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If you’re looking for an untinted mineral SPF, check out COOLA's SPF 30 Matte Finish Cucumber for Face.

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Slathering on sunscreen can seem more like a chore than a proper primping ritual, but COOLA’s standout facial tint has us (gasp) actually looking forward to applying SPF. The silky, mousse-like consistency is a far cry from the greasy lotions we’re used to, and it gives us lasting sun protection without an overpowering scent. Made with 70 percent organic ingredients—including plenty of antioxidants—the eco-friendly formula dries down to a matte finish. The subtle beige tint evens out skin tone and masks flaws. It works best for light to medium complexions.

How it Works

This is no ordinary SPF. COOLA suspended two skin-safe mineral sunblocks—titanium and zinc dioxide—in a moisturizing base to ensure a smooth, even application. Shea butter naturally softens skin. Age-reversing antioxidants like evening primrose extract and borage seed oil deflect free radicals, while naturally water-resistant plankton makes the formula extra-durable.

How to Use

Before using, shake bottle well to ensure this sunscreen is well mixed (when it is, it'll be creamy, not watery). Then smooth a thin layer onto skin.

Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Dioxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isopropyl Myristate, PPG-3 Benzyl Myristate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Nylon-12, Cyclomethicone, Titanium Dioxide (CI#77891), Mica CI#77019, Iron Oxide (CI#77491), Water (Aqua), Polysilicone-11, Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Iron Oxide (CI#77492), Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Synthetic Wax, Dog (ORGANIC Rosa Canina) Rose Hip Oil, Cucumis Sativus (ORGANIC Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (ORGANIC Shea Butter), Plankton Extract, Borage (Organic Starflower) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (ORGANIC Evening Primrose) Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Organic Linseed) Seed Oil, Lecithin.

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Light & airy without the messy oils
Purchased

I have a face that tends to get very oily and greasy in my t-zone area. I received the COOLA Tinted Matte SPF 30 sample in my March box and was hesitant at first. Once I tried it, I fell in love! The smoothness of this product is outstanding, and it gives my face the perfect layer of finish before putting my makeup on.

Best of all? No more greasiness in my t-zone! Amazing? I think so! Bonus that there's an SPF 30! Woohoo!

In the morning, I first put on my moisturizer, follow with the COOLA Matte and then finish with a loose powder. Perfection!

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So smooth
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I never thought I would be so happy with a product that is primarily sunscreen. The tint is very slight but it evens skin tone without being cakey and oily. It lasts all day and is great for days spent outdoors. I will definitely be looking to purchase the full sized for the hot summer!

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Made my pores disappear!!
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I enjoyed this product because I have oily skin and this had a perfectly matte finish that made my pores disappear. I also enjoyed that it had a high spf without smelling like it.

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Sensitive irish skin
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I absolutely love the texture of this facial cream with SPF. It does not feel oily like other facial SPF from "high end" brands. It protected my face well all day in the southern sun. Now a part of my permanent supply.

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One of my all time faves!
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This bb cream is so awesome! It's pretty much a primer, moisturizer, sunscreen and bb cream all in one! It smoothes out my skin leaving a matte finish perfect for applying makeup or even just leaving it as is. This is one of my favorites from birchbox!

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Lightweight but with decent coverage
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Feels like silk going on and is perfect for hot days when full-on foundation feels too heavy. Love the shade and scent.

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great
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This was amazing at keeping the oily shine away all day.

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Eh

I thought this spf was super soft. I have really light skin so I know when I burn. I had the spf on and I felt like the consistency of the lotion wasn't strong enough. The non greasy finish is nice, but when I wear sunblock on my face, I want to feel like it's doing the job. Plus, I don't care for tinted spf. It's just for protection from the sun.

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I tried it once... but it's not summer yet!
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It's not summer yet! most of my skin creams and make up now have SPF. I can't wait to try this on my first beach/pool day. I'm always looking for a good face SPF. This one looks like it might be a winner!

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I really loved the Coola Matte Tint. My sample came just in time for a trip to Arizona. I always have a hard time finding a face sunscreen that will protect my skin but still cover any red spots that I have. I loved the Coola face tint because it almost acted as a coverup and helped in covering up any red spots I had already. I highly suggest using this product in the sun & I look forward to buying it for the summer!

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