When is comes to natural and organic sun protection Coola has your covered! In addition to broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen protection, Coola Sunscreen’s contains additional ingredients to nourish and protect the skin naturally. The Coola brand then ups the ante by locally sourcing their ingredients and delivering us the most “pure and eco-friendly ingredients possible”, that are then manufactured in a solar-powered facility.
Coola Classic Face Sunscreen Cucumber Moisturizer SPF 30 $32
The Classic Cucumber Moisturizing Sunscreen contains an SPF of 30 with Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Along with SPF protection, Coola Sunscreen contains a very attractive list of skin care ingredients to further protect and nourish the skin. Some of the ingredients include Acai Oil which delivers anti-aging benefits and Organic Strawberry Extract soothes, tones and minimizes pores. Organic Evening Primrose and Linseed Oils reduce inflammation and balances moisture, while Plankton Extract rejuvenates the skin.
The Cucumber Moisturizer is a light and non-greasy formula that doubles as your daily moisturizer. On top of my serum and facial oil, the Cucumber Moisturizer adds a dose of SPF while providing additional benefits to my skin. It has the most delightfully light and fresh scent of cucumbers that I would love to intensify and bottle up into a fragrance spray. However, if fragrance isn’t your thing there is an unscented version available. I tote this one around in my beach bag along with the Coola Original Liplux.
Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Matte Tint Unscented Sunscreen $36
The Mineral Face Matte tint is a Titanium Dioxide/Zinc Oxide combination sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It contains Organic Rose Hip Oil to help fight free radicals with heavy doses of Vitamin C. Evening Primrose and Flax Seed Oils improves elasticity and help skin to retain moisture while Shea Butter hydrates and Plankton Extract rejuvenates.
The Matte Tint formula has a lightweight and invisible feel. The formula is incredibly silky and absorbs instantly without leaving any white residue. For a textural reference, think the Smashbox Photofinish Primer. A very small dollop of product is ample enough to cover your entire face and neck, about a pea-sized amount. The tint is very slight, so if you’re expecting coverage, you wont get it here. What it does is smooth the skin’s appearance and absorb any excess shine and oils, providing the perfect base for makeup. I do love my dewy finish and I find this product eliminates the excess amount of shine, helping to balance my skin between glowing and greasy. The Matte Mineral Tint Sunscreen is the perfect primer for summertime and a handbag staple for makeup days.
Classic Cucumber Moisturizing Sunscreen (left) Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Matte Tint (right)
My only qualm with the Coola line is their pump packaging. I love the idea, however, it does take an excessive amount of pumping to get the product flowing. Other than that, Coola get’s big raves and high recommendations from me.
Coola Organic Suncare Collection is available for purchase online at coolasuncare.com
Coola has an extensive line of sunscreens to meet your personal needs, whether you prefer a classic or mineral formula. You can read up on the differences here. They also have a selection of spray sunscreens, protection for baby and a line of post-sun recovery skin care.