Rated 2.35 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great Product
I use this product during my skin care routine as my last step. I re apply before I head out (2 hours later). I do not keep re applying this product throughout the day, I take the coola sunscreen spray with me for the rest of the day. This product leaves my skin feeling wonderful. It feels great. Blends well. It's very soft and it has a matte finish. I will definitely re purchase. The smell isn't that great but most healthy items for your skin aren't. It's simply a very mineral based scent.
Most Helpful Critical Review Follow-up
I just posted a review indicating that the formula has changed significantly under the name MBSF (or something like that - the title of the review is Bait and Switch). I just found a bottle of the old formula to compare to the new formula - just to highlight my point about this being a totally different product (and not a simple reformulation). I hope this helps whomever is considering repurchasing this product who is otherwise familiar with the version of this product in the blue bottle vs the new one.
Reviewed by 128 customers Definitely new formula is all WRONG!
IslandLoveCountryLove from Texas
I have been obsessed with COOLA for years but this product is NOT what expected. I initially thought I got a bad item, but the exchange was exactly the same. It is an OILY MESS. Even after shaking it, the properties still separate and remain oily.
Not Matte, Greasy
Rachel7237 from Minnesota
The description on the bottle says "Matte Finish" and "sheer, Non-Greasy" but even after shaking the bottle, oil comes spurting out with the product and it feels like you're rubbing oil all over your face! The single benefit is that there is no white cast but you can find that in many mineral sunscreens at half the cost.
Jen from undisclosed
Did I purchase an expired product? I shook before opening. And a lot of oil spilled out and it was super clumpy/grainy when I rubbed it in. Like an exfoliant. It also smelled weird, like peanut butter? What do I do
They Changed the Formula
Shannon from undisclosed
I am so disappointed. I have used this for years and loved it. However, when I recently ordered it I found that they changed the formula. Now, it has a smell that I don't like when I put it on and it is no longer mattifying. Now, it seems to provide a bit of a glow, which I did not want.
New formula sucks
kaseyleilani from Wisconsin
LOVED the original formula (matte, unscented, 50SPF) - it was the first sunscreen that got me to wear an SPF on my face every day. But the new one is oily, separates in the bottle so it leaks oil, and leaves my skin greasy and super shiny. Not comfortable to wear at all, never soaks in, and causes breakouts if I wear it more than a day in a row. I might as well be wearing some cheap junk from the drugstore, and I would have paid a heck of a lot less for it.
Not matte :(
Lisa from Florida
It does have a slightly blurring effect, but its not matte at all. It feels quite greasy on the skin. I'm having to mix it with more matte spf products to use it up. I was super disappointed with this product!
Evil Queen Beauty from FL
I got a free trial size of this recently and when I tried, the first little bit came out ok then a large glob of oil. Once I got the oil off my hands and applied the normal consistency product, it still felt really oily. Imagine when natural peanut butter separates and you have the oil on top; now rub that on your face. Yikes! No interest in purchasing any of their products at this point.
Josh from Oregon
So this was my first time getting a sunscreen for my face and I've heard great things about this brand. However as soon as I got this product I hated it. It smells like clay it feels like clay and leaves white cast. Also it's really shiny and it doesn't work with my oily skin. I should've read the reviews before buying this
Should have listened
Alimon09 from undisclosed
This SUCKS!!! DO NOT waste your money. I LOVED the old formula. This is greasy and smells disgusting. I should have listened to the reviews but I thought maybe some people were overreacting and I should try it anyway. Wrong choice. Hopefully they fix it. Till then I am going to have to look around for other brand BB creams.
Great product... but not from Ulta
Katie B from Michigan
I have used this product previously— but it was NOT purchased at Ulta. It is a great double duty product, daily sun protection with a light tint!
When it was time for a refill, I went to my local Ulta. When I got home and opened the package, all that came out at first was oil. The product had separated. I tried to mix it in the tube, but no dice. I returned it to the store and waited a few months before buying a replacement. Same thing happened the second time.
The product is separated, comes out very oily, leaves my face greasy and shiny instead of "matte" as the label suggests. And the product smells like peanut oil! I try to mix on my hand before applying but it doesn't help with the shine. I should not have to set my MATTE sunscreen with powder.
Very frustrating that I can't depend on Ulta for good product quality. I'll have to buy this elsewhere from now on.
Please bring back the old formula!!
Lindsay S. from undisclosed
The old formula was perfect! It was the only face sunscreen I had ever found that didn't cause breakouts or make my skin look greasy. I also loved the texture! The new formula is much heavier, has a greasy texture, and almost feels chunky. Please bring back the old formula!
So sad about this product
mmj from CA
I was committed to Coola's matte tinted sunscreen in the original bb cream formula in a blue bottle. I bought this to replace my empty one, hoping the new bottle design held the same formula. I am so disappointed. No matter how long I shake it, it never seems to reach the same fluffy consistency as the previous version. In fact, I thought maybe it had spoiled as it smells so bad and it separates into an oily, grainy consistency. It doesn't blend well and doesn't really even offer a matte tint, it just seems to disappear on my skin. Please, Coola, bring back your original excellent formula for a tinted matte face sunscreen.
The new formula is terrible!
Jb from Temecula ca
I've used this product for years. That being said I am on the hunt for a new sunscreen. The new formula is heavy and greasy. It smells strange. It feels thick on my face and very shiny. I wish they would bring back the old formula. I wasted my money on this.
formula change, yikes
A from Seattle
Like many people, I got this as a sample and LOVED it. I bought the full size and it was nothing like the original. It smelled strange and we separated. I returned and just got their original face sunscreen.
Love the old ... Hate the new
Christi from Louisiana
Like many reviewers, I hate the new formula ... I thought I accidentally bought the wrong product but it appears what I normally buy is no more. Very sad about this.
Bring back the old formula
Stephanie from undisclosed
I never write reviews, but in this case I had to. As a runner and mom on the go, the old formula of this sunscreen was perfect! The new formula is so far from that. It feels oily and heavy and is not matte. I have been a loyal customer who has recommended this product to all of my family and friends. It is a true shame that I can no longer do that.
Samantha P. from undisclosed
I had a sample of this and absolutely loved it, but maybe because it was in a small container it never separated. With this being a larger container you have to shake a considerable amount in order for it not to come out separated into a clear grease and a tinted cream It goes on very greasy and stays greasy throughout the day. Not my fave.
Not my fave
Amanda from USA
I got a sample of the old formula and it was great! Hands down the best sunscreen ever. So I waited a while and ordered this greasy globby mess. Shaking it for 2-3 minutes makes it a little less separated but goes on soooo greasy. And it smells awful. I know it's unscented but it has a definite smell to it. Sucks I wasted my money on this product that is going in the trash.
Love the old formula, Hate the new one
Regina W. from undisclosed
I've used the old formula Mineral tinted sunscreen for at least 5 or 6 years. It was wonderful and kind to my skin. Even cleared up milia that I got under my eyes from another sunscreen. The Matte finish looks and feels great. I would wear this as both a sunscreen and light foundation. I recently purchased the new formula....it's oily and greasy and doesn't feel as light and smooth as the old formula. It was so greasy I was afraid the skin under my eyes would break out. I will not be purchasing anymore unless Coola goes back to the old formula. Please return the old formula....keep the new one for others, but give us loyal customers back our old tinted mineral sunscreen.
New formula sucks
R m. from undisclosed
Concur with others... product totally different. Went from 5 stars to 1 in my book. Not understanding who decided to change it and why.
Perfect for those Texas summers
Monikat from Valley Ranch, TX
Daily sunscreen in the summer. The matte and light finish are perfect for hot humid days.
ashiacole from Mississippi
So disappointed in this. Even after shaking the tube, the product felt separated and extremely oily.
Not as Good as Old Formula
Susan L. from undisclosed
I concur with previous reviews that this formula is greasy and chunky, not smooth and matte like the old formula. Would not buy again.
Bring back the old formula!
Brianna from undisclosed
Just like so many other reviewers, I've been a fan of this product for a long time. I just got a new tube, and I'm so disappointed! Everything that I've loved about this product is no more - the new formulation is heavy, greasy, and smelly. I actually feel like I need to write an open apology to everyone I've recommended this to just in case they bought it on my recommendation and got the new formula - I'm actually embarrassed to think I've steered anyone towards this goop.
Too Light For Olive Skin
Theresa L. from undisclosed
This was a great product, but did not work out for my golden olive skin tone. Sadly, I am not able to find any of the other Coola tinted products to match my coloring. I love Coola products and hope they will offer more selection for olive complections. I received extra reward points in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.