My dream sunscreen
Posted on Jul 23, 2014
Great sunscreen for oily skin. I used to avoid putting on extra layer of something on my skin during summer time. First of all because it felt way too much (a moisturizer plus a sunscreen, all covered up with powder/teint, duh), it was like covering my face with plastic wrap. Second, all sunscreens I tried on - no matter how much it cost, no matter how professional or dermatologically concerned the brand was - clogged my pores severely, causing my skin to die in its own sebum and makeup. Actually, I didn't use heavy makeup, some mineral powder, so you know, but it was more than enough to make me feel miserable. So I kept on avoiding any sun blocking thing apart from those found in my foundations. Can't say it was a mistake - I am not pigmentation prone or else, and besides my tan has very beautiful color, but this summer I decided not let things go unpredictably and let my skin age faster than I expect it, so I gave several doubtful attempts to those apothecary sunscreens again. Sigh. I really hoped my strong decision would make my experience better :) Guess what, same puddle of white oil at peak hours plus clogged pores. I was almost desperate (I kept on thinking of my beautiful tan, so to be less sad about non protecting the skin properly), when I suddenly came across a review of this Coola sunscreen. Matte finish and absolutely non greasy, having more natural/organic ingredients than any other sunblock? Whoa! How can it be true - only if that's a miracle! But I do believe in miracles, and this time it had happened.
Sure, the smoothness of the sunscreen is due to silicones used but who cares when a sunblock of 30 SPF is a souffle-like substance that really mattifyies skin. It doesn't smell like cucumbers, of course, but the smell is not abusing, which is a rare thing with sunscreens, I must say. It didn't cause any breakouts, and I use it daily for a month. Seriously, those of you who have the same suffer as I had, that's the thing you're looking for. Or just give it a try, if you're more skeptical about my experience. There are few downsides you may care about: the price is, uhm, somewhat big for the amount of the cream, sunscreen has broad spectrum (which means it is less potent in saving you from bad bad UVs), 30 SPF might be not enough if you live in a sunny state. But despite those shortcomings I highly recommend this product to all.