I’ll be the first to admit, I’m terrible at applying sunscreen. For some reason, the texture just doesn’t agree with my skin and I hate how oily most of them feel.
In my search for new sunscreen for Barcelona back in April, COOLA got in touch to see if I would like to try a couple of products from their range. I know the importance of an SPF, and whenever I’m abroad, I’ll make sure I’m wearing one on my face and body. I’m always willing to give a new sunscreen a go, and COOLA seemed like that type of brand I’d happily have in my collection.
COOLA have a collection of organic sunscreen products tht have full-spectrum coverage and are packed full of ingredients that are great for your skin. They’re a Californian skincare brand that support an active lifestlye with a focus on wellness.
All of their products are cruelty free and they use only the best, natual ingredients that help protect and nourish your skin. COOLA pack their sunscreen full of plant based sun protectors, which means they can use less chemical suncreens that can potentially irritate the skin.
I’ve been trying some products from the range for over a month now, and here are my thoughts!
The COOLA Classic Sport SPF 50 is perfect for anyone who has an active lifestlye that means they spend a lot of time outdoors. It’s specficially designed for the face, and helps to add moisture back into the skin. The white tea scent reminds me of a summer garden, which sounds amazing, but isn’t really for me. When the product is initally applied, it leaves a slight sheen on the skin but it doesn’t leave a white film that most sunscreens do. For someone with drier skin like me, this would be perfect when you’re on holiday or in the sun for a long time.
The Pina Colada SPF 30 is probably my favourite product from the range. It helps to strengthen the skin barrier, and because it’s rich in antioxidants, it helps to nourish the skin and prevent any further damage. It’s got a lovely summer scent and even though it’s Pina Colada, I can mainly smell the coconut which I’m a total fan of. This product is incredibly light on the skin, instantly sinks in and feels dry to the touch. I would 100% recommend this product if you’re going abroad, or even if you’re spending time in the sun in the UK.
This product has my favourite scent. The COOLA Mineral Sport Citrus Mimosa has a lovely orange scent that is super fresh and clean. As with all the other products, this one is packed full of vitamins and minerals that protect your skin. This product has a more classic sunscreen feel, and I find I can notice it on my skin when I apply it. After a couple of minutes, it does sink in to the skin, but I found it left a pale sheen on my skin which is to be expected with a physical sunscreen barrier.
I really think COOLA have managed to create a sunscreen product that I love. The Spray SPF is one of my absolute favourites, and I’ve already got it in my suitcase ready to take to Cyprus in July.
Have you tried anything from COOLA before? The whole range is available on Space NK. Let me know what you think in the comments.