New Zealand’s summers are just getting hotter and hotter, and if we want to spend time out in the sunshine, it’s important we lather up with plenty of sunscreen to keep the strong rays from damaging our skin.
It’s also great to find a sun care range that aligns with our values. Coola has a sun care range that has a focus on eco-conscious and sustainable lifestyles. Their formulas are sourced with what they call a Farm to Face philosophy. What this means is that they use fresh, natural and organic ingredients in their products, and they also make use of innovative and scientifically advanced ingredients so they can use less of the traditional sunscreen ingredients that can be irritating.
They’re not only thinking of you and your precious skin, they’re also thinking about the environment. In doing this, they weed out all the baddies like parabens, GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and oxybenzone, and don’t include these in their products. Coola’s also working towards making all of their products reef safe. Some already are, but their mission is to get the rest of their products labelled as reef safe. Chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate are harmful. Using mineral-based ingredients like zinc oxide is better for coral reefs.
Their sun care range follows two pathways: mineral sun care and classic sun care.
Mineral sun care
Now, to get technical, the mineral sun care range uses active ingredients like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide to reflect UVA/UVB rays away from your skin. The mineral range that Coola has created includes everything from tinted face care all the way through to a sport range.
Classic sun care
The classic sun care range uses FDA approved traditional (chemical) ingredients to absorb and dissipate UVA/UVB rays. In this range you’ll find everything from make-up setting spray with SPF qualities all the way through to sunscreen spray.
They’ve also got a range of sunless tanning products if you’re wanting to avoid the harsh rays altogether, but still want to have a nice bronze glow. This organic range uses 99% natural ingredients and is great for year-round tanning.
You can learn more over on Coola’s website about the effects the sun can have on your skin, and how Coola’s range can help protect you.