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Looking for a SPF spray instead? Check out COOLA’s SPF 35 Sport Spray-Citrus Mimosa.

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Birchbox Breakdown

Lifeguards’ skills aren’t limited to scanning the horizon for sharks and showing off their ripped abs—they could also teach us a thing or two about wearing sunscreen. That’s why we stood up and paid attention when we learned that this sweat-proof, water-resistant SPF 45 lotion is endorsed by the American Lifeguard Association. It’s designed to moisturize skin with a blend of organic botanicals and is completely hypoallergenic—good news for sensitive types. Plus, the sheer formula blends in completely so you won’t be left with any white residue.

How it Works

A walloping team of six safe sunscreens—octocrylene, octinoxate, oxybenzone, octisalate, homosalate, avobenzone—absorb both UVA and UVB rays. Meanwhile, aloe vera, shea butter, and beeswax soften skin. Antioxidant-rich cucumber, ginger, evening primrose, and arnica soothe any irritation. Plus, the formula doesn’t contain any parabens.

How to Use

Smooth a generous amount all over your body. Apply at least fifteen minutes prior to sun exposure.

Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethylpolysiloxane (Mineral Based), Cetyl Phosphate, Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane, PVP/Eicosene Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin (Plant Derived), Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Zinc Oxide (Sunblock), Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Stearic Acid (Plant Derived), Sorbitan Stearate, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Polysorbate-60 (Plant Derived), Pollen Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Nylon-12, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Extract, Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), Birch Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Flower Extract, Allantoin (Comfrey Root Derived), Fragrance (Parfum), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Dog (Rosa Canina) Rose Hips, Cucumis Sativus (ORGANIC Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (ORGANIC Shea Butter), Beeswax (ORGANIC), Borage (Starflower) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate (Natural Preservative), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative).

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Love Coola Products
Purchased

I now own three different Coola products and really love the texture they all have. I own the face specific sunscreen as well as the lip balm, both are pretty much daily uses. I ordered this sunscreen for summer workouts and really liked the scent as well as the effectiveness.

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Very effective but thick and streaky
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I recently used my sample when in Mexico, and I was a bit horrified that about an hour after I applied it (a sweaty hour), the product resurfaced on my skin, leaving white streaky residue. Yes, it was effective at preventing sunburn, but it is not particularly user friendly.

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Great sunscreen
Purchased

This sunscreen definitely does the trick and has a great scent to it. My only com plaint is that you have to pay careful attention to rubbing it in, or else you will have white streaks.

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Love Coola, but HATE this sunscreen

I'm giving this sunscreen 2 stars because it really does a good job protecting against sunburn, but it is extremely thick and goopy. It flakes off white when it dries. And you have to use all of your muscle strength to rub it in or you'll have white streaks everywhere. Also, it leaves white streaks when you sweat. I love Coola's other products, but they need to work on the formula for their sports sunscreen line.

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Loved the smell, not the residue
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I received this sunscreen as a sample in my birchbox and was really excited to try it based on reviews. When I applied the sunscreen, it went on very smooth and had a wonderful smell, but I was shocked to discover it left a white residue behind. I wore this sunscreen on a hike and it stayed put, and to its testament I didn't get burnt on my face even though I did get burnt on my shoulders where I didn't apply sunscreen. I really wanted to like this product but didn't like the residue, perhaps some of the formulas other than "sport" would work better with my skin.

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Smells good
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Nice to have a sunscreen that doesn't smell like chemicals. Good for outdoor events when you don't want to burn but still smell nice.

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smells good, applies on well
Sampled

I did not have any use for this in a Chicago winter, but it sure smells good now that I got to use it. It applies well and I will recommend it to my friend that has sensitive skin.

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Excellent
Sampled

I love how you don't stink after putting this on! It didn't seem to greasy but I only did moderate sun time so I'll need a full day at the beach to test for sure.

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White residue when you sweat, doesn't rub in well
Purchased

The scent is wonderful. The coverage is great as-in no sunburn at the end of the day. BUT the lotion doesn't rub in well and leaves white residue all over you. If you sweat, your sweat turns into white marks. My husband went for a run down the beach on vacation, came to see in the gym afterwards, white residue everywhere! I roll over on my chair at the pool on a hot day and see white residue where I have been sweating. Both my husband and I have medium complexions so the residue was more visible on us than someone with light colored skin.

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Great organic sunscreen!

I love this sunscreen! It doesn't leave your face white or look like you applied sunscreen. It smells wonderful too! I have very sensitive skin and have only found a couple sunscreens in my life that don't irritate my skin. Love this product, just wish it were a tad less expensive.

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