BB Cream -Coola -Rōsilliance Organic BB+ Cream SPF 30

on 6/15/2018 12:55:00 AM

For like the hundredth time, I haven't been able to post a review on Sephora.com (despite being a Rouge member), so am grateful that MUA allows honest reviews.

Pros: 70% organic ingredients (although many of Coola sunblock products are not environmentally friendly or reef-safe) and great smell.

Cons: Wow--this product made my skin break out! I'm in my mid-40s and rarely ever break out, but I had a strong allergic reaction to this product. Maybe the scent? My skin isn't particularly sensitive, so I'm surprised I had this reaction. At $52, this is also an incredibly expensive BB. I usually only use BBs in the summer, so not worth it for me. It's also in a glass bottle (both a pro and a con). I wanted this BB for travel, so glass packaging won't work for me. Returned this and purchased Dr. Jart+ BB. It contains more toxic ingredients, but it's tried and a true.


Sunscreen -Coola -Sport Continuous Spray SPF 30 - Tropical Coconut

on 6/10/2018 6:21:00 PM

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If I could give this sunscreen zero stars I would. While it claims to have "70% + certified organic ingredients," the other 30% are terrible for you, carcinogenic and bad for the environment: Avobenzone, Octinoxate, Octisalate, and Octocrylene. It's also ranked very low by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a great site for determining how toxic or healthy the cosmetics you put on your skin are. Wish I had known all of this before I ordered it. Plus on top of everything, it's incredibly expensive.

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Sunscreen -Coola -Coola Makeup Setting Spray spf 30

I’m just happy to find something silicone-free that contains SPF, that’s super-easy to reapply during the day. I hate the smell (but it fades quickly), it stings a little at first, and the pump spray isn’t exactly as fine as I would prefer. But despite all of that, I’m extremely pleased with this product. It protects my skin, and doesn’t break me out (a rare combination!).


BB Cream -Coola -Rōsilliance Organic BB+ Cream SPF 30

Needing a new SPF-containing product, and needing to start using a light coverage base, I tried this product as a sample from Sephora. I missed the fact it contained silicones (it was down the ingredient list further than such chemicals typically are). Sure enough, it caused me to break out. On top of that, I couldn’t find a good color match for my light skin tone, and it didn’t blend easily. This was not a winner for me (and I’m not heartbroken about that, as it cost $52, more than I’m happy to spend for such a product).


Primer/ Corrector -Coola -Dawn Patrol Classic Primer

on 6/3/2018 6:32:00 AM

The Coola Dawn Patrol® SPF 30 Makeup Primer Sunscreen is a nice way to combine two makeup steps in one combining the use of a primer and your daily sunscreen. I like the efficiency of a primer sunscreen because it makes it easier to add a sunscreen into my routine and gives me no excuses to using a daily SPF. This primer sunscreen just wasn't for me though. This is a chemical sunscreen, I tend to prefer mineral/physical sunscreens for a couple of reasons, I have sensitive skin and sometimes the chemical sunscreens can make my skin itchy, specifically on days when I sweat more than normal, and I dislike how some chemical sunscreens smell. Coola has highly fragranced the Dawn Patrol Primer which does cover up the chemical scent but does not dissipate. I could see how if you have more oily skin this primer might work well because it has a silcone texture to it which helps mattify and blur pores. For me I prefer Coola's Daydream (mineral SPF in this primer) Makeup Primer Sunscreen to the Dawn Patrol Makeup Primer Sunscreen. The Daydream Primer is unscented and a mineral/physical sunscreen which is why I prefer it. My video review can be seen here:



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Primer/ Corrector -Coola -Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30

on 6/2/2018 2:02:00 PM

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The Coola Daydream Mineral SPF 30 Makeup Primer Sunscreen applies like a dream over hydrated skin and does a great job leaving a nice matte canvas for foundation and makeup. This primer does have a slight white cast but once foundation is applied over it this is camouflaged quite well. I love a good two in one product, and this makes using sunscreen just as easy as applying your normal makeup primer and leaves no good excuse for not using sunscreen. This definitely extends the wear time of foundation by at least two or three hours. My other thoughts using this is that it reminds me a lot of the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. The texture and application of it is quite similar. The Coola Daydream Primer isn't cheap, but it is more affordable than the full size Hourglass Veil Primer. Plus, the Coola Daydream Primer is an SPF of 30 while the Hourglass Veil Primer is an SPF of 15. My video review and swatches can be seen here:



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Sunscreen -Coola - Unscented Mineral Sunscreen Matte Finish Tint SPF 30

on 6/1/2018 10:39:00 AM

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The Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Matte Tint Moisturizer is my favorite of all Coola's sunscreens. This is one that I took with me to Cuba and my dad and husband both used. It has no scent which is great for sharing and sensitive skin. Even on the hottest days I never got burned. I like a good mineral sunscreen and this one has a very light universal tint and prevents a white cast that most mineral sunscreens have. I use this on my face as well as neck and shoulders.



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Sunscreen -Coola -Citrus Mimosa Sport SPF 30

on 6/1/2018 10:34:00 AM

I like a good mineral sunscreen, especially on just casual days, but if I'm going to be out all day or at the lake, I definitely throw on something higher than an SPF 30. SPF 30 is probably the lowest level that is acceptable for daily use. The Coola Mineral Sport SPF 30 definitely has a citrus-y scent to it. If you are going to use this I would much prefer to use this on my body as I am sensitive to fragrance, especially on my face and neck. This does have a white cast, but since I typically use this on my body it doesn't bother me as much as if I were to use this on my face. I will finish this tube but this isn't on the top of my list of sunscreens that I would repurchase. My video review can be seen here:




BB Cream -Coola -Rōsilliance Organic BB+ Cream SPF 30

on 5/31/2018 9:54:00 AM

I usually have a love or hate relationship with most products from Coola. I'm kind of torn on their Rosilliance Organic Beauty Balm with SPF 30. This comes in three shades, light/medium, golden, and medium/dark. I have went through a few samples of their light/medium and while it adds moisture the tint isn't enough to really qualify as a beauty balm, unless you prefer very light coverage. What I do like about the tint is that it cancels out any of the normal white cast that you can get from mineral sunscreen ingredients. This does have quite a few fragrance ingredients and has a floral or rose scent but it eventually does dissipate. This does feel quite moisturizing which is nice, and this does work well under foundation and doesn't pill. I don't recommend applying this with a brush because it is difficult to get a good liberal application of the sunblock when you use a brush to apply (unless you are layering this underneath a foundation that has spf in it as well). I prefer Coola's Mineral Face Matte Tint BB to this because this works well under makeup and has an SPF 30 but is totally fragrance free. My video review can be seen here:




Sunscreen -Coola -Classic Face Sport SPF 50 - White Tea

on 5/30/2018 11:02:00 PM

There are a few things that I like about the Coola White Tea Suncreen Moisturizer. I really like that it is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, I like that it is above the standard SPF of 30. This does leave skin feeling soft and hydrated so those with oily skin are probably less likely to appreciate the hydrating effects. This does have a very heavy scent which takes quite a while to dissipate. I will probably finish this bottle off but I wouldn't repurchase this one by Coola.




Sunscreen -Coola -Organic Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30

on 5/29/2018 12:21:00 PM

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The new Coola Organic Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30 is an okay option if you are looking for a product to protect your hair from too many rays. I know during the summer too much sun can lighten my hair a few shades, I usually don't mind this, but I could see if I was trying to keep my hair a darker shade or a red color that this could be frustrating. I'm not sure I would recommend that others use this on their scalp or part. I used this on my center part and it left it feeling a bit dry, probably from the high amount of denatured alcohol they have included. I think this works much better as a hair protector as opposed to using it for your scalp or part. This doesn't add anything to your finished hair look other than the sunscreen so don't expect to get any shine or finish from this. The nozzle and packaging works quite well and this is lightly scented, which isn't a big deal for a hair product. Coola seems to have every area covered for sunscreen that you could imagine, face, hair, lips, and body- definitely love the Coola brand, especially since it is cruelty-free! My video review can be seen here:



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Sunscreen -Coola - Unscented Mineral Sunscreen Matte Finish Tint SPF 30

on 5/22/2018 11:53:00 AM

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Finally found a mineral sunscreen that leaves no white cast, has no unpleasant smell, non greasy, and just...perfect. I have a medium very yellow toned, complexion with combination skin. I have searched far and wide for a mineral suncreen that ticked the above boxes as I’m allergic to chemical sunscreen. When I purchased the coola mineral spf 30 with cucumber, I was a bit worried about how it would smell. There is actually NO smell!! And it feels so nice on the skin and makes my skin look matte and smooth, but with a very subtle glow. It’s amazing!! Love it! Already purchased another one as I don’t want to ever be without it.

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Sunscreen -Coola -Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops SPF 30

on 5/20/2018 1:25:00 PM

When I swatched the Coola 360 Sun Silk Drops at Sephora I instantly fell in love with the silky texture this leaves on skin. This is great to use under makeup because it imparts a silky but matte finish. Many days I can use this in place of my normal primer. I dislike how much fragrance this has, but it does dissipate. The dropper bottle is an okay way to dispense the product but I would prefer a pump. If you have very sensitive skin this might be a product you need to avoid due to the high level of fragrance. I really do like the texture and that this is a sunscreen of 30 SPF, which I usually will not use anything lower than 30. My video review can be seen here:




Sunscreen -Coola - SPF 30 Cucumber Mineral Matte Sunblock

on 5/16/2018 7:20:00 PM

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This is a wonderfully light sunscreen with a mousse-like texture. It is white but disappears completely on the skin--more than any sunscreen I've tried. Unfortunately, it doesn't work with my combo skin, and broke me out. I think it's the silicones or shea butter/plant oils--it has 3. Also it blends in so well I worry it is not giving enough protection.
Back to Paula's Choice ss!

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Sunscreen -Coola -Bare Republic by Coola sunscreen

on 5/9/2018 1:15:00 PM

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This is a weird formula. The 2 of the top 3 ingredients are oils, but then there's also alcohol and a bunch of 'cones, so while it's slippery for a good 5-10 minutes, once that's past, it's actually drying. If you're looking for a mattifying product, this may be a good choice, but if your skin leans at all dry, I'd pass.

Other notes: blends pretty easily, does ghost a fair amount, seems to wear well.

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