Sunscreen Diaries: Coola Suncare

PR samples from Coola. All opinions are my own.

Shortly after I wrote my post on the 5 things I am Doing This Winter, Coola Suncare offered to send me some of their best-selling SPF products for review.   Since of the things I am trying to be better about is using more sunscreen and SPF-containing products, I was thrilled to receive products from Coola. Coola is a San Diego based company that is paving the way in the suncare industry. By producing products in small batches, they are able to reformulate frequently and take advantage of advances in sun science.


The Mineral Sunscreen Matte Tint contains SPF 30 and protects and perfects your complexion using two skin-safe mineral sunblocks- titanium and zinc dioxide. This moisturizing base ensures a smooth, even application, and the subtle beige tint evens out skin tone and masks flaws. I have been using it as primer prior to applying foundation, and the matte finish is perfect for keeping oils at bay. Once the weather warms up and I start spending time at the beach or pool, I will use this product by itself without a foundation over it.

When I opened these two Lipluxes side by side, I couldn’t help but think they look like a highlighter and contour stick with their coloring! I was worried that they were totally the wrong colors for me- either too light or too dark. However, Skinny Dip is sheer and goes on clear, while Bonfire is described as a “copper brown”. The color reminds me a lot of the Fresh Tinted Lip Treatment in Honey, a warm nude with buildable color. Both of the Lipluxes are very moisturizing and have an SPF of 30, which makes these perfect to throw in your purse or beach bag.