Rated 4.57 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 438 customers Amazing. I'll never switch
Christine from Northern Minnesota
I had a makeup artist ask me why skin was so horrible. When I purchased this product, I had seen some amazing skin transformation photos. I did not believe it. Apparently what I was using for sunscreen was causing significant issues. It took a whole tube of this product but I am surprised by how improved my skin is. I wish I had taken before and after photos. I've now been using this product for over a year and i still have the same amazing results.
My go to primer!
Chris from Missouri
I love this product so much! It wears well and you can wear it under makeup or by itself.
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!
RidgebackGirl from Colorado
This might be my favorite tinted mineral sunscreen ever! So smooth, the tint isn't too dark or too light. I wear it to go running and it works like a charm, even when I'm sweating a bunch.
Misleading package size
Keplynnxx from Spokane, WA
This is ridiculously expensive for the tiny bottle you get. I hear this spf raved about all the time, so I picked it up in store on a whim. Didn't pay attention to the oz, as majority of my fave spfs are 3 oz, so I thought that was standard. The box is double the size of this tube, it seems like that was done on purpose to mislead customers. If I used this as my sole spf, it'd probably be gone in a week. It also doesn't reapply well on top of itself. One layer is fine, more layers throughout the day make your skin look dry, flat and lifeless.
I will buy this again and again
bex from Allentown, PA
I tried this yesterday and I was blown away. I just used it as a sunscreen. The tint just disappeared into my skin seamlessly and I actually got a compliment on how my skin looked. That never happens. It's creamy, sinks right in, and LASTS.
Even hours later it wasn't greasy and didn't wear off. I think it's perfect as I have been trying to wear sunscreen but I want to wear makeup, but if I am going to be outside I want more than an SPF 15 or something.
Works great for my combo/sensitive skin
MoMo from Orange County ca.
I tried every single formula from this brand and this has been the one I kept going back to it's perfect for the days I don't want to wear makeup and the days I do wear makeup it doesn't add any weight The only thing I didn't like was how hard it was to get off my face I had to purchase a cleansing oil to break it down.
beauty junkie from Tacoma, WA
I often use just this as my primer and moisturizer in one as my last step before I put on my foundation. This gives my skin a beautiful, smooth, almost air brushed look and really even out my skin! I am 51 with combo/oily and sun damaged skin and I just love how this looks on my face and neck! my only complaint is that I do go through this quickly and I wish it did come in a bigger size but that is the case with most sunscreens, especially if you are bringing it down your neck and chest. I will continue to buy this again and again and highly recommend!
Brenda181 from CA
I've tried soooo many sunscreens and nothing compares to this. The best under makeup or even to wear alone. I've got so many friends on this. I always have tons of back ups because I wear it everyday! I am just gonna stop trying others because after 5yrs+ of trying many, this has been the best. Will forever repurchase!
Lovely from Ontario, Ca
I absolutely love this! I have dry, sensitive skin. It helps seal the hydration from my moisturizer and makes my skin soft. It can be worn alone or with makeup. It does an amazing job as a primer! Definitely worth it, just wish it came in a bigger tube.
mix for color perfection
Lady Thunder from Asgard
I recieved a sample of this and though it was too dark for my complexion. when I mixed it into my normal foundation+spf it worked out well.
Not suited for darker skinned people
Hanna from Boston, MA
Gives off a cast if you are of darker skin. Also, it's very very matte and makes skin look 100x worse. It shows all of you dry patches even if you have oily skin. Wouldn't recommend this one. The other tinted sunscreen from this brand is amazing though!
Great product but tint is too ruddy
Connie from Tennessee
I like the untinted version of this - please bring it back in stock Ulta! On the other hand, it would be even better if Cotz improved the color of this tint. As many people comment, it's too orangey and for many people, too dark. How about light, medium, and dark options Cotz?
I will continue to buy this product
Court from Small Town, Alabama
I received a sample of this product, and had to buy a full size! I love how soft my skin feels. It is perfect for skin on the dry side.
Not for pale or medium skin tones
Celena from New York, NY
I like Face Prime and Protect over the Cotz Sensitive Sunscreen and Cotz Tinted Mineral Sunscreen in that this gives a matte, natural finish. The Tinted and Non-tinted regular sunscreens make my face look too greasy, though they have no oil in them.
However, this tint is not universal. This won't work for fairer skintones because it leaves an orange hue. I myself don't have pale skin -- I'd say my skintone is already slightly yellow (I'n East Asian), but this sunscreen makes my skin look even more yellow and tan. This product might work for darker skintones.
CC from VA
This primer is super smooth, the tint is good - it's like a ruddy color but blends in good; it's not tacky, makes face very smooth and not greasy or drying either. Love that is has SPF 40 and that it's MINERAL sunscreen, so good!
Nice color & coverage
Marie42 from Rural NM
I wear this everyday in the summer. It's a little thick going on but blends easily and gives good coverage. Doesn't feel heavy or looks cakey. It looks natural. I recommend. This is the 2nd tube I've bought.
Michele614 from Columbus, OH
I need to be better about wearing SPF and not just relying on what's in my foundation. This combines SPF with primer and I really love how my skin looks. I am early 50s and I don't see this settling into fine lines. Would recommend
Not for super pale folks
Brooke from Salt Lake City
If you're a pale redhead like me this isn't the best option. The formula feels nice but it made me orange! I have very pale skin with pinkish undertones. Please make the non tinted one available on here!
Leaves an unflattering Cast
N from NY
As a dark-skinned person, this leaves my skin dull and slightly grey
Miguel from FL
I suffered fungal acne and this is the only product I put on my face without any breakouts
not the best
Cristelle C. from vb
i love cotz's spf 50 i chose to try this out because its water resistant. the texture was very smooth but it kept collecting onto my dry patches every 2 hours that i reapplied. if you have oily skin i think this will work great as a primer but not as an spf.
I wear this every day!
Beach Girl from Virginia
I've been using this for a few years as my daily sunscreen over my moisturizer. It has a lovely matte finish and helps even out color a bit. It's a mineral based sunscreen, so no nasty chemicals and it's ocean-safe.
absolute favorite facial sunscreen ever
kittygirl from IL
This stuff is just the best. The texture is so unique—genuinely like a primer, not like what you think of as a "sunscreen" at all. Makes my skin look so smooth and nice, does not cause any irritation or breakouts, really just feels like I'm wearing a nice tinted primer that happens to have SPF 40. I love it. Have repurchased a few times. Typically when I wear it, I just wear it as foundation, as I prefer light to medium coverage anyway. It mixes fine with some concealers and I believe it's intended so you could put actual foundation on top as well. I am pretty fair and it looks a tad too dark for my skin directly out of the tube but after applying, it's fine. I think it could work for many light/medium skintones (ie, not fair or deep) but I wish the company would make it in more shades!!
Not orange on my neutral/cool skin
MTW from Long Beach CA
Not a review writer but since this is one of like 10 Malasezia (FA) safe sunscreens I thought I would assuage any fears of this being aggressively orange. I'm a paler gal and this blended to be unnoticeable and has no avobenzone AND didn't break me out. Major wins!
Feels good on the skin
Saraf from Sunnyvale, CA
Very good primer. This doesn't feel sticky at all. I will buy this product again!