The Best Beauty Product I’ve Ever Discovered

You know when you discover a product and you are just like HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS BEFORE NOW? I’m sharing that product with you today. No, this isn’t a sponsored post. This is me telling you that the absolute best beauty product I have found (dead. serious.) is a SUNSCREEN.

Miracle Product

I’m a crazy about sunscreen. After years (yes *cringe* years) of baking myself in tanning beds (proof), I walk around every day positive that I’m going to get skin cancer. When you’re young you feel invincible and by the time you realize you aren’t, you’ve done a lot of stupid shit. After my step-dad was diagnosed with melanoma (graphic image here),  I now refuse to leave the house without SPF 30 or higher.

Unfortunately, I’m not a huge fan of how sunscreen feels under makeup. I mentally begged the Gods – why can’t sunscreen just feel like primer? It would be sparkles and magic! I’d never ever skip a day! Women of the world would rejoice AND be sun safe!

Then, on what I am now calling the ULTA Trip of Destiny, I found it: A sunscreen that feels just like a primer. And acts like one too.

The Best Face Sunscreen

This stuff is weird. On the first squirt, I thought NO WAY is this stuff going to blend well. It comes in a shade called “natural skin tone” although it’s much darker than my skin (apparently it also comes in a light version but Ulta didn’t have that and I didn’t realize it was tinted when I purchased it). That being said, it isn’t opaque. It’s thick and kind of see-thru-ish nude. It blends in and doesn’t really add the color to your skin.

Prior to buying this, I had been wearing the L’Oreal Pore Vanisher over sunscreen. This product replaces both of those (and some days, my BB Cream also). I’m actually pretty convinced that it acts as a pore vanisher because the ingredients are similar (dimethicone based) and my skin looks better after I put it on. I’ve been wearing it with just some under-eye concealer and my usual eye makeup.

Cotz Face Sunscreen

To go all beauty blogger on you for a minute, I’m not a fan of the packaging. It really doesn’t do the product justice, as it looks a little cheap and the product itself feels expensive and luxurious. I also hate the name but whatever.

This is the best beauty product I’ve found. Period. It’s a little pricey – $19.99 from Ulta and $18.64 from Amazon for only 1.5 ounces. Still, because this is replacing two products for me (and because I wait until I have an Ulta coupon) it’s 100% worth it.

Now I want you to share: What is your holy grail product? Do tell!

  • I am going to have to try this out! Currently, I use Paula Dorf’s face tint which is a highlighter, SPF, and sheer coverage all in one. This option you have presented is half the cost! I will have to try it out. Thanks girl!

  • I’ll have to look into this! I always use a moisturizer with SPF under my makeup, but it’s hard to find them with more than SPF 15.

  • Last month I got the COOLA Tinted Matte SPF 30 for Face sample in my Birchbox, and although it was like a one time use thing (so tiny..), I really loved it. It essentially did all of what yours does. The only problem is for 1.7oz its $36.. sooo… yeah.

  • I MUST try this! In my perfect world sunscreen would definitely act like a primer. Goodness! I’m with you regarding the fact that I’m not totally in love with how greasy sunscreen feels underneath makeup. My holy grail product? Hmmm. I have a few, but I’d say the product I keep going back to and back is my Tarte Creaseless Concealer. It’s one of the best concealers I’ve tried and is pretty versatile. It blends easy with things like illuminator for sheer/glowy coverage all over or to enhance a BB for fuller all over coverage that still feels light!

  • Thank you so much for sharing this! I’ve had bad sun poisoning twice in my life, and like you I was a tanning bed fan for far too long, so sun protection is an absolute MUST for me now. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for this on my next Ulta trip — which will be very soon, I’m still searching for my HG tinted moisturizer or BB cream! 🙂

  • I definitely need to look into this! I am crazy about sunscreen!

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  • You’ve got me sold. I want it bad.

  • WWHAATT! I’m so intrigued by this! Definitely going to check it out next time I’m at Ulta (which, let’s be honest, will probably be this weekend). Right now I just use a crappy lotion that claims to have sunscreen in it, but I knew with summer quickly approaching I wanted to find something better. Your post today must have been fate for me. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Many bb products later I’m still on the hunt to find a sunscreen for the face that doesn’t make my skin freak out. I’ll have to go on a hunt to see if they sell this in Canada!

  • Oooh, I’m so curious about this product now! i’ve always tried to use foundations and such with sunscreen in them but i’ve heard how easy it is for those to wash off — might try this one as a base now…

  • Oh, we’ll. now I am intrigued! I’ll have to take a look next time I’m in Ulta! My current go to product is Josie Maran’s argan oil, it makes my skin baby soft!

  • I have to say, your title dragged me in. I was intrigued. And now I’m excited. A sunscreen that doesn’t feel gross?? I only wear sunscreen when I plan on being outside longer than 30 mins which doesn’t happen all that often and I know it isn’t recommended but that’s how I am. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin that breaks out in either a rash or angry redness when it’s touched, let alone when I slather anything thick like a sunscreen on it! Your post has me curious though and I think I’ll try this once summer comes and more outdoor time is occurring. Thank you for the recommendation!

  • Yes! I tried this once (my sister works for Ulta), and was amazed! I had the urge to use it all over my whole body on vacation but instead relied on supergoop to do the job. Love this stuff!

  • I have never heard of this product but it does sound bloody great

  • I will have to check this out – thanks for the recommendation!

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  • I’m so glad you share this stuff. I totally started using L’Oreal’s Pore Vanisher because you blogged about it. Now I want to find this stuff too!

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