Today’s installment in sunscreen week looks at Total Block Cotz SPF 58, a water resistant sunscreen that is number 17 in the Environmental Working Group Sunscreen Database. Total Block Cotz, containing titanium dioxide and zinc ozide, is comfortable to wear and fragrance free. As with the other products I have reported on this week, there was a minimal white tint that absorbed quickly. Total Block Cotz has additional ingredients to make it water resistant, which I felt made it feel a little heavy. But otherwise, it is a quality product that is particularly good for when water resistence is needed.
A couple of other Total Block products worth noting are Total Block SPF 60 Clear and Total Block SPF 60 Tinted. Both are oil free products and are rated at number 43 in the database. These products also contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as physical blockers. I have found that the clear form leaves a bit more white tint than other products, but that it covers fine with makeup. Unfortunately, it also feels a bit heavy and chalky. The one that I really love is the tinted version. That comes with dark and white tints to add to create a custom color. It is not at all sheer though. Instead, the resulting makeup gives quite heavy coverage. It is fairly popular with people who have melasma or heavy hyperpigmentation and who want a combination full spectrum sunscreen and heavy coverage makeup.
I linked to the Amazon.com pages, which generally are a bit cheaper. The Total block products are also available at Derma Doctor