Unlisted Brand • Cotz Face SPF40 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is one of the most multi-purpose products I've ever used. It's the first thing I put on my face, it functions as my moisturizer, primer, mattifier, SPF and foundation all in one! It has very little coverage, someone who wants more will want to use foundation over it, but it's enough for me. I like silicones, but I can see where there would be a problem for those who are sensitive to them. I think this stuff is great!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
When I first began using this product, I thought I had found a miracle in a bottle. The texture, consistency, and appearance can't be beat. It gives skin a beautiful glow without makeup and wears well under makeup. I didn't notice any burning or signs of irritation after applying it. However, after 3 weeks of use, I noticed my skin was covered in bumps - every pore was clogged. I assumed that titanium dioxide was the culprit and purchased the Cotz "sensitive" formulation. The Cotz sensitive sunscreen did more damage and all those clogged pores evolved into a horrendous breakout. The product is loaded with silicones which explains its beautifying effects and may also explain my skin's reaction. If you can tolerate silicones, you won't regret this purchase. It's simply amazing. I should also note that there are several variations of this product - tinted, clear, sensitive.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I just got this sunscreen, and I've already ordered another tube. I have problems with chemical sunscreens irritating my sensitive skin, but this physical sunscreen is very gentle. Unlike other physical sunscreens I've tried it's not greasy and it doesn't leave a white residue. It's tinted a surprisingly dark brown color, but once I blend it in it looks completely natural on my fair skin. The only thing I don't like is the price ($19.99 at dermstore.com), but sometimes you get what you pay for. If you're looking for an alternative to the more popular chemical sunscreens, either for health reasons or because of sensitive skin, I would give this product a try.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey
I only got this recently, but I already can't recommend it enough. The texture is almost a little dry, but in a good way. It's silicone based, so it blends incredibly well, but since it's on the dry side it is anything but greasy. I thought the tint might be a little dark for my light skin, but it's okay so far. I may have to switch to the light skin tone version in the winter, but for now it works well because, if anything, it helps my face match my body a little better. There is certainly no white cast with it. It may not work for those with very fair skin (which is why they offer a light skin version), but I imagine it would work on any other skin tone, including very dark.
It feels so much better and blends so much better than the EltaMD UV Clear, which I was using previously. I found that greasy enough (if I used it in the quantity you're supposed to) that it discouraged me from wearing it. Not the case with CoTZ, which is great because I'll be more apt to wear it every single day.
Basically, what you're getting when you buy this is a high quality primer that also has an SPF of 40. The price may seem a bit steep for a sunscreen, since you only get 1.5 oz, but $20 for 1.5 oz of primer AND sunscreen in one isn't so bad. I have applied cream and liquid foundations over it, and both turned out great. It's also great on its own if I don't want to wear foundation, as it still smooths the look of my skin.
I applied this sunscreen immediately after a 40% lactic acid peel and had no stinging whatsoever. If anything, it soothed my skin.
I would say the only reason not to try this is if you have a sensitivity to silicones of you really can't afford the price. But, otherwise, it's DEFINITELY worth a try. I absolutely love it so far. The only thing I don't love is the price, so if I ever find a good deal on it, I will stock up.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a physical sunblock that isn't white, but tinted to supposedly blend with skin. My skin is fair, and I was a little concerned about how dark the product was when coming out of the tube. I applied it and the color lightened and evened out my skin tone without leaving behind a white cast...but it was still a shade too dark for me though. It goes on smoothly and dries to a semi-matte finish. The formula is on the drier side, so don't rely on this to moisturize your skin--you will need a proper moisturizer underneath. I also don't recommend using this under makeup as the finish it leaves behind makes it hard to blend makeup on top of it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this after trying a sample at my dermatologist's. It is all I was looking for in a mineral sunblock.
The consistency is thick, almost like toothpaste, but it spreads easily. The tint looks dark tan out of the tube but blends away once you apply it. I have fair skin with a faint yellow undertone and it's impossible to tell that I had this product on. There is no ghostly mask effect.
The only disadvantage is that it will rub off on clothing, so I don't apply to my neck.
The silicones make skin feel smooth, and I have a feeling that the zinc oxide has been good for my skin as I have had zero breakouts.
As another reviewer pointed out, this product has a mattifying effect and if your skin is dry it will emphasize wrinkles, so it is a good idea to moisturize before applying.
My personal routine the last weeks has been to apply CE Ferulic serum first, followed by Welleda Everon cream, and finally Cotz.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is a Titanium dioxide and ZO, physical ss for face w/ a matte finish. The 1st ingredient is alumina, the 2nd is cyclohexasiloxane, the 3rd is cyclopentasiloxane. The cyclos may be a problem for some. I like this stuff because it di not make my face greasy or shiny, had no white cast, and did not break me out. It is a brown tinted gel/cream that looks pretty dark, but when blended, was invisible on me. For reference, I'm a pale, greenish-yellow tinted person and this looked fine on me. I'm also VERY oily, so a person w/ dry skin may find this too drying. I love it because every other ss out there makes my shiny, oily skin even shinier and oilier looking. This does not, and is also fragrance-free. Looks matte w/o mu, and I can also apply mu over it no prob, but I let it soak in and sit for a few minutes before applying foundation, as I find it balls up a bit if I apply foundation immediately. Good stuff for oily skin.
062313 Update: This is really great for those who hate sticky ss. It is not sticky at all. I was noticing how my hair sticks to my face when I wear a lot of ss's. That drives me nuts. Not so with this one! Smooth, matte, non-sticky. Very nice!