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Product summary

We believe that this product can provide reliable sun protection based on the ingredients listed. We love that it can protect from both UVA and UVB rays (not all sunscreens with SPF ratings give UVA protection. UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but still damage our skin and lead to early aging).

It contains good moisturizing ingredients and can double as a hydrating day cream. This product prevents early signs of aging by protecting against sun damage (all broad spectrum sunscreens do that).

Sunscreen filters

This is a so-called "chemical" sunscreen. It means that it uses organic UV filters. They typically offer good sun protection and rarely leave a white cast, but they can be irritating for some people with sensitive skin. Here are the exact UV filters in this sunscreen: avobenzone 1.75% (declared), octisalate 1.50% (declared), homosalate 2.25% (declared) and octocrylene 3.75% (declared).

Irritation risk

There are actives in this product that can be irritating. We assess the overall irritancy of this sunscreen to be low. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "COOLA" is cruelty free and so is its parent company.

Price

The product retails for 28.00$ in the United States and for 44.00CA$ in Canada.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

This product offers a good level of protection against both UVB and UVA rays.

This sunscreen uses organic (so-called "chemical") sunscreen filters. Organic, or "chemical" filters usually provide reliable sun protection and rarely leave a white cast. Sunscreens with organic filters can sting eyes.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
cross
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
octocrylene
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
homosalate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help prevent early signs of skin aging because it offers a good level of broad spectrum sun protection. Sun damage is the main cause of premature skin aging, and protecting your skin from the sun is the best anti-aging strategy.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection. It means that it can prevent hyperpigmentation and help keep the skin tone even (sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"With its broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, this antioxidant-rich moisturizing lotion has an advanced plant-based oleosome technology that optimizes the formula's performance for fortified protection that's unbelievably sheer on skin."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: dimethicone, carthamus tinctorius seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (rubus idaeus seed oil) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 95/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Avobenzone. An organic, or so-called "chemical" UV filter. Protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Needs to be combined with other filters in a formulation to be stable.
1.75%
Declared
A weak sunscreen that offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not offer meaningful protection against protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen. When used in low concentrations, helps to stabilize the product formulation
2.25%
Declared
Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
1.5%
Declared
A weak sunscreen that protects against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB) and is somewhat effective against the UVA rays. It is quite stable and can help stabilize other, more vulnerable, sunscreen ingredients like Avobenzone. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
3.75%
Declared
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
23% - 34%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
4.3% - 6.5%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
4.1% - 6.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.5% - 5.2%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
2.8% - 4.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2% - 3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
1.5% - 2.2%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and is used to improve product texture and stability
1.1% - 1.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.55% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1.15%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.4% - 1%
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.55%
0.1% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.7%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.15% - 0.7%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
0.15% - 0.6%
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.3%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
0.15% - 0.5%
A plant oil that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together and stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.3%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.05% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.35%
0.05% - 0.25%
Plain old water
0.05% - 0.25%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.2%

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