Summer's Biggest Beauty Essentials You Need to Start Using Now
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If there's one piece of skin care advice all dermatologists, aestheticians and skin care specialists would agree on, it's this: Wearing sunscreen is a non-negotiable. Not only is protecting yourself from the sun a huge factor in anti-aging, but it's also crucial for your overall skin health. The sunlight that reaches us comprises two types of harmful rays: UVA rays, which penetrate deep into the skin's dermis layer and causes long-term skin damage and aging, and UVB rays, which burn the superficial layers of skin. UVB rays, in particular, play a pretty big role in the development of skin cancer.
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First Things First: Don't Even Consider Not Wearing SPF
In order to protect yourself from solar rays, it's important to wear a daily, broad-spectrum SPF product. SPF stands for 'sun protection factor' and is followed by a number, which refers to how effective the product is at deflecting UVB rays. But just blocking UVB rays isn't enough--the sunscreen you choose should also say "broad spectrum," which means it's also been proven to offer protection from UVA radiation.
Start Protecting Your Skin From Step 1
Relegating sunscreen to the very last can't-forget-this step makes it almost seem like a pesky thing to remember. That's why new multi-tasking innovations from COOLA make getting pretty and keeping your skin protected supereasy and fun to do.
COOLA Daydream SPF 30 Mineral Makeup Primer is an awesome first step to any morning beauty routine. It's weightless, makes makeup glide on effortlessly, and gives your skin a radiant glow all day long. Formulated with a bouquet of natural ingredients: iris, white lily and honeysuckle plant stem cells, it's also great for your skin's long term health. But the icing on the cake? Full broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection that keeps your skin amazing even after you remove your makeup.
Make Your Makeup Do Double Duty
Sunscreen that makes your skin look smooth, radiant and flawless? Those are not properties we usually associate with sunscreen, but COOLA is out to change that. As fans of all-in-one skin perfecting solutions, we are obsessed with COOLA's new Mineral Face SPF 30 Rosiliance. This tinted moisturizer combines just the right amount of natural coverage, color and another dose of essential SPF 30 into one easy-to-use cream.
One of the most common mistakes people make with sunscreen is that they apply it and then forget about it. Sunscreen actually needs to be reapplied throughout the day to stay effective--but who wants to keep remembering to do that?
That's why COOLA's new SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray is so genius. The setting spray not only helps to keep makeup in tact, it's a refreshing burst of hydration every time you spritz it on. We bet you'll find yourself constantly reaching for it--and in the process, keeping those UV rays off your face.
Another product you won't be able to stop using? COOLA SPF 30 Mineral Liplux, which gives your lips the most gorgeous natural wash of color. Formulated with organic cupuacu butter and mongongo oil, this balm is unbelievably creamy and leaves your lips soft, smooth, and SPF-coated.
Are You Using it Everywhere You Should Be?
Sleeveless tops, backless dresses, and off-the-shoulder looks are super trendy for summer, but when was the last time you remembered to apply daily sun protection to those areas? COOLA's spray collection of sunscreen makes it easy to apply and blend on any body part. The spray design allows the product to be self-applied at any angle, including those hard-to-reach back areas.
Our favorite of the moment? The Eco Lux Sport SPF 50 Guava Mango Sunscreen Spray, an anti-oxidant infused sunscreen which smells amazing, is ultra sheer, not sticky, offers SPF 50 protection and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Good For You And For the Environment
COOLA is passionate about making healthy sunscreens people love to wear! Majority of their products are 70%+ certified organic, and with such unique scents, reapplying is a treat! They're also environmentally friendly, sourced with sustainable local ingredients and use natural plant phtyo-protectors, called Plant Protection®, in all their products. Plus, COOLA does not test on animals. They're products we feel good using, each and every day.
COOLA's products are loved by industry experts, editors and consumers alike! Their range of sun protection are award winning, including in NewBeauty's own Beauty Choice Awards. This year, we named COOLA's SPF 30 Organic Makeup Setting Spray, as one of the essentials in the Damage Defenders category. Not only is it a crucial step to keeping skin healthy, celebrity makeup artist Gita Bass adds "It prevents makeup from running, gives a matte finish and has a strong SPF."