Mineral Organic Sunscreen…
Unscented, Mineral sunscreen, One of six sunscreens recommended by allure magazine. Printed Organic Suncare on labelling but on Coola’s website it is claimed 70% Certified Organic inactive ingredients. Hypoallergenic, Paraben Free. Ultra Sheer, Oxybenzone Free, Antioxidant Enriched, No nano-sized particles.Active IngredientsAvobenzone (Sunscreen) 2.0%Octinoxate (Sunscreen) 2.1%Inactive Ingredients;Caprylohydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (ORGANIC Orange) Fruit Water, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Euterpe Oleracea (ORGANIC Acai) Fruit Oil, Fragaria Vesca (ORGANIC Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Glycerin (ORGANIC), Helianthus Annuus (ORGANIC Sunflower) Seed Extract, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Linum Usitatissimum (ORGANIC Linseed) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (ORGANIC Evening Primrose) Oil, Plankton Extract, Propanediol, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Trideceth-10, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Water, Xanthan Gum.Organic Ingredients; Orange Fruit Water, Acai Fruit Oil, Strawberry Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Sunflower Seed Extract, Linseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil.allure’s article claims; allure 6 Sunscreen Solutions…For Those Who Hate Sunscreen. IT MAKES ME BREAK OUT. Then you’re using the wrong formula… Coola Costing $32 for 1.7oz, you are spraying Avobenzone and Octinoxate on your face and the labelling even claims no zinc formula. Now I checked sunscreens in a tube not spray, 97% organic with 18% zinc, the best protection which costs five times less than Coola with less than a handful of ingredients in the mix unlike Coola which has how many ingredients… wow, close to thirty, amazing.Zinc Oxide is a physical sunscreen rather than a chemical one, blocks both UVA (320-400 nm) and UVB (280-320 nm) rays of ultraviolet light. Chemical sunscreens are less effective and carry unnecessary health risks. ZO is insoluble in water, used in many industries, in ointments, creams and lotions. Non-irritating, non-allergenic and non-comedogenic, used by athletes as a bandage to prevent soft tissue damage during workouts. ZO must be NON NANO / UNCOATED UPS -2 ZO which has a mean particle size greater than 30nm, when applied to the skin do not get absorbed into the body, do not enter the bloodstream, and are not a threat to human health.SPF is a measure of how much longer someone will be protected from UVB rays than someone wearing no cream. If the sun reddens unprotected skin in ten minutes, for example, a person wearing SPF15 can be exposed to the sun without reddening for 15 times longer – 150 minutes. While UVB rays are behind the redness of sunburn, UVA rays damage the skin’s DNA at a deeper layer. Both radiation types can cause skin cancer. The EU recommendation is for sunscreens to offer a UVA protection factor that is a third of their SPF.I make my own sunscreen as well as I purchase sunscreen for times when I do not have time to make any since I need to surf. For that reason, when I purchase a sunscreen mix, I need the same formula as I use when I make my own organic sunscreen mix since it only requires few ingredients but for more protection like my nose, I bump the zinc. Zinc is what you see surfers put on their nose for protection. The more zinc, the more protection but it means a mix that is more like a mud since zinc is a powder that I purchase and add to EVCO. Sunscreens are worse than processed foods (which I never consume) since there is no nutritional guide for sunscreens. For a small investment, sunscreens may offer me the possibility of avoiding sun burn, pain, cancer, medical bills, pain killers, etc. that come with exposure to the sun. For that reason, choosing a formula with the least amount of ingredients but high zinc oxide is the best solution. A good sunscreen formula should not have more than a handful ingredients, certified organic at least 95% and FREE OF; fragrances, biologically harmful chemicals like Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, or UV Chemical absorbers, paraben, phthalates, PABA and 1,4 dioxane.
Love it, would be 5 stars but can feel slightly chalky
For starters this product definitely does everything everyone raves about. It is an excellent light coverage on my skin (which goes between fair and medium depending on how recently I self-tanned) and blends in seemlessly. It seems to soak in well an dI’ve never had problems with it running if I workout after applying.The reason for the 1 star reduction is that I think it feels a bit chalky, almost like there is flour in it. This does not seem to effect the appearance, and the feeling fades from my face after about half an hour, so it’s not the end of the world, it’s just not my favorite feeling.
Coola Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen is one of the best sunscreens that I have found for every day use. Most sunscreens that I have tried made my face overly oily, white, and somehow sweaty. It always made me look as if I just spent all day at the the beach. For most women that’s not a desirable look. Especially not when you are going to the office and want to look professional.This product is very different from most sunscreens. It has a unique mousse- like texture and goes on very light and smoothly. The ingredients are mostly non-toxic and include some kind of mattefying substance that will prevent your face from looking oily. It actually will make your face appear almost dry and not shiny at all. It felt a little too dry for me and made my small under eye wrinkles more pronounced. I remedied this by applying a moisturizer before I put on the Coola Sunscreen. My favorite part about this sunscreen is that it is slightly tinted – much like a typical foundation and that’s why it doesn’t give you that white sunscreen cast. Finally!Overall, it’s a great product just a bit pricey. But a small amount of product goes a long way so 1.7oz will last for a while.
tint is too light for me
makes me look pale, wish the tint was darker. Just FYI Im medium/olive skin, not terribly dark but tan very easlily….. Still better than white sunscreen tho! It’s non greasy, matte finish, great for oily skin. It received a very low score on Environmental working group "Skin Deep" website which if you arent familiar rates cosmetics and skin products for toxicity. Check it out, its alarming how toxic some sunscreens are. This brand scored very low all around so that makes me happy!
Best face SPF, hands down
If you’re like me and you generally hate other face sunscreens and kind of would rather wear your foundation outside, buy this product instead. It’s pricey, but hydrates your skin, protects against sun damage and gives you a hint of that glowing bronze color that you’re obviously trying to get outside!