Rated 4.31 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Let's talk about sunscreen
First off - I received this product to try through Influenster's voxbox program.
Generally the items I receive I'm not too excited about and will barely review because it's not worth my time.
This product though - has so far, lived up to the hype.
1. The packaging is adorable. It comes in this sleek box, the bottle is a beautiful frosted glass with a pump top. I apply two pumps of the product to my fingers and then massage into my skin (after cleansing, vit-c serum, moisturizer).
2. I like to keep my skin products slightly chilled as this helps reduce any puffiness I have in the morning. This feels INCREDIBLE going on my face slightly chilled.
3. I've never seen a sunscreen absorb so fast. It literally SINKS into your skin. No greasy residue, no white cast (however, I am a 31yr caucasian female.), and after I finish drying my hair, my makeup goes on great over it. (**I do NOT use a primer, I don't know how a primer would do on top of this sunscreen - but my foundation blended fine over this sunscreen).
To compare it with something like... SuperGoops sunscreen... that product is almost a silicone type, super slippery. Reminds me of Smashbox's primers. This product is NOTHING like that. I would compare this product to a SUPER light moisturizer.
I live in Seattle, where the sun does NOT shine in february - so as far as SPF protection, I have no idea how it holds up. I do, however, sit in front of a computer for 10hrs a day at work - so anything that can help protect what collagen I have left in my face, will definitely be a repurchase for me.
Most Helpful Critical Review Was not for me
I wanted to love this product but the product left a white cast on my face and went on streaky and it was surprisingly drying to my skin and I have oily skin. I do love the sun drops but now I'm left with the sun silk that I can't use. Totally bummed. Drops for the win.
Reviewed by 501 customers So disappointed
MCLW from Walkersville MD
I really was excited to get this product only to find that goes on a little bit dry and chalky- It does show a bit of a white cast. And like the other reviews, if you put make up over at the make up pills. I have never seen a sunscreen act this way. I really wanted to love it, and it is not cheap by any means! I definitely think that there could be a lot of improvements made on this product.
This product does not go
Grace O. from undisclosed
This product does not go on smoothly and leaves my skin sticky. Wish last year's mineral face product was still available. It was much better applying and throughout the day.
Not for me
Hannah from Santa Monica, CA
I've been searching for a chemical free sunscreen, but unfortunately this is not the one for me. I find it hard to rub in and it leaves a white cast on my face that will only come off when I scrub it with water. I also find that my face feels sticky after I apply this sunscreen, which can last up to a couple of hours. Sadly, I will moving on to another brand once I finish this bottle.
Works great, it's a little
Lauren K. from undisclosed
Works great, it's a little less absorbent than the classic face sunscreen. But still works ok under makeup. This is what I use mostly if not wearing makeup.
Causes makeup to pill
Kassi from undisclosed
While this works, I found it did not do well under makeup. It made my face dry and cakey and caused makeup to pill up. It also has a slight cast to it. It just isn't hydrating.
This is a great product,
April B. from undisclosed
This is a great product, no white cast. One thing I would change, is it a little drying and pills under makeup. Other than that, I do like this product.
Luxurious on my notoriously sensitive skin!
Emmy from undisclosed
I've been using this product for a few months and I feel compelled to vouch to others who need fragrance-free products. It's so hard for me to find products that feel luxurious and non-irritating, and I'm so happy to have found this one. My skin is very sensitive to fragrance—even "natural fragrances" cause my face to puff up and itch for days (regardless of where I use the product). So, I don't get to use a lot of skincare that feels indulgent. But I LOVE this product. It's super gentle and I've never had any reaction to it, and beyond that, it feels silky and makes me WANT to put on sunscreen in the morning! I never thought I'd love a sunscreen—I've always really hated applying it, so I've never worn it often enough and I've ended up with a lot of sun damage. I didn't know that there were sunscreens that really felt like soft lotions—not greasy, shiny, smelly goops. The fact that I enjoy applying this sunscreen every morning is worth the price to me. Thank you for existing, Coola! I just wish all of Coola's products were fragrance free so I could try them all :)
Takes a minute to figure out but it's worth it
AnnaK from undisclosed
At first I tried applying this after cleansing, and I found that it wasn't moisturizing enough on its own for me (I have very dry skin). So the second time I applied a gel moisturizer first, let it sink in, and applied this. If you do too much it can be hard to blend in, but start with one pump and go from there. If you have oily skin this would likely be fine on its own without a moisturizer. It is a matte finish. Overall, I'm happy with the product and it works great under or over makeup and has a blurring effect (reduces the look of pores and uneven texture). Maybe not a moisturizer on it's own but definitely a great sunscreen with some healthy ingredients. Doesn't budge and feels velvety on your skin. Not greasy at all. I've recently decided to switch from a chemical to a mineral sunscreen and this is my favorite one so far. I also love the bottle and pump.
so very drying
Running the other wah from Chicago
dry. dry. dry. bad. bad. bad. nope!
Whole Lotta Nope :-(
Former Coola Fangirl from Chicago
As others have stated, this is very drying, even over a moisturizer. My first few pumps had white flecks in them that felt grainy. I've been shaking the bottle, which seems to have solved that problem and led to an overall improvement in the application process...but it's still sub-par.
I'm done putting this awful concoction on my face and will be using it on my legs in the hottest part of summer, only. Will definitely not repurchase.
Dries your skin
Jennifer C. from undisclosed
I really did not like this product. It was drying to my face and it added a white appearance to my face.
Would not purchase again
BW81 from Long Beach, CA
I love Coolas mineral face lotion, but it was out of stock at my local store so I tried this. I love the idea of the zinc ingredients as it provides the best coverage and protection, however this stuff does not blend well at all. It leaves splotchy spots that you cannot rub in. The texture when you put it in your had is very nice and silky feeling (hence the name), but that is about all that is good about it. I wouldn't even dare use this on my face, so its dedicated to just my chest until its gone.
Lightweight and effective
Daniel A. from undisclosed
This sunscreen absorbs in easily and doesn't seem to leave a white (or blue/purple) cast, though I'm fair-skinned. The pump mechanism is phenomenal and dispenses a controllable amount super smoothly. Love!
Megan M. from undisclosed
I was really disappointed with this. It balled up when used over another moisturizer and dried my skin out. I also got a minor rash.
Way too drying
Jennifer F. from undisclosed
Extremely drying! My face is peeling after using it. Can I exchange it for another product? Thank you
This is very lightweight so
Stephanie M. from undisclosed
This is very lightweight so it doesn't make your skin feel greasy. Works great under makeup.
Best for everyday!
Jenny L. from undisclosed
Absolutely love this product! Been using daily for a month now and have noticed it's helped to even out my complexion too. Love that it also protects against blue light..
The only sunscreen I want on my face!
Vanessa from Florida
This stuff is the best!!! Hands down the lightest, sheerest feeling spf I've ever used on my face!
Great Mineral Sunscreen
Danielle from Atlanta
This Coola sunscreen is a great texture, leaves little to no white cast on my skin (though I do have a light complexion, so take that into consideration) and absorbs unto the skin quickly. I notice no noticeable fragrance and it has not irritated my skin or broken me out.
My only drawback for this product is that you will use it up rather quickly. To adequately cover my face, neck, and ears I need about 5 pumps of sunscreen - any less and you really aren't going to be getting as much protection as promised. I've only been using this for about a month and I'm already at the bottom of the bottle.
It's a great sunscreen, but not the best value so I'm not sure if it will become my everyday one.
Don't buy this
Lex from MO - MISSOURI
Extremely drying, does not spread at all even with face oil and other moisturizing products. Left white patches all over my face like the consistency of toothpaste and have to rub my skin raw for it to come off. Really bummed about wasting so much money on a product I thought was going to love and be able to protect my skin and wear underneath my makeup. Can not use this at all.
No possible way this is effective
May from Arizona
Needed 5 pumps to cover just my face, the formula seemed like a broken sauce with little speckles in it, couldn't get them to mix so I thought maybe they'd disburse after putting it on but instead it pilled immediately, talked on my phone an hour after applying and almost all of it transferred onto my phone even after using Coolas setting spray (you'd think you can pair their products... not with this one) such a disappointment for one of my fav sunscreen brands. Not worth it at any price.
Gracie from Indiana
I wanted to love this, but it dries down awkwardly as you're rubbing it in and leaves awful white streaks. I tried it over a variety of different skin care, all with the same result. It's getting returned :(
Bad Texture, uneven application
Jay from California
I've been wearing this approx. 3 months and I am not sold on it to repurchase. The texture is almost grainy once you place on your skin to smooth out. I have shaken the bottle and rubbed between my hands to get it as smooth as possible but it is still like this. Really wanted to like this but it just never goes on well.
Bmore38 from Maryland
Dry and would not absorb. Picture mixing white chalk and water and adding that to your face.
Brandi from undisclosed
I really wanted to love this product but it is drying my skin out really bad. The search for the perfect mineral face sunscreen continues...