The Best Sunscreen to Use This Summer

The Best Sunscreen to Use This Summer

Why do you need sunscreen?

Wearing sunscreen is essential for protecting the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. UV rays can cause immediate damage like sunburn and contribute to long-term issues such as premature aging, wrinkles, and skin discoloration. Research suggests that 80-90% of visible skin aging is caused by exposure to UV radiation. More critically, prolonged and unprotected exposure to UV radiation significantly increases the risk of developing skin cancers, including melanoma, which can be life-threatening.

We always say that the best sunscreen is the one you'll wear. When it comes to sunscreen people are divided. Some love it, some hate it. Some want it thick and white, others want it light and sheer. Some want sprays some want creams. Now the big debate is chemical vs. mineral


Which is better, Chemical or Mineral Sunscreen? 

Chemical and mineral sunscreens differ primarily in their active ingredients and how they protect the skin from UV rays. Chemical sunscreens contain organic compounds like oxybenzone and avobenzone, which absorb UV radiation and convert it into heat, then release it from the skin. In contrast, mineral sunscreens use natural minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that sit on the skin's surface and physically block or reflect UV rays. While chemical sunscreens tend to be more lightweight and cosmetically elegant, mineral sunscreens are often recommended for sensitive skin as they are less likely to cause irritation and provide broad-spectrum protection immediately upon application.

We always say that the best sunscreen is the one you'll wear. We proudly offer Coola, a suncare brand dedicated to providing organic, high-quality products to protect and nourish the skin. Coola products are 70%+ organic, responsibly packaged, reef safe, and provide additional benefits front plant cell actives/antioxidants. 


Our Favourite Chemical SPFs

We have excellent options for chemical sunscreens. Our Coola chemical SPF filters are skin-friendly and follow strict formula standards. The Dew Good Illuminating Serum has been a crowd favourite for its easy application, glowy finish, and delicious smell. It's truly a treat applying this to the skin. Our other favourite for those who like simplicity is the SPF 50 Fragrance Free Lotion. Clean, fast absorbing, and doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy like conventional sunscreens.

Our Favourites: Coola Dew Good Illuminating Serum SPF 30 and Coola Classic Face SPF Fragrance Free Lotion


Our Favourite Mineral SPFs

The Rosilliance Tinted Moisturizer is a best-seller for good reason. Super lightweight, hydrating and provides sheer coverage. It comes in 3 shades that effortlessly match to any skin tone. 

Our Favourite: Coola Rosilliance Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30


Our Favourite Body SPFs

Coola Body Lotion SPFs and Body Spray SPFs will be your best friend this summer. Long lasting and easy to use, we especially love the fragrance free options for more sensitive skin.

Our Favourites: Coola Classic Body SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion Coconut and Coola Classic Body SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray CoconutFor those who prefer fragrance free, we love recommending Coola Body SPF 50 Fragrance Free Lotion and Coola Body SPF 50 Fragrance Free Spray.