One of the latest releases from Coola Organic Suncare line, Coola Plant UV Face SPF 30 Unscented Moisturizer is an organic, everyday facial moisturizer with mineral and botanical sun protection. You guys know how much I love trying out new sunscreen products especially if they are all-natural. And I have to say this new SPF moisturizer from Coola has been an excellent addition to my skincare arsenal!
Nourish delicate facial skin while shielding it from damaging UV rays, featuring Plant Protection Technology. Developed with naturally protective plant cells of the Buddleja Davidii stems and the Lilac Leaf, which have been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, this formula is preservative-free and made with 70% organic inactive ingredients. Beet Root and Cordyceps Mushroom Extracts can help protect the skin and defend against premature aging while Orazanol and organic Beeswax boost natural sun protection. Also infused with organic emollients like antioxidant-rich Olive Oil and Omega-3 enriched Linseed Oil to moisturize, smooth and soften skin.
Plant Stem Cells boost SPF protection
Zinc only actives
Most advanced Sunscreen available
Water Resistant (80 minutes)
No nano-sized particles
Zinc Oxide (Sunscreen) 12.61%
Beeswax (ORGANIC), Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Butylene Glycol,Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (ORGANIC Orange) Fruit Water, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin (ORGANIC), Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Linum Usitatissimum (ORGANIC Linseed) Seed Oil, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Maltodextrin, Olea Europaea (ORGANIC Olive) Fruit Oil, Oryzanol, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Propanediol, Sodium Gluconate, Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Tocopherol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water, Xanthan Gum.
Certified Organic Ingredients:
Beeswax – natural photo protector
Shea Butter – skin softener
Orange Water – balances skin tone
Coconut Water – moisturizes parched skin and delivers free radical fighting antioxidant Vitamin E
Cucumber Fruit Extract – strong moisturizer and reducer of puffiness
Linseed Oil – An antimicrobial skin protectant derived from kimchi that repairs irritated skin.
First off, the main active ingredient of Coola Plant UV Face SPF 30 Unscented Moisturizer is Zinc oxide which is a physical sunscreen agent that blocks both UVB and UVA rays to provide reliable broad-spectrum UV protection. If you’ ve been reading this blog for a while, you might already know that I’m a big fan of zinc oxide because it blocks a significantly longer portion of UVA (aging) rays as compared to titanium dioxide. Also, as a physical blocker, it actually blocks UV-rays from entering your skin and gives you SPF protection immediately after application. Just slather it on and go!
Coola Plant UV Face SPF 30 Unscented Moisturizer has an opaque tube packaging with a pump which is not only convenient but also ensures the formula isn’t exposed to light or air. As the name indicates, the product is unscented but does have a subtle sunscreen-like scent that dissipates soon after application. The formula is lightweight, non-greasy and absorbs pretty quickly into the skin without any white residue despite an ample amount of zinc oxide.
Infused with natural emollients like olive oil and linseed oil, it keeps your skin soft and well-moisturized but thankfully doesn’t have an oily/sticky feel on the skin and has an almost matte finish. Also, as there are no fragrances, preservatives or other skin irritating ingredients, the formula is gentle enough for use around the eyes without any issues.
Bottom Line – If you are in search of a new lightweight moisturizer with SPF that’s green yet luxurious, look no further than Coola Plant UV Face SPF 30 Unscented Moisturizer! It protects and nourishes your skin with vitamins, natural phyto-protectors, and age-defying antioxidants, all without the use of nasty chemicals.
This cruelty-free and biodegradable/reef-friendly product is also one of the top rated sunscreens in 2012 by Environmental Working Group.
Available at Coolasuncare.com and Amazon.com for $42 (1.7oz)Disclosure: This review features a sample product sent for consideration by PR and reflects my honest opinion as always!
SPF30 sunscreen is a lifesaver for me. The bare minimum I need to wear to go outside. This brand sounds great. Too many of them have SPF too low for my needs.
E Lim says
Hmmm…this seems like a great product to try out. It has lots of benefits for the skin which makes me want it to try it. I’m in search for a lightweight moisturizer and I think this is perfect for me.