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If you’re spending a day on the beach, make sure to reapply this sunscreen every two hours.

COOLA®

Birchbox Breakdown

COOLA’s mineral sunblock is everything we want in a daily SPF. The updated, eco-friendly formula is made with 70 percent organic ingredients and protects from both the UVA rays that lead to premature aging and the UVB rays that cause painful burns. Great for all skin types—especially those with breakout-prone and hyper-sensitive complexions—the transparent cream dries to a flattering matte finish, doubles as a primer, and won't leave behind a chalky white residue. The refreshing cucumber scent gives us yet another reason to love it.

How it Works

Unlike chemical sunscreens, which can take up to half an hour to kick into effect, mineral sunblocks start working right away. Plus, COOLA uses a proprietary method to maximize the effectiveness of their suncare products. The updated formula features two active ingredients—titanium and zinc dioxide—suspended in a moisturizing base to ensure a smooth, even application. 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

Smooth on a thin coat all over your face. Follow with makeup, or wear alone.

Titanium Dioxide (Sunscreen) 3.2%, Zinc Oxide (Sunscreen) 1.8%, Aluminum Hydroxide, Butyrospermum Parkii (ORGANIC Shea Butter), Cucumis Sativus (ORGANIC Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glycerin (ORGANIC), Hydrogen Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Linum Usitatissimum (ORGANIC Linseed) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (ORGANIC Evening Primrose) Oil, Plankton Extract, Polyamide-5, Polysilicone-11, Propylene Carbonate, Rosa Canina (ORGANIC Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Silica Silylate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Shea Butter, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Linseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Rose Hip Fruit Oil

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Strange Color
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The product had an odd yellowish tint to it and the matte finish only exaggerated my skin's dry spots and fine lines.

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Birchbox Sampler
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I treated this as a BB cream as opposed to a sunscreen, and it really works for what I needed! It has just enough color coverage to wear it without any foundation, but I still wasn't feeling like I was without anything on. Nice scent, nice feel.

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Cool Product, But Just As A Sample
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This Coola sample was a part of my first Birchbox of my subscription. I generally liked this sample, but I'm not sure if I would buy the product myself in the future. It felt nice and smooth, but for the price of the item, I wouldn't personally buy this. Good sample though.

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soft but powdery
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This product goes on smooth but then gives you sort of a soft powder type of a feel. It feels like it would dry my skin out a bit if i used it daily...I do not know that for sure since I only used it three times, but I could feel like a dry feeling over all. There is a very slight tint to the cream but not enough to use as sole foundation.

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COOLA SPF
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It's great as a sunscreen, but if you're looking for great coverage with that, this won't give you that. Goes on very nicely, feels smooth and soft after applying.

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lite
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I loved that the product it not heavy, but nice and lightweight.

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Wonderful BB cream!
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I love this BB cream so much! Great spf, good coverage, didn't smell bad (like most other BB creams), and it has a semi-matte finish. I personally like semi-matte because matte does not look natural. If I was going out with no makeup, my face would naturally have a little glow. Most BB creams drown my face in sunscreen oils, but this BB cream has the perfect slightly dewy finish! Also I didn't break out from it, which is always a plus! Love, Love, Love!

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Awesome Product!
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I absolutely fell in love with this sample. The matte finish left my skin super smooth. I only wish the sample size was larger, only got a couple uses out of it.

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Okay...
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This product takes a lot of it to put on your face because it doesn't spread very well and is sort of an airy and matte texture. I'm not sure exactly how necessary it is for a simple daily makeup routine, but it would be nice to have when going out.

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Coola 30SPF
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Used this product as a foundation. It was light and creamy and was easy to apply. I really like that it has a good SPF level and is very light feeling when I apply it to my face.

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