer Experts
- Provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
- Photostable, will not breakdown when exposed to sunlight
- Water & Sweat Resistant
CoTZ sits invisibly on top of the skin and functions like thousands of mirrors to deflect UVA/UVB rays before the rays can penetrate the skin.
CoTZ is 100% Free of chemical sunscreen ingredients, here's why: Chemical sunscreens absorb UVA/UVB rays into the skin and transform the rays into heat, which can damage the dermis.
CoTZ has products for every skin type and member of the Family: Cotz PURE (100% Natural sunscreen)
Review: I have been an avid fan of CoTZ Skincare since the time I purchased their Flawless Complexion sunscreen for my trip to Cancun last April. This particular product, however, was sent to me by CoTZ Skincare (no monetary compensation was involved). The packaging is very similar and consistent with all of their sunscreen line: white box with splash of orange and teal colors and black typography. The product is contained in a tube with the same design and colors as the box.
The consistency of this product is mousse-like. It is tinted, as the name suggests, however, the tint is darker than my skin tone but it ends up matching my skin tone. It does not change the color of my skin, it just naturally blends (again as the name suggests). It is very lightweight to the touch and also once it is applied on the skin. I was honestly weary in the beginning using this as a primer and sunscreen all in one since I did not know if the sunscreen properties will change the way it performs as a primer. I have tried this product on its own and also in combination with the Smashbox Primer Water - it works great either way! There is nothing like being able to use sunscreen and a primer all in one. I hate layering products on my skin, especially during the summer season so this works wonders! Since it is a sunscreen, you will have to reapply but if you have makeup on and will be out for longer hours, you might want to use a sunscreen underneath and then use this product. Otherwise, you can use this on its own.
This does not feel greasy on the skin, even after a long day (typical 8-hr work day). It has kept my makeup in place and protected my skin as well. I definitely recommend this product and will repurchase.