While we’ve got a few weeks of summer in the bag, the golden rays and beautiful days are Not Over Yet! People ask us a lot if we make sunscreen, and while we haven’t crossed that bridge yet, we do have a few awesome brands that we love recommending to our customers and followers!
I’m sure that some of you have bought mineral based sunscreen products, only to end up hating them, because they’re A) too thick, and don’t rub in, or they B) make you look like Casper the friendly ghost…which is not a good look when you’re at the beach! So, this “Brands We Love” feature is all about having a sun care routine that you can trust and love!
COOLA makes certified organic sunscreens and sun care products that are safe for your health, as well as safe for the environment! COOLA follows an environmentally-positive Farm to Face philosophy and uses natural ingredients like Acai Fruit Oil, Avocado Butter, Bark Oil and Plankton Extract. Their organic sunscreens promise at least 70 percent certified organic ingredients that aim to protect and moisturize your skin with vitamins and age-defying antioxidants. And my favorite part about their products is that you will completely love wearing them, because they glide on smoothly and feel almost weightless!
One of my favorite COOLA products is their LipLux lip sunscreen. Many people completely forget to put sunscreen on their lips. Your lips are more sensitive than you may think, and they actually need more protection than the skin on your body. And if you’ve ever experienced sunburnt lips (it hurts like a mofo!), then you know how important using SPF on your lips is! So be sure to use COOLA LipLux while in the sun followed by our ultra moisturizing Fat Stick afterwards, to keep your lips kissably soft!
Personally, I aim to get 15 minutes each day of full-sun exposure (sans sunscreen) in an effort to replenish my Vitamin D stores. But, whenever i’m going to be in the sun longer than 15 minutes, I always apply a non-toxic, mineral based sunscreen from a company like COOLA, Pacifica, Badger Balm or Thinksport. If you don’t, then you’ll be exposing your precious skin to higher chances of premature aging, skin damage and cancer.
I know that summer is in full swing and you’ve probably stocked up on sunscreen already, but if you’re using products with any toxic ingredients go ahead and just throw them out right now. But seriously, Throw Them Away! And if you’re unsure about whether or not your sunscreen is “safe”, check out the ThinkDirty app…they’ll let you know. So get rid of those toxic chemical-based sunscreens and grab some mineral based products by COOLA and finish this summer off strong!
I feel totally empowered and refreshed when I’m rocking a natural glow! And after a long day in the sun, I always slather my skin with our tallow-based Body Buttas! Our Buttas contain the perfect combination of animal and plant based fats to ensure your skin stays moisturized and gorgeous.
COOLA also offers many different tinted sunscreen, moisturizers, lip stains, makeup primers and baby sunscreens. You can check out the full line of COOLA goods here!
Remember, your skin is your largest organ. Treat It Well!