Imagine a sunscreen that’s durable without being visible, tenacious but non-toxic. CoTZ for Face did, and they created a modern “cosmetically elegant” mineral sunscreen formula that functions like a high-end make-up but fights dangerous rays like a substantial SPF.
Their website elaborates, “CoTZ for Face is cosmetically-elegant. A Balanced Mineral Complex™ that feels silky & soft and blends translucent, with a sheer matte finish. Superior protection against sun-accelerated age-marks has never felt this nice.”
CoTZ does not contain any oils, chemical sunscreens, preservatives, fragrances, parabens, or phythalates, and is both PABA free and gluten free.
The SPF 40 formula differs from typical sunscreens by creating a revolutionary reflective base that helps prevent heat build-up on the skin and can damage it. That added protection helps to prevent premature aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, unsightly age spots, uneven tone, and other nearly irreversible issues. “Chemical sunscreens absorb UVA-UVB rays into the skin and transform the rays into heat, which can damage the dermis. 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.” It not only provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, but is also photostable, which means it will not suffer from nasty makeup melt when worn in the sunshine. Which is what it ought to do, right?
The makeup aspect of CoTZ is nearly as remarkable as its biology. The CoTZ Balanced Mineral Complex™, blends to match skin tone and smooths to a sheer matte finish. It layers under makeup weightlessly like a top-of-the-line primer, without a shiny mask-like glaze nor a greasy gloss. I was able to layer mineral foundation over top of it with ease, and it looked nice, very natural. A twelve mile bike ride later and I was pleasantly surprised that I was neither sunburned nor waxy looking. Best of all? This unbeatable find is not some fancy product that you’ll have to pinch pennies to afford. Pick it up online for around fifteen bucks at an outlet like Ulta and go enjoy a confident day in the sun, sitting pretty with peace of mind. — Casandra Armour