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Don’t forget about the rest of your face: we use COOLA’s Tinted Matte SPF 30 in place of our regular tinted moisturizer to hide flaws while protecting skin from UV damage.

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There’s a time and a place for punchy lipsticks and sparkly glosses, but when we want to keep things simple we rely on this no-fuss, SPF 30 balm. It comes in a travel-friendly tube and provides broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Made with 70 percent organic ingredients, the food-grade (read: practically edible) formula is enriched with vitamins and antioxidants to moisturize lips and combat fine lines. We love how it has a pleasant, non-heavy texture and delivers the subtlest hint of sheen.

How it Works

Four safe sunscreens—oxinoxate, octocrylene, octisalate, and avobenzone—team up to keep lips protected from the sun. Moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, and jojoba oil soften skin, while raspberry seed extracts and avocado butters are rich in antioxidants.

How to Use

Swipe on a coat before you head outside, and reapply throughout the day.

Diethylhexyl 2,6-Naphthalate (Sunscreen), Butyrospermum Parkii (ORGANIC Shea Butter), Copernicia Cerifera (ORGANIC Carnauba) Wax, Rubus Idaeus (ORGANIC Raspberry) Seed Extract, Mentha Piperita (ORGANIC Peppermint) Oil, Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Simmondsia Chinensis (ORGANIC Jojoba) Seed Extract, Persea Gratissima (ORGANIC Avocado) Oil, Lecithin (ORGANIC), Dog (Rosa Canina) Rose Hips, Cocos Nucifera (ORGANIC Coconut) Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate), Aloe Barbadensis (ORGANIC Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Hmmmm....
Purchased

Not too impressed right off the bat.... Have to press pretty hard to get it on my lips. Goes on kinda "dry" and doesn't MOISTURIZE my lips at all. I think this is probably a summer product (in the sun) for sun protection, not necessarily a moisturizing product. Bought a PIXI at the same time and that will definitely be a re-purchase. I'll save this COOLA for summer.

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Smooth and Sweet

Full size samples make me smile, and this product makes smiling even easier. The formula is light, not sticky, and you'll want to reapply throughout the day because you'll love it so much.

Where most lip balms and chapsticks feel gloopy, or feel like they're not doing anything and so make you want to gob them on compulsively, COOLA's product feels like it's working its magic almost immediately. Lips feel smoother, softer, and enriched. You want to put on more because you want the feeling to grow, not because you're thinking, "Geez, when does this stuff kick in?!" After 24 hours, I felt like I literally had a spa treatment for my mouth.

...Once I wrestled the stick back from my husband, that is. The scent is sweetly, pleasantly neutral, and even he appreciated the feel of the balm. (He's a self-proclaimed chapstick addict.) He commented that it wasn't, "Too girly," and appreciated that it didn't look shiny, wasn't tinted, and didn't call an excessive amount of attention to his lips. The SPF factor was an added bonus.

From a practical, technical standpoint, the swivel stick works smoothly, and the lid has a nice, tight snap-fit. It's not going to come undone in my purse and get mashed all over everything. The light blue is pretty and summery, and the thick base is easy to grip and maneuver. I don't feel like I'm thumping a huge crayon into my face, nor do I feel like I need a mirror to detail a tiny pencil around my lips - the size is perfect.

It's a great find, and I know I'm going to breeze through the sample stick. It's a definite reorder for me!

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Works great

Works very wells. Helps keeps my lips from getting chapped in the winter and the scent reminds me of the beach.

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Not My Lipbalm

I am going to admit outright that I do not go for SPF lip balms. I don't like the taste, the way you can smell it, or the film it leaves in my mouth when I lick my lips. I know I am a bad person for not taking better care of my lip skin. That said, the lip balm did leave my lips conditioned and smooth. It's definitely a good balm, I just don't care for the SPF-ness.

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Like this brand

I have liked everything I have sampled from this brand so far! Simple but effective, quality products. Thank you birchbox!

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In love with this product!

I got this in the Modern Mermaid Box and absolutely fell in love. This lip balm stays on your lips for awhile but isn't greasy and smells surprisingly good for being an unscented lip balm with sunscreen! I've been putting this on almost every day on the way to class and my lips look great!
I would definitely advise buying this product!

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love it!

This is nice and light and not greasy. It works great at protecting and moisturizing my lips. Even when it wears off a little, it still protects my lips from the sun.

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Love

This was in my mermaid box. I use this on a daily bases! I will be reordering this!! Love this stuff!!

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good stuff

As soon as the lips start to get dry & cracked, I use this and overnight it's almost gone! I recommend.

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Great moisturizing balm with sun protection!
Purchased

I have been impressed with the COOLA products, and I am most impressed with the overall texture, quality, and scent/taste (or lack thereof!) of the products as they product excellent chemical-free sun protection. This balm stays on, protects, tastes/smells nice, and really moisturizes well. The organic/chemical-free product is a must-have and a great gift idea for outdoorsy men or women.

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