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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

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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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I like it
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I like it and it's a great strong sunscreen when needed

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Looks weird out of the tube, feels good on the skin
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I must admit this looked really odd coming out. It goes from a dark tan paste to a sheer velvety sunscreen. I didn't notice any odd smell or oiliness. It's not very sunny here so I can't judge on the SPF quality.

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nice texture, not much coverage
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I like the texture of this product - not greasy at all and leaves skin soft. But tinted aspect doesn't make much difference, since there is little coverage. I prefer a BB/CC cream with more coverage.

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Too greasy for my skin
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I don't regularly use a moisturizer with spf because I find that it's too heavy for my finicky skin and I did not care for this. It made me break out the day after I tried it.

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Maybe
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This was a tiny sample, so I'm not 100% sure how I feel about it yet. I think I might purchase it for the summer and give it more of a shot.

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Decent sunscreen
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Decent sunscreen, went on smooth and a small amount was all I needed for coverage. I like that it has a matte finish as I usually have shine issues.

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greasy, small sample
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Not a fan. Sample was very small, but what little there was was greasy and caused breakouts

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smoother face
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i really liked the way my face looked after applying this product

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its a miss
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I love sun screen because of my dark skin tone its easy for my skin to get darker. While i love that this was spf 40 i didn't like the tint to it i felt like it made my foundation appear a different color i also didnt like the size of this product when i first saw it although now it doesn't matter cause i wouldn't use it or purchase.

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My skin was touched by angels!
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When first opening my product i was very sad to see it was so small; however, after using it, I was very surprised. My face felt so smooth and soft and the tinted cream matched my skin perfectly! I was beyond happy with the way this product covered and gave the matte look!!

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