I probably don’t need to talk about how important it is to wear an SPF on your face daily. Sun damage on the face doesn’t just happen to people that tan in a bed or layout. Did you know that UVA rays can actually penetrate through the car window! Even making those quick trips to the grocery store or the quick jaunt from the car to the mall entrance can cause damage that fast! Never under estimate the damage the sun can have on your face.
As a rule of thumb, you should always wear sunblock on your face. The easiest way to accomplish this is to choose a moisturizer and/or make up that has SPF. I have always used Bare Minerals or made my own mineral make up-Mineral make up contains about an SPF of 15-20. The problem is, is that we don’t always wear make up everyday. This leaves our skin in possible danger for sun damage. So, I’ve been on the search for a moisturizer with a high enough SPF that I can feel good about, but that is also non toxic. Read HERE about the dangers in most sunscreens. I have a tall list of requirements for a moisturizer and an SPF, so this was no easy task!
Enter the organic sunscreen line, Coola…..
Coola is an amazing line focused on sun protection. Their products are 70-97% certified organic. No other sunscreen company can claim that. Their products are also free of pesticides, parabens, nano particles and the dreaded ingredient, oxybenzone. Not only are Coola products organic, they also believe in “farm to face”. This means they source their ingredients locally in order to ensure the freshest and most natural products. They include ingredients that naturally provide sun protection such as plankton, red algae, and raspberry leaf oil. Using natural ingredients not only offer sun protection but are also healthy for the skin. They also use recycled materials in their packaging, do not test on animals and are extremely environmentally friendly.
I chose their cucumber scented moisturizer. Normally, I veer away from anything with a “scent”, but the cucumber scent was a bit cheaper then unscented at the time. Next time, I’ll get unscented and maybe even add a bit of essential oil because I feel like there is a synthetic smell with the cucumber. So, I recommend you go with unscented. Find it HERE.
Coola Face Moisturizer SPF 30:
Get environmental defense as you fight free radicals with this antioxidant enriched, SPF 30 sunscreen with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Vitamin C rich organic Strawberry Extract soothes, tones and minimizes pores. Organic Acai Oil – high in Omegas-3/6/9, Vitamins B1/2/3 and Vitamins C and E – delivers powerful anti-aging benefits. Organic Evening Primrose and Linseed Oils reduce inflammation and balance moisture, as the phyto-protector Plankton Extract rejuvenates skin. Patented Oleosome Technology, derived from Safflower and rich in moisturizing Vitamin E, enhances sun protection and helps time-release actives, resulting in 75% less actives! Crafted with 70% Certified Organic inactive ingredients.
I love this moisturizer. I feel safe putting this on my skin and have used it daily for several weeks now. My skin is well hydrated and smooth. It feels so good to know I’m protected from the sun even though I don’t have make up on. I would recommend this SPF to anyone looking for a good moisturizer. It’s so light, it absorbs quickly and leaves my skin smooth. Finding a good moisturizer that offers benefits for my skin as well as sun protection is a huge accomplishment!
Give this moisturizer a go-SPF moisturizers are hard to get right. I will be using Coola from now on!
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