Rated 3.83 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Most Helpful Critical Review Reviewed by 6 customers Great if you use a non SPF day moisturizer
Claire from USA
During the summer, my skin tends to get more oily in my t-zone. Because of this, my spf moisturizers tends to be too thick and oily for me, so I like to use a lighter weight one in the morning, but now I don't have any sun protection. This is great for adding some light moisture, giving a nice finish to the skin without clogging pores or making you oily.
Not terrible but won't buy again
Renee from Brownsville, TX
I have fair skin that tans easily. I wear SPF to avoid skin damage, since my skin is fairly sensitive and breaks out more than I would care to admit due to period hormones, stress, you name it. I don't have the box this came in anymore, but I could swear that it said that one of the main purposes of this product was to mix into other make-up products to add SPF. Also, several of the reviewers appear to have done exactly that. I bike to work and was excited to give this a whirl instead of my typical sunscreen. I figured it would be lighter weight and likely to reduce breakouts since my sweat wouldn't muss it up like with standard sunscreens. However, it really didn't seem like I was protected at all. I started layering my regular sunscreen ON TOP of this product, but for the price, it didn't seem like I was really getting any value. I have used MUCH BETTER facial oils, and the sunscreen aspect seemed minimal at best. Another reviewer in TX had a similar experience. According to her review, she looked up the product on the COVER FX website, and it outright stated that you should not mix this product with anything else because it will lose effectiveness. Apparently, this product should only be applied directly to the face after toner and before moisturizer. Furthermore, you have to wait 15 minutes to let it absorb before applying anything else. I hate to say it, but that 15 minute thing just killed it for me. I bought this to SAVE TIME, to reduce steps and hassle. Even my most basic sunscreen is effective right out the gate, and it costs a fraction of the price. Ulta stores are currently closed, and I don't think it's worth trying to return via mail since I've tossed out the box and used it for a few months now. Some positives is that the product smells good and feels nice on the skin. Some other reviewers have said that when you wait for it to soak in, your skin appears almost glass-like smooth. Going to keep trying to make this work, but won't be rebuying.
Perfect if you don't like regular thick SPF
Jess the Reviewer from Tennessee
I use this in my skincare routine to replace serums. And add SPF. It is now a staple for me. I will repurchase!
Ultaholic from Texas
I have fair skin that burns easily. I was so excited to try these because the spf could be added to anything or worn alone. I am sad to find out that is not the case.
I mixed it with face lotion the first time I wore it and went for a walk on the beach. It was an overcast day and a Texas winter on top of that, so I was covered head to toe except for my face because of the spf. When I got back to the car and looked in the mirror, my freckles were huge and my skin was pink (from sun exposure not exercise!). My face felt warm (aka slightly burned). I was so surprised!
When I got home I looked up the product on their website and read their instructions. Cover FX states that you should not mix this product with anything else because it will loose its effectiveness. Product should be applied directly to the face after toner and before moisturizer. You should then wait 15 minutes to let it absorb before doing anything else. I tried following the instructions to the best of my ability, but I found it very difficult to find 15 extra minutes to hang out during my morning routine. Needless to say I returned and am looking for a face lotion with spf in it.
Some positives is that the product looks and feels nice on the skin. At first I thought greasy but then after it soaked in it gave a glass skin look
Efa from NY
I was searching for SPF products that would not leave a white cast or weird gray tint on my face. This product does the job. I'm a WOC and this oil goes on completely clear. I add a few drops to my moisturizer or add directly on my face right before applying foundation. A little goes a long way.
AL from USA
I love cover fx, I feel like it's one of those brands that can go under the radar sometimes. This product is great because it's got the benefits of SPF (I'm fair so sunscreen is my bff), it's hydrating without being oily, and gives you the most radiant skin—all without clogging pores. I used it under foundation (let it set for 15 minutes before applying your base), alone, and even over foundation to achieve the glass skin look. Beautiful, will definitely be a new must-have in my makeup collection.