62% would repurchase
on 3/17/2018 1:01:00 PM
More reviews by RaquellaDeVille
This is a really nice sunscreen. It feels a little sticky going on, but within minutes it feels moisturizing and calming, and leaves a pleasant finish. The smell of cucumber isn’t too bad either. I wouldn’t repurchase this, though, as the sunscreen ingredients are unsafe chemical barriers. Why does Coola pride itself on being a natural brand and then put stuff like avobenzone in their products? I prefer to use zinc and titanium so sadly I wouldn’t buy this again.
on 2/25/2018 8:49:00 PM
More reviews by hennasarai
When I started wearing Coola sunscreens, I bought the rose-tinted, classic variety. But then I realized that the tint didn't really jive with me, too pink, and I looked like an oil slick. So I switched to the mineral sunscreen because the tint was more yellow and the finish is matte. I love it. Even though my skin is dry, I wear this over Cerave PM moisturizer, it doesn't dry me out. I use it every day. The water resistant factor is also great. I run outside and I don't burn, and it doesn't sting in my eyes.You do need to shake the tube, otherwise you'll start with runny, watery goo and end with a tube of dry crust. Then, watch for air bubbles, these can make the lotion splatter. A pump would be nice, but I'm not going to give this up over that issue. And yes, this is an expensive sunblock. But it doesn't make me break out, I have perimenopausal hormones to contend with, and I'm keeping wrinkles at bay. Yay.
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on 2/9/2018 4:56:00 AM
More reviews by EmCaldwell11
This product gave me a painful chemical burns on my face. Based on my bad experience, I would give it zero lipsticks if I could. If you use Retinol DO NOT USE this product. It stung until the next day and the area over the burn now feels like sand paper. I've never had this kind of a reaction to sunscreen, and I'm an AVID user. There were no warnings on the label. Maybe if you don't use Retinol it could be great for you. I admire the "Farm to Face" values this company seems to espouse. That said, the product also felt and smelt like rubbing alcohol and dried out my skin. Proceed with caution!
on 2/9/2018 2:14:00 AM
This moisturizer ROCKS. I got this in a COOLA gift set and wasn’t sure what to expect. Not sure how it functions as an “after sun” product because I wear sunscreen so religiously I never notice any redness or sensitivity from sun exposure. As a straight up moisturizer it is incredibly moisturizing. It has a wonderfully smooth texture and a nice “slip” to it. It is soothing and gentile. And it smells really nice - kinda like limes and fresh cactus. This is a great moisturizer to use after peels and other treatments that can be harsh on the skin.
on 1/13/2018 12:30:00 PM
More reviews by corielle
This is my first mineral sunscreen. I was using La Roche Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid prior to this which is roughly the same size but less expensive. Its $29CAD compared to Coola which is $48CAD. That is an AMAZING sunscreen but I'm no longer using chemical sunscreens so I didn't repurchase. LRP does have a mineral option but so far I've only been able to find the tinted or "for face & body" options. Until i can find the non tinted for face only I will continue to use the Coola.I do like this sunscreen and its FAR from being a bad product but for me there are a couple cons. I'll give the good first. The biggest PRO is that it's black girl friendly. I have a medium brown complexion and while it does show up white upon initial contract with my skin, it doesn't leave a white cast after rubbing it in. It goes on very nicely, is smooth and absorbs to a matte finish with no greasy feel. However, you can definitely tell there is dimethicone in it. That could be a con if you dont like the feel of dimethicone. For me, it's okay. After three weeks of every day use it hasn't harmed my skin, broke me out or caused any rashes.I love that this is a natural sunscreen with awesome ingredients, is cruelty free and that proceeds from their sales goes to cancer research. Way to go, Coola!All that good being said, my biggest issue with it is that I find despite this going on matte initially with no greasy feel, I am oily within the hour. I'm sure it's the product contributing to this because when I'm at home and don't use it my skin isn't oily as when i do. I'm sure it's the shea butter in the ingredients. As much as i love shea butter it's been known to make me oily in the past. I currently use this with my moisturizer underneath. I will try to use this alone to see if it helps with or cuts down on the oilyness. I hope this isnt indicative of ALL mineral sunscreens. I dont want to be forced to use chemical sunscreens because my skin tolerates them better for oil production :( Eventually I'll try another mineral sunscreen so that I have something to compare it to. For right now using this in the winter is fine. Even though it's cold outside, the sun is still super bright and because I'm working hard to fade some hyperpigmentation on my face with vitamin c and glycolic acid, sunscreen is necessary.2 lippies taken off for the price and the oilyness it causes me.I do worry what this would be like in the summer. I'd probably be an oil slick. Lol. I'll have to wait and see.
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