COOLA as a Cucumber

COOLA Mineral Cucumber Sunscreen is Easy on Your Skin


Even though summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean that people will no longer be spending time in the sun. No siree, with the coming of autumn, there are walks through woods of changing leaves, apples to harvest, pumpkins to pick, and preparing yards and gardens for winter. All of this out-of-door activities means you still need to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. COOLA, a San Diego based luxury, organic sunscreen company, offers a range of susncreens that protects your skin and the environment.

I confess I am always hesitant to put new things on my skin. I have problems with eczema and never know when something – even something with a well-known name – will trigger a painful outbreak. The publicist who contacted me said she also had eczema and, thus far, had not had any reaction. So, I decided to try it and was sent a tube of COOLA Face SPF 30 Matte Finish Cucumber Mineral Sunscreen to test.

The press material that came with the suncreen stated that it is made with antioxidant-infused Borage Seek Oil and Evening Primrose Extract, which helps to rejuvenate skin. It also has Shea Butter for hydrating and softening skin, cucumber to balance moisture and plankton, a naturally water-resistant protectors to boost the SPF protection.

The sunscreen came out of the tube as a cream but felt like a soft powder on my skin. After a few minutes, I realized I had not smoothed it on thoroughly, as there was a fine white sheen on my skin. The next time I tried it, I was more careful with the application.

The 30 SPF protected my skin from the sun, which isn’t always the case with many sunscreens. The bonus for me was that I had no reaction to the cream. No burning minutes after application and no eczema rash the next day. Am I guaranteeing that everyone with eczema will be able to use this product? No. Eczema outbreaks are unique to the person; what causes one person to breakout is not the same as another. What I am saying is that I did not have problems with this particular formula.

All the COOLA products are organic, sustainable and locally sourced, made in a solar-powered factory and do not contain Paba, Paraben, Petroleum or Phthalate.

For more information about COOLA Face SPF 30 Matte Finish Cucumber Mineral Sunscreen and the full line of COOLA products, including where they can be purchased, check out the COOLA website.