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A Sunscreen You’ll Actually Want to Wear

It’s tinted and feels like a makeup primer.

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Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone SPF 40
Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone SPF 40 ($20)

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The only thing that can make a day at the beach regrettable is coming home with a splotchy pink sunburn. Even though it usually won't last more than a few days before settling into a tan, there's not much I can do with my sunburn; I'd rather slather on SPF 50 and bare the white cast than wear makeup during New Jersey's humid summers. Luckily, I found skincare's best-kept secret: a sunscreen that disguises redness.

Cotz’s Face Natural Skin Tone SPF 40 comes in a small bottle but goes a long way. The consistency feels like makeup primer and is easy to blend, which comes in handy for addressing skin inconsistencies like dark spots. It leaves a tint behind that has the effect of blush shining through bronzer, but without the sparkles or residue.

It's non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog your pores, and has active ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to filter UVA and UVB rays (a lot of kids’ sunscreens, which are usually more gentle, are also based on zinc or titanium). If you have a mineral makeup allergy, just do a patch test before you slather this sweat- and water-resistant formula on your entire body.