Natural Sunscreen that contains only Titanium and Zinc

Anjou is always on the lookout for awesome SPF options. Over the years we have found it hard to provide locals with quality SPF that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg! Enter CōTZ SPF. For under $30, a high-quality, natural ingredient SPF is available to protect you during these summer months. The days are longer and it’s time to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays! 

CōTZ was founded in 2002 by a plastic surgeon whose singular mission was to create healthier mineral sunscreens that people want to wear daily. These natural mineral sunscreens are not chalky and contain no chemical fillers.

The science behind this natural sunscreen: 

Mineral sunscreens work by reflecting harmful UVA and UVB rays away from your skin, like a mirror. But chemical sunscreens actually absorb into your skin and convert the rays to heat.  Furthermore, chemical sunscreens can be irritating to the skin and break down in sunlight (meaning you have to reapply to get sun protection.) 

Natural sunscreens using minerals (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are currently the only FDA-approved sunscreen ingredients that are minerals) do not penetrate the skin. They are also non-irritating and don’t break down in sunlight. All CōTZ sunscreens offer broad-spectrum UVA-UVB protection. 

Remember that the SPF number on the bottle is only referring to the effect on  UVB rays – those rays that burn the upper level of the epidermis. UVB rays vary in intensity depending on the time of year. UVA rays are present during all daylight hours and all times of the year. These rays are as damaging at 9 am in December as they are at 2 pm in July (source: CōTZ website)  They penetrate the skin more deeply, pass through window glass (ever experienced drivers tan?) And they are also responsible for signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation. UVA rays also increase your risk of skin cancer. Protect your skin and use a natural sunscreen with minerals like CōTZ! 

We love CōTZ for providing options every gal and her family will want:

  • Tinted Face SPF 40
  • Non-Tinted Face SPF 50
  • Sensitive Non-Tinted SPF 40
  • Silky Foam Non-Tinted 30 (weightless)

Find this in the FACE Studio at Anjou Spa. See you soon!

Images from cotzskincare.com