Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review AMAZING!
THIS IS AMAZING!
I wouldn't say it's like a tinted moisturizer.
It is thick and has the consistency and feel of a thick silicone primer. It has the slightest tint. (would love it if it had more tint in a paler color) It looks medium beige but I'm super pale and it blended into my skin like a dream. I used it as a primer over my moisturizer and it works amazing! It's better than my expensive primers and even makes my foundation go on smoother. This is the best sunscreen I've ever used. It has no smell and doesn't sting, itch, or breakout my sensitive skin. I used it all the way down my neck and decolette area. Used alone, it slightly evens skintone and gives a silk matte finish. I'd use this alone on days I'm in a hurry with some powder and mascara. I can't say enough how truly amazing it is. I wish the brand had more products like this.
BUY IT! You will not regret it.
Most Helpful Critical Review I'm not a fan of the matte finish....
This is waaaay too matte for me. I don't have oily skin, so this just made my face look flat, like when you wear nylons. I like a healthy glow to the skin, so this wasn't for me. If you have oily skin though, and lots of grease, you should try this. As for recommending it to others, sure -- if you're oily. But not for those with dry skin.
Reviewed by 411 customers Pilling
Em from Minneapolis
I've tried using the product a couple days, but it keeps pilling and rubbing off my face! I don't mind the tint - it goes away as you blend it in. But the pilling looks awful under makeup, and seeing as this product is supposed to double as an SPF and a primer, I was hoping it would aid in creating a flawless base. I was sadly disappointed.
The negative reviews don't lie
Angel from Texas
As a dark skinned woman, I was looking forward to a tinted sunscreen to get the benefits of iron oxide. After all, the raving reviews, I took the plunge. I am quite shocked at the stellar reviews.
This comes out like a thick paste, difficult to spread on and leaves a white/grey cast that does not sink in even 5 hours later. Best to use to a costume party I guess if you are going as casper, otherwise please avoid.
Kaitie from Long Beach
This has been my holy grail product this summer. I have oily skin and it stays matte all day. Easy application and spread, and I haven't sunburned while using either.
KITTYKAT from Los Angles
I love this product. The face that is has SPF is a bonus. Super smooth on the skin. No tackiness after applying. Breathable.
Love this product!
Lauren from Fredericksburg, V
I was a bit hesitant to buy this product since I never really have been able to find a tinted SPF for my pale skin but I decided to get this after all the good reviews. And it's a good thing I did, I love this SPF primer! I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and I have been using this for a week and I haven't had any problems with it. It is a little dark for my face if I use it alone since my neck is extremely pale, but I put Tarte's SPF powder and a lighter powder on top and it evens everything out perfectly. It does make my skin appear a bit more even, but the tint doesn't do much. It won't exactly hide any imperfections, but it's a perfect tint if you want a natural makeup look if you pair it with a powder. I highly recommend this product and I wish they could make a higher SPF one too.
I will use this forever
Sb from Ar
How did I just find this???? I love this. It makes my skin feel so soft and smooth. It offers light coverage, with skin smoothing effects. Also, this spf doesn't sting or burn (or stink!) like most do. The product itself feels like a mousse. I just adore it. I couldn't recommend it enough! Buy it!! You won't regret it.
Pore Blurring and Nice Coverage
Christina from Texas
This tinted sunscreen has a mousey feel and applies nicely on the skin. It evened out my skin tone and blurred my pores similar to a makeup primer. I wore it by itself without makeup, but it would also work nicely with makeup. The tinted light coverage lasted all day, except for my oily nose, but overall impressed. A little tacky to the touch, but I didn't set my face with any powder. Definitely pricey for only 1.7 ounces, I almost don't want to waste it for everyday use. I will need to find a cheaper everyday alternative and save this sunscreen for makeup days.
My Go To
Truste from Jesup, Ga
I've been using this product for years. I wear this instead of foundation in the summer.
Seen The Light from Austin, TX
I have never left a review on a makeup product but this ish right here? Life changing.
I've never found a pore-filling primer that does what it claims to do, and that doesn't just clog pores instead of hiding them. Not only does this COMPLETELY blur my pores, it makes my foundation last at least twice as long, and it doesn't break me out!! The ingredients are completely safe for anyone with sensitive skin or fungal acne, like myself. AND IT HAS SPF??? are you kidding? couldn't be more perfect. Just buy it
Yes of course
Lulu from Los Ángeles Ca
Yes it's a great product
All my sensitive skin peeps this is for you
Alli from Massachusetts
I have been using Cotz for about 2 years now, and it is hands down the best sunblock for my face I have ever used. I have tried so many sunblocks and they either, left me with a sunburn (with reapplication every 1 and a half to 2 hours) or it left me with irritation/breakouts. This does not break me out, and I can reapply every 2 hours even on the highest of UV index days and still no burn. Not only does it work great, it doesn't feel greasy, and on days where I wear make up it works great as a primer. (I've never tried it under makeup when using flash photography) I recommend this to everyone. When I'm having a good skin day it's even great to wear by itself because it evens skin tone and primes the skin. I cannot say enough about this sunblock, and if you haven't given it a shot, look no further than right here.
Works great to keep makeup on age face protected
SKCrane from WA
I have used it on its own and with makeup. Both in the heat with sweat and without and I feel like it has worked great for me all around. The only downsides for me is the price and the size. I thought with the cost it would of been bigger and was surprised when it arrived. But am super happy with it and am excited to try more from this brand.
Feels nice on my face
Niki from Mphs, TN
I've tried several sunscreens and this is the only one so far that's not irritating. The tint helps to mask the dark marks before applying makeup. The built in primer helps makeup look nice.
LMB from Massachusetts
Love this product. It feels nice going on and has a slight tint. Gives a blurring affect to the skin and it provides a light coverage but it also has the benefits of having an SPF in it. I use this on days when I don't want to wear makeup. Well worth the money.
Please bring the old formula back!!
AMC from MD
I ran out of old formula in white and red tube and got this one. It's not the same!! It's drying and made my face skin peel. Why in the world would Cotz think they need to reformulate their perfectly good original formula? It was my holy grail but guess not anymore with new formula. I will use it up for my body and go in search for a holy grail tinted face sunscreen.
Can't Live Without!!
Kate from Chicago, IL
I can't live without this product during the summer. My favorite thing about this is that its thicker primer texture makes it totally effortless to apply with fingers. Especially in hot weather, I don't want to fuss with a whole heavy-feeling foundation process when it's likely to melt off in the heat anyway. I take a very small amount and just spread it around my face. It smooths my pores & lines, stays in place, blurs flaws on my skin, and does a great job staying matte. It has light-medium coverage but just enough for warmer weather. Some people have complained that the coloring is too dark, which I would agree with except that when you apply it, it sheers out nicely and a light dusting of setting powder tones down the color a lot and makes it look more light and even. It also doesn't oxidize at all so it won't get any darker. I would love a slightly lighter shade with a tiny bit more coverage but this product is almost perfect considering it's so easy to apply and doesn't even require a brush or sponge. Even if you think it's too dark, give it a try before assuming it won't work. By the time I spread it out and apply some setting powder over it it's not too dark at all, and I have pale Irish skin. If you want more coverage, the finish of this "primer" is perfect for a light layer of powder foundation over it, which is super easy and fast. So you can achieve excellent coverage in like 90 seconds without putting a whole heavy layer of makeup over this. It's fantastic and I hope they PLEASE never discontinue it.
My go-to holy grail product
Kelsey N. from Knoxville, TN
I normally do not write reviews, but I feel compelled to write one for this product because it is something I will never go without! I have huge pores and oily skin and this is something I wear every single day on top of moisturizer. It makes my pores much less noticeable and makes my skin less oily. I wear this alone or under makeup and it works so well as a primer. It looks dark when you squeeze it on the tube, but once you put it on your skin it blends well and helps disguise redness. I also chose this because my dermatologist told me I should be wearing a sunscreen with zinc oxide in it. I also have acne prone skin and this does not break me out. I love love love this product.
I but this product about four times a year. Tinted is best
Beth from FLORIDA
When in the sun or boat. Great for oily and combination skin. A little goes a long way.
Lily from New York, NY
I first saw this brand while at BeautyCon a couple years back. I tried a couple samples and loved it! So of course, when I bought the full size, it seemed like the formula might have changed? Note: this product seems to go bad rather quickly, so if you do buy it, use it when you know you will everyday. I like this product mostly for the summertime, too drying in winter. The expiration date is 12/21, but already got extra goopy :(
GalacticGirl from New York NY
I bought this because of the great reviews and it was a sale buy one get one 50% off. I'm so glad I bought them. It goes on so smooth and makes my skin look and feel amazing.
dschofie from Detroit
From the name I assumed I could use it as a primer under my makeup, but it always feels greasy and my makeup doesn't work right on top of it. Based on other reviews I'm not sure if I just got a bad batch.
Best face SPF
Karina from Houston, TX
I have been using this Cotz product for years. Nothing compares to it for a reason. I love using this as my base with a bit of concealer for my everyday, work look. This also works great as a primer. This is the lightest of coverage and really only works if you're going for a no foundation look. I do have a bit of redness and this makes the redness less noticeable. I have medium skin tone so I don't see this working for someone who has light skin because of the tint. The consistency of this product is like a mousse and pore filling primer combined; I personally like the consistency.
I would buy again but prefer other product by cotz
Medium Olive skin tone from CA
I do like this product but I don't think I need a primer. It spread just fine over my skincare. When I apply sunscreen I also cover my neck and chest but I don't want primer on those areas so I have to use the sensitive skin sunscreen. I will use up this tube but will resort to the sensitive skin one in the future since I can use it all over.
But this is still an amazing product. Btw I use gel based moisturizers so that could be why I don't see pilling.
Nice primer and spf in one
Reeneeeeeeee from Ma
Good for those with fungal acne as there are no ingredients in it that make it worse. Nice primer with very slight color added. It's really almost invisible and would be ok for any skintone, even dark. The price is kind of high though. I don't know that I will repurchase.
MilleFeuille from Santa Monica CA
CoTZ Face Prime & Protect is a fantastic primer and mineral sunscreen. I use the Sheer Matte SPF 40. It is truly matte, something hard to find in sunscreens. Better than any other higher-priced sunscreen that I've ever tried. Have been using it for at least a year now. One of the best cosmetic products that I've ever tried; recommended by an Ulta salesperson.