Quick Take: blends in easily, natural, non-greasy, smells great
I was looking for a moisturizer with sun protection. I used to use a BB cream, so everything (moisture, pigment, sun protection) was all combined into one product, but the amount of sun protection you get is proportional to the amount of product you put on . . . and the last thing I wanted to do during the hot summer months when the sun is at its strongest is pile on the makeup.
So I thought I would buy a moisturizer with an SPF and add a thin layer of foundation if I needed to.
I was in Sephora when I came across this product. I smelled it, and it smelled great. I put some on the back of my hand, and it sunk in quickly, leaving no grease behind. I also tried a few other moisturizers + SPF, but they all left that weird white residue. I was worried about how it would perform under makeup (spoiler alert: it performs great under makeup), and Sephora had just started carrying this brand, so there weren’t too many reviews. But I had just finished the semester and was about to graduate, so I thought, “treat yo’ self.”
I put this on first thing in the morning after I wash my face. It smells great, sinks in quickly, and definitely provides moisture. The finish is not matte, but it’s not greasy, and I really like the glow it gives me after putting it on. I normally wear makeup over it, and this product doesn’t interfere with that at all (both with and without primer).
Okay, so it moisturizes and provides SPF, but the best part is what happened the first day I wore it. I put it on in the morning, went about my day, and came home and washed my face after about ten hours. The makeup held up great with this under it, and after I washed my face, I noticed that my skin looked more toned and a little brighter. I have a few acne scars, and I’m guilty of not drinking enough water, so my skin tones tends to look a little wonky, but it looked noticeably brighter after wearing this. This was the only new product I was using, so I figured it had to be this. I went back to read the description on the box, and lo and behold, there are a ton of organic ingredients meant to tone the skin and make it healthier.
I’ve been using this almost everyday for nearly a year now and the bottle’s just about to finish. I wore this all throughout winter, during rainy days, and sometimes I even put it on when I know I’m not even going to leave my house, just because of all the other benefits it gives me. This is definitely one of my holy grail products!
Overall: ✓ Moisturizing ✓ Provides sun protection ✓ Tones skin ✓ No icky white residue ✓ Not greasy ✓ Sits well under makeup ✓ Smells heavenly
3out of3found this review helpful.
Received Free Sample
love the smell!! and it's quite moisturizing. I don't think I need a moisturizer with this in the summer
1out of1found this review helpful.
I received this is my Play! by Sephora box and used it on my face as a moisturizer before applying makeup and I love it!! It has a lot of great ingredients and a high spf which is important in any skin care regimen. I purchased this one instead of the Coola facial moisturizer because they have the same ingredients and benefits however, the facial cream is more expensive for less product. I do not care for the smell.
1out of1found this review helpful.
Smells fabulous! Works great! Used it on vacation the entire time. Great protection! For once I didn't burn!
0out of0found this review helpful.
The BEST sunscreen
I LOVE this product. It works beautifully. It blends in well, leaving no white residue. Moreover, the smell is quite pleasant and fruity. I highly recommend Coola and I will 100% repurchase it.