My beauty wish for 2017 is for more brands to add sun protection to their make-up products. Sure, there are plenty of foundations that offer sun protection, but most of them have a pathetically low SPF rating and offer only a teeny tiny bit of UV protection. Oh your foundation has SPF 15? That’s cute.
And what about all the other stuff we put on our face? What about primers? Lip products? Finishing powders? Blushes? Eyeshadows? Infuse all that sh*t with some SPF, I say! It’s not like it can’t be done. It totally can be, as proven by Coola. Take a look!
Coola Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30
The Coola Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30 comes in a frosted glass pump bottle, is white and has a smooth, lightweight texture that spreads out over the skin like a dream and leaves a beautifully soft, silky finish.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (Sunscreen) 2.3%, Zinc Oxide (Sunscreen) 4.0%, Alumina, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hexyl Laurate, Iris Pallida Leaf Cell Extract, Isododecane, Lonicera Japonica Callus Extract, Mica, Nymphaea Alba Leaf Cell Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isotearate, Polysilicone-11, Silica, Stearic Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate.
Most of my primers are very thick and pasty – if you’re an oil slick like me that’s usually what you need – and the Coola Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30 is pretty much the complete opposite of that. But that doesn’t’ mean I don’t like it. Because I do. I really do.
Even though the formula doesn’t blur my pores and offers zero oil control it makes my skin look and feel amazingly smooth – sooooo soooooooft! – while offering reliable broad-spectrum sun protection in the form of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. On top of that the formula is also completely fragrance-free and doesn’t contain any potential skin irritants, which is something that my sensitive skin very much appreciates. So all in all there is a lot to love about the Coola Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30.
Availability: currently 40 CHF down from 50 CHF at www.beautykosm.ch.
Coola Skinny Dip Tinted Mineral Liplux SPF 30
Moving on to lips. I was already a fan of the sport version of the Coola Liplux SPF 30, so when I found out that there’s also a tinted mineral version I of course had to try it.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (Sunscreen) 2.8%, Zinc Oxide (Sunscreen) 1.4%, ORGANIC Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (ORGANIC Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Copernicia (ORGANIC Carnuba) Wax, Flavor, Iron Oxide, Jojoba Esters, Mica, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Olea Europaea (ORGANIC Olive) Fruit Oil, Oryzanol, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel (ORGANIC Mongongo) Oil, Silica, Theobroma Grandiflorum (ORGANIC Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Tocopherol.
The Coola Skinny Dip Tinted Mineral Liplux SPF 30 offers mineral sun protection in the form of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide and contains an impressive mix of emollients to keep your lips soft, comfortable and moisturized.
Skinny Deep is a muted peachy nude and is very subtle. Since it’s so light the application is effortless and fool-proof, which makes it the perfect lip balm for on the go. I’m a fan!
Availability: currently 22.40 CHF down from 28 CHF at www.beautykosm.ch.
In these photos I’m wearing just the Coola Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30 on my skin with a generous dusting of my Morphe Banana Powder and some blush on top. Not bad, eh? And on my lips is of course the Coola Skinny Dip Tinted Mineral Liplux SPF 30. I think Skinny Deep really worked for this particular look, what with the eyes already demanding a lot of attention, but I think I might try one of the brighter shades next and maybe pick up something a little more pink or coral.
Do you care about sun protection in make-up? Are you a Coola fan?