Coola Mineral Face Matte Moisturizer SPF30
For the largest part of the world, the summer season is bidding farewell, but that doesn’t mean that we are departing from the sun too. One of the greatest misconceptions among people is the belief that they need adequate sun protection during the summertime, or even worse, while they are at the beach. However, the reality is much different, and the impact from the sun is felt all year round. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Coola Mineral Face Matte Moisturizer SPF 30 is gaining popularity and this why we’re reviewing this sunscreen.
The sun has always been considered a good thing, and that’s mostly true. We love those sunny summer days, enjoy its tender caressing during early mornings, love being spoiled by it. It is a life-giver, but unfortunately, it has turned out out to be a life-taker as well. Or perhaps, it is not the sun to be blamed since it hasn’t changed much, but it is us, the people who failed to protect our planet which has led to being more susceptible to the negative impact of the sun.
After taking decades to finally make people aware that being directly exposed to the sun will cause not only short-lasting skin burns, but it can ultimately threaten people’s life due to the cancer-causing sun rays which cause permanent skin damage, the rise of skincare companies which offer skin protection from the negative sun influence has drastically increased. The market is flooded with hundreds to even thousands of different skincare products which claim that your skin will be completely protected. And while those claims range from completely correct to completely nonsensical, their ingredients have also been a subject of much criticism too.
In the oxymoronic age we live in, the attempt to self-protect has often led to the destruction of the environment or in using chemicals that do more harm than they protect us. This mainly refers to the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry as the opinions of what is good and beneficial and what is harmful have been equally opposing. This criticism has led to an emerging new type of industry, the so-called ‘organic industry’ which has reverted the way of how we feed and protect ourselves and directs us, the customers, towards nature once again.
Coola is one of those companies that has recognized the importance of implementing nature and natural ingredients into their products for providing people with a better and healthier lifestyle, supporting local communities to indulge the uniqueness of their natural habitat. In doing so, the company has developed an advanced and scientific method of integrating the most potent organic and natural ingredients in their products. Such is mineral-based Coola Mineral Face Matte Moisturizer SPF30 which has been one of the most wanted creams on the US market.
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SPF30 mattifying sunscreen which can be used as a daily moisturizer
Its mineral formula contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide and 70% organic ingredients
It contains antioxidants that help the skin fight free radicals
Natural ingredients that soothe and moisturize the skin
Lightly tinted and unscented, recommended for oily and combination skin
Lightweight, waterproof, and easy to apply
Some people who are sensitive to any of the ingredients might develop an allergic reaction
About the Product
What Does the Sun Do?
Before we talk about the effect of the sunscreen, we need to say something about the effect of the sun rays and what they do to the skin. You’ll realize that this information is more than necessary when choosing the right sunscreen for you. So, the sun rays that reach the Earth consist of mainly two types of rays ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet (UVB) and the blue light which makes the sun and the water look blue.
When the skin is moderately exposed to the sun, these rays activate the many body processes and work on strengthening the immune system of the body. Plus, they activate many enzymic reactions in the body, including the production of ‘happiness’ hormones such as serotonin and endorphin. And that would be more than perfect if it wasn’t for the more and more negative influence that the sun has on people, mainly because of the broken ozone layer and the world’s pollution.
So, instead of enjoying the benefits that the sun is giving to us, we are facing potential skin damage, premature skin aging, and even skin cancer. Has it ever happened to look forward to going to the beach and to return from the beach late that day all burnt to the places that you hadn’t applied sunscreen? Or, if you’re a golfer who’s been hitting the golf range for quite some time, then you must have felt the sun rays burning your skin. These are the UVB rays that don’t penetrate deep into the epidermis but are strong enough to severely damage the surface layers of the skin. Their intensity varies by season, time of the day and location and they play a key role in developing skin cancer. The UVA sun rays penetrate deep into the skin and their intensity is the same all year round. They can also reach the skin through windows and clothes and only a good protective cream can stop them from damaging your skin.
Types of Sunscreen
The physical ones are usually called blockers because they form thin, invisible layers that block the sun rays from penetrating the skin, delivering as the manufacturers claim, a 100% protection to the skin. These are rather new and integrate the use of minerals, among the most popular being zink oxide which has been proven to be the most effective sun blocker. These are usually natural or/and organic and refrain from containing potentially harmful ingredients.
Coola Mineral Face Matte Moisturizer is a mineral-based physical sun blocker that contains about 70% organic ingredients and which protects you from the harmful sun rays and environmental aggressors. It features broad spectrum SPF 30 protection which means it shields you from the UVA and the UVB rays.
In order to solve the issue of unpleasant and shiny effect, Coola developed a special mattifying formula which is intended for oily and combination skin types, reducing the shiny effect and delivering fresh-looking coverage. The slight tinted texture perfectly fits any skin color, while the unscented, rich texture gets easily absorbed without leaving any residue.
Well, everything you knew about physical blockers, just forget it since when you talk about Coola, then everything gets a new dimension. The sheer and lightweight structure is very easy to apply, even though it contains two minerals as a base for delivering the sunblocking effect, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, their blend with the rest of the ingredients makes them easy to use and very effective. Among the organic ingredients that deliver the moisturizing effect and keep the skin hydrated and fresh are used rosehip seed oil, plankton extract and Shea butter.
Rosehip Seed Oil- This oil is rich in vitamin C which is a crucial element in preserving the elasticity of the skin and making the skin look vibrant and fresh. It also abounds in essential fatty acid which hydrates the skin to the deepest layers and soothes its sensitivity.
Plankton Extract- Recent advancements in modern cosmetics have shown the incredible benefit that planktons have when used in skincare products. When used regularly they maintain the skin clean and free of impurities, blemishes, and imperfections, making it look radiant. They protect it from external stressors and free radicals.
Shea Butter- one of the most frequently used natural ingredients as it has an enormous positive influence on the skin. It helps the skin retain its moisture and soothes it from any irritations and inflammations. It is rich in Omega 6 and Omega 9 fatty acids and acts immediately upon application.
In addition to these three key elements, all Coola products are enriched with powerful antioxidants that play a crucial role in providing substantial help in fighting free radicals. Such ingredients are linseed oil extract, cocoa seed extract, prickly pear extract, and Buriti oil. All of the organic and natural products are free from pesticides and are picked from areas free from contaminated areas.
- SPF30 mattifying sunscreen which can be used as a daily moisturizer
- Its mineral formula contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide and 70% organic ingredients
- It contains antioxidants that help the skin fight free radicals
- Natural ingredients that soothe and moisturize the skin
- Lightly tinted and unscented, recommended for oily and combination skin
- Lightweight, waterproof, and easy to apply