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

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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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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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Like it

Like it. Love it. Will buy it. Recommend it.

I love that it doesn't make my skin feel all clogged up and lets it breathe.

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The scent and lighweight feel were great!

I really enjoyed the scent of this sunscreen, its perfect for a summer day out at the pool or at the lake.

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Fun in the sun

I really liked the smell and texture of this sunscreen, I think it is a must have for the summer when you want some protection and a fun scent.

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Sweaty day in the sun, no slime!

I remember using this at the beach when my girl and I went on a sand run, totally impressed. The smell is strong, but amazing! I'm a fan of the fruitiness, though. Anyway, after an hour of hard run, I was sweating, but wasn't dripping off the product. It stayed on my skin. I didn't get burned (and I'm fair skinned)- overall, satisfied.

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Functional and delicious!

Wore this sample out on a hike - did the job and had the added benefit of smelling great, even as I was working up a sweat!

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Fine, a little too much smell

I thought the product was fine for a standard sunscreen, but the smell was a bit too strong for me.

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Wonderful but pricey!
Purchased

Loved this sample, and actually did buy a full-size product to take to the beach. It's great, and people actually commented on how *good* it smelled. It isn't that generic not-quite-coconut smell most sunblocks have, but something sweeter and fresher. All goodness aside, it's sunblock and it hurt to spend that much money on it! It was functional, though, and I was the only one in my group not to get a burn - that's not typical for me as I am fair-skinned!

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smells great!!

I truly loved this product smelled great and want great like most sunscreens I would definitely recommend this to anyone with combination skin

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Very effective, non greasy

This sunscreen was great to use while I was playing sports in the summer. It was non-greasy and didn't have a heavy or cakey feeling like a lot of other sunscreens have.

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