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Sunscreen has to be one of the toughest skincare products to choose. First, there’s the problem of wondering if it works (because it’s not as obvious as a glow-inducing serum), and then there’s the white cast issue. Don’t even get us started on labels that add sunscreen to their range as an afterthought.

But if there’s one label that has successfully addressed these issues, it’s Coola. America’s best SPF-based label is known to offer sun protection in more ways than one. And it’s organic and protects your skin from environmental hazards. Even better, it is now available in India.

In all aspects, Coola is the quintessential Californian label that offers health and fitness in the most glamorous, glossy way possible. The label chooses scientifically advanced natural, organic ingredients that are also sustainable and locally sourced. Which also means no parabens, GMOs, and oxybenzone.

Innovation is at the core of the label, so you find everything from mineral sunscreens to ones that contain antioxidants. The eco-conscious label also follows the farm-to-face philosophy, one of the fast-growing millennial skincare trends. The label employs antioxidant-rich Plant Protection, which means the extensive use of plant-based ingredients including algae and red raspberry seed oil. And not just sunscreens; the brand has lip products and primers too.

Here are the top 5 Coola SPF-friendly products that’ll give you the most bang for your buck.

The SPF30 Face Daydream Mineral Primer

The SPF30 Face Daydream Mineral Primer

The advantages are many for this primer – it’s weightless and makes sure your makeup doesn’t slide off your skin. The primer contains ingredients like honeysuckle, white lily, and iris stem cells that are known to instantly enhance skin quality and texture. What’s more, the shine-free, light-weight texture gives you a photo-reflective appearance and even goes all out to blur fine lines, while steadily evening out skin tone and minimising pores. 

Price: Rs 3,400

Classic Liplux Original

Classic Liplux Original

We want multi-tasking products and that’s where this one scores. This all-in-one lip treatment moisturises and protects the lips. Its vitamin- and antioxidant-enriched formula helps lips stay hydrated, soft, and delicate. The formula uses a nourishing blend of fruit butters like raspberry and avocado, which keep your lips healthy and soft. Plus, they are unscented and made with 70 percent+ certified organic ingredients. 

Price: Rs 975

Face Makeup Setting Spray

This is the very first makeup setting spray with SPF. The weightless, matte finish mist not only protects sensitive skin, it also makes sure your makeup stays intact. Its ingredients include cucumber and aloe vera extracts and hyaluronic acid adds the extra love. Anti-oxidant protection comes in the form of peony leaf, juniper berry, and phoenix leaf stem cells help the skin barrier. Use it for touch-ups and not just to make sure your skin stays fresh.  

Price: Rs 2,900

Face Classic Sunscreen Cucumber Moisturizer

Coola

When you want quick results, this moisturiser takes over providing your skin with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection alongside nourishing ingredients like organic cucumber, rosehip, and clove and bergamont extracts. What they essentially do is to refresh your skin and help with anti-aging and fine lines, while providing calming, antiseptic properties for those with problem skin. 

Price: Rs 2,590

Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Matte Tint

Mineral Sunscreen Unscented Matte Tint

This one’s the star of the show. It comes with a line-smoothing matte finish and SPF 30 and its lightly tinted formula made with natural rose hip oil makes it a multi-tasking hero. Rich in free-radical fighting vitamin C, this sunscreen also uses calming primrose and flaxseed oils to make sure you get your daily quota of Omega 3. The addition of natural Shea Butter smoothes and hydrates, while the phyto-protector plankton extract rejuvenates skin. 

Price: Rs 2,900

 

Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.