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If you have a special skin type or condition like rosacea or acne, or recently had a peel or microdermabrasion treatment, try CoTZ SENSITIVE, SPF 40.

CoTZ

Birchbox Breakdown

To (very loosely) paraphrase Clueless’s lead heroine Cher Horowitz, “Trying to find a lightweight, nongreasy sunscreen is like trying to find meaning in a Pauly Shore movie.” In other words, nearly impossible. That is, until we discovered this mineral-rich formula from chic sun protection brand CoTZ. The lightweight formula is silky smooth to the touch, blends in quickly, and leaves behind a sheer matte finish. Perfect for layering under foundation or BB cream, the multitasking formula also protects your skin from those unappealing sun-accelerated fine lines and wrinkles. 

How it Works

Free of harsh chemicals, oils, and fragrances, CoTZ FACE Natural Skin Tone deflects damaging UVA-UVB rays without irritating sensitive skin. Best for medium skin tones, the complexion-matching formula blends in seamlessly and masks minor flaws. 

How to Use

At least 15 minutes before stepping outside, apply a generous amount to your face and neck. Reapply at least every two hours and if you‘re swimming or engaging in vigorous activities (think: sweaty games of intermural kickball) reapply every 80 minutes. 

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 8% (Sunscreen), Zinc Oxide 3.8% (Sunscreen)

Inactive Ingredients: Alumina, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Lauryl PEG/PPG 18/18 Methicone, Methicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Good at first, but I broke out :(

I agree with other reviewers who liked this product very much - it applies nicely, color matches naturally, and settles into a very comfortable matte finish. But my super-sensitive skin ended up breaking out where I applied it :( Unfortunate, but I guess this stuff just isn't right for my skin.

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Solid BB cream

I received this as part of my "mystery sample pack" with my last order and I was encouraged by the high SPF of this cream. While I already use a moisturizer with an adequate SPF, I'm not opposed to a more-is-better approach. When I squeezed out a dollop to use, I wasn't sure the dark color would blend to match my skin tone, but it did (I'm slightly darker than fair). It didn't feel greasy and my skin seemed to react well to it. While I won't be in a hurry to replace my Dr. Jart+ BB cream with this one, I might be open to it in the future!

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Best sunscreen yet

I really like this. The texture is matte and it layers easily. No weird white residue. I wish it had higher SPF, because I have very pale skin and like to use at least 60 on my face in the summer.

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Suntastic!

I love this stuff! It applies smoothly and feels like a soft cream. Then when it blends into your skin it gives a powdery matt finish. I chose a neutral color and was shocked at how dark it looked coming out of the tube. When it was on my face it looked a lot lighter. LOVE it! Hides my melasma!

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Loves it!!!!!!!!

I absolutely love CoTZ. It is be best face sunscreen out there. I love how matte it goes on and it is not oily what so ever. Not to mention that it is so easy to put on. I had gotten sample a few months back and decided to finally try it. I don't think the price is bad at all totally worth the investment. Thank you birchbox for introducing me to the best face sunscreen ever!!!

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Love It!

I love this product. It evens out my skin complexion. I feel like I don't have anything on my face. It's great to wear alone. I do have acne prone skin and breakouts....I don't see my acne through this product. Love it, will be purchasing again.

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I use this daily

This not greasy sunscreen saved my life. I work in the sun all summer and it was so smooth and simple to reapply. Turned all of my coworkers on to it since it's non greasy. Also can be worn as a base layer with makeup

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Nice product

This is a great product, don't let the packaging throw you off! It has a nice matte look to it, and applies very similar like a primer. I love that there is an SPF 40! I already have SPF in my foundation which I use daily but this is a nice one.

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usaghaigh

HATED THIS. never again. not of me, and not my type of item to use. I hope i don't get something in my box like this again......

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love- had to order it

so light weight that i could wear it running to the store, or going out for girls night. looks so natural, but provides complete coverage.

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