I have searched high and low for a BB cream that WORKS for me. The closest I came was UD's Naked BB, and it was a tad too orange. :-( It also had much too sheer of coverage, even for a BB. I liked Too Faced, Tarte, and Ole Henricksen, but none of them were the greatest match, colour-wise or coverage-wise, and they tended to gather in my fine lines and wrinkles.
Coincidentally, I also happened to be on the hunt for my perfect SPF. I had no way of knowing that in finding my perfect SPF, I would be discovering a facial miracle. I am not exaggerating. Not one bit!
My requirements for SPF are high, and after reading up on the downside of chemical SPF's, I knew I needed a sunscreen that was free of this type of chemical cocktail sun "protection". So, I did what I always do- I scoured reviews! Created a line-up of "to-try's" and went to tryin'. :-)
When I found an obscure, chemical-free facial sunscreen that had 4.8 out of five stars, I knew it was a must try. However, there were only 40 reviews on this product. Still, the review were SO good! I went for it!
OH. MY. STARS. (!) I found Cōtz Sunscreen SPF 40 for face. This is THE BEST SPF I have ever used. It is matte, tinted, evens out my skin tone, basically does EVERYTHING a BB claims to do, BETTER than any BB I've tried. Yes. THAT good! It is $19.99, and worth EVERY PENNY!
Cōtz applies beautifully, leaves a gorgeous matte finish, evens and improves skintone, and is BEAUTIFUL on its own! The only caveat (for me) is that Cōtz leaves my skin the tiniest bit... "tacky" feeling? Only a tiny bit, though. I tried powder over top (Tarte's Amazonian Clay setting powder), and honestly liked the look better without. Blusher and bronzer work perfectly on top of this product, also, and they stay all day! I've been using this miracle product for about a week/week and a half, and my skin has dramatically improved!
If you have been on the lookout for a BB, one that doesn't exaggerate dryness nor increase oiliness, one that appears matte yet not "dead", try Cōtz SPF 40 sunscreen!!! It is perfection in a tube!!
It is INCREDIBLY waterproof, also. Stays on through blood, sweat, and tears. (Okay, tears and sweat at least, I didn't test out blood... :-P ) Give Cōtz a try, I know I love it enough to forgive it's minimal "tacky" feeling, and once you see the results, I believe you may be able to look past that small issue as well. Because this stuff just LOOKS LIKE SKIN! Fresh, beautiful, pore-minimizing, non-chemical, aaaaaannnndddd... DERMATOLOGIST RECOMMENDED!
What are you waiting for? Grab it! Tell me what you think! :-)