Here’s a little background:
Gone are the days of sticky, greasy sunscreens. Finally, new CoTZ Skincare has cracked the code for truly effective sun protection that has a highly elegant texture, feel and appearance on the skin. Developed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Harry Fallick, CōTZ products deliver a pleasant surprise with their velvety smooth, lightweight texture and sheer, matte finish and powerful broad spectrum sun protection. Finally, unsurpassed sun protection that feels as indulgent and luxurious as your favorite lotion, cream or foundation!
Made with up to eight different sizes of mineral particles of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, these formulas ensure invisible protection that feels elegant, glides on smoothly, and dries quickly to a soft, silky matte finish. Skin is left soft and moisturized, but there’s no greasy look or feel. And, there is absolutely no white residue!
All CōTZ sunscreens feature a proprietary mineral complex, a silky-smooth blend of up to eight different sizes of mineral particles and natural sunscreens that sits invisibly on the skin to protect it from sun damage, while preventing the heat build-up that can cause irreversible damage to the skin. This complex acts as thousands of little – yet powerful – mirrors to deflect UVA and UVB rays before they can touch or penetrate the skin.
Alyssa and I both got to try out the CoTZ Face and Pure (at SPF 40 and 30, respectively) and I have to say that I was impressed. It gave me solid, water-resistant protection for the specified time frame (while Pure only guarantees protection for 40 minutes, the Face sunscreen is good for twice that!) without needing to reapply. Below is the before and after swatches of both Pure (top) and Face (bottom):
CōTZ Face for Natural Skin Tone SPF 40: A cosmetically-elegant facial sunscreen with a surprise “inside” – a skin-enhancing tint that is universally flattering to all complexions. Pampering and protective, CōTZ Face boasts a light texture and translucent, sheer matte finish. Superior protection against age-marks never looked and felt this nice! CōTZ Face also features an additional sun protective mineral that contributes to the product’s tint and allows it to layer invisibly under makeup –some even say they like it as a primer! CōTZ Face for Lighter & Fair Skin Tones is also available.
CōTZ Pure: SPF 30 with 0% synthetic ingredients and 0% preservatives – it’s 100- percent natural, but feels 100-percent more elegant than any other natural sunscreen on the market! It applies smoothly and leaves no residue behind! All ingredients in CōTZ Pure are approved by one or more leading organizations: National Products Association, EcoCert, NSF International, Green Star Rated.
Here are a few of my tests:
- I was able to successfully get the boy to try it out while he was golfing – not only did he like it, but it kept his normally burn-prone skin from toasting up.
- When I tested the water resistance of CoTZ Face, I found that it wasn’t easily removed. In fact, after sixty minutes of wear, I had to use my face wash to remove it – a great, GREAT thing for sunscreen that claims to be water resistant.
- Using the Face again, I tested it out as a primer. It went on very silky and, while I’m not sure whether it helped my makeup stay on, it certainly didn’t hurt. The sunscreen reminded me a little bit of a BB Cream that didn’t make my skin go haywire on me.
- The all-important sun test: with one arm getting CoTZ Pure and the other sunscreen-free, I found that I had less browning on the protected arm (I don’t typically burn much in the sun) and there were no telltale white streaks all over me.
But don’t just take my word for it!
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